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Opinion

KCA to host candidate forum for two contests

Letters to the Editor

The Kihei Community Association general membership meeting on Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. will be a primary election candidates forum featuring two contests, the mayoral and the County Council East Maui residency seat. Why is Kihei having the East Maui race, as Kihei guys can’t vote for Hana, ...

VITA members, supporters urged to elect Victorino

Letters to the Editor

To all members and supporters of the Valley Isle Timing Association, please give your vote to candidate Mike Victorino for mayor of Maui County. We need to support this local boy who will work for the local people and keep the club going. For those who are not old enough to remember, the ...

Perils of gun control obvious in South Africa

Letters to the Editor

Currently in South Africa the government is in the process of confiscating farms from white owners without compensation. They are, in their own words, “Not calling for the killing of white settlers . . . yet.” These white settlers, the Boers, first arrived in 1652 and established a ...

The State of Aloha

Columns

This has been a short workweek because Monday was Labor Day — a day brought to you by and for working people. The holiday came about in the 1880s after cities industrialized and housed large majorities and populations of wage earners. They lobbied state legislatures to set aside a holiday ...

Aftermath of an attack

Editorial

This coming Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. Nineteen al-Qaida infiltrators hijacked four commercial airliners, slamming two into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York and another into the Pentagon. The fourth plane crashed in ...

Why did Trump grovel before Putin in Helsinki?

Letters to the Editor

Do you remember the “Stasi,” that is the East German Secret Security Service? Back in the ’80s they were very good on getting dirt on all their citizens and many other folks of interest. Good old Vladimir Putin honed his skill there as Russian KGB agent. They had a very simple maxim ...

We can learn from Typhoon Jebi’s catastrophe in Japan

Columns

If anyone has seen the pictures and video of the aftermath of Typhoon Jebi in Japan, you’ll understand why we need to treat all hurricanes, tsunamis, tropical storms and other weather phenomenon very seriously. This was the strongest storm to hit Japan in 25 years. So far, 11 people have ...

Pricey potatoes, flying coconuts cause for alarm

Letters to the Editor

I recently went to the store and bought four gold potatoes and one purple sweet potato; the total cost $10.41. I was shocked. I guess I am planting potatoes. On another note, shocked that very few people cut down coconuts out of trees before the hurricane. Have you ever seen a coconut fly ...

Crossword a problem for those with older eyes

Letters to the Editor

The new arrangement of the daily crossword puzzle is a problem for those of us with older eyes: Yesterday’s answers (who cares?) are now larger, and the puzzle itself is smaller, much too small. Please go back to the old layout. Robyn Walters Kihei

Focus on what God has called us to do

Letters to the Editor

Don’t be anxious, just keep our focus on what God has called us to do. Keep praying and share God’s love, peace and gift of salvation. His guidance will surprise you with a love far more wonderful that any would dream. We can do all things through him when we forgive and appreciate each ...

The left unhinged over $25,000 donation

Letters to the Editor

Really? In-N-Out Burger has been found out for donating $25,000 to the California Republican Party and once again the spineless lunatics have become unhinged. This same corporation has donated thousands of dollars to many Democrats that share similar values but we never hear about anything ...

Identity politics are a double-edged sword

Columns

The recent primaries, particularly on the Democratic side, have unleashed a pack of first-ism cliches. If elected in November, Andrew Gillum would become “Florida’s first black governor” (CNN). Stacey Abrams in Georgia could be “America’s first black female governor” (Time). Jared ...

Politics by disruption

Editorial

In recent days we have written several editorials about the lack of civility in politics today in the United States. Whether it was rehashing how both left and right now use Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” to disrupt the political and corporate elite or the use of bully tactics to ...

Will send memory disks as soon as they are found

Letters to the Editor

Life has its funny moments. The other day, my mother-in-law told me she had ordered these memory disks. She said these disks have helped me a lot. I would like you to listen to them. I replied I don’t have a memory issue. She said, “Do you recall losing your car keys last week?” I told ...

Visionary political perspectives

Letters to the Editor

The exorbitant amount of money necessary to stand for office is out of control. We have so many super PACs and PACs spending money from sources which are not always transparent. We must legislate to adopt campaign finance reform and the public financing of elections. This year, many ...

Here’s how fact-based voting would work

Letters to the Editor

I don’t find many of the letters to The Maui News written for or against particular candidates for office very helpful. I have a suggestion: Let’s make candidates clearly state their views on critical issues facing our county and insist they say how they would address them. Then we can ...

Headline referencing the president was misleading

Letters to the Editor

In The Maui News of Sept. 1, there was a headline “President, stars bid epic farewell to Queen of Soul.” Imagine my surprise, after reading the story, that you meant “former” President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.” Our current president, ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

Last week’s column apparently stuck a chord with many readers. Inspired by comedian Sam Adams’ “True Color” routine, it generated more responses via Facebook, email and personal encounters than any of this year’s previous “Mana‘o.” Adams, an African-American comic and ...

Watching over your shoulder

Editorial

Did you ever get the feeling someone’s watching you? Ever get the feeling someone is following you? Well, someone is. As Jack Paar once put it, “Even paranoid people can have enemies.” Now the folks keeping tabs on you are not necessarily enemies — unless you count people who are ...