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Letters to the Editor

Necessary to publish prostitution names?

I read in Nov. 9-10 newspaper how there had been a sting operation in a Kihei hotel. A female police officer posed as a prostitute resulting in the arrest of 13 men. Bad enough that they were arrested, but was it necessary to list all their names, shaming them and possibly jeopardizing their ...

Kudos for rationale on Kihei underpass

The Nov. 15 letter from Buck Joiner laid out a common-sense rationale for the underpass for the pedestrian/bike path to serve our new high school. Safer, practical and easy to do. Mahalo, Buck, for pointing out the obvious! Go Kihei! Joe Bertam III Kihei

Critical of Kama’s vote on water lawsuit issue

On Sept. 26, 2018, Civil Beat asked Maui County Council Member Tasha Kama the following question: “There is a desire to grow the economy through new development yet also a need to protect our limited environmental resources. How would you balance these competing interests?” “I would ...

Naked emperor bluffs with Ukraine defense

Trump believes in “the best defense is a good offense” strategy that was first written over 2500 years ago in China by Sun Tzu in “The Art of War.” Trump’s bluffing and hoping we aren’t smart enough, or don’t care enough to say, “the emperor is naked.” This is “a drug ...

Democrats look to be in trouble in 2020

Wow, our frequent Trump-hating letter writer agrees with President Trump about Joe Biden (“Joe Biden unable to think clearly due to brain injury,” Nov. 12). Back on Aug. 7 President Trump said: “Joe Biden has lost his fastball.” President Trump also agrees that Biden and his family ...

Dune restoration not rocket science

The concepts of dune restoration are not complicated. Protect the sand dunes from erosion and they will protect the shoreline. Try to keep foot traffic on the pathways and off of the dune face. Encourage native dune plants since they are what Mother Nature intended. Eliminate overspray ...

Wharf Cinema Center should heed QKC suit

The Wharf Cinema Center in Lahaina should heed the warning signs from Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center and spare themselves future litigation. QKC is currently being sued over their failure to provide security while using their property as a transfer station for the Maui Bus. At The Wharf Cinema ...

Mayor’s costly decision may gut Clean Water Act

Mayor Michael Victorino repeated false Trump talking points that the Maui injection well case will expand the reach of the Clean Water Act. In fact, EPA administrators under three former presidents issued a brief stating that Maui County and Trump seek to reverse decades of precedent protecting ...

Reader puzzled by expression

What in tarnation is “wu wu” and how does one pronounce it? “Woo woo?” (Letters, Nov. 9.) Mark Smith Wailuku

Grade-separated walkway problematic, expensive

The new Kihei high school is required to have a grade-separated pedestrian walkway, either over or under Piilani Highway. The state Department of Education stated this requirement will delay the opening of the high school a minimum of one to two years (The Maui News, Aug. 3). Both of the ...

Praying for those with medical disorder

Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand to protect people from inhumane conduct and to bring offenders to justice. Recent studies have found 2.7 million children in the U.S. have a parent serving time in prison or jail, while more than ...

Joe Biden unable to think clearly due to brain injury?

Clearly, Joe Biden lacks energy or vitality. There are times when he looks more like ash than tobacco. As for his inability to think logically, tactfully and in direct response to his interlocutor, might this be a result of two brain aneurysms suffered by the man? I, for one, am concerned that ...

Thirty Meter Telescope a wonderful, appropriate gift

The Thirty Meter Telescope will be a wonderful and very appropriate gift to the Hawaiian people. Here are the protesters’ complaints, and how the state, the University of Hawaii and the courts addressed them over the past 10 years: • Fourteen would be too many telescopes. Five telescopes ...

Sad but grateful for The Maui News

Are you sad but grateful for all the experiences you have had? I invented and defined the word sateful, a combination of the words sad and grateful. That is how I will feel after having subscribed to this paper for many years, but I can no longer afford the cost of a subscription. Thank you for ...

Salute to veterans for defending freedom

Not only Veterans Day, but every day, I appreciate the freedoms we have in this country and the people like you who help keep them. Freedom lives because of you. Thank you so much for your bravery. Judy Ridolfino Kihei

Made in Maui festival needs venue change

With approximately 10,000 people patronizing the Made in Maui County Festival — every year for the past six years, attendance has been increasing at a healthy rate — it is time for the sponsors to look for a bigger and more convenient venue than the MACC. In addition to the hot, crowded ...

Offended by ‘wu wu’ screamed at events

At the risk of seeming to be a curmudgeon, my complaint involves the people at entertainment venues who, instead of applauding, scream “wu wu” as a substitute for applause. This was at the MACC recently. This usually is a young person’s habit, but sometimes older folk do it too. The ...

Gabbard only candidate against waging war?

It seems to me that our own Tulsi Gabbard is the only Democrat running for president who is challenging the all-powerful military-industrial complex in her run for president by having the nerve, the gall, to suggest that we don’t need to be waging war where we currently are — Afghanistan, ...

Critics of fossil fuel don’t get big picture

I just read the article about suing the fossil fuel companies written by our mayor (“Our County,” Opinion, Nov. 2). I must admit, I’m now questioning my vote. All I can think about is Thomas Sowell and his book “Applied Economics.” One of the themes of the book, “Stage One ...

Mauna Kea message about sharing, future

People who support TMT are running professional ads and commercials. Perhaps it will be added to the 2020 election ballot as, “Are you for TMT or not for TMT?” TMT supporters also blame Gov. David Ige, saying he is weak, clueless and gutless, and has not done his duty to the state and he ...