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Impacts of Solid Waste Division cuts, service reductions are explained

July 20, 2014 ­As the director of the Department of Environmental Management and the acting Solid Waste Division chief, we would like to provide clarification in regards to the challenges facing solid waste... more »»

Change is needed to limit donations to candidates

July 20, 2014 Co-sponsor a parallel joint resolution to S.J.Res.19, to amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United. No one person or entity should be allowed to donate more than $100 to any candidate. more »»

Wetlands area the wrong place for new development

July 20, 2014 Please consider these concerns about the Maui Medical Plaza planned to be built in the Kanaha wetlands. more »»

Adolescent behavioral unit closure the wrong move

July 20, 2014 The Maui News on July 13 reported that Maui Memorial Medical Center plans on closing its adolescent behavioral health unit in a bid to save $1 million per year. more »»

Speaker throws bone to tea partyers with lawsuit

July 20, 2014 In yet another childish tactic of congressional Republicans, Speaker John Boehner threw a bone to his tea partyers slobbering to impeach Barack Obama for Obamacare. more »»

Department of Finance cannot restrict permits

July 20, 2014 This is in response to a July 10 letter to the editor. The Department of Finance does not have the authority to restrict building permits based upon unpaid property taxes. more »»

Hanabusa should run on her own merits, not a myth

July 20, 2014 The writer (Letters, July 14) who questioned the decision of appointing Brian Schatz to the Senate after the passing of our beloved Sen. Inouye might want to do a bit more homework. more »»

July 17 important date in the history of Hawaii

July 19, 2014 July 17 is an important date in Hawaiian histor. more »»

Don’t forget Baker’s failure to support hospital

July 18, 2014 Roz Baker is running again to represent South Maui. more »»

Ineptitude of elected officials on broad display

July 18, 2014 It is quite interesting that in less than a month, the Environmental Protection Agency has cited Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar C. more »»

Governor needs to explain reasoning behind veto

July 18, 2014 SB2874 sought to: “Amend(s)the composition of the state Board of Land and Natural Resources by requiring that at least one member shall have a background in native Hawaiian traditional and customary... more »»

Mothers’ quotes epitomize Israeli-Arab conflict

July 17, 2014 No, not all mothers are the same. The two mothers quoted below should tell you everything you need to know about the Israeli, Palestine/Arab struggle. more »»

Many thanked for help during serious health event

July 17, 2014 I feel blessed. Recently I had a serious health experience and many people were involved in a successful outcome. more »»

Lawsuit filed against president explains a lot

July 17, 2014 John Boehner is suing President Obama for failing to implement a section of the Affordable Care Act that the Republicans in Congress hate. No wonder we’re in trouble. more »»

Don’t allow corporate interests so much power

July 17, 2014 If Monsanto refuses to label their products as GMO, or whatever serves, there is no reason in the universe why we should trust them regardless of any support they get, mostly from their staff. more »»

Expense of U.S. Embassy in Iraq boggles the mind

July 17, 2014 Re: July 11 letter “Middle East has proved to be a graveyard of empires”: Thank you to this letter writer for his synopsis of the disastrous fallout from the U.S. intervention in the Middle East. more »»

What’s holdup on decision for undersea cable?

July 16, 2014 I saw the June 28 letter to the editor regarding “New technology needed to hold down costs. more »»

Vote won’t be going to incumbent state senator

July 16, 2014 About a year ago, I was frustrated with the current child support system and felt it is very unfair in the way it is set up. more »»

Testimony from the kanaka maoli are inspiring

July 15, 2014 On Akaku, I have been listening to the testimonies of the kanaka maoli from all the islands. more »»

On the contrary, multiple ways to reach candidate

July 15, 2014 One of the realities of the letters to the editor section of The Maui News is that, within a very small parameter, people can write whatever they want; it is their opinion. more »»



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