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Opinion

West side firefighters thanked for response

Letters to the Editor

With heartfelt appreciation, thank you so much Lahaina and Napili firefighters, Kahului hazmat crew, battalion chief, inspectors and police. You did an amazing job responding to the 2 a.m. fire Sept. 12 at our Lincoln Construction workshop. We are thankful for the police officer’s ...

Good-old-boy way here needs to stop

Letters to the Editor

The roundabout on Piilani Highway is the stupidest idea I have ever heard of and I’m sure it won’t be the last time it becomes the solution to traffic control. It works on smaller roads with less traffic but on a highway that sees so much traffic throughout the day, it seems like a ...

Cruelty-free diet also great for health

Letters to the Editor

I just learned about World Day for Farmed Animals, coming up on Oct. 2 (Gandhi’s birthdate). It has been around since 1983 and is meant to memorialize the billions of animals abused and killed for food each year. Like many, I always considered farm animals only as a source of food. But, ...

Brazil’s election fears

Editorial

Four years ago, many Brazilians regarded the prospect of a victory for the far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro first with incredulity and then — rightly — with horror. As the Oct. 2 election approaches, the fear that he will remain in power is greater still. He has proved a ...

It’s time to exercise your right—to vote

Columns

“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves, and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” — President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The right to vote has thankfully become deeply ingrained in our American psyche as an ...