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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 »»

Fair continues to be one of Maui’s better events

October 13, 2014 Thanks to everyone who made another successful Maui Fair possible. It’s still one of Maui’s better events. more »»

Rich bully is behind ads on farm bill

October 13, 2014 One must ask oneself: Why am I looking at multiple expensive ads on TV and expensive mailouts regarding the farm bill that is coming up for a vote this election year? Who is funding all of this... more »»

Maui United Way a nonpartisan organization

October 12, 2014 Maui United Way’s mission is to empower our community through caring partnerships that enrich people’s lives. more »»

PUC trying to change rules in middle of the game

October 12, 2014 The Public Utilities Commission is considering actions that may negate your photovoltaic benefits and reduce the value of your PV system enormousl. more »»

Paltin has the right ideas for government

October 12, 2014 President Barack Obama has woken up to the realities of today’s world thanks to the savagery of ISIS. His interview on “60 Minutes” on Sept. 28 made this evident. more »»

Misleading information by both sides of GMO debate

October 12, 2014 I’m concerned that we are being bombarded with misleading info from both sides of the genetically modified organism issue that will be on the ballot. I work on the Big Island and live on Maui. more »»



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