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Agreement on hospital situation needed soon

June 19, 2016 I am very much concerned about the current situation that is impeding the progress of semi-privatization of our only acute-care hospital on Maui. more »»

Scientific study reveals poor marine water quality

June 19, 2016 We read June 8 that now the Environmental Protection Agency has stepped in with a “friend of the court” brief that the Lahaina injection wells are illegal and in violation of the “Clean Water Act. more »»

Assault weapons have no purpose in civilian hands

June 19, 2016 The mass shooting in Orlando is just another of many reminders that assault weapons serve no constructive purpose in civilian hands. Please tell me of even one constructive incident. more »»

Monsanto employees should be celebrated

June 19, 2016 I agree with the writer’s suggestion, “Undernourished Africans could benefit from GMOs” (Letters, June 10), that anti-GMO activists buy a few shares of Monsanto so they can attend the company’s... more »»

Dead coral left in wake of multiple stresses, ignorance

June 17, 2016 As I read that June 8 is International Ocean Day, I am greatly saddened by what I’ve seen in the last eight months snorkeling. more »»

Look within yourself to see there lies the rose

June 17, 2016 If ever you get stuck or pricked by the thorns that stray you from seeing what life holds, instead of crying or getting mad, close your eyes, look deep within yourself, for there lies the rose. more »»

Vultures swooping in to pick over plantation remains

June 17, 2016 Admittedly, the demise of sugar on Maui was not all due to the “stop burning” bullying. But now we are faced with vultures trying to pick over the remains. more »»

Show support for Orlando victims by donating blood

June 17, 2016 After the diabolical shooting massacre in Orlando, Fla. more »»

Hokule‘a carries the force of malama honua message

June 17, 2016 I am hoping that awareness of the current voyage of the Hokule‘a will come to the forefront for all of us. The historic journey has covered some 27,000 miles and has visited 26 countries. more »»

Bird of Humanity has flown with only one wing

June 17, 2016 Women, who give life to a nation and the world, must have more to say in how both are governed. And how the people are cared for. more »»

Hemp is a very bad invasive species, please no more

June 17, 2016 Here we go again, a Mainland person coming to Maui to sell his agenda to Maui farmers. Hemp is a very bad invasive species. It will go wild here on Maui just like it has in Kansas and in other states. more »»

History shows Monsanto’s rush to takeover food supply

June 17, 2016 As I view the rapid end to cane growing, I wonder what will become of all the empty farmland. I can’t help but think of Monsanto and its rush to take over the world’s food supply. Not crazy. more »»

Hillary Clinton is only first lady to run for president

June 17, 2016 Eleanor Roosevelt didn’t do it. Bess Truman didn’t do it. Maime Eisenhower didn’t do it. Jackie Kennedy didn’t do it. Lady Bird Johnson didn’t do it. Pat Nixon didn’t do it. Betty Ford didn’t do it. more »»

Public should seize opportunity to shape Maui’s transportation future

June 16, 2016 Early this year, Maui joined 407 other areas in the United States and its territories in having a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). more »»

Business model to blame for high health care costs

June 16, 2016 I read with great interest the June 7 editorial on health care costs. Right now, the per capita health care cost in America is $8,508. more »»

Is letter writer in favor of people investing in Maui?

June 16, 2016 After reading “Winning investment for offshore property owners” (Letters, June 7), I question if the writer is or is not in favor of people investing on Maui. more »»

Tunnels reduce travel time on Oahu, why not on Maui?

June 16, 2016 After 17 years of construction, a 35-mile-long tunnel has opened in the Swiss Alps connecting Northern and Southern Europe. more »»

Rush job was not intent of 2012 recommendation

June 15, 2016 Recent letter writers have referred to a 2012 County Charter Commission recommendation that a thorough review of Maui County governance be done at some future date. more »»

3 siblings shook their parents’ traditional views

June 15, 2016 My poor parents! In our family they have experienced “future shock.” Raising me, my younger brother and my younger sister in Ann Arbor, Mich., we have shaken their traditional views. more »»

Yuki Lei Sugimura will be great council member

June 15, 2016 I know Yuki Lei Sugimura through her son, Michael. A common saying is that you can judge someone by looking at their results, or products. more »»



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