Opinion

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

When The Maui News announced the July 6 debut of the Weekender, I braced myself for a barrage of questions and complaints. As a freelance writer, I am not an employee of the newspaper, but readers often assume I am privy to its inner workings and some folks even seem to think I have a say in ...

The death of civility

Editorial

Several years ago, we wrote that boorish behavior is taking over public discourse. Whether it was a member of the House of Representatives shouting “You lie!” at President Obama during an address to a joint session of Congress or an ill-mannered Kanye West ruining an award presentation to ...

No Sunday Maui News delivery service

Letters to the Editor

Why weren’t we offered a prorated rebate/refund for our current Maui News subscription for the cancellation of our Sunday Maui News delivery service? We will definitely cancel our Maui News subscription when it goes to digital only (no delivery)! Jason B. Kim Wailuku

County unprepared for hurricane season

Letters to the Editor

As the remnants of Hurricane Barbara pass by, I am reminded once again of the state and county’s woeful lack of shelter space, food, water and basic necessities in the event of a strong hurricane hitting Maui. While it is incumbent upon everyone to make their own preparations, where are those ...

Grateful newspaper will still be published 6 days a week

Letters to the Editor

As a subscriber and supporter of The Maui News for many decades, I was saddened to see it reduce the publication of its newspaper from seven to six days a week. However, I understand the changing dynamics in the news industry have created many challenges for the print media companies and forced ...

Public beaches take teamwork to thrive

Letters to the Editor

When viewing the Kamaole Beach parks in Kihei, it is easy to overlook the one unseen component that brings a natural balance to those coastal beach areas. That balance comes by Mother Nature moving sand around on that beach both in preparation and then following the storm. Prior to a storm, ...

Ask the Mayor

Columns

“Ask the Mayor” will not appear today. The column will return next week.

Maui Lani Fairways lots hold promise

Columns

The 50 residential Maui Lani Fairways lots in Kahului have a long history of contention and debate that began in 2005 when thousands of tons of dirt were trucked in, converting a ravine into a hill and raising the elevation of the 13.5-acre property above some rooftops of the neighboring older ...

Nature is not always kind

Editorial

A while back, some friends told us about some strong tides they had encountered unexpectedly off Spreckelsville. It reminded us again of something an old colleague wrote about being lured into dangerous situations by forgetting that Maui’s beauty is a force of nature and, as such, can contain ...

Viewpoint clear explanation of County budget process

Letters to the Editor

Keani Rawlins-Fernandez’s Viewpoint (Opinion, July 6) was a clear explanation of the Maui county budget process that balanced the needs of the community with the capacities of the county departments. With climate change reshaping the planet, it is imperative that we invest more in the ...

A 5G Day of Action planned here July 27

Letters to the Editor

Last year, Gov. David Ige signed into law legislation for the rapid deployment of 5G in Hawaii. 5G small cell antennas are being installed on Oahu right now. These powerful new antennas are going up in close proximity to homes and apartments. It’s only a matter of time before all the islands ...

Could chance meeting have some cosmic significance?

Letters to the Editor

Have you ever had something happen to you that seems like an incredible coincidence? During the recent women’s world cup soccer match in France, I met at the mall a local soccer team of girls. It turned out six out of the seven of us had February birthdays. What are the odds of that ...

Random thoughts regarding current events in America

Letters to the Editor

If you love America and patriotism, you shouldn’t buy Nike. Megan Rapinoe, a knee-taking leftist who disrespects the flag and the White House for supposed “oppression.” Want to repeat the 2008 housing crisis? Elect Kamala Harris president. She advocates a 100 million dollar giveaway to ...

A new day when gender omitted for women’s team

Letters to the Editor

The Maui News banner headline of B section (Sports) July 8 from AP reads: “US wins 4th World Cup title, beats Dutch 2-0.” At the fold in the single left column that AP headline reads: “US men lose Gold Cup final to Mexico.” I don’t recall ever seeing such a headline when ...

The State of Aloha

Columns

The Pacific Ocean is enormous. Its size is so big that it’s almost beyond human comprehension. The same waters lapping the shores of Canada, California and Mexico are part of the same ocean surrounding Japan, the Chinese coast and Australia. It covers 30 percent of the Earth’s surface, and ...

So what really is a resort fee?

Columns

It’s July 2019, and already we are starting to see laws passed in the 2019 Legislature take effect. One of these laws concerns “resort fees” that hotels both here and in other states and countries have been charging their guests. A resort fee is supposed to be a payment for amenities ...

Longevity and reality

Editorial

People are living longer today — a lot longer. Whether it is because of better medical care or healthier lifestyles, today’s population is living a lot longer than its parents or grandparents. Discussions with friends and a physician prompted us to try to quantify just how much longer we ...

Fireworks display wasn’t visible to all on west side

Letters to the Editor

Lahaina every year has a fireworks display. This year they did not go very high. I’m wondering that if Lahaina is the only place on the island to have a public fireworks display and if it could be placed somewhere that all of the west side could enjoy. It used to be on a barge beyond Mala ...

Loud honking horns the only flaw of Makawao Parade

Letters to the Editor

The Makawao Parade on July 6 was a nearly perfect event, representing many colorful, joy-filled aspects of local life, including the antique cars and trucks, horses, children and bands. The only flaw was the loud, long honking horns from some of the larger trucks passing by toward the end. ...