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Letters to the Editor

Understanding concept of government overreach

There are two groups here that I am addressing, and they are both in the wrong. Our local government is blameworthy of government overreach, and we the people are becoming culpable of letting it happen. The most recent experiment that will take some of these rights away is in the form of a ...

Immune to mass change occurring globally?

“Mauians told situation is ‘emergency.’ Energy problem explored.” Going through some old papers, I found a copy of The Maui News with those headlines. It continues, “Emergency. That’s the word 27 people gathered in the Cameron Center Saturday used to describe the current energy ...

Fee for climate change in House reconciliation

I appreciated the Maui News article about the House Reconciliation Bill progress, which was detailed and revealing. It included questions about how the costs could be paid for and answers. Another answer is that the war in Afghanistan will free us from that expense. I know that the party ...

County can do better than simple eviction

On Sept. 14, a short article was published with the headline, “Homeless in Kanaha line the streets.” The article made mention of a collaboration between the County of Maui and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, citing concerns for public health and safety, as well as ...

Cheaper than crossing they agreed to decade ago

Unless you regularly make a left-hand turn from Kulanihakoi onto Pi‘ilani, you are probably not a big fan of the new traffic light. Not to worry. It is temporary. Hawaii Department of Transportation is putting in a roundabout and removing the traffic light. It’s believed that this will ...

Friday the 13th at DMVL was licensee’s lucky day!

Last month, on Friday the 13th, with some trepidation, I visited the DMVL at their new Maui location to renew my driver's license. The experience turned out to be a very pleasant surprise: Every employee I encountered was courteous, patient, helpful and efficient, and I could sense their ...