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Criticism of Hawaiian Electric companies is unfounded

May 17, 2015 Since Hawaiian Electric Industries and NextEra announced their merger, groups and individuals have shown their opposition by criticizing HEI’s utility companies’ current operation. more »»

Truck price on Maui too high; better deals can be found

May 17, 2015 I made an offer for a used 2011 truck with 28,000 miles of $28,000 (the dealer price was over $29,000; blue book was $24,000). more »»

Will money from EPA fine stay in county?

May 15, 2015 The City and County of Honolulu is being fined millions of dollars for its failure to install a gas capture system in an old landfil. more »»

Project will add to increase in traffic

May 15, 2015 I read with interest the article “Hotel-condominium proposed for South Kihei” (The Maui News, May 12). more »»

Referendum was a vote for the impossible

May 15, 2015 As I understand it, the referendum approved by the voters for genetically modified organism activity is as follows. more »»

Wrong time to be lowering standards

May 15, 2015 I read in The Maui News (May 11) that the Board of Education is considering lowering the standards for getting suspended from schoo. more »»

New letters email address

May 15, 2015 The email address for Letters to the Editor will change on May 25 to The current email address collects hundreds of junk mail daily that slows the processing of letters. more »»

Subdivision seeks variance to deny shoreline access

May 13, 2015 Kahakuloa Homesteads Subdivision is seeking a variance to delete its shoreline and other access rights-of-way. A subdivision is a social contract between the subdivider and Maui County citizens. more »»

Bill protects criminals at expense of the public

May 13, 2015 The Legislature has passed a bill, Senate Bill 569, that increases the dollar threshold for felony theft of property from $300 to $750. more »»

The beauty of our island masquerades an ugliness

May 13, 2015 A Maui Boys & Girls Club staff member should have not been terminated (The Maui News, March 20). more »»

DOT doing a better job in cleaning up highways

May 13, 2015 In the past, I have been critical of the Department of Transportation over litter along our state highways. more »»

Payday loan reform’s time still to come

May 12, 2015 This past legislative session, much needed reform of the payday loan industry was deferred until next year. While I had high hopes, the enabling bill was tabled — at least for this session. more »»

Other schools get upgrades while S. Maui has nothing

May 12, 2015 I had mixed feelings as I read the Maui News headline on May 7. I am happy for the schools getting upgrades but disappointed and frustrated that Kihei high school is not in the mix. more »»

Standing up to bullies is the right thing to do

May 12, 2015 Kudos to the ladies for standing their grounds against bullying (The Maui News, March 4) and to council members who made the effort to seek justice for them. more »»

System to access medical marijuana is too onerous

May 12, 2015 Congratulations to our Legislature for recognizing the need for safe, legal access to prescribed ancient medicine, and auwe for creating such a restrictive, expensive, onerous and discriminatory... more »»

Car dealers don’t go by the book on trade-ins

May 12, 2015 In reference to two May 10 letters on buying a car on Maui: I received an email from the auto dealer that I had purchased a truck from in 2008. more »»

Plenty of work to be done, but we are proud of how far we’ve come

May 10, 2015 This week, medical facilities across the country celebrate National Hospital Wee. more »»

KCA will hear from school, elected officials at meeting

May 10, 2015 For over a decade, the South Maui community has advocated for our high school to no avai. more »»

A customer-driven airline, what a concept with Makani

May 10, 2015 How refreshing to read of the advent of Makani Kai Air now offering scheduled service between Molokai and Maui (The Maui News, May 7). An airline that is customer driven, what a concep. more »»

Lucky to live in a land awash with the aloha spirit

May 10, 2015 As a haole, I feel incredibly lucky to live in this land awash with aloha. more »»



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