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Letters to the Editor

Lifetime love for baseball ends with lie

Just before Christmas, tragedy struck, and my father never came home from a holiday party. In a world filled with emptiness, baseball found me. The following summer, in pursuit of Babe Ruth’s single season home run record, a pantheon of now-legendary players was lighting up the box ...

Kihei median irrigation wastes water, wets cars

The June 15 edition of The Maui News included a story that due to drought conditions, water conservation was recommended for all areas of the Island. The Maui Lu timeshare project, currently under construction on South Kihei Road by Goodfellow Bros. Construction, includes a landscaped ...

Liloa Drive must not be Piilani Highway bypass

I must take exception with your editorial from June 19-20 calling for the completion of Liloa Drive, or Kihei’s “North-South Connector Road.” The state can’t get its act together for accessing the new high school or managing Piilani Highway. So, the solution is to turn what is now ...

Vaccine for any virus doesn’t always stop spread

I wanted to correct a common misconception contained in a recent letter. Getting a vaccine for any virus does not necessarily prevent its spread. Viruses are all around us and there is no way to prevent anyone, vaccinated or not, from transmitting them. Vaccination does make the illness ...

America’s majority want stricter gun laws

I am very sorry to learn that gun ownership is up in Hawaii. Some buyers reference the need for protection. Somehow, it does not seem to be working so well for the nation. I don’t buy that the Second Amendment gives the right to bear an AK-47. Somehow, I would not feel protected when a ...

Short-term vacation rentals need limits on occupancy

Dear planning commission, when you recommend allowing a house to become a short-term vacation rental, and allow two adults per bedroom, do you realize that eight unrelated people, adults on vacation, will move in, although “temporarily” next door to residents who live in their homes? In ...