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Pause needed to conduct tests on impacts of GMOs

September 27, 2014 The initiative on the November ballot is a moratorium (temporary halt) on genetically modified or engineered organisms (GMO) to allow for environmental and health impact assessments. more »»

PACT working to end domestic violence

September 26, 2014 How far have we come in understanding domestic violence? The country is reeling from the release of the video showing the violence Ray Rice inflicted on his then-fiancee. more »»

GMOs have been thoroughly tested, approved

September 26, 2014 Maui’s SHAKA Movement, which wants to ban genetically modified organisms and pesticides until they are proved safe, is in direct opposition to one of our most basic human rights in America, which... more »»

Constitution a framework for rights, not a list

September 26, 2014 A Sept. 16 letter writer states that nowhere in the U.S. more »»

Explanation needed on why school is being delayed

September 26, 2014 I was pleased to read the Sept. 18 editorial, “Where is the funding,” regarding yet another delay in commencement of construction of the Kihei high school by the state Department of Education. more »»

Irresponsible councilors need to be replaced

September 25, 2014 I cannot believe that Mike White and his sidekicks, Don Guzman and Elle Cochran, take no responsibility of the things that they have done. more »»

GMO moratorium would not bring dire consequences

September 25, 2014 I’m writing to share facts on the proposed genetically modified organism moratorium. more »»

Deceptive propaganda being used to scare people

September 25, 2014 A Sept. 18 letter about alleged genetically modified organism hazards is a good example of deceptive propaganda used to scare people. more »»

Cesspools are bad for people, the environment

September 25, 2014 Council Member Gladys Baisa’s “Chair’s 3 Minutes” column on Sept. 21 is shockingly irresponsible and out of touch. more »»

Chemical companies’ fear campaign is appalling

September 24, 2014 I’m appalled at the fear campaign being fostered on us by the big chemical corporations. It’s not about shutting down farming, it’s about power and money. Our money, their powe. more »»

Dismal voting turnout means change is needed

September 24, 2014 This November, our country will go to the polls. After more than 20 years as a precinct official, I strongly urge all voters, old and new, to apply for an absentee ballot. more »»

Doubts raised about claims of being ‘GMO free’

September 24, 2014 A few simple questions about genetically modified organisms: As an individual, how can I test for GMOs in what I purchase? How can the farmers/retail establishments that sell “GMO free” prove that... more »»

Molina a man of integrity, not the mayor’s puppet

September 24, 2014 Having friends on both sides of the Mike Molina-Mike White for Maui County Council vote, I feel compelled to share my thoughts and feelings. more »»

Fix is needed for restrooms at Hookipa Beach Park

September 24, 2014 The restrooms at Hookipa Beach Park have been closed for over three months and counting. The lifeguards need to walk about 100 yards to portable toilets, which are becoming permanent fixtures. more »»

How is county going to pay waste-to-energy fees?

September 24, 2014 Trash collection and disposal is a hot topic these days. We all need to be aware that landfill hours and holiday closures are not the only issues with trash. more »»

Police body cameras for MPD would benefit many

September 24, 2014 Unfortunately, abuses by police officers are filling the news. more »»

Passing GMO ban would result in widespread harm

September 24, 2014 It is not true, as some claim, that no genetically modified organism crops are grown on Maui. more »»

Questions regarding funding for Kihei high school need to be asked

September 23, 2014 I was not able to attend the Sept. more »»

Don’t let big corporations buy your votes

September 23, 2014 As a former Maui resident and someone who cares deeply about the future of Hawaii, I feel that I must respond to the ag ban ads. more »»

Walk in park is tarnished by county’s neglect

September 23, 2014 I’m writing this letter to thank the administration and council for the daily pleasure I have received for 10 years when walking at the Pukalani park. more »»



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