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We need more rational critics of cane burning

July 21, 2015 I found a July 10 letter to the editor particularly interesting. The writers said that “life expectancy is reduced because of the cane smoke we endure morning and night. more »»

Remove old telescopes before building more

July 21, 2015 Why can’t they remove the old telescopes on Mauna Kea first, then build the TMT on a former site? Maybe this could solve the problem. Check with the kupuna first, then move forward. Just thinking. more »»

Religious volunteers must lay a foundation

July 21, 2015 I am privileged to volunteer in the Maui Community Correctional Center, sometimes called the Maui Community Church since I started to volunteer in 198. more »»

Organization works for affordable housing

July 21, 2015 Are we supposed to be shocked that Hawaii’s affordable housing is $700,000? It meets the HUD affordable housing guidelines so it must be affordable, right? We wonder why homelessness is on the rise. more »»

Attorney generals should address the pandemic of medical ID theft

July 19, 2015 When top state law enforcement officers gather in Maui for the annual three-day convention of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) July 19-22, a critical component of the discussion... more »»

Suggestion to ban flag prompts a response

July 19, 2015 The writer of a July 5 letter wants to ban the American and Hawaiian flag for various reasons. Too many good people are sitting it out on the sidelines. more »»

Consider looking for a different state flag

July 19, 2015 There has been a lot in the news lately about flags, which leads me to suggest that we think about our state flag. more »»

Judge on content of character, not skin color

July 19, 2015 Yes, the few white people who helped others are equivalent to the few nonwhite opportunists who sold their own people out. I never saw a “Black Man’s Burden” doctrine, or brown or yellow or red, et. more »»

Other uses of tax money would help community

July 19, 2015 Our county taxes are not working toward a better tomorrow. It would be nice if the $2. more »»

KCA will celebrate 55th anniversary

July 19, 2015 First, did you know Kihei Community Association (KCA) is back actively at Facebook. Check us out and “Like” us there at more »»

Statements miss mark of protecting families

July 19, 2015 In all due respect, the July 3 “Chamber View” bows to the biotech industries’ infiltration of common sense in a surprising wa. more »»

County managers are better equipped

July 19, 2015 The June 28 editorial regarding a change to a professional county manager instead of an elected mayor with no government management experience was and is right on. more »»

Excellent article on charitable giving

July 17, 2015 Thanks to The Maui News for an excellent front-page article on Maui County’s charitable giving record (July 7. more »»

Food with GMOs should be labeled

July 17, 2015 There is yet again a letter praising GMO food as just fine and safe. I’m sorry, but insisting on not labeling their product makes me sure there is something wrong they feel we don’t need to know. more »»

Hawaiians face civil rights issues

July 17, 2015 When I was interviewed by a reporter for The Maui News on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in August 2013, I was asked about the unfinished business of the civil rights movement. more »»

Cane burning needs to be stopped today

July 17, 2015 I applaud Rep. Kaniela Ing for making an effort to stop cane burning. At least one elected official is trying to do something about this issue. However, it is too little, too late. more »»

Worse than Monsanto and cane burning, human waste

July 16, 2015 I am a proud member of the Maui community going back to 1980. I have seen a lot of good and bad changes here and have listened on the sidelines to all the bickering for years now. more »»

Buying downwind of sugar plantation wrong decision

July 16, 2015 The issue on cane burning is now going political? Cane burning was here for years. more »»

Brazil sugar industry offers alternative to burning cane

July 16, 2015 Instead of offering incentives for stopping sugar cane burning, Maui County officials and HC&S should look to Brazil for answers. Brazil turned its sugar-producing industry into ethanol production. more »»

Mother’s crane became her symbol of friendship

July 16, 2015 In 1960 in the Philippines, mom used to create a crane by folding a paper and maneuvered it with its tailbone to soar gracefull. more »»



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