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Letters to the Editor

Illegal transient rentals root of tourism surplus

Mr. Victorino, instead of asking the airlines to have fewer flights, which I am sure they got a good laugh from, why don’t you go after the root of the problem? Illegal transient rentals are being fined heavily on Oahu. It can’t be that hard to go on an app and figure out which ...

Not being treated equally with other areas on Maui

Every summer, we have severe water restrictions imposed on our Upcountry residents. We are told to take shorter showers, no washing of vehicles, no watering of lawns, etc. The Board of Water Supply say they will impose fines for noncompliance and even threaten to pull our water meters! Is ...

Stop putting feelings above good of the community

I strongly request that mayor and all of us keep the indoor mask mandate in effect for everyone, vaccinated or not, for the foreseeable future. The Delta variant is spreading faster than the original COVID-19. Fully vaccinated people are getting Delta variant. (Boston Red Sox 7/15/21). Las ...

Critical race theory isn’t the way to start discussion

It’s time to wake up. We are in the middle of a cultural revolution. If we lose, think Cuba or Venezuela. But unlike them, we will not have anywhere to run to. Case in point: the July 13 guest editorial, “Fear of critical race theory.” Critical race theory and the 1619 Project are ...

The past is alive for Native peoples everywhere

I am crying today. I have lived on Maui now for 45 years. My wife and I have raised our kids and now help raise our grandkids here. I work most days to bring some benefit to this island and its people. This land has become part of who I am. I am crying at what Maui has become. In ...

How many times can mayor justify fighting court case?

Just how many times can Mayor Victorino and his Corporation Counsel, Moana Lutey, lose the same injection well water case, funded by county taxpayer money, while falsely claiming “environmental stewardship”? Maui County Council, led Kelly King, had previously voted to settle the case to ...