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County’s actions show no respect for citizens

October 29, 2014 Pursuant to a recent press release, “Due to the high level of uncertainty as to Tropical Cyclone Ana’s track and strength, county parks, campgrounds and recreational facilities will be closed... more »»

Unfair to blame Duke Aiona for teacher furloughs

October 29, 2014 I have to say that, as a former teacher, I am mad at my former union, Hawaii State Teachers Association. What it is allowing to happen to Duke Aiona right now is wrong and deceitful. more »»

White needed on council, not career politicians

October 29, 2014 We taxpayers are fortunate to benefit from the skills Mike White has used during his 28 years of managing Maui’s most Hawaiian hotel, the Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel. more »»

Ige’s opposition to ferry system costs him a vote

October 29, 2014 I haven’t read or heard anything from David Ige’s campaign about his position on another ferry system for the state, so I called his campaign headquarters. more »»

Initiative ignores evidence of biotech’s safety

October 29, 2014 The Maui County initiative is not based on sound science, and is misleading to the voters about its effects. more »»

Many reasons to vote ‘no’ on harmful initiative

October 29, 2014 I am a Native Hawaiian and I am going to vote “no” on this very flawed genetically modified organism initiative and this is why: * All the information about GMOs that has been documented and... more »»

Vote ‘yes’ on the initiative to stop the madness

October 29, 2014 I swam in Makena instead of Kihei after Hurricane Ana to avoid Monsanto’s dangerous chemicals that washed into the ocean. more »»

Real problem is corporations, not the GMO process

October 29, 2014 Readers following the genetically modified organism letters on this page for the past several months must be bemused if not amused. None identified the real problem. more »»

Direct democracy has finally arrived in Hawaii

October 28, 2014 Congratulation, Maui, on voting. I am a Swiss native living for more than 20 years on Maui and a frequent writer in the letters to the editor column. more »»

Vote to allow for freedom to choose raw milk

October 28, 2014 Please vote “yes” on the Milk Freedom Act of 2014 (HB 4307) and stop harassing local farmers/raw milk producers. There is a demand for raw milk and it has been saf. more »»

We should know exactly what’s being done to crops

October 28, 2014 Pesticides, not viruses, unless you properly define virus as poison — which they are. Virus=poison=pesticides. more »»

There has to be better way for people of Molokai

October 28, 2014 Growing up on Oahu, I remember how I was always intrigued by Molokai and its people. They stuck to their values at all costs. more »»

Initiative is misguided and could cause harm

October 28, 2014 The ballot initiative to ban genetically modified organism cultivation on Maui is misguided and, if passed, will hurt many people. Ninety-three percent of the corn grown in the U.S. is GMO corn. more »»

Terms of initiative are confusing, unrealistic

October 28, 2014 I suggest that voters need to pay more attention to the process side of the moratorium. The full text is at ballotpedia. more »»

Kapoi is committed to preserving family values

October 28, 2014 It is time for some fresh faces and new ideas in our local and state government. I am excited about the possibility of Cranston Kapoi being involved in the important decisions regarding our future. more »»

No evidence that GMO farming is harmful to bees

October 28, 2014 My family and I began tending bees about five years ago when a beehive developed in a tree in our yard. more »»

How will moratorium be enforced should it pass?

October 28, 2014 The crux of any law is its enforcement. Two Viewpoint writers and the mayor (The Maui News, Oc. more »»

If GMOs are safe, why do some nations ban them?

October 28, 2014 If genetically modified organism crops are safe, as some letter writers suggest, one wonders why nations have blocked their cultivation. more »»

Misconceptions in anti-GMO letter need clarifying

October 28, 2014 I’d like to clarify misconceptions which may result from the reading of an Oct. 21 anti-genetically modified organism letter. more »»

White is needed on council for the good of Maui

October 28, 2014 This election season has been a tough one and, honestly, on some candidates and issues I just don’t which way I will vote. more »»



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