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Opinion

Check prescription dosage instructions carefully

Letters to the Editor

Earlier this year my wife was prescribed a medication that she has to be careful taking due to the potential for side effects. I picked up the prescription for her at the pharmacy we use in Kahului. The prescription came with a “Note from your Pharmacist” attached; this was some ...

Happy for competition in interisland air travel

Letters to the Editor

News outlets report that Hawaiian Airlines announced in January a year-end profit for 2018 of $233 million. Hawaiian Airlines has never, in my opinion, earned the right to designate itself as “pono.” Only when Southwest Airlines entered the interisland market (hallelujah!) did Hawaiian ...

All the right moves

Columns

Ever feel like you’re drowning in life’s distractions? And that you need to slow down, take a deep breath and be fully present in the moment? Kids do, too. Research indicates that teaching mindfulness — often defined as nonjudgmental present-moment awareness — to children has ...

Follow suggested safety precautions when hiking

Columns

On Monday, a 20-something-year-old woman visiting from Germany went hiking. In the morning, she walked into Haleakala Crater and stayed on the trail that leads out of Kaupo Gap. After the sun set, she became disoriented, and she called 911 emergency dispatchers. With her cellphone, GPS ...

Locals can’t compete with outside money pouring in

Letters to the Editor

Change is the one constant in life. Maui has always been expensive since I arrived here 25 years ago, barring four years in Iraq. However, for many working people, it has become an outright luxury to live here anymore. Maui is on the crest of being unaffordable for many local working ...

Hawaii is part of the land of the free

Letters to the Editor

I was in a local bakery and saw a woman berate a visitor to the island just because she was white. It’s hilarious to me that people think racism doesn’t apply to whites but it does. Racism is defined as anyone who berates another because of one’s race, so yes there is racism against ...

Have we become deaf to the cries of our neighbors?

Letters to the Editor

We need to shift the conversation from sheltering, homeless, street people outreach polls, statistical analysis to what has each one of us done today to make someone’s life better. Maui doesn’t but our neighbor islands provide people showers, toilets, shelter, health care and laundry ...

Someone investigate the state prosecutors office

Letters to the Editor

What is going on with the state prosecutors office? First we read they refuse to prosecute former Maui Corporation Counsel Patrick Wong for abusing his girlfriend. Now we see a tiny article in the May 30 paper that the same office reaches a plea deal with an ex-Honolulu cop to just serve ...

Senseless drug deaths

Editorial

Three years ago a medical examiner in Minnesota announced that superstar rocker Prince died of “fentanyl toxicity.” That is a fancy way of saying he died of a drug overdose. The tweet from the ME’s office went on to say the death was accidental, from a self-administered dose. USA ...

Healthwise Maui

Columns

Q: My family has a history of heart disease. Is there a test that can tell me if I’m at risk for stroke? Dr. Robert Connaughton, vascular surgeon, Maui Health: Yes. A carotid ultrasound is a painless, noninvasive procedure that uses sound waves to make an image of your carotid artery and ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

I’m a bit punchy right now, having returned from Michigan and Canada only a few hours ago, as I struggle to meet my “Sharing Mana‘o” deadline. So, rather than attempt an eloquent account of my trip, I offer my Top Five list of travel highlights (I’m too tired to count to 10). No. 5 ...

Maui Connections

Columns

Time-lapse wizard Louie Schwartzberg, recipient of the 2019 Maui Film Festival Visionary Award, can sum up his 40-year filmmaking career in two words: Making connections. There’s a thread that runs from his earliest work filming flowers — turning the miracle of their growth into a ...

Trump administration is far from deadbeat

Letters to the Editor

The writer of “Donnie Deadbeat” (Letters, May 24) I suspect watches too much CNN. Let me correct a few things. First off, the president golfs less than Obama ever did and the first lady doesn’t use our tax dollars to take the family shopping like the last one did often. Secondly, for ...

An exception to the rule of diminishing relevance

Letters to the Editor

If we say for the sake of argument that a generation equals 20 years, it becomes obvious that during such an extended period, many changes occur. Among the obvious changes are new technologies and changes in social aspirations. Less obviously, but more significant, are the more subtle changes. ...

Housing at Lahaina project is a great start

Letters to the Editor

It’s great that the our leaders acknowledge Lahaina needs affordable housing, especially for those helping the community in Lahaina. The schools in Lahaina have too high a revolving door because it’s too expensive to live in Lahaina and commute. Sometimes one substitute teacher is watching ...

Rescuers and rescued went all in and came out on top

Letters to the Editor

What a jolt of joy! Yoga instructor found alive, The Maui News, May 25. What a front page! Four smiles, four aces — the winning hand. They went all in and the rescued and rescuers came out on top! A 3-mile jog became a 16-day test of wills. Amanda Eller is woman — can’t fight, can’t ...

Maui Waena school has summer reading program

Letters to the Editor

I’m proud to state that Maui Waena Intermediate School is the first public middle school — as far as I am have been able to determine — on Maui to establish (or perhaps re-establish?) a summer reading requirement for incoming 8th graders. More information is posted at the school front ...

Waiting through 2 green lights for 80 bikers

Letters to the Editor

I was by Home Depot and enjoying watching a club of about 80 bikers drive by while I waited through two green lights. I don’t remember reading this law, rule or maybe just etiquette, and if so, when should we yield? When there are 80, 50 or just 10? And if so, are there some other clubs we ...

Trump’s adoration of tyrants should horrify

Letters to the Editor

Donald Trump loves North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, a man who has committed atrocities against his own family, the North Korean people and all of humanity. Kim is a murderous arch-fiend, and his biggest fan is Donald Trump. Trump himself said he and Kim “fell in love.” When Trump tweeted on ...