History matters, so does political reality


Here we go again! In the aftermath of the mismanaged U.S. military pullout in Afghanistan, calls to impeach the president or demands for him to resign are being heard daily. Our republic cannot stand if lawmakers resort to undoing elections via impeachment every few years. If we, the ...

Parks playing catch-22 with pickleball request

Letters to the Editor

My wife and I have been trying for over a year to have the county parks department paint permanent pickle lines at the Haiku Field House. The parks department (Karla Peters, director) wanted to see if the numbers of pickle players was sufficient enough versus the number of basketball players. ...

Open letter on military to Congressman Kahele

Letters to the Editor

I'm sad you voted for FY2022 military budget of nearly $1 trillion and to increase it by $24 billion. Don't let the good work you're doing for Hawaii be overshadowed by indebtedness to weapons manufacturers. You can win without them. Please learn from Afghanistan, Iraq, etc., what we should ...

Will new health pass ultimately backfire?

Letters to the Editor

Aloha mai kakou. I am very concerned that Mayor Victorino’s new health pass, being less restrictive than the O‘ahu Safe Access Plan, will ultimately backfire and negatively impact the health and safety of Maui County residents. The anti-vax crowd will be coming to Maui to avoid the ...

Lies about the Capitol riot


The lesson lawmakers should have learned after the riotous attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6 is that violent words can incite violent acts. When lawmakers cross this line, the rebuke should come swiftly. With the exceptions of Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, and Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, ...