Opinion

Loud honking horns the only flaw of Makawao Parade

Letters to the Editor

The Makawao Parade on July 6 was a nearly perfect event, representing many colorful, joy-filled aspects of local life, including the antique cars and trucks, horses, children and bands. The only flaw was the loud, long honking horns from some of the larger trucks passing by toward the end. ...

Canceling Sunday paper destroys beloved ritual

Letters to the Editor

By canceling the Sunday paper you are not only taking away the newspaper, you are destroying a beloved Sunday ritual enjoyed around the world. Whomever dreamed up this idea must have been behind the boneheaded plan to cancel home delivery. Thanks to public outcry, that plan was scrapped (for ...

Keani Rawlins-Fernandez’s hard work misrepresented

Letters to the Editor

Recent Maui News articles have misrepresented the outstanding efforts of Council Member Keani Rawlins-Fernandez. Rawlins-Fernandez works as hard as any council member and shows up for meetings extremely well-prepared. As a freshman member, she chaired the Economic Development and Budget ...

Newspaper subscribers are paying more for less

Letters to the Editor

Weekender, aren’t we lucky? Not only are we getting a decrease of about 15 percent in what we are getting with this new publication schedule, we get to pay (effectively) about 16 percent more for the “privilege.” Oh, I know, there is no price increase (how generous), but we subscribers ...

Rolling symbol of hatred didn’t belong in parade

Letters to the Editor

The morning of July 6, I was standing on Baldwin Avenue in Makawao watching the beautiful classic cars go by at the head of the paniolo parade. Suddenly I saw a car that was pure ugliness. It had a Confederate flag painted on the top of the roof and “General Lee” on the side of the roof. ...

God provides a union of beauty, perfection and love

Letters to the Editor

Everyone wants to be loved with a deep soul relationship, fulfilled and content as God loves you the best. Keep watching his unique relationship with you, the greatest satisfaction learning as you give yourself to him. When you are ready, he wants you to have an everlasting union of beauty, ...

Healthwise Maui

Columns

Q: I love the beach and spend a lot of time in the sun. What’s the best way to protect against skin cancer? Dr. Derrick Beech, surgical oncologist, Maui Health System: Many people wear sunscreen to protect their skin, but several studies have shown increased rates of skin cancer in people ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

Today’s column must begin with an apology. I’ve been so obsessed with my son’s 42nd birthday and my mother’s impending 94th, I completely forgot about two other special celebrants. I don’t usually miss my BBB (Best Boy Buddy) Brian’s birthday, as it’s the day before my son’s, ...

Not planning for hurricane season is planning to fail

Columns

The West Maui Taxpayers Association planning team met with the mayor and asked him to be sure to let us work together with the Maui Emergency Management Agency and to use the WMTA and our plan as a resource as we examine an “After Action Report” on the recent fires and flooding issues. ...

An internet challenge

Editorial

The internet daily offers challenges to people in the business of information. More and more, the public is demanding instantaneous reporting of the news and asserting its right to comment immediately on those stories. In general, that is a good thing. But a real problem with allowing ...

Putting cameras in the forest is a terrible idea

Letters to the Editor

In a recent article (The Maui News, June 30), it was revealed the Amanda Eller’s father wants to put cameras in the Makawao forest to prevent people who are lost from not being found. That is a terrible idea. For one thing, Makawao is but one of many hiking areas on Maui. You can’t put ...

KCA meeting takes a look at recycling

Letters to the Editor

The Kihei Community Association welcomes guests from the county Department of Environmental Management (DEM) to discuss recycling in South Maui at our July 16 meeting at St. Theresa Church on Lipoa, 6:30 p.m. Director Eric Nakagawa has agreed to participate along with some of his team. The ...

Flag countered Trump’s self-adulation parade

Letters to the Editor

I’m writing this on July 4, and was proud to see that the flag of our great country was printed again in The Maui News. Seeing the flag in the paper countered, for me, the “Donald Trump self-adulation” parade taking place in Washington, D.C. I know the full-page flag is printed on days ...

County reduces the use of glyphosate products

Letters to the Editor

On July 5, The Maui News Opinion page had an item written by Mayor Michael Victorino. The “Our County” column went into detail about the environmental issues that Maui County is making progress with. There was a lot of good information and one thing really caught my eye. Our county is ...

Transit-oriented development a model for South Maui

Letters to the Editor

I was inspired by South Maui state Rep. Tina Wildberger’s positive experiences touring Singapore and Hong Kong in seeing how to incorporate transit-oriented development to support affordable housing and livable, sustainable communities (The Maui News, “Viewpoint,” June 28). We have the ...

Ask The Mayor

Columns

Q: Are there plans for a sidewalk extension on the Old Haleakala Highway in Pukalani between Makawao Avenue and the Pukalani Terrace Center? If so, what might be a timetable for a project to be considered or is it in the works? There is a lot of pedestrian usage on this part of the highway, ...

Welcome to the Weekender

Editorial

As we evolve to a six-day per week publishing cycle, this is the first edition of our brand-new Weekender. Delivered on Saturdays, it will have all the special features of our Sunday product, including color comics, The Channel Surfer, expanded sports coverage, community news and Pau Hana, as ...

Budget was collaborative, transparent endeavor

Letters to the Editor

It is often said that a budget is a moral document. Whether for a household, a business, an organization or the County of Maui, a budget reflects priorities, values and principles. This year the County Council’s Economic Development and Budget Committee, working collaboratively with the ...