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Letters to the Editor

International assistance needed for vaccination

With the Delta variant accounting for 83 percent of sequenced COVID-19 cases in the U.S., our government continues to urge citizens to vaccinate. In other countries, this is not the case. In India, where the Delta variant was first detected, cases continue to climb, and new studies suggest ...

Kihei, once a wasteland, now boosts island economy

When I was a small boy many years ago, Kihei was what many considered rubbish wasteland. My grandmother used to tell me that if you were to buy land in Kihei, everybody would laugh at you. She said that when Bill Azeka bought large amounts of land in Kihei, family and friends thought he ...

When abuse occurs, see something, say something

In the July 16 issue of The Maui News, it was reported that a former youth basketball coach was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting two teenage girls who were on his team. The article mentions numerous letters submitted to Judge Bissen on the defendant’s behalf in what ...

Games should have breaks between quarters when hot

I would like to see all daytime football games have 10-minute breaks minimum between the first and second quarters, and the third and fourth quarters, when on-field temperatures exceed 90 degrees at game time. I would hope that players could be in a shaded area, but that is not always ...

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 ...