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Letters to the Editor

Why no Dem outcry for lack of stimulus?

Are we that jaded that we did not realize that Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party did our country a great disservice by not approving the bipartisan stimulus that was on the table? She reportedly admitted that she held up the vote because she did not want President Trump to get credit for ...

Why close complying bars with those who don’t?

It is a shame that bars suffer closure even if they follow the strict regulations imposed by this unfortunate event. There will be businesses that will adhere to the restriction and others that will not. Do not punish those who obey. Cite those that cause others to suffer. Will the county ...

Time to act to avoid crisis happening all over nation

Maui is definitely in the middle of the worst COVID surge the island has seen all pandemic. Saturday’s case count of 22 (reported as of 11:59 p.m. Thursday) was a record for Maui (not including the days of the Lanai outbreak) and our weekly average is now at 14 cases per day, which has been ...

Parents best resource for teaching empathy

I do not disagree with the author of the letter which encouraged schools to teach subjects which “should include civics and sportsmanship” (Letters to the editor, Dec. 4). Teachers want to do these things. Sometimes, we are allowed to. In addition, I’d recommend caring, involved ...

Those who claim patriotism but won’t defend elections

Why have Trump’s ridiculous lies without evidence behind his lawsuits now gone beyond the lunatic rantings of a crybaby and become a real threat to our democracy? Too many elected Republicans either outright support Trump’s extra-legal efforts or tacitly support him. There aren’t enough ...

Visitor: Crank up mask enforcement with fines

Hawaii local officials should heighten mask-wearing violations with fines to empower local businesses with enforcement. We have been on island for a month and are repeatedly shocked that restaurants, retail stores, gyms, spas and hotels do not enforce mask wearing. Many individuals walk ...