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Letters to the Editor

Warrior/king culture left unchecked results in tyrant

From conception of a child to the emergence of the universe, hidden in plain view is the energy life force principle. This principle is called by many names, yet its function and relationship remain constant. Mystics and poets, desert fathers and shamans seem to have caught glimpses of these ...

Support bill lowering disability qualification

This year, the Maui County Council has made positive changes to homeowners’ exemptions resulting in tax relief for many. However, a 1980s Maui County exemption law allows only 100 percent disabled veterans to receive a disability exemption. While it has helped, this law is limited and in ...

What a ride omicron case turned out to be

COVID day five: Woke up feeling pretty good. Feeling all my symptoms lessen is a big relief. Thinking of going to work tomorrow if I continue this path to recovery. Finally closing my mouth while sleeping was glorious. The takeaway? I really don’t know if the three shots helped. Did it ...

Celebrate those who fought so diligently for our freedom

My mother married a man who beat her to a bloody pulp on a regular basis. She married him because she was pregnant with me. She was 17, turned 18 just four days before giving birth. She should have had the choice. Every person in our environment supported the religious-fanaticism-driven ...

Many ways to appreciate president, first lady

I like the way President Joe Biden carries himself. He doesn’t pompously stick his chest out; he doesn’t tilt his head with a snarky look on his face and peer at whoever he’s talking to sideways. I like that our president doesn’t dye his hair. It’s white, it’s thin and it’s ...

When spotting scams, report them to police

According to the Federal Trade Commission’s annual compendium of fraud reports from last year, the news is shocking. Over the past three years, reported losses to consumer fraud has tripled, coming in at a reported $5.9 billion in 2021. Nearly 6 million U.S. consumers reported a scam ...