Letters to the Editor

Success principle No. 3 is called Self-Acceptance

Honest Ori continuing the 10 psychobiological principles for living a satisfying life to age 120, based on an award-winning book I wrote and published. Our psychology affects our biology. Healthy mind, healthy body. Following these principles ensures your holistic health. Success principle ...

Kihei schools, award presentation on agenda

As we submit this missive, we await the results of the election on Nov. 6. By now it is published, everyone is aware, and a majority of voters are satisfied as the majority decided who was elected. We may also say a very strong majority of the community is concerned about education, so ...

State library system has a preference for Oahu

In July I made an online request for a new book on the state’s library system. There are only two copies of this popular book in the state system, both located on Oahu. My name has been number one on the request list since September. When I was in one of Maui’s branch libraries recently, ...

Vacation rental fines inviting legal trouble

On Nov. 6, Maui voters decided to drastically increase the fines for illegal short-term vacation rentals on Maui, which could expose the county to dangerous legal challenges. Article I, Section 12 of the Hawaii Constitution protects citizens from “excessive fines.” Currently, vacation ...

Chickens create health concern at supermarket

I have attempted to contact a supermarket on Maui and its corporate office in Hawaii and California with no luck. There were close to three dozen chickens in the store’s parking lot. Chicken dung is 5,000,000 parts per gram salmonella. The chickens will walk through their dung and then ...

Please help us ensure that ‘it can’t happen here’

We here on Maui have many places of worship, schools, stores, public events and yoga studios, all of which, in very recent times, have been the sites of horrific shootings on the Mainland. The belief that “that couldn’t happen here” is echoed in many communities, and likely in those ...

No easy fix for shoreline erosion, sea level rise

Shoreline erosion and sea level rise are serious and no easy fix. If properties are allowed to armor their shore it will accelerate erosion to the property on either side of them. Some parts of the state require modifications to building codes to make certain that no one is being put in ...

Can it be? A new and improved MPD

I am a retired Maui fireman and worked alongside MPD for 26 years. I have to be honest and feel some officers were a little too quick to take the slightest resistance as an excuse for throwing a person on the ground and getting the cuffs on. I have been retired for nearly eight years and hope ...

Urge Gov. Ige to sign wild animal regulation

Many of us recall the day, over 20 years ago, when Tyke the elephant escaped from a circus in Honolulu and was shot down by police after killing her trainer and severely injuring several others. Having been trained via pain and the fear of punishment, forced to perform physically difficult and ...

Parking issues at Maui Memorial Medical Center

Maui Memorial Medical Center management worries about a shortage of doctors, nurses, staffing, but no one worries about parking. I imagine a person in need of emergency service, driving around in circles looking for parking leaving a trail of choice words. If a doctor cannot find parking, his ...

Forever grateful for our veterans

May each of our veterans feel honored not just today, but every day. I’m forever thankful for your dedication to keeping our nation safe. To me, you are never forgotten, and I’m forever grateful. Judy Ridolfino Kihei

The Bible shows how God restores lands and peoples

Posing costly and life-threatening environments, drastic measures must be taken. “We cannot ourselves alone accomplish such an object-God must be our aid” (Hawaiian Constitution 1840). Families mourn, wondering if the smoke of Lahaina’s wildfire accelerated an elderly kupuna’s death. ...

Letter writer has facts wrong regarding taxes

A writer claims in his letter to the editor of Oct. 28 that “Hawaii residents (are) the most heavily taxed individuals in the United States.” It’s simply not true! For example, Hawaii property taxes are among the lowest in the country because the counties in other states fund public ...

Mental health facilities an important service

Too many homeless are suffering from substance abuse, alcohol and mental health issues. We should make certain that mental health facilities are available to care for those who are suffering drug addiction and other illnesses that are placing both the patients and the community at risk. By ...

Inflammatory rhetoric a hallmark of Trump rallies

President Trump and his bandwagon-riding Republicans are insulting the intelligence of the American people when they say that Trump’s rhetoric had nothing to do with the acts of the Florida pipe bomber and the shooting in the Pittsburgh synagogue. The president’s political rallies have ...

Advance God’s kingdom in the world of corrections

Celebrating nearly 20 years with opportunities in the American Correctional Chaplains Association, our mission as chaplains is to connect, encourage, equip and strengthen attendees as they fulfill the Great Commission in corrections. We face the daunting task of ministering within the confines ...

‘Wood locker system’ long overdue at crater cabins

The $137,700 spent for logs chauffeured in by helicopter to Haleakala cabins is insane (The Maui News, Oct. 27)! That is taking our hard-earned tax dollars and burning them up in the most irresponsible way. Shame on the National Park Service. How many years has this been going on? The new ...

E-scooter companies want to invade Hawaii

It was a joy to walk on Maui walkways. No bicycles, scooters, skateboards or roller skates to dodge. Then I read that Bird e-scooters wants to invade Hawaii, bringing with it clogged sidewalks and bike lanes, hit- and-run injuries to pedestrians and riders. The companies (Bird and Lime) are ...

Child safety to and from new school a concern

We are thrilled with the opening of the new Kihei Charter School campus and give many thanks to Gene and Cheryl Zarro and many others for years of personal sacrifice enabling this campus come to fruition. The school now has nearly 600 students. As a mother of four children who walk and bike ...

Women aren’t the only ones subject to abuse

I just returned from 16 days on the Mainland and wasn’t able to see the letters to the editor, but I did see Sen. Mazie Hirono on TV telling men to “just shut up and step up.” When I did return I read a letter dated Oct. 21 where the writer addressed what women continue to have to put up ...