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Happy to see mayor passionate about issue

September 13, 2014 Geevum, mayor. When I started to read the Sept. 3 Maui News and got to the story about the trash pickup, I was so happy to hear the mayor being so passionate about the issue. more »»

Chief Tivoli Faaumu is the right choice for MPD

September 13, 2014 The Maui Police Commission is to be commended for its selection of Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu (The Maui News, Sept. 6). more »»

Start out fresh and vote in Paltin as new mayor

September 13, 2014 I’d like a new politics on Maui and want us to start fresh by voting out most incumbents from offic. more »»

Beautiful walk has turned into a dangerous one

September 13, 2014 I live in Haiku and my doctor said I should walk for my health. I had a beautiful walk that I even taped and sent to my friends, but that’s all changed now. more »»

Problem of overgrown vegetation creating danger

September 13, 2014 For several months I have been expecting action by the Public Works Department concerning overgrown vegetation along roads in Haik. more »»

Behavior of Maui’s elected officials is disgraceful

September 13, 2014 Regarding “White says mayor seeks compliant council” (The Maui News, Sept. 7): Disgraceful. Maui deserves better. more »»

Strive for zero waste and sustainable consumption

September 13, 2014 I am writing regarding the concerns expressed in an Aug 31 article regarding refuse collection and the hours at your landfills. more »»

Some pay for but don’t benefit from trash pickup

September 13, 2014 Trash collection is one of the few things that the county does that taxpayers pay for but some taxpayers don’t receive a benefit from. I live in a condo, which pays for its own trash collection. more »»

Undersea cable would be valuable during hurricane

September 12, 2014 Maybe now we should start looking at why the undersea cable has so much value to our state after Hurricane Isell. more »»

Together, we can and are making a difference

September 12, 2014 As Maui Community Correctional Center’s prison ministers, I thank the Justice Fellowship Ministry with its founder, my mentor, who passed to glory. more »»

Vacation rentals should never have been allowed

September 12, 2014 Regarding the issue of vacation rentals and bed-and-breakfasts: These mini hotels should never have been allowed in the first place, and, if allowed, should have been taxed as hotels. more »»

False job loss threats meant only to spread fear

September 12, 2014 With Monsanto silently attaining and farming Maui County agriculture, a mega-corporation slipped in, donated to charities and political campaigns and slowly hired some residents. more »»

Council can’t escape the blame for trash problems

September 12, 2014 I watched the Maui County Council meeting in which members were responding to a bunch of complaints from the public about no trash pickup on holidays. more »»

Supposed survey is really a plug for candidate

September 12, 2014 Recently, I received a call asking me to respond to a short survey. The first set of questions were about David Ige, Duke Aiona and Mufi Hanneman. more »»

Spat between council, mayor an embarrassment

September 12, 2014 This finger-pointing between the mayor and the council about the trash collection and landfill services is embarrassing. more »»

Christians are not being persecuted in America

September 11, 2014 A Sept. 3 letter writer claims that Christians in America are being persecuted by the president. Apparently, she is unfamiliar with the history of Christianity and what it means to be persecuted. more »»

Corporations put profit ahead of quality of life

September 11, 2014 When science is put in the hands of multibillion, multinational biotech corporations such as Monsanto, it only has one single function — to maximize company profit. more »»

Suzuki among best Mauians to play the game

September 11, 2014 As the dust of the Major League Baseball season settles, Mauians should tip their caps to honor Kurt Suzuki as the second homeboy to be selected to the MLB All Star team. more »»

Council should OK mayor’s trash service request

September 11, 2014 I urge the Maui County Council to approve the mayor’s request to revise the budget in order to restore garbage collection and the landfill hours to their previous services. more »»

There’s a reason Arakawa called ‘Rubbish Mayor’

September 10, 2014 I recall back in our mayor’s first term before he got booted out, there were bumper stickers that called him our “Rubbish Mayor.” In those days there was garbage in piles all over the county. more »»

 
 
 

 

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