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Opinion

Clock ticking, money wasting

Editorial

Well, it’s late Monday morning and according to the U.S. National Debt Clock the country is in hock to the tune of $22,567,766,958,481. That’s our official national debt. For those of you who are comma-challenged, that’s about 22 trillion, 567 billion dollars. And, just in the time it ...

GOP, Democrats — both are patriots

Letters to the Editor

Commenting on the letter “Leftists have no idea on the issues” (Sept. 7), it is true that it is wrong to state that if someone votes for a Republican they are disloyal to the U.S. It also is wrong to say that Democrats are less patriotic. As the Supreme Court of the United States displays ...

Move to Maui for love, not change

Letters to the Editor

When you plan on moving to an island, especially in Hawaii, it would be to your benefit to research what the island is all about. The reason to move to Maui or any other island should be because you love what the island is — not what it could be. Love the wonderful local people, their ...

Instead of assisted death, focus on suicides

Letters to the Editor

A recent letter (Sept. 7) said the Catholic Church does not support Washington state’s medical aid in dying law. The concern was for children and their parents. Every person has inherent dignity, and the use of children to support the law shameful. Members of the Catholic Church have been ...

Ask The Mayor

Columns

Q: Do you know why they’re doing roadwork on Haleakala Highway and Makawao Avenue? A:My staff talked with our Department of Public Works and learned that this improvement project includes 1,000 feet of roadway widening and repaving along Makawao Avenue between Apana Road and Haleakala ...

Environmental resilience remains at forefront of council’s business

Columns

As a Native Hawaiian and chairman of the council Environmental, Agricultural and Cultural Preservation Committee, I believe in taking care of our environment. The Hawaiian concept of Aloha ‘Aina is a way of life that practices reverence and stewardship for all life forms and the land. Aloha ...

Baby, it’s hot outside!

Editorial

If you think things have felt a little warmer in 2019 in general, and this summer in particular, it’s because they have been. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that the average daily global temperature in July was 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit above the average July day ...

UH-MC students are in need of dorms

Letters to the Editor

My heart weighs heavy for our future generations who recently graduated and want to pursue an education on Maui at the University of Hawaii Maui College. There are no dorms available onsite, forcing students to seek somewhere else for boarding. The prices for a simple studio or apartment on ...

All cultures should be respected

Letters to the Editor

I am proud to be an American. Our family members have fought and died to show our loyalty to our country and to earn the respect due to all Americans. Virtually all families here, including mine, are replete with interracial marriages. This is pono. The hard work of each immigrant group ...

Where is my mail at rental place?

Letters to the Editor

Referencing a front page story (Sept. 5), my poorest experience over the years is getting my mail (resident of Hawaii since 1998). Landlords like holding your mail for some strange twisted reason. Each room that is rental should require it’s own mailbox for that specific tenant. For ...

Hitler connections are attributed to Democrats

Letters to the Editor

Remind me how Donald Trump is like Hitler again? If you watch the liberal propaganda media, you’ll think that low unemployment, higher wages, tax cuts and supporting the NRA is exactly the type of agenda Adolf Hitler would have. However, if you watch real media and laugh at the propaganda ...

Why are county councilors voting against the county?

Letters to the Editor

I was horrified watching the County Council Governance, Ethics and Transparency Committee meeting on Akaku on Sept. 5. How can Kelly King, Keani Rawlins-Fernandez and the others vote against the county and in favor of lobbying groups? What are they getting in return? I know it’s not my ...

With vote changes, Wailuku gentrification plan success

Letters to the Editor

I’m surprised that Kelly King, Mike Molina and Alice Lee changed their votes at the last minute to defund half of the giant Wailuku parking structure without conditions. Taxpayers islandwide will pay. Does this mean the entire $120 million bond amount with interest will continue for the even ...

Donald Trump is restoring confidence of the people

Letters to the Editor

The editorial (Sept. 6), “Aftermath of an attack,” was very informative. Toward the end, it states: “The country needs leaders that will restore the confidence of its citizenry.” Well, we have such a leader right now. His name is Donald Trump. He has taken our country from the dredges ...

KCA set to take a look at emergency preparedness

Letters to the Editor

The Kihei Community Association welcomes Kevin Richards from the Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program. He is a planner with Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. Additionally, our state representative, Tina Wildberger, and Herman Andaya, county administrator for the Maui Emergency ...

Stage presence in all its facets

Columns

When Tina Kailiponi was in third grade, she was cast as a tree in her elementary school’s production of “Snow White.” While she’d hoped to land the titular role, she says her disappointment was short-lived — and she made sure her leafy character did not go unnoticed. “I was a ...

Crime fighting at your front door

Columns

Nothing is perfect. Can we all agree on that? Especially when we’re talking about all the digital technology that surrounds us these days. But when deciding whether a technological advancement is worthwhile, shouldn’t more weight be given to the amount of good it can do, not to the possible ...

Temptation of tyranny grows with excecutive power

Columns

Does the president of the United States have too much power? That question has been asked lately with respect to President Donald Trump’s use of federal funds to construct 175 miles of sporadic walls along a portion of the 2,000-mile common border between Texas and Mexico. After ...

Watching over your shoulder

Editorial

Did you ever get the feeling someone’s watching you? Ever get the feeling someone is following you? Well, someone is. As Jack Paar once put it, “Even paranoid people can have enemies.” Now the folks keeping tabs on you are not necessarily enemies — unless you count people who are ...

Reinstall Parrott’s tapestry in Council Chambers

Letters to the Editor

Based on the account in The Maui News, Alice Parrott’s tapestry that graced the Maui County Council Chambers is a site-specific, commissioned work of public art. As such, it falls under U.S. Copyright Law governing works of public art. Unless the law has been revised, removing Ms. ...