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Opinion

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

Whether you’re counting age, ongoing achievements, or years of wedded bliss, a silver anniversary is a significant milestone. Twenty-five years is a long time. My three marriages combined fall short of the mark. So I applaud anyone celebrating a quarter-century of anything. This Sunday, the ...

Echoes from Gettysburg

Editorial

One hundred and fifty-six years ago today, a president made a visit to a cemetery in Gettysburg, Pa., to commemorate a decisive battle in the War between the States and honor the soldiers who fought it. The speech he delivered was concise and its words will echo as long as there is a United ...

Veterans urged to support pro-life

Letters to the Editor

Don’t you get tired sometimes of people just telling you “thank you for your service”? It is nice that they express their appreciation for the sacrifices we have made for our country, but would it be nicer if they show their appreciation. From now on if someone tells me thank you for your ...

Heart-stopping explosions getting so out of hand

Letters to the Editor

These heart-stopping explosions in Kahului have gotten so out of hand. This last one woke me up out of a dead sleep and I think it was the third that night. It rumbled and echoed after the explosion. Who on earth is doing this and why? Even if there was something to celebrate, these are way ...

Necessary to publish prostitution names?

Letters to the Editor

I read in Nov. 9-10 newspaper how there had been a sting operation in a Kihei hotel. A female police officer posed as a prostitute resulting in the arrest of 13 men. Bad enough that they were arrested, but was it necessary to list all their names, shaming them and possibly jeopardizing their ...

Kudos for rationale on Kihei underpass

Letters to the Editor

The Nov. 15 letter from Buck Joiner laid out a common-sense rationale for the underpass for the pedestrian/bike path to serve our new high school. Safer, practical and easy to do. Mahalo, Buck, for pointing out the obvious! Go Kihei! Joe Bertam III Kihei

Critical of Kama’s vote on water lawsuit issue

Letters to the Editor

On Sept. 26, 2018, Civil Beat asked Maui County Council Member Tasha Kama the following question: “There is a desire to grow the economy through new development yet also a need to protect our limited environmental resources. How would you balance these competing interests?” “I would ...

Ask The Mayor

Columns

Q: With the recent road improvements to Pulehu Road and the opening of the new Safeway, traffic on Pulehu has increased. At present, there is a stop sign only for cars traveling on Pulehu. The through traffic on Hansen Road is fast moving and difficult to see coming on the east side. It is a ...

Expedite attainable housing for our community

Columns

Late last year, the Maui County Code was amended to increase the amount of accessory dwellings, known as ohana units, on residential or urban properties. This was aimed at increasing our housing inventory, especially for working families. Now a property owner may build a single ohana on a ...

A great day to quit

Editorial

The American Cancer Society designates the third Thursday of November (next Thursday) as The Great American Smokeout — a day to quit smoking or make plans to do so. According to the ACS website, 40 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. While the percentage of American adults who smoke ...

Naked emperor bluffs with Ukraine defense

Letters to the Editor

Trump believes in “the best defense is a good offense” strategy that was first written over 2500 years ago in China by Sun Tzu in “The Art of War.” Trump’s bluffing and hoping we aren’t smart enough, or don’t care enough to say, “the emperor is naked.” This is “a drug ...

Democrats look to be in trouble in 2020

Letters to the Editor

Wow, our frequent Trump-hating letter writer agrees with President Trump about Joe Biden (“Joe Biden unable to think clearly due to brain injury,” Nov. 12). Back on Aug. 7 President Trump said: “Joe Biden has lost his fastball.” President Trump also agrees that Biden and his family ...

Dune restoration not rocket science

Letters to the Editor

The concepts of dune restoration are not complicated. Protect the sand dunes from erosion and they will protect the shoreline. Try to keep foot traffic on the pathways and off of the dune face. Encourage native dune plants since they are what Mother Nature intended. Eliminate overspray ...

Wharf Cinema Center should heed QKC suit

Letters to the Editor

The Wharf Cinema Center in Lahaina should heed the warning signs from Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center and spare themselves future litigation. QKC is currently being sued over their failure to provide security while using their property as a transfer station for the Maui Bus. At The Wharf Cinema ...

The State of Aloha

Columns

Imagine going to a doctor’s office for a checkup or routine examination. You tell them about what ails you, the doctor’s brow furrows, runs some tests, examines your chart, and leaves the little room they put you in to consult a medical treatise. The doctor returns giddy with academic ...

The reality of Fidel Castro

Editorial

Fidel Castro died three years ago this month. To those of us of a certain age, he was the brutal dictator who brought the world to the brink of World War III with his part in 1962’s Cuban Missile Crisis. He allowed the Soviet Union to install launchers for offensive intercontinental ...

Mayor’s costly decision may gut Clean Water Act

Letters to the Editor

Mayor Michael Victorino repeated false Trump talking points that the Maui injection well case will expand the reach of the Clean Water Act. In fact, EPA administrators under three former presidents issued a brief stating that Maui County and Trump seek to reverse decades of precedent protecting ...

Grade-separated walkway problematic, expensive

Letters to the Editor

The new Kihei high school is required to have a grade-separated pedestrian walkway, either over or under Piilani Highway. The state Department of Education stated this requirement will delay the opening of the high school a minimum of one to two years (The Maui News, Aug. 3). Both of the ...

Healthwise Maui

Columns

Q: Is coconut oil good for you? Dr. Anil Punjabi, cardiologist, Ohana Heart: It depends. Coconut oil has been promoted in popular culture as a kind of all-natural health product. But while it might be a good moisturizer for your skin or hair, the truth is that it can do a lot of long-term ...