Opinion

Council works together to address budget priorities

Columns

The Maui County Council is completing the budget process and I am proud of the council members’ success at working together as a team to address county priorities. Our deliberations focused on providing additional support for affordable housing, environmental protection, agriculture and ...

Memorial Day’s true meaning

Editorial

Monday is Memorial Day. It is a day intended to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in war while serving in the armed forces of the United States of America. All too sadly, most of those who paid the sacrifice were young people who really never got to savor the benefits of freedom. ...

US separation of church and state well established

Letters to the Editor

Our views on creation help guide our principles in life. One of the Declaration of Independence authors, Thomas Jefferson, supports the idea of our creator and our reason to be free. Our Constitution has no reference to God’s participation in government. Jefferson also said erecting a wall ...

Invasive species are being sold in stores

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to Lissa Fox Strohecker for her “Kia‘i Moku” column on the Hawaii Biosecurity Plan and the fight against invasive species in Hawaii (The Maui News, May 12). I’d like to find out if big-box garden retailers on Maui will be stopped from selling invasive species. I just bought a ...

We can create a true paradise on Maui

Letters to the Editor

We can create Mauitopia by all of us doing what we love to do for work, not having any violent crime, and exercising the aloha spirit to all take care of each other. Creating a utopian society with the number of residents Maui has would not only be unprecedented but hard. First, Confucius ...

Cut college to fund more lunar dirt

Letters to the Editor

Trump wants to cut Pell Grants for poor kids’ college to fund NASA’s return to the moon? What for? Been there; done that. Given that there will always be more to learn about Earth’s moon, there are certainly better, less political/military things to do with the kids’ college money. I ...

Investing in the future

Columns

Did you know the National Security Agency and U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently designated UH-Maui College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in cyberdefense education for its four-year applied business and information technology program? And did you know the college’s ...

Data shows that housing is available for Maui’s unsheltered

Columns

It was only a few years ago when the Maui County Department of Housing and Human Concerns (DHHC), alongside the Maui Homeless Alliance, started the training process for the implementation of Housing First. Housing First was innovative and new to us. Heading in this direction required a ...

A little girl lost

Editorial

Memorial Day weekend is a time for remembering those who have served our country in the armed forces. But, sometimes, memories of others are stirred, too . . . Helen Bishop is not your traditional subject for a Memorial Day weekend editorial. She never wore a uniform or fought in any ...

Perfect nickname for the man who would be king

Letters to the Editor

The current occupant of the White House stays busy burning through taxpayer funds for golf excursions to his fancy resorts and watching “Fox Noxious” on television. His other major endeavor appears to be conjuring insulting nicknames for his multitude of political opponents. Apparently, he ...

Lawmakers taking action to protect home health care

Letters to the Editor

Across the U.S., more than 3.5 million seniors rely on Medicare home health to remain in their homes and receive necessary skilled health care services, including nursing and therapy services. However, a new Medicare payment model is threatening to risk access to care for our most vulnerable ...

Improvements needed in transfer of water

Letters to the Editor

I’ve been reading so much on the water from East Maui to the treatment plant that supplies water to the Upcountry area. Several months ago they said that the water from the watersheds would be enough for the Upcountry areas. Now are you trying to say it’s not? What happened to the ...

Advisory group can help create safe trails

Letters to the Editor

Please support the County Council resolution to Mayor Michael Victorino to create a Vision Zero Advisory Group to promote the establishment of safe walking trails for all of Maui. There are many policies that call for safe trails separate from the road but no group actively assisting in their ...

Healthwise Maui

Columns

Q: Should all men be screened for prostate cancer, and is PSA screening enough? Dr. Derrick Beech, surgical oncologist, Maui Health System: Men’s health is something that we’ve struggled with nationally, as many men avoid seeing the doctor unless there is a traumatic or life-threatening ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

As the nation prepares for Memorial Day weekend, those of us lucky enough to be on Maui can participate in perhaps the sweetest and most unique observance of the occasion. Residents and visitors of all ages are invited to help string some 3,000 lei to be placed at each gravesite at the Maui ...

Maui Connections

Columns

On the brink of its 20th anniversary return to Wailea Resort and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center June 12-16, Maui Film Festival has assembled a galaxy of honorees — one of its strongest ever — and many are bringing their new films with them to the Celestial Cinema. This morning’s ...

‘Gut-and-replace’ bills raise question of fairness

Columns

This week we’ll discuss a couple of examples from this legislative session of the controversial but commonly used technique called “gut and replace” where a bill is amended so much that it looks nothing like its former self. Senate Bill (SB) 162, as originally introduced, would have ...

Using some new tools

Editorial

On a personal basis, we have been slow to adopt ties to social media. We readily admit that Facebook and Twitter are valuable business tools, that likes and thumbs up can direct customers to a company. But it remains alarming to us how many folks are addicted to their phones, tablets and ...

End-of-life doula training took place here recently

Letters to the Editor

I am an ordained minister and the executive director of Doorway Into Light, a nonprofit organization here on Maui that has been providing education, support, counsel and care to the dying and their families since 2006. I have offered classes at the university here, the senior center, churches ...

Intentions of couple were compassionate, honorable

Letters to the Editor

I would like to express my disappointment firstly with The Maui News for printing a biased and damaging article (May 5) about Heather and Rob Parsons, and secondly with Seabury Hall for canceling her choir performance due to the story published in The Maui News. Heather and Rob Parsons have ...