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Please educate tourists to respect our aina

September 1, 2016 I commend our young generation, Kamalani Pahukoa, Shy Lecker Agnew and Kapena Kalama, for stepping up to the plate in calling a community meeting in Hana on Aug. more »»

Mass deportation would create humanitarian crisis

September 1, 2016 If the threat to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants is realized we will have created the worst humanitarian crisis since the Holocaust. France would insist we return the Statue of Liberty. more »»

Diverse approach needed to replace fossil fuel use

September 1, 2016 Apparently, the writer of the Aug. 28 letter “Biomass power available at sugar mill” believes that a biomass steam facility is good enough to replace Maui Electric Co.’s fossil fuel operatio. more »»

Confiscatory speed traps send wrong message

August 31, 2016 Anybody notice the police fundraiser that’s been going on? Well, it has surely accelerated as evidenced by all of the absurdly confiscatory speed traps all over the island recently. more »»

Don Couch works in the trenches with volunteers

August 31, 2016 Council Member Don Couch of South Maui has been a faithful volunteer working with South Maui Volunteers since the group began in 2003. more »»

Politicians prove to be skilled at procrastination

August 31, 2016 Reading the Aug. 26 Maui News editorial about women’s right to vote and the hundred or so years before any real progress was made for women made me think about Hawaii. more »»

Advice for presidential debate moderators

August 31, 2016 OK, debate moderators, start practicing this phrase: Mr. Trump, there is no substance or specificity to your answer. more »»

Deteriorating roads inconvenience residents

August 31, 2016 The governor seems to lack insight on road improvement, especially around Makawao. more »»

Promote plant-based foods in our schools

August 30, 2016 With the new school year starting, parents’ to-do lists are now filled with shopping for school clothes, school supplies and school food. more »»

What is going on with 35 mph signs on highway?

August 30, 2016 Just wondering, I haven’t seen any work being done on Mokulele Highway for a while. more »»

Where have all the Maui monarch butterflies gone?

August 30, 2016 Does anyone else wonder where all the Maui monarch butterflies have gone? Last year, butterflies were everywher. more »»

Planning Department found no violations at Lona Ridge

August 28, 2016 Reference: “Panel defers action on proposal to allow special events at Wailuku Heights home” (The Maui News, Aug. 24. more »»

Policy proposed for beach park is totally backward

August 28, 2016 It is heartening to see our local government again has focused its laser eyes and is set on assisting the hundreds of residents who are unable to find affordable accommodation in our currently... more »»

Energy alternatives are cleaner than LNG option

August 28, 2016 The controversy over replacing our reliance on oil with a reliance on LNG (liquified natural gas) is missing an opportunity to solve a deeper problem. more »»

Kelly King has a history of working for the community

August 28, 2016 As a longtime Kihei resident and 35-year-plus friend of Kelly King and her wonderful family, I want to publicly endorse her for the South Maui residency seat on the County Council. more »»

Tall grass on roadside hampers drivers’ vision

August 28, 2016 Maui has recently had a lot of rains, nothing uncommon, yet for some reason just recently, the grass on the side of the roads in Haiku and Haliimaile has grown out of contro. more »»

Roundabouts can lessen driving time

August 28, 2016 Sadly, Gov. David Ige wants to defer the money that was set aside for the highway work to be done on the Lahaina side (The Maui News, Aug. 25). They say the cost is too high for our budget. more »»

Answer tax question, get transferred

August 28, 2016 Why are all the lawsuits and injunctions needed? Someone should call the IRS and find out about the lump-sum payments. It shouldn’t be very hard. more »»

Grant for coqui frog eradication good news

August 28, 2016 Got coqui? We do! I’m happy to read that Mayor’s Office of Economic Development issued a $1.2 million grant to UH for the Coqui Frog Eradication Project. more »»

Biomass power available at sugar mill

August 28, 2016 There is biomass-produced power available at the Puunene sugar mill, and MECO refuses to take it. They used to take it, HC&S was the emergency backup power supply for Maui for most of our lives. more »»



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