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Letters to the Editor

President’s conduct akin to dictatorship

Trump’s refusal to accept the election results, claiming voter fraud with no evidence, demanding a recount and hoping to throw out Biden votes is par for the course with him. Now he is also firing the top guys in the Pentagon and replacing them with his loyalists, as he has with the U. S. ...

It isn’t asking too much for tourists to mask up

As visitors to Maui twice a year for many years, we are disappointed to find so many tourists the last three weeks walking around the Kaanapali area without masks. After waiting many months to finally be able to visit, and complying with the governor’s mandated trans-Pacific instructions, ...

Open Yamamoto Track at War Memorial stadium

It is a beautiful sight to see community residents safely exercising in county parks and facilities — playing basketball, baseball and swimming for instance. We now know that exercise and being outside in the sun to get Vitamin D3 both help keep us healthy during a pandemic. It is ...

Tourists pack Big Beach yet no lifeguards?

Big Beach at Makena was packed today. The tourists are back.   The three lifeguard stations remained closed.   What? We can’t afford lifeguards?   Rena Blumberg Kihei

Right time to allow more visitor arrivals?

Last Friday, Maui County reported seven new cases of COVID-19, one of our highest numbers aside from the outbreak on Lanai and at clusters at the hospital and Roselani. Statewide, the numbers have also been going up since the onset of the new visitor regulations went into effect on Oct. 15. ...

State offer on road crossing akin to Lucy yanking football

Remember Charlie Brown, Lucy and the football? Beginning every football season Lucy would convince Charlie she’d place-hold the football while he kicked it. Year after year Lucy jerked the ball away at the last second, propelling Charlie into airborne humiliation as she smiled smugly at ...