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Minimum wage proposal another liberal folly

March 9, 2016 Obama said his ice cream job (The Maui News, Feb. 27) “taught him valuable lessons about responsibility and hard work. more »»

Forcing someone to work for no pay is simply slavery

March 9, 2016 I thought slavery was against the law in the U.S. But apparently that doesn’t apply to doctors — at least not in Hawaii. more »»

Author of Viewpoint may have kissed Blarney Stone

March 9, 2016 In southern Ireland near Cork, stands the Blarney Castle, site of the legendary Blarney Stone that is reputed to endow with gifts of eloquence, persuasion and deceptive nonsense to those that kiss it. more »»

Plea made to Board of Education to reprioritize the public schools

March 8, 2016 When the first appointed Board of Education was seated in 2011 after passage of the ballot amendment abolishing elected boards, it was announced that the public school system would be run under a... more »»

Senator has wise words for our present time

March 8, 2016 I would like to share this quote from Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse during an interview on MSNBC: “America is exceptional because of the U.S. Constitution, the best political document ever written. more »»

Campground project would help restore dignity

March 8, 2016 I was left with wonder and great dismay after reading the Feb. 25 Maui News article about a homeowners’ association fighting a foundation’s efforts to help the homeless. more »»

Urge a rapid switch from cane to hemp

March 8, 2016 Now is the time for all good Mauians to urge a rapid switch from cane to hemp. At the state level a bipartisan effort to legalize industrial hemp has starte. more »»

Homeless issue on KCA meeting agenda

March 8, 2016 Sure, it is a multinational issue, but we are reducing it to the South Maui area for our upcoming community meeting on March 15 at 6:30 p.m. more »»

Anaeriga: Biogas is the cheapest form of ‘firm’ power for utilities

March 6, 2016 Anaeriga’s proposed Maui Resource Recovery Facility will use biogas made from agricultural crops such as sorghum and the organic waste component of trash to produce renewable energy and will not onl... more »»

Democrat administration set things on right track

March 6, 2016 I try to avoid commenting on political letters, but when I see one that is so inaccurate (Feb. 26) I can’t resist. It seems that the author equates majority rule with mob rule. more »»

Condition of Kihei Boat Ramp poses danger

March 6, 2016 The state of the Kihei Boat Ramp area has continued to degrade to the point where it is dangerous. The parking lot has many potholes that could easily render a broken ankle or foot. more »»

Partisan manipulation chases away independents

March 6, 2016 Long ago, I registered to vote. Having a say in government is a precious right and a solemn responsibility. more »»

Manager system typically ensures higher quality

March 6, 2016 A Feb. 28 letter seems to indict the entire city/county appointed professional manager system because the city of Bell, Calf., utilized such a system and was found to be significantly corrupt. more »»

It takes united effort to hit the bull’s-eye

March 6, 2016 I haven’t posted anything lately because my heart aches for America, and I needed to cool down before I blow it. Let me explain my view on conservatism and liberalism as I see i. more »»

Return to solid values our country was founded upon

March 6, 2016 The Feb. 29 “Ask the Mayor” column in The Maui News discussed what they called “aggressive panhandling. more »»

Boys just want to get a hit against female pitcher

March 6, 2016 Mo’ne Davis is a 14-year-old African-American with a 70-mph fastball. The first girl in history to pitch a shutout game in the Little League World Series. more »»

Senator’s statement vs. legal definition of conflict

March 6, 2016 In your Feb. 26 edition, Maui state Sen. J. more »»

Income of county officials should be clear

March 4, 2016 After reading the Feb. 11 Maui New article on county officials’ financial disclosures, I ask my fellow residents and taxpayers: What is “Wong” with this picture? The Maui County Code, Section 2.56. more »»

Change Hawaii voting day from Tuesday to Monday

March 4, 2016 With the national election fast approaching in November, my concern is the low voter turnout in our state. In the elections held in 2014, there were 705,890 registered voters and 309,642 voted, 46. more »»

 
 
 

 

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