Fight against virus abroad just as important as home

Letters to the Editor

Governor David Ige announced on Friday that Hawaii will drop all COVID-19 restrictions once 70 percent of its residents are fully vaccinated. With the “Hawaii Got Vaccinated” incentivizing campaign, this goal seems within reach. But what does this look like in other places? In ...

Never forget Capitol attack or another could happen

Letters to the Editor

It started off as a typical spring day back in 1995, but when I arrived at the office, all eyes were on the television screen. Dramatic images of the partially collapsed Federal Building in Oklahoma City were being broadcast live. The unfolding scene was chaotic, the death toll continued to ...

Recognition is no game


In far western Nebraska, Signal Butte rises 120 feet above the North Platte River valley. Generations of archaeologists are familiar with the site. It is Nebraska’s richest source of information about some of the state’s earliest inhabitants. Native peoples lived there long before our ...

Healthwise Maui


Q: I heard that Maui Memorial is seeking to become a Verified Level II Trauma Center. What does that mean? Jeffrey Later, Trauma Care Program Manager, Maui Health: As a verified trauma center, a hospital is equipped to care for patients who have severe, life-threatening injuries. As the only ...

Sharing Mana‘o


It has been a week since Maui firefighter and two-time Olympian Vernon Patao suffered the loss of irreplaceable weightlifting and Olympic memorabilia. Remarkably, the thieves returned his tools and fishing gear, after word of the theft was spread through social media, television news and word ...

‘Junk’ on beach road needs to be removed

Letters to the Editor

Oahu has an illegal junkyard and now, Maui does, too. A television station reported Monday that an illegal junkyard in Pearl City finally got the attention of the city when neighbors complained about the burned-out cars, sofas and mountains of trash there. I have written Mayor Victorino ...