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Elect candidates who care about workers, nature

July 20, 2016 Politics in Maui hit a new low last month! First, Reps. Joe Souki and Kyle Yamashita promoted state legislation awarding Alexander & Baldwin three more years of the public’s water. more »»

Fireworks display funded by volunteer organization

July 20, 2016 Responding to a July 10 letter that expressed displeasure over the shortness of the July 4th Lahaina fireworks display, the writer apparently fails to understand that it is neither sponsored nor... more »»

Effort to change form of governance is futile

July 19, 2016 The effort to change Maui governance reminds me of the man who locked the barn door after the horse ran away. more »»

Let’s make sure the new guard wins

July 19, 2016 The old guard of the Democratic Party is desperately trying to unseat new-guard leader Rep. Kaniela Ing, who has been representing South Maui with competence, hard work and integrity since 2012. more »»

Hypocritical for Ing to slam union in public

July 19, 2016 It is hypocritical for Rep. Kaniela Ing to go to the ILWU for its endorsement, and when he doesn’t get it, slam the union in public. more »»

Jailed for the inability to pay contested fines

July 19, 2016 In 2006, I went to renew my driver’s license. I was told it would be around $2,000 due to unpaid fines I was never billed for. more »»

Improvements coming to Maalaea, other bus stops

July 19, 2016 In response to the July 5 letter titled “No regard shown for residents at bus stop,” I would like to assure the writer that the County of Maui Department of Transportation has completed the necessar... more »»

Deidre Tegarden works for good of community

July 19, 2016 The hotly contested race for South Maui’s seat in the state House is at full-throttle with incumbent Rep. more »»

Council decided wisely on county manager initiative

July 19, 2016 The County Council decided wisely not to put the county manager initiative on the ballot this fall. more »»

A businessman may be better suited for president

July 19, 2016 It seems disappointing that the only choice our country has for candidate for the office of president of the United States is a lawyer and a businessman. more »»

Primary election letters

July 19, 2016 Letters pertaining to the Aug. 13 primary election must be received by noon July 29. This will give editors enough time to edit and process letters for publication before the election. more »»

High cost of rents partially result of regressive, injudicious tax legislation

July 17, 2016 Rental costs for housing are extremely high on Maui, particularly on the west side where demand overwhelms supply, resulting in illegal partitioning, significant overcrowding, frustration,... more »»

Festival to share proceeds with Na Keiki O Emalia

July 17, 2016 Thank you for the excellent article on July 11 about the new nonprofit Na Keiki O Emalia. This new organization will fill a gap that had not previously been recognized. more »»

Maui is being ruined by environmentalists

July 17, 2016 Mahalo to members of the Spencer family who have devoted their lives and fortune to provide more opportunity for Maui families to purchase their own homes. more »»

Debt grows as the poor make more demands

July 17, 2016 Poor people across the USA are rising up and demanding more freedom from police. More wages. More housing. More food. More medical care. More educatio. more »»

MPD Motorcycle Unit benefits the community

July 17, 2016 This letter is to express my appreciation of the continuing efforts of the Maui Traffic Division and particularly the recent addition of the Motorcycle Unit in patrolling and enforcing the Eha... more »»

Not one animal was hurt at Makawao rodeo

July 17, 2016 In light of the July 1 letter to the editor titled “Rodeo animals provoked into ‘wild’ behavior for show,” I feel obligated to respond and set the record straigh. more »»

Suggested topics for conference address

July 17, 2016 Regarding the “Maui planning policies featured in world conference,” written by County Council Planning Committee Chair Don Couch (“Chair’s 3 Minutes,” July 10): Mr. more »»

Long stretch of fields tells important story

July 17, 2016 The long stretch of fields on the makai side of Piilani Highway tells an important story for residents of Kihei, one that I sincerely hope will resonate and bring more of you to the ballot box in th... more »»

Item deferred; elect those who support it

July 17, 2016 I want to light a candle in the tunnel of darkness surrounding the vote of the County Council’s Policy & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee and the effort to change our form of government. more »»



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