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Declining use of pidgin English may help students

May 8, 2016 The steady decline in the use of pidgin English should result in higher standard test results. more »»

Leaders needed to run daily operations, not run for office

May 8, 2016 The extremely long “minority report” offered as a Viewpoint by Dave DeLeon (April 28) exemplifies why there was an unmet need for open-mindedness in the makeup of the special committee. more »»

Alternative form of county government has advantages

May 8, 2016 This letter is in response the Dave DeLeon’s selective arguments against changing the form of government to the council/manager form (Viewpoint, April 28). Mr. more »»

Opioids/opiates popular, available and deadly

May 8, 2016 Opioids are synthetic versions of opiates (basically heroin). Oxycodone is a combo of an opioid and stuff like Tylenol. Oxycontin is pure synthetic oxycodone, and is stronger. more »»

Unit 14 binding agreement is a good deal for all involved

May 8, 2016 The total cost to Maui County of the Unit 14 binding arbitration is less than $1.1 million. To put that in perspective, SHOPO’s last raises cost the county about $31 millio. more »»

DOH shirks its public health responsibility in cane burns

May 8, 2016 Cane ash covers my yard today. It’s impossible to remove and toxic due to all the things that Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. more »»

Ocean Safety officers save lives; a plus for isle visitors

May 8, 2016 Our main income is tourism, and Ocean Safety saves tourist lives every day by being professional, educating and responding. We keep the beaches safe for people who live here and visitors. more »»

Council should fund Ocean Safety officer raises

May 8, 2016 Maui County has the highest municipal (AA+) bond rating in Hawaii and the lowest property tax rates in the state, but we are the only county that expects Ocean Safety to volunteer Jet Ski service an... more »»

Government disconnect unlikely to happen here

May 6, 2016 I can’t possibly do a rebuttal of all seven points in Dave DeLeon’s April 28 Viewpoint in the space allotted a letter to the editor, so let me primarily focus on No. . more »»

Ocean Safety officers don’t get credit, suffer poor pay

May 6, 2016 The Maui News (April 26) ran a headline, “Firefighters help paddleboarders to shore. more »»

Donation to two Molokai schools instills lifelong lessons for students

May 5, 2016 Kaunakakai Elementary School students and staff are still on a high after recently celebrating the installation of 25 solar hybrid air-conditioning units in our school. more »»

Christian thinking is very rational

May 5, 2016 This is in response to the April 20 letter “Religions that encourage intolerance are a danger” stating faith is defined as “The firm belief in something which there is no proof,” the opinion being... more »»

Working-class locals were almost able to buy a home

May 5, 2016 Just wanted to thank all of you who worked so hard on stopping Olowalu development. It was a close one, working-class locals were almost able to buy prime real estate. more »»

Viewpoint a persuasive, well-written argument

May 5, 2016 It is seldom that I’ve read a more well-written and well-thought-out Viewpoint in The Maui News than the one from Dave DeLeon (Opinion, April 28. more »»

Shorter word limit could generate clarity in letters

May 5, 2016 What if The Maui News reduced its limit on letters to the editor to 150 words? Imagine the consequences — consequences that would reduce or even eliminate stream-of-consciousness meanderings,... more »»

Hale Makua made mom’s last years comfortable

May 5, 2016 Our 92-year-old Mom, Florence T. Rodrigues, recently passed at Hale Makua. She had been a resident there for the last five years. more »»

Ing has accomplished great things in short time

May 4, 2016 As a decades-long resident of Maui, I care deeply about the aina, the people and the future of our beautiful hom. more »»

Maui roads maintained in haphazard manner

May 4, 2016 Without question, I live in one of the most beautiful locations on the planet, and for that reason, the haphazard manner by which our roads and highways are being maintained is extremely frustratin. more »»

Menu sends wrong Earth Day message

May 4, 2016 I attended the annual Earth Day Festival at UH-MC and was surprised to see that the only food available was hamburgers and hot dog. more »»

Island is in urgent need of modern regenerative agriculture

May 3, 2016 Change is coming to Maui’s central valley — that is certain. more »»

 
 
 

 

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