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Letters to the Editor

Fire precautions not widely adopted

An Oct. 18 article in The Maui News stated that Hawaii Wildfire Management’s draft report based on input at the “Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Action Planning Workshop” recommends “establishing and maintaining fire and fuel breaks, cleaning around under electrical ...

Know the truth, it will set you free

When it comes to knowing the Father’s love, all we need to do is look in our hearts. Together, the best comes to those who honor Christ with Truth and Love. Know the Father’s love in your heart. “You will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free” (John 8: 32). Love the Lord ...

Aliens being hidden in Area 54?

The writer of an Oct. 25 letter must certainly know something the rest of us don’t. In his letter, he states that the government is hiding aliens in Area 54. The rest of us assumed they were hidden in Area 51. You learn something every day. Mike Sowers Medford, Ore.

Affordable housing meeting shows needy below wealthy

Great job at the county’s affordable housing workshop last week. Now let’s give our lists from what we learned and want to implement to the Mayor’s Office c/o Lori Tsuhako, director of housing at director.hhc @mauicounty.gov. The mayor asked at least three times: “What is the ...

Despite hospital criticism, Maui Memorial was great

I know we all hear news about Maui Memorial that is not all good, so I just wanted to submit this positive report. My wife just came home from five days at the hospital. During her stay, all the staff were great, from the initial reception, to the OR to the post-op staff. I never saw an ...

Coaches try strategy against the kickers

I have been watching Hawaii high school football playoffs lately. Several times I have noticed coaches calling time out right before a critical field goal is about to be tried. Are these coaches are trying to “shave ice the kicker”? Jim Killett Lahaina

Transfer stockpiled sand to Kamaole beaches

Yes! You can help protect our beaches and dunes for the next generation. You can urge lawmakers to find the funding to transfer the stockpiled dune sand that is under wraps at the Kihei Boat Ramp for the nourishment of the Kamaole beaches, where the sand originated. The state of Hawaii funded ...

West side residents grateful for responders

All of us in the Napili, Mahinahina and Honokowai area want to thank the police, fire department, the helicopters with water drops and those who made a fire break! Without them all working together, we could have lost our homes. So, how long is this going on? Should we have another ...

Make housing affordable to middle-class families

Affordable housing is available for low-income families when their income is lower than $54,000. What about middle-class families’ income that falls between $54,000 and below $75,000 that are struggling from paycheck to paycheck? There are no affordable housing programs for middle-class ...

Slow drivers dangerous, can cause accidents

I’m writing to bring attention to address the danger of slow drivers in the left lane. Sometimes I think they do this because they are stubborn, which is irritating to the other drivers. When they do this, it slows traffic for everybody. People driving slow on the fast lane can cause ...

Compromise proposal to extend Brexit deadline

The European Union should extend for six months the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline for Great Britain to officially leave the EU. This extension should be granted only if Great Britain agrees to hold a second vote within three months so its citizens can decide on whether or not they want to leave the ...

Corrupt help one another in Hawaii, Washington, D.C.

First off, that story about the assault on the “haole” who bought property in foreclosure was a sham in court (The Maui News, Oct. 18). Seems the prosecution gave assailants a free ride. Assault someone with a shovel to the head is attempted murder. Then same guy goes to a bar and busts ...

Maui Code provides overparking solutions

In the Oct. 21 “Ask the Mayor column,” the mayor addressed a writer’s concerns about a home in their neighborhood that had many occupants filling the street with autos, even in front of the writer’s home, depriving them of a space for a visit or delivery. The mayor replied that parking ...

Assault in Kahakuloa is very disturbing

The recent articles regarding the horrific assaults on Christopher Kunzelman and his uncle in Kahakuloa are very disturbing (The Maui News, Oct. 18). It is hard to believe that there could be video and audio evidence of this violent racial hate crime and in the end the ones who did this got off ...

Speeding on Kaonoulu real problem for Kihei

I second the message regarding vehicle drivers in north Kihei on Kaonoulu Street (Letters, Oct. 18). I, too, have walked my dogs here for years, and also ride a bicycle. Walking is especially hazardous on the makai portion where there is no sidewalk and frequent flooding. Vehicles turning ...

More Russian contacts by Clinton than others

Hillary Clinton has more Russia connections than Donald Trump, Tulsi Gabblard and Jill Stein together. Let’s go over the biggest ones. The uranium scandal is the biggest. According to a NY Times article, the Clinton foundation was given $150 million. Former President Bill Clinton was paid ...

Russia grooming Gabbard appalling smear by Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s smear of decorated war veteran Tulsi Gabbard as being groomed by the Russians is appalling! Also shocking is her depiction of 2016 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein as a Russian asset whose third-party candidacy led to her defeat by Donald Trump. The more likely ...

Government barriers signals of corruption

When a government sets up barriers to protect itself from the people, or to hide its actions and motivations from the people, it has become corrupt. Barriers take many forms. There are barriers to knowledge and to change. Some are bureaucratic or legal; some are electoral; some are the ink ...

Fire prevention draft simply states obvious

Front-page news in the Oct. 19 Maui News: “Draft report notes ways to prevent wildfires.” The article goes on to tell us that “establishing and maintaining fire and fuel breaks, cleaning around under electrical transformers and under power lines . . . are top priorities to reduce ...

Fire emergency campaign could lead to solutions

Regarding the events that happened last month regarding the fires in Maui: There are a lot of people, including myself, that are worried due to the tremendous chaos caused by the fires. I see how the population takes and handles the current situation. Many people were forced to evacuate with ...