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Maui Fair has become an expensive outing

October 15, 2014 I went to the Maui Fair with my son and his friend on Oct. 4. As a main event for the people of Maui, I was disheartened at the expense and blatant ripoff of the local population. more »»

Don’t be fooled; vote ‘yes’ for health, not money

October 15, 2014 Don’t be fooled. I seem to have heard all this before. I’m not fooled by these very expensive TV ads supporting the genetically modified organism industry against the moratorium. more »»

Links between biotech ag and cancer are proved

October 15, 2014 It is said that truth goes through three phases: first it is ridiculed, then violently opposed and then deemed obvious. more »»

Focus should instead be on herbicides, pesticides

October 15, 2014 With the anti-genetically modified organism initiative there seems to be a lot of confusion about what is genetically modified and what is genetically engineered. more »»

Understand what a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ vote really means

October 15, 2014 I would like all voters to understand that the votes on genetically modified organisms are deliberately worded so you can easily be fooled into thinking no means no. Quite the opposite. more »»

Trauma of child sexual abuse can last a lifetime

October 15, 2014 In response to the Sept. 27 Viewpoint on child sexual abuse, I fully recognize that the writer believes that children are resilient. This is true to some degree. more »»

Voters reminded not to misplace absentee ballot

October 15, 2014 A little less than a month until the election and the absentee ballots will be sent out soon. I have worked at the polls for years and have noticed a problem that happens every election. more »»

Helicopters instead of a hospital for West Maui

October 14, 2014 With the $40 million shortfall with the Hawaii hospitals, how about canceling the West Maui hospital and using a small portion of the $50 million of that money to buy a couple West Maui medevac... more »»

Existence of evilness leads to innocence lost

October 14, 2014 In response to the Sept. 27 Viewpoint, recidivism in sexual assault is not rare but disturbingly common. more »»

Argument ignores truth of starvation in the world

October 14, 2014 Here is the problem: The world population stands at 7,265,658,950 as of 12:50 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2014. It grows by one person every second or so. Each day, 25,000 people die of starvation. One every . more »»

No one can ever know everything about everything

October 14, 2014 I wholeheartedly agree with an Oct. 5 letter writer that “opinion pages present a cacophony of shrill one-sided arguments. more »»

Hazards of GMOs are cited in scientific report

October 14, 2014 Another scientific report on the dangers of genetically modified organism crops: “Glyphosate used in GMO crops Induces Human Breast Cancer Cell Growth via Estrogen Receptor. more »»

Why won’t council address the issue of equal pay?

October 14, 2014 This is a topic that has been hot for a little while now with me and my clerical peers — equal pay for equal worth. We are told due diligence is being done. I’m waiting for the follow-through. more »»

Some make it hard to keep public bathrooms clean

October 13, 2014 I want to thank the people who clean our public bathrooms. I want everyone to know these guys do a good job trying to keep it clea. more »»

Evidence about safety of GMOs is being ignored

October 13, 2014 Letters on the anti-genetically modified organism initiative need response. The initiative states that you cannot grow a GMO crop unless you first do a stud. more »»

Independent voters can counter power of money

October 13, 2014 In politics, Ka‘ala Buenconsejo is totally a creation of two super PACs that spent almost $200,000 on his campaign in the three weeks from July 17 to Aug. 9, the date of the primary. more »»

Putting a moratorium on GE foods is unreasonable

October 13, 2014 Why vote “no” for the anti-genetically modified organism initiative? It is a matter of choic. more »»

MECO’s plan would unfairly penalize PV customers

October 13, 2014 I’m a homeowner who’s invested significantly in photovoltaic power generation. I have serious concerns about Maui Electric Co.’s plans to substantially raise electric rates in 2017. more »»

Praise for Maui’s new police chief is premature

October 13, 2014 I find it strange people are lobbing praise on the new police chief before he even does anything besides wear high heels in public. more »»

 
 
 

 

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