Letters to the Editor

No Sunday Maui News delivery service

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

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

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

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, ...

Viewpoint clear explanation of County budget process

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

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?

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 ...

Committee’s no vote very sad for Maui’s working families

While all our newly elected Maui County Council members ran on the platform of the need for affordable housing, four of the seven members of the Affordable Housing Committee voted against two fast-track projects which would have provided 100 homes for our workforce. Kudos to Council Members ...

Random thoughts regarding current events in America

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

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 ...

Fireworks display wasn’t visible to all on west side

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

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. ...

Canceling Sunday paper destroys beloved ritual

By canceling the Sunday paper you are not only taking away the newspaper, you are destroying a beloved Sunday ritual enjoyed around the world. Whomever dreamed up this idea must have been behind the boneheaded plan to cancel home delivery. Thanks to public outcry, that plan was scrapped (for ...

Keani Rawlins-Fernandez’s hard work misrepresented

Recent Maui News articles have misrepresented the outstanding efforts of Council Member Keani Rawlins-Fernandez. Rawlins-Fernandez works as hard as any council member and shows up for meetings extremely well-prepared. As a freshman member, she chaired the Economic Development and Budget ...

Newspaper subscribers are paying more for less

Weekender, aren’t we lucky? Not only are we getting a decrease of about 15 percent in what we are getting with this new publication schedule, we get to pay (effectively) about 16 percent more for the “privilege.” Oh, I know, there is no price increase (how generous), but we subscribers ...

Rolling symbol of hatred didn’t belong in parade

The morning of July 6, I was standing on Baldwin Avenue in Makawao watching the beautiful classic cars go by at the head of the paniolo parade. Suddenly I saw a car that was pure ugliness. It had a Confederate flag painted on the top of the roof and “General Lee” on the side of the roof. ...

God provides a union of beauty, perfection and love

Everyone wants to be loved with a deep soul relationship, fulfilled and content as God loves you the best. Keep watching his unique relationship with you, the greatest satisfaction learning as you give yourself to him. When you are ready, he wants you to have an everlasting union of beauty, ...

Senior citizens plagued by noise from post office patrons

We senior citizens who live in the Hale Mahaolu apartments next door to the Makawao Post Office are plagued by unnecessary noise made by post office patrons, often late at night. Some of us have health problems and we need our sleep. Most of us nap sometime during the day. Excessive noise ...

Gratified that service helped strengthen free speech rights

When I think back on my military service, it gratifies me to know that I helped strengthen the free speech rights that enable Megan Rapinoe — the blithering idiot and America-hating moron — to indulge no matter how much I disagree with her hatemongering. First Amendment rights are for all ...

Putting cameras in the forest is a terrible idea

In a recent article (The Maui News, June 30), it was revealed the Amanda Eller’s father wants to put cameras in the Makawao forest to prevent people who are lost from not being found. That is a terrible idea. For one thing, Makawao is but one of many hiking areas on Maui. You can’t put ...