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Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Mandatory vaccines being promoted locally?

President Biden, Dr. Fauci and the mainstream media are all promoting the idea of mandatory vaccines imposed by state and local governments. This is concerning because the state of Hawaii and the county mayors have been extreme in their use of emergency orders regarding COVID. What will ...

Airport needs to strictly enforce mask-wearing

Midday July 8, I checked in for my flight at Maui OGG (Kahului) Airport. I was appalled that despite frequently announcing the mask rule on the PA system, up to 10 percent of the passengers indoors were not properly wearing masks. I saw people with masks under their chins, under their noses, ...