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Letters to the Editor

Blames Democrats for economic catastrophe

While walking in Kahului, I passed a business that was no more. I wondered about the employees whose benefits are about to run out. I thought about the owners, perhaps locked into a long-term lease, who will default. I imagined the newly homeless, living in their cars or sleeping on ...

‘Scary’ charter mailer some kind of prank?

I recently received a scary political mailer from a group advocating against some alleged managing director charter proposal, so I read the actual proposal approved by the council and realized the mailer must be a prank because it bears no resemblance to what we will vote on. In urgent ...

Need to travel interisland without quarantining

The current interisland quarantine is a bummer for Maui residents with relatives on other islands. What’s the difference between a person who gets a test 72 hours before flying from L.A. to Maui, and a person who gets a test 72 hours before flying from Oahu to Maui? Please think about ...

America better today than four years ago?

Is America better today than four years ago? Do you and your family feel healthier, safer, and more secure? Do you think our economy is better and more prosperous for most Americans? Have we made progress in social reform to address problems of social injustice? Do we still command respect ...

Amendments about voters, not money interests

I received a giant direct mailer card admonishing me to vote no on all seven proposed charter amendments this November. Apparently not a single one deserves a yes vote according to this as yet unknown source. Sounds fishy to me. The amendments, introduced by Council Members Kelly King, Keani ...

Without effective planning, pandemic will be endless

I have quite a few questions in regard to the upcoming travel industry opening. If a traveler is coming out of state, we are aware that person is responsible for the test. Where is the test to be administered? At the airport? When is the test be done? Immediately? What is the turnaround ...