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Opinion

Peacekeeping forces appropriate when needed

Letters to the Editor

If state and local governments cannot or refuse to do the most important function of government of safeguarding the safety of citizens and property, then the citizens have every right to expect peacekeeping forces of the United States to do that. Opinion columnist Jules Witcover on July 25 ...

The doctor is in

Columns

When Dr. Marcus Griffin was growing up, his dad would routinely dispense pearls of fatherly wisdom. One in particular continues to resonate: “It’s better to change the oil than to replace the engine.” It has been a guiding philosophy for the Kihei physician, who will open the doors to ...

Rep. DeCoite fights for ‘us little guys’

Letters to the Editor

My name is Faith Tuipulotu. My husband and I own and operate a certified organic farm on Molokai. As president of the Moloka‘i Homestead Farmers Alliance and president of the Moloka‘i Lanai Soil and Water Conservation District, I wholeheartedly support the re-election of Rep. Lynn DeCoite ...

Lot at stake here when opening travel

Letters to the Editor

I can understand why some folks get upset right now when they see tourists here on Maui now. It’s also not hard to imagine how that could and maybe does become confrontational and abusive. I have even noticed in myself some contraction and annoyance to see a tourist at this time. This ...

Democrats complicit in violence by anarchist

Letters to the Editor

The Democratic Party is complicit in the violence and destruction perpetrated by the anarchist on the Mainland. They are complicit by acquiescing to all this mayhem and not condemning and curtailing this destruction. This violence exists primarily in Blue states and cities which have been ...

Permit for march should have been withdrawn

Letters to the Editor

I almost fell off my chair when I read that a Black Lives Matter march and protest was held July 25. The event also took the opportunity to present black-owned businesses to the people who participated in this demonstration. The organizers requested that people wear masks and social distance. ...

Reference to ‘janitors’ insults school custodians

Letters to the Editor

Your recent editorial about the Hawaii public schools reopening plan was, as usual, a “middle-of-the-road “ approach to our problem. This is not a “liberal vs. conservative” issue. But what really burns my butt is how you mistakenly refer to our excellent public school custodians as ...

Don’t forget animals in need during crisis

Letters to the Editor

As a frequent visitor to Maui I have been keeping up with the news and the impact of the current pandemic on this beautiful island. I realize how many residents are suffering both emotionally and economically due to COVID-19. But I would beg people not to forget about the animals in need on ...

Keep eye on ball, keep Maui safe

Letters to the Editor

There is a lot of information about COVID-19 out there — where it came from, who gets it, how it’s transmitted and so on. If you are focused on where it came from or are still in doubt about the efficacy of wearing a mask, consider this: Let’s say that the “way” the virus was ...

Leave Mainland style politics on Mainland

Letters to the Editor

I find it irritating to see local politicians using the race and stomp-on-cops “cards” in their advertisements to get elected here. Hawaii people in general deal with racism and cop issues differently than Mainland USA. Leave the Mainland style politics on the Mainland. We do not need ...

Re-elect Lynn DeCoite District 13 representative

Letters to the Editor

Rep. Lynn DeCoite has proven that she cares about her district and constituents. She has bought in millions of dollars for these rural communities in capital improvement projects. DeCoite has the experience and know how to get things done. We cannot let our most isolated communities fall into ...

Mahalo for clearing of a wide firebreak in Pukalani

Letters to the Editor

Pukalani residents greatly appreciate the quick response from Shan Tsutsui and the Mahi Pono team to our request for the clearing of a wide firebreak in the fields directly below Pukalani to provide protection should a fire break out in our area. The response to our request was immediate ...

MLB season may end prematurely

Editorial

We did not need the news from Major League Baseball on Monday to tell us what we did not know already. No matter the sport, no matter the precautions, no matter how secure we seal off athletes from the world, and no matter how much Americans needed the comfy distraction of their national ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

Well, we dodged another bullet. When the first cautionary reports of Hurricane Douglas spread over broadcast and social media last Thursday, some of us old-timers worried that our 40-year lucky streak might be broken. Through Iwa (1982), Iniki (1992), and dozens more, Maui County has been ...

No civil war if you vote for Joe Biden

Letters to the Editor

There is not enough space on this page to list the reasons not to re-elect Donald Trump. The alternative is Joe Biden, a moderate Democrat who has held public office since 1972 and is everything but a socialist as claimed in a completely misleading letter on July 18. If elected, Joe Biden ...

Daily testing for all NFL players simply absurd

Letters to the Editor

In a recent Weekender Sports section, page 1, there was an article about how the NFLPA wants daily testing of all its players. This is absurd. The NFL has approximately 1,700 players among all the teams. Add all the support people from each team and the number of people in the mix with the ...

If Dems communist, why is Russia behind Trump?

Letters to the Editor

Regarding the July 17 letter to the editor saying the Democratic Party is being run by communists, which would make it the “Communist Party,” I would like to ask the following: If this is true, why did Putin and the Russian Communist Party do all they did, and are still doing, to get Trump ...

Congress most corrupt organization in nation

Letters to the Editor

Recently a Mr. Stone who was convicted of lying to Congress five times was sentenced to prison. The president pardoned Mr. Stone. Let us think rationally about this. Congress lies to us five times a day. If I were a jury member, I would never convict someone of lying to Congress. Congress is ...