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Opinion

New raceway on Eha where children play

Letters to the Editor

I live on Eha Street at Iao Parkside, fronting the road. The speed limit here, I believe, is 20 mph. With many children playing and riding bikes, cars never travel at the posted speed limit. This has become the new Maui raceway park with zero police enforcement from the time of traffic officer ...

Mother meeting with school to discuss conditions in class

Letters to the Editor

I am the mother of a 6-year-old boy that attends King Kamehameha III in Lahaina. My child is in special education classes and is diagnosed with severe autism. Since school has started, his bus rides are 45-55 minutes long. My child overheats quickly. He has a uniform waiver as he cannot wear ...

Message supporting TMT as important as protest

Letters to the Editor

A big mahalo for your story “Are future TMT discoveries worth the battle?” (Sept. 21). And an even bigger mahalo to Amber Imai-Hong, a Native Hawaiian avionics engineer whose family originally opposed the telescope, but now support it. Around the island, I see trucks with flags, protesters ...

Society unraveling, still time to stop it

Letters to the Editor

Go back in time and tell anyone about America today and they’d dismiss as impossible everything they’d been told. For instance, Americans are routinely slaughtered or wounded by madmen armed with assault rifles — on streets, in nightclubs, concerts, churches, movie theaters, retail ...

Flood insurance a must, most policies do not cover

Letters to the Editor

I feel terrible for these families, but I noticed that one of the homeowners mentioned that they are “not in a flood zone” and also “knew that insurance would not cover it” (The Maui News, Sept. 30). It’s a shame that the Maui News did not take this opportunity to explain flood ...

Mahalo to County Council for wastewater settlement

Letters to the Editor

Mahalo nui to the courageous five of our Maui County Council members who have the integrity and understanding to stand up and vote for the reefs of Maui. The offshore waters of Maui, especially the west side, have been suffering for a long time. You look out from the beach and it all looks ...

Breast cancer awareness

Editorial

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everywhere one looks there are flashes of pink to concentrate the message that too many mothers, wives, sisters and daughters still fight the scourge of these diseases every year. The American Cancer Society press website also reminds us that over 3 ...

The State of Aloha

Columns

Less than a month after statehood, Pan American World Airways began its jetliner service from the Mainland to Honolulu. The regular route to the islands cut costs and travel time for Mainlanders. Visitors flooded the young state. The service coincided with the construction of hotels, resorts, ...

They’re taking their business elsewhere

Columns

A few months ago, we tried to remind folks about “It’s the economy, stupid.” There we reported that we had been getting lots of news about our economy, and none of it was good. Last month, the University of Hawaii’s economics research organization, UHERO, released its third-quarter ...

Still waiting for requested speed bumps, stop sign

Letters to the Editor

It is with a sense of relief that I write this letter as I have had to abandon protocol and “use the proper channels,” which led me nowhere. The phrase “comedy of errors” is an understatement as I attempt to describe the futility of my neighbors and myself as we have tried to have ...

Pete Buttigieg stood out at Polk County steak fry

Letters to the Editor

I just returned from Des Moines, Iowa, after attending the traditional annual Polk County Democrats Steak Fry on Sept. 21. There were over 12,500 attendees at the event. Being there was an opportunity to hear firsthand from each of the 17 leading 2020 presidential primary candidates. They ...

Youth of today provide hope for a better tomorrow

Letters to the Editor

Had I been an adult in Germany during the rise of Nazis, I wonder if I could have been able to assess what was going on and have had the courage to speak up about it. How could so many fall under the spell of Adolf Hitler? Who would follow such a man (in a largely Christian nation with ...

New ideas create the world’s first noncorrupt politics

Letters to the Editor

Can you stomach the corrupt political system running our county? We set this system up decades ago and I’m not pointing fingers at any politician. Whether locally or nationally we have a system in which you can buy what you want. Yes, we have passed laws which regulate campaign finances, ...

Domestic abuse needs reporting

Editorial

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The much-publicized instances involving celebrities and star athletes may make the issue seem distant but it is a daily problem here, too. It has been decades since authorities on Maui considered domestic violence “a family matter.” There ...

Healthwise Maui

Columns

Q: What does it mean to be prediabetic? Can I reverse it? Jolly Anne L. Uclaray, Master of Science nursing, registered nurse, certified diabetes educator, diabetes coordinator, Maui Memorial Medical Center: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 84 million ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

Confucius said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Steve Jobs said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” I’m not saying I do great work as an emcee, but I truly love doing it, and no, it doesn’t feel like work at all, ...

Coral reefs dying in Napili and Honolua Bay

Letters to the Editor

I haven’t been to Maui in eight years and was dismayed to see how much of the coral in Napili and Honolua Bay is dead. There are still fish but much less numerous than in the past and about 75 percent of the coral was dead and covered in what looked like brown algae. I saw many people ...

Study places where water reuse is very successful

Letters to the Editor

The Maui County Council did the right thing withdrawing from the injection well lawsuit. On behalf of the oceans and the economic importance it has to the people of the islands, mahalo. Drs. L. Stephen Lau and John F. Mink put us all on notice in their 2006 textbook, “Hydrology of the ...

People should be able to mourn without statement

Letters to the Editor

Referencing the Sept. 23 Maui News article “Family seeks to raise suicide awareness”: “Fight the stigma of suicide. Talk about it. Share your suicide loss stories in memory of your loved one,” the aunt said. I am not sure why she is saying there is a stigma. People mourning the ...

Lofty schools, lofty positions

Editorial

“Voters inclined to loathe and fear elite Ivy League schools rarely make fine distinctions between Yale and Harvard. All they know is that both are full of rich, fancy, stuck-up and possibly dangerous intellectuals who never sit down to supper in their undershirt no matter how hot the weather ...