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Opinion

Business fees go down! — Huh?

Columns

In the news recently was a story about business and licensing fees actually going down. These fees were imposed by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. The money from those fees was funneled to special funds that were supposed to assist with the costs of regulating the industries ...

Playing for keeps

Editorial

To reiterate, this is an editorial written last year about the slaying of a Washington Post columnist by agents of the government of Saudi Arabia — a regime the Trump administration continues to cozy up to and has committed to sending 2,800 more of our troops to help with their war against ...

‘Ending wasteful wars’ not Trump’s true intent

Letters to the Editor

An Oct. 15 letter writer said that President Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria “demonstrates the courage of his conviction to end wasteful wars.” But the U.S. troops in northern Syria were peacekeepers. They weren’t engaging in war — endless or otherwise — but ...

Fake news media at work with Trump’s withdrawal

Letters to the Editor

Fun fact: Erdogan is an opinion contributor to the Washington Post and wrote on investigating Jamal Khashoggi’s death. However, our fake news media wanted to brush all that under the table and run propaganda such as an ABC News video of slaughter in Syria, which was actually Kentucky, in ...

Lawmakers need to close vaping house of horrors

Letters to the Editor

Here’s an idea for a Halloween house of horrors, one young people especially will want to try. Fill one room of this house with toxic chemical fumes, poisonous gases, toxic agents. Post “Adults Only” signs at the entrance. Kids who want in? No worries, they’ll find a way in. To further ...

Increase in fires on Maui warrants more firefighters

Letters to the Editor

With all of the fires happening around Maui, we need more firefighters. There is a lack of manpower. With shifts being understaffed, it creates unnecessary stress for the men and women working to protect our island. With the firefighter’s test being as difficult as it is, it keeps those who ...

Ask The Mayor

Columns

Q: I love the work that you are leading to track down illegal short-term rentals. However, I have some issues regarding long-term tenants, including parking overflow in front of my house and houses rented to multiple groups rather than a single group. I hope I was able to explain both sides of ...

Injection well case must be clarified once and for all

Columns

Debate has been heated over whether to withdraw the Lahaina injection well case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, and there’s no disagreement that we all want what’s best for our environment and community — clean ocean water and reefs with healthy coral and marine life. While it ...

Flying faster, higher, better

Editorial

On Oct. 24, 2003, a British Airways Concorde flying from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York to London’s Heathrow Airport made the last commercial flight of a supersonic transport. That flight marked 30 years of service for the SST. Unfortunately, the cost of operating the plane made it a ...

Where’s the zero tolerance for bullying at school?

Letters to the Editor

My son was physically injured by another student at lunch recess at the basketball courts of his school. A student of the same grade wanted to play ball with them, other kids told him no, but because my son had the ball in his hand, the bully went after him. He called my son names and punched ...

Pursuit of truth not required when reporting at Fox News

Letters to the Editor

Journalists come from all over the country. They go to colleges in all parts of the country. They are taught to seek the truth, and to hold those in authority accountable. They work for ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, BBC, etc. They work at the major newspapers and magazines. Their job as ...

Abandonment of Kurds reminiscent of Vietnam

Letters to the Editor

The recent spate of political turmoil surrounding President Trump’s ill-conceived abandonment of our Kurd allies in Syria brings back the sad memory of the fall of Saigon (April 30, 1975), where we turned our back on our South Vietnamese allies, and shut the door on a war, which after 50 ...

The State of Aloha

Columns

With former prosecutor Katherine Kealoha and her husband and former Honolulu police chief, Louis, in the news, you might surmise that they are the greatest frauds Hawaii has ever seen. I disagree. My money is on a hoax that happened over 50 years ago. A thunderstorm rocked the territory of ...

A threat to our community

Editorial

One of the great myths in our society is that big is always better than small. It is a particularly dangerous myth when your society is based on capitalism. There is no doubt that completely unregulated growth can lead to the creation of monopolies, duopolies, triopolies and various other ...

Lack of due process based on erroneous claims

Letters to the Editor

As Maui’s resident expert on impeachment, I can say that the claim of a lack of due process so far on the Trump impeachment is hogwash, balderdash, prattle. It repeated the highly erroneous assertions made in the eight-page thriller of Trump’s lawyer, Pat Cipollone, who claimed the House ...

Devoting third of land for cattle appears backward

Letters to the Editor

So, Mahi Pono is planting some potatoes, has plans for some orchards and other crops. They also plan to devote about a third of their land to raising cattle. That is huge, almost the size of Manhattan. This seems a little backward, at a time when the beef and dairy industries are headed for ...

Another case of headline not matching letter content

Letters to the Editor

Please instruct the individual who writes the headers for Opinion letters to actually read and comprehend the content of the letters. I’ve lost track of how many headings are inaccurate but the one on Oct. 11 was the direct opposite of the letter writer’s point. The writer specifically ...

Lots of rocks is opportunity for building stone houses

Letters to the Editor

As usual, great Matthew Thayer photos, this time of the new Kihei high school site (The Maui News, Oct. 12). Rocks, rocks everywhere, an abundance of rocks. Driving by on Piilani Highway this mountain of rocks grows by the day. With the recent brush fires along the pali even more rocks are ...

Speeders in Ka Ono Ulu are endangering residents

Letters to the Editor

I would like to bring attention to the speeding cars and trucks in our neighborhood, Ka Ono Ulu Estates in Kihei. The posted speed limit is 20 mph on both main streets, Kaonoulu street and Kenolio road. It is a normal occurrence to see cars and trucks driving at speeds up to and beyond 40 and ...

Using marijuana ironically leads to prison and relief

Letters to the Editor

Maui Grown Therapies is a welcome relief for patients who no longer have to rely on the “black market.” Their products are not only a relief for my 25-year bout with glaucoma, but also keeps me in a peaceful state of mind. In 2008, after over three years’ of probation for the first and ...