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Letters to the Editor

Our once-pristine planet now poisoned by man

What we might recognize as human evolved on earth over two million years ago. We inherited a pristine planet that we have now poisoned, but we want to colonize Mars and find planet B? We have no right to do so until we have unpoisoned earth and restored the viability of those who came ...

Proposed cancer center for Lahaina pitfalls loom

Regarding the proposed Maui Cancer Center for Lahaina: If I were a cancer patient, I would be very hesitant to go to a privately owned and operated for-profit cancer not affiliated with a hospital and/or medical school. It takes a large base of knowledge and expertise to stay current with ...

Grateful for hospital staff who helped save his life

On Nov. 1, I found myself at Maui Memorial Medical Center. I had no idea what was ahead for me. The hospital was the last place I wanted to be, especially now. But here I was, as sick as I’ve ever been and needing help. From the moment I arrived, I was met with respect and a sense of ...

Doesn’t need clerk’s tally for recall petition results

I don’t need to wait for the Maui County Clerk to tell us the results of the Mayor Victorino recall petition because I am pretty darn sure they probably only got about 5,000 valid signatures from registered Maui voters. I don’t agree with all the mayor’s actions and decisions, but he ...

Looking for family to pay it forward

In 1978, at the age of 18, I had my left leg amputated. The night I arrived at the Maui airport, all my belongings were stolen. So, I was out on the street relearning how to walk. I lived on the beach in Lahaina right in front of the Buddhist temple. One evening while being in a state of ...

Boosters deprive others elsewhere of vaccination?

I received my notice the other day that I was eligible for my third COVID shot. This “booster shot” was strongly recommended by the CDC for someone of my age. About the same time, WHO came out with a strongly worded recommendation that anyone who has been fully vaccinated, and does not ...