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Opinion

Testing protocols for virus unachievable in Georgia

Letters to the Editor

We Love Maui. We have visited for over 25 years, but now the testing protocols for COVID-19 are unachievable in Georgia. You know Georgia, the state with senators who tell us the virus will go away next week and it is just like a cold. I spent an hour on hold with the State of Hawaii help ...

Having to pay PUA back is cruel, unconstitutional

Letters to the Editor

Recently, Hawaii Pandemic Unemployment Assistance sent letters to many PUA recipients that they must give back all money received as they decided they were actually ineligible. I helped an elderly neighbor apply in May and she was approved. She ran a bed and breakfast in Hana which due to ...

Kihei in total gridlock as school, apartments open

Letters to the Editor

Do you remember what traffic was like when Kihei Elementary and Kihei Charter School ended classes for the day? Now, throw in the new high school when it opens in a couple of years. Next add in the new apartments off of Kaonoulu Street. Kihei will be in total gridlock. Who will be ...

47 percent not half, dead people didn’t vote

Letters to the Editor

On Nov. 17, The Maui News printed a letter claiming that Donald Trump received “half” the popular vote in the most recent election, and that “dead people” voted in all 50 states. As to the first claim, in no universe is the 47.3 percent of the vote Trump received “half.” This is ...

Roundabout for Piilani workable even for 4 lanes

Letters to the Editor

A couple days ago, a letter to the editor submitted about a pedestrian crossing for the new Kihei high school stated that a roundabout would not work on a four-lane road. I beg to differ, as I negotiated an eight-lane roundabout in Tasmania with no difficulty. Look how smoothly the ...

Trump should cooperate

Editorial

American presidents need to hit the ground running, especially when it comes to national security. We have too many enemies in the world to let our guard down for even a few hours. President Donald Trump continues to challenge results of the Nov. 3 election through court challenges. That is ...

Healthwise Maui

Columns

Q: I have heart disease. What do I need to know about COVID-19? Shalin Patel, M.D., interventional cardiology, Pacific Permanente Group: Scientists are learning more about COVID-19 every day. Right now, it looks like people with heart disease aren’t more likely to be infected with COVID-19, ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

My parents raised me to always think before talking, and to never speak out in anger. I learned to keep my darkest thoughts to myself and to spill my fury onto paper, either in my diary or in letters that no one but me would ever read. I’ve followed those practices all my life, resisting the ...

Public roads a legacy that must be protected

Columns

West Maui families and their allies, known as Kia‘i Kaua‘ula, have been demonstrating against West Maui Land Company’s unpermitted utility construction on lands from Waine‘e to Launiupoko in Lahaina. Five grandmothers and mothers were arrested before trenching was stopped in the ...

Maui News has remained objective reporting election

Letters to the Editor

Many residents and I have noticed that The Maui News has pretty much stayed away from the daily dribble of fake news about everything that is important to Americans. Americans are fed up with the media, including CNN, The New York Times, Washington Post, and our own cut-and-paste ...

Election results show democracy is waning

Letters to the Editor

We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s history. Our democracy is waning. Half the people want President Trump. He kept the United States afloat and growing in the middle of a pandemic and took half the popular vote. This is his legacy. How many presidents can claim this? Now the ...

No longer any cardiac surgeons on island?

Letters to the Editor

Maui residents need to be made aware that there are no longer any cardiac or thoracic surgeons on the island. The last one I am aware of, Dr. Dorheim, was raided by Kaiser recruiters to relocate to Oahu several months ago. Dr. Drood left nearly a year ago when negotiations fell through with ...

Healing divisions

Editorial

We did not need schooling on the fact that the media does not get to pick the president, as some readers were compelled to tell us Nov. 7. It is, however, historically based and quite normal for media outlets to call an election in favor of one candidate over another. The Associated Press has ...

Moving forward with aloha and unity

Columns

Our county thrives when leadership on all levels strives to bridge community divide. For those seeking to get more involved, there are various opportunities to stay engaged in Maui County government. Civil participation is key in moving forward. As we approach this upcoming council term, ...

Install benches, paths for dune restorations  

Letters to the Editor

Providing the public with a suitable place to sit and enjoy the ocean view is an important component to most dune restoration efforts.  Sand dunes are part of a dynamic natural environment that can be disrupted by human impact, including sitting, sunbathing, or walking in the dune ...

Trying to help the homeless

Editorial

Seven years ago, this newspaper ran a picture of a homeless man wearing a red and white Santa hat as he pushed a walker across Kamehameha Avenue. In the caption, the man said he was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Persian Gulf War. He said it wasn’t easy being homeless and that he ...

Indoor dining is a big spreader of COVID

Letters to the Editor

Leadership in Hawaii has been ignoring the huge risks of poorly ventilated indoor dining for a long time. While they chose isolation via quarantine it could be overlooked a little, though that was exasperating since there are many outdoor conditions here that support low exposure to the ...

No mention of Biden’s win, expand local COVID coverage

Letters to the Editor

Did The Maui News miss the fact that we’ve had an election last week and there is a new president preparing to take office in January?   While the Weekender was being delivered to our door, former Vice President Joe Biden was elected in the largest plurality in United States history and ...