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Good vibrations come to the surface

March 15, 2016 Here’s a good one for everybody. more »»

Baker favors ivory trade over elephants’ survival

March 15, 2016 On Feb. 22, Maui state Sen. Roz Baker voted against desperately needed legislation (SB2647) to ban the sale of ivory in Hawaii and help save the wondrous elephant from extinction. more »»

Designate swath of land for future development

March 15, 2016 Is HC&S making provisions for removing all the toxic chemical fertilizers and insecticides used in their cane operations from the island? Hope so. more »»

Let past be an inspiration and platform to the future

March 15, 2016 Rarely does a community get second chance at preserving a landmark. The Lahaina and Paia sugar mills, along with those that went before, were taken down piece by piece and scrapped — now gone forever. more »»

Say no to manager form of governance

March 15, 2016 To the good people of Maui: Please say no to a county manager form of governance. Supporters spin this like it’s the cure-all for the county’s ills and woes. If only it were that simple. more »»

Vog is here and much more of a health issue

March 15, 2016 Ever since cane burning became an issue, I have wanted to voice my opinion. I had hoped it would fade away but now it is too late. more »»

Is use of public areas as a bathroom OK with ACLU?

March 15, 2016 Regarding the March 5 article stating that the ACLU is against “prohibiting sitting and lying on public sidewalks and going to the bathroom in public areas. more »»

Repaving of road begins after 10 years

March 13, 2016 The repaving of Puukolii Road in West Maui began March 7. It actually began in October of 2006, at a meeting with Mayor Alan Arakawa and his staff. more »»

Burning cane on thick vog day is a crime

March 13, 2016 Today (March 3) we have thick vog and the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. sugar cane burn smoke filling up the air. more »»

Climate change website full of misinformation

March 13, 2016 The writer of a Feb. 28 letter describes man-made global warming as a hoax and supplies us with a link to a document as proof. Here is some background on that document. more »»

County needs of have professional management

March 13, 2016 Maui’s needs have evolved to where it would benefit from a professional trained manager to operate it efficiently. Department heads should be qualified professionals. more »»

Labor is what we need, not more people to supervise

March 13, 2016 There’s a poster with three men on a big wrench attached to a motor. A fourth man on the side asks, “Need another jerk?” We have elected people from each part of the county we voted into offic. more »»

Developers trying to work around laws

March 13, 2016 Recently, once again, there was a meeting regarding another attempt to circumvent and create exceptions to the law WR-219, “Show Me the Water.” It should have been called “Show Me the Money. more »»

Mayoral office system and staff not required

March 13, 2016 Mark Hyde wrote an excellent Viewpoint regarding the reasons change is badly needed in our current form of government (The Maui News, March 1). more »»

Lawsuit seeks to end agriculture burning

March 13, 2016 Some have asked why Stop Cane Burning continues to fight Alexander & Baldwin and the Department of Health in court. more »»

Complex problem requires an intelligent solution

March 11, 2016 On the surface, it seems the attempt by the County Council, and primarily Council Member Riki Hokama — who has refused to alter the ag bill after significant recommendations in the past from... more »»

Politicians have chosen to ignore the DOE guidelines

March 11, 2016 Politicians have overstepped their boundaries by proposing SB 814, which requires that the Board of Education name the yet-to-be built co-ed Kihei high school the Patsy Takemoto Mink South Maui High... more »»

Behavior of the upper class worthy of ridicule

March 11, 2016 In the language of my ancestry, we have a word for which I can find no English equivalent. A brief translation might be “to ridicule up. more »»

Old infrastructure cannot handle population increase

March 11, 2016 Traffic everywhere, out-of-state Americans moving in by the droves. There is no more room left, the old infrastructure cannot handle the population increase that Maui has been experiencing. more »»

Incinerator could help with landfill problems

March 11, 2016 With the continued problems at the Maui landfills, why hasn’t the County Council opened discussions about building an incinerator to handle the trash that is accumulated? I remember during Linda... more »»



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