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Letters to the Editor

4 consecutive champs is a rarity in any sport

Since 2007, the Lahainaluna football team has been to the Hawaii State D-2 Championship game seven times, winning the last four in a row. The New England Patriots never won four in a row. The Golden State Warriors never won four in a row. The Dallas Cowboys never won four in a row. The Los ...

Kaiser premium nearly as high as mortgage

After being a Kaiser patient and recent retirement from my job, I could no longer afford Kaiser Health Plan as they requested $1,200 a month for COBRA payment. My mortgage payment is nearly the same. It’s no wonder why Kaiser is losing money. Ron Vance, Kaiser president, stated that Kaiser ...

Floored that half of GOP have Trump over Lincoln

Being a passionate reader of American history, I am floored by the recent poll that Republicans believe by 53 percent that Trump is a better president than Lincoln. I have read numerous books on Lincoln, getting insight into his life in and out of politics. There is virtually no comparison ...

Allow residents to share their home by trade

Make it permissible for Maui residents to share/rent their home by trade or rent for one to two vacations per year, not to exceed 60 days per year. Minimal red tape. Maybe $100 per permit. If you agree, send me an email: Ev.Senter@gmail.com. Everett Senter Wailuku

Donate in someone’s name as meaningful holiday gift

This Christmas I had the idea of giving meaningful gifts to nieces, nephews, etc., instead of guessing about what they might want. I am going to donate money in their name to an environmental group. There are so many great organizations to give to: Sierra Club Maui, Surfrider Foundation, ...

Opposition is now support for Pulelehua development

I and Stand Up Maui opposed the initial presentation by Paul Cheng of Maui Oceanview LP for the Pulelehua development because the workforce housing units had been reduced from 50 percent to about 30 percent. The state Land Use Commission heard the concerns from many of us and told Paul to go ...

Outlawing abortion may foster respect for life

On Nov. 29, a letter from a 72-year-old man asked how stopping abortions will stop school shootings. Presumably, if we as a society were to outlaw the killing of millions of our children every year, we may begin to foster a new respect for human life. In every religion or morality that I know ...

Fire ants at Twin Falls pose problems on Maui

This should be a wake-up call to all the hotels and people who live on the west side, Kihei and Wailea. The fire ants are at Twin Falls! They get on people’s bags, shoes and tires. This will wipe out anyone who wants to come to Maui for a relaxing vacation. It’s most important to the ...

Bloomberg dubbed left over taxation statement

“When we raise taxes on the poor, it’s good because then the poor will live longer because they can’t afford as many things that kill them.” — Michael Bloomberg. This is the hubris of the Democrat left in a nutshell. Basically, you the citizen are too stupid to make your own ...

Ponzi scheme convictions fail to compensate victims

The fall has come and gone. George Lindell and Holly Hoaeae have appealed their convictions and lost. With much thanks to the young FBI team that worked so hard to convict them, that part of the system worked. Lawyers have been paid and paid time again. Accountants were paid. Even the ...

Poison-tainted wastewater pumped into injection well

I read with great interest in the Thanksgiving Day Maui News that wastewater containing the highly toxic, prohibited pesticide Penncap-M used by Monsanto, the one they are being fined for, was detected in wastewater at the Kihei wastewater treatment plant and pumped into an injection well! ...

Can’t see forest for trees on affordable housing

Nice to see the mayor cares so much about affordable housing on Maui — but he can’t see the forest for the trees. There is only one way to stop the insane rise in housing costs on Maui, and it is not a new idea. It’s called “rent control” and it is law in many cities across the ...

Snakes in Dem woodpile to divert primary vote

There are at least three obvious snakes in the Democratic primary. The records on race of Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden and Michael Bloomberg are clear, misguided, prejudicial and ignorant. Their records on cozying up to the corporate and wealthy class of donors is obvious. (Bloomberg needs no ...

Phone company explains policy on canceling service

In response to a reader’s Nov. 3 letter to the editor, I’d like to apologize for any confusion and clarify our requirements to alter or cancel service that’s under another person’s name. At Hawaiian Telcom, we take our role as a provider of vital communication services seriously and ...

Monsanto finally caught for poisoning fields

I feel like the boy that cried wolf, only the wolf was there first, second and third times. Finally, my accusations of criminal conduct by Monsanto are validated (The Maui News, Nov. 22). Imagine a poison so strong people cannot go into a field where its used for 31 days and this poison is ...

Nursing: Special calling made real at hospital

Recently I had to spend three weeks at Kaiser Moanalua hospital on Oahu. While there, I had much to endure, from icy cold temperatures to hospital food, and the pain involved with recovery. But all this is put aside now because of the excellent care I received from each and every nurse charged ...

Rant against part-timers off base, inaccurate

I read the complaint about part-time residents voicing their opinion (Letters, Nov. 29). Last time I checked, the First Amendment gave all Americans the right to free speech, not just those living in Maui County. The writer’s other issue was that part-time residents do not pay their fair ...

Haiku subscriber upset over delivery delays

OK, for months now, I no longer receive my morning paper delivered in the morning. Instead, it is delivered in the afternoon mail, sometimes the afternoon of the next day or given holidays the afternoon two days later. On Black Friday afternoon at 2 p.m., my Thursday Thanksgiving paper ...

Money intended to help poor being skimmed off to do something else

This week we focus on our safety net systems for people or families in need. In the early 1990s, a major part of this net came from the federal Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program, which matched state dollars of financial assistance for a needy family. That program was ...

Grateful for Ohana Mission success

As we persevered with God’s plan and purpose, we obeyed His promise and found Him with us on our Ohana Mission to the West Coast Nov. 6-17 How great to know that our all-powerful God loves us with infinite love. With trust, we faced busy airports and full airplanes. Hawaiian Airlines ...