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People who can’t speak English shouldn’t drive

April 6, 2014 I recently read about the Department of Justice agreeing that Hawaii does not offer enough languages on the driver’s license testing (The Maui News, March 29). more »»

Fire those who are abusing the taxpayers’ money

April 6, 2014 Why does the County Council keep putting up with these projects and developments that are not being completed? It shouldn’t be costing millions of dollars to build bathrooms or trim trees. more »»

Proposed sports complex is fraught with problems

April 6, 2014 This is a state-proposed plan to build a sports complex (not a park) right behind several residential neighborhoods (The Maui News, April 1). more »»

Growing of industrial hemp is feasible on Maui

April 6, 2014 I write in response to a Feb. 16 letter questioning our ability to grow industrial hemp on Maui. I want to bring to light some information that, perhaps, the letter writer was not privy to. more »»

Bill’s present form a setback for health care

April 5, 2014 Despite overwhelming testimonies from citizens calling for amendments of the hospital bill (SB 3064 SD2 HD1) to allow the regions affected to have more input in the process of selecting a partner, S... more »»

Oahu, Hawaii not the only islands with a Kailua

April 5, 2014 There was an Associated Press story in The Maui News on April 2 about Facebook confusing Kailua on Oahu and Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaii. Maui also has a Kailu. more »»

Stop reckless opposition to Affordable Care Act

April 5, 2014 As a Democrat, I do not always agree with President Barack Obama, i.e. more »»

Consumer of GMOs seeks advice; no science needed

April 3, 2014 After Sunday’s demonstration (The Maui News, March 31), can someone please help me? I have been consuming genetically modified soybeans, tofu, corn oil, etc., for about 20 years. more »»

There’s a reason for location of bikeway fence

April 3, 2014 In response to a question raised in a March 31 letter: The land the bikeway was built on belongs to Alexander & Baldwi. more »»

Mayor Arakawa’s financial priorities are out of whack

April 3, 2014 So, the mayor is waiting to see about the hotel cap determined by the state rather than offsetting taxing homeowners by eliminating a gym in Kihei? Priorities seem to mean nothing to this... more »»

Inspirational speaker is one not to be missed

April 3, 2014 I recently had the privilege of hearing Nick Vujicic deliver the keynote address before 4,000 people attending the 2014 Hawaiian Island Ministries conference at the Hawaii Convention Center. more »»

Company needs to embrace GMO petition

April 2, 2014 Reading the March 31 article about the GMO initiative, there was a response by a Monsanto representative. more »»

Proud to be involved in push for GMO legislation

April 2, 2014 On March 30, I took part in the parade and rally to close and celebrate the first phase of gathering 8,500 signatures for a proposed legislation destined for the ballot in the November Maui County... more »»

Use organization’s full name, not just initials

April 1, 2014 We can all be grateful to a March 29 letter writer for alerting us to what has become a common journalistic mistake: Turning the name of an organization into initials before, or instead of, giving... more »»

Service Center land deal would be a boon for Paia

April 1, 2014 As a Paia resident, I am extremely excited about the possibility of Maui County obtaining the 36 acres of oceanfront property between Paia Beach Park and Baldwin Beach Park as part of a deal Mayor... more »»

State and county officials should work together

March 31, 2014 In a March 26 article, Mayor Alan Arakawa calls for a tax hike or an end to the transient accommodations tax cap, highlighting the need for state and county officials to work together. more »»

Nene relocation scam is making somebody rich

March 31, 2014 “Nene family makes its home on Oahu” (The Maui News, March 27). That is the good news, it seems. more »»

Why is fence along path on the inside?

March 31, 2014 I have often wondered why the protective fence that runs along Hana Highway’s greenway path that goes from Paia to Baldwin Beach Park is on the inside of the lane and not on the outside so it could... more »»

Pray for and donate to victims of Oso mudslide

March 30, 2014 Thank you, people of Maui, for always showing this visitor love and aloha. more »»



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