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Farming on Maui protected by GMO moratorium bill

September 19, 2014 The Maui County GMO Temporary Moratorium bill would be better served if it were simply called “The Protection of Farming on Maui Bill,” for that is what it is designed to do. more »»

Arakawa makes bad decisions; elect Paltin

September 18, 2014 It takes more than just experience to lead Maui County well. Mayor Alan Arakawa has a lot of experience but can’t seem to make good decisions for the people of Maui. more »»

Research continuing to unveil the hazards of GMOs

September 18, 2014 DNA from genetically modified crops can be transferred into humans who eat them. more »»

Wording on ballot question for GMOs is confusing

September 18, 2014 While I agree wholeheartedly with the Sept. 12 “Today’s Editorial” that we must oppose a ban on genetically modified organisms in Maui County, I disagree with the proposed wording for the Nov. more »»

Government threats to family are shocking if true

September 18, 2014 So, maybe now we can end the trash talk on Maui and the focus on our small issues about the mayor vs. the County Counci. more »»

Resist development, keep Cochran on the council

September 17, 2014 What do you want Maui to look like in 50 years? Do you want it to look like Oahu, with two-hour-plus commutes during rush hour? Do you want a million-plus people spread across the land in buildings... more »»

Mokulele Airlines pilot’s heroic actions recalled

September 17, 2014 We are approaching the one-year anniversary of the Mokulele Airlines flight losing its engine over the ocean and landing safely on Piilani Highway with 10 people aboar. more »»

Those in power the force behind military spending

September 17, 2014 In response to a Sept. 6 letter writer’s question about why the U.S. engages in fights it cannot win: There are millions of Americans that feel the same way. more »»

Change the watering time for Kihei soccer field

September 17, 2014 Can someone please tell me why the new soccer field in Kihei, just off Highway 31, is being watered at 12:50 in the afternoon and not after the sun goes down? And why not put another stage for solar... more »»

Re-elect Cochran and allow our voices be heard

September 17, 2014 Maui is at an ecological tipping point and we desperately need a mayor and a council that understand smart growth and sustainability. more »»

Include the cost of trash service in property tax

September 17, 2014 The best way to save a lot of money collecting trash is to simply do what the City and County of Honolulu does. The City of Los Angeles and many other cities do the same thing. more »»

Housing ordinance is in serious need of reform

September 17, 2014 I strongly support the need to reform the county’s Workforce Housing Ordinance. more »»

NFL commissioner doesn’t deserve to lose his job

September 17, 2014 It’s sad to witness this whole Ray Rice ordeal, and now it seems the NFL commissioner will be fired. It’s really not fair since he was just doing his job (although $42 million a year seems excessive). more »»

Homosexuals deserving of rights, but not marriage

September 16, 2014 A Sept. 8 letter writer lamented Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s primary loss, blaming it on “narrow-minded” voters. more »»

Gov. Abercrombie shows why voters rejected him

September 16, 2014 As if we needed any more proof that Neil Abercrombie was a bad governor who needed to be voted away, look no further than his latest foolish antics. more »»

Past must serve future to benefit all in present

September 16, 2014 Philosophically speaking, those who fixate on the past often stoically proclaim themselves heir to the future. Those who fixate on the present often declare the future is irrelevan. more »»

Council urged to take up issue of pay disparity

September 16, 2014 I am writing this letter to appeal to Mr. Riki Hokama, the chairman of the Maui County Council’s Committee on Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs. more »»

Smokers robbed of their right to civil equality

September 16, 2014 To claim that Gov. Neil Abercrombie lost the election due to “those who opposed his stance on same-sex marriage” shows an absence of even basic political common sense (Letters, Sept. 8). more »»

If GMOs are so safe, then where are the labels?

September 16, 2014 This letter is for anyone still unsure if foods made from genetically modified organism seeds are harmful or not. more »»

Council should approve mayor’s personnel request

September 16, 2014 There’s a lot of bickering between the council and the mayor lately, and I agree it has to stop. more »»



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