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Opinion

Thanks mayor for refusing to settle suit

Letters to the Editor

Tis the season to be thankful, so thank you to Mayor Michael Victorino, Council Members Yuki Lei Sugimura, Tasha Kama, Ricki Hokama and Alice Lee for voting to seek clarification from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding injection wells. They acted in our best interests. The appellate court ruled ...

Gabbard would have horrified Patsy Mink

Letters to the Editor

Many voters, once her fans, do not like Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and her anemic performance as our congressional delegate. She represents the 2nd District, which is us, Maui. She was elected to the seat held by Patsy Mink, who I believe, as a former staffer, would be horrified to her bones by ...

Healthwise Maui

Columns

Q: What’s the difference between strep throat and a sore throat? Dr. David Crow, otolaryngologist, Advanced Pacific Ear, Nose and Throat: Most sore throats in kids are caused by viruses, but about 30 percent are caused by a bacteria called group A Streptococcus, or strep. In addition to the ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

My most memorable Thanksgiving dinner came out of a can. Two cans, actually. I was 25 years old, living in a Honolulu high-rise, recently divorced from my second husband and feeling sorry for myself. My young son was spending the holiday weekend with my parents on Maui, but I couldn’t take ...

Tax on wealth could have negative consequences

Columns

A recent op-ed column in Real Clear Politics by Scott Hodge, president of the national Tax Foundation (not related to the Tax Foundation of Hawaii although the names are similar) brought up some interesting ideas, spurred by the announced plans of Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth ...

Thanksgiving and charity

Editorial

Charity — call it aloha — played a crucial role in the first American Thanksgiving celebration. Although not unique to Western culture, thanksgiving or harvest festivals have been held in many countries for hundreds of years. In Hawaii, the Makahiki season, stretching over several months, ...

Sick and tired of corporate destruction of island

Letters to the Editor

I just attended a meeting at Kapalua in regard to the Verizon tower that is being proposed for location in Napili. It will be located right across from the Napili Fire Station, across the Honoapiilani Highway close to the school. When I attended the meeting, there were only five other people ...

Don’t allow confidence to undermine country

Letters to the Editor

The baffling success of President Donald Trump? Confidence. I have to believe that is one significant reason why 30 percent of Americans idolize him. He is confident when he promotes himself as the reason for economic success, building upon a ten-year run. He is confident when he calls people ...

Supports mayor’s decision to bring lawsuit to court

Letters to the Editor

I support the mayor’s decision to let the Supreme Court decide the injection well case. Though the green crowd has a right to voice their opinion, their voices should not be the only ones heard in the public square. The solutions they are seeking will cost millions of dollars, and who do ...

Council may find it appropriate to consider dissolving the MRA

Columns

Seventy years after the now-defunct Territorial Legislature enacted the Urban Renewal Law and 55 years after the now-defunct Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution establishing the County of Maui Redevelopment Agency to study blighted areas and to recommend areas for redevelopment, it’s ...

Good reasons to be thankful

Editorial

Although this editorial is written a few days before Thanksgiving and, therefore, without the benefit of a stomach full of turkey and stuffing, one aspect of the holiday seems destined to have occurred: At some point on Thursday, all of us who live on Maui will realize we have a cornucopia of ...

Reduce school shootings by stopping abortions

Letters to the Editor

How are we going to stop another shooting in our schools? Children killing other children. Well, we can start by teaching children about the preciousness of human life and we can do that by stopping the killing of unborn babies. Stop abortions and we may stop or reduce the occurrence of another ...

Death apparently no cause for canceling phone account

Letters to the Editor

My mother died in September, so we decided to cancel her Hawaiian Telcom land line because it was there for only her friends to call. I called Hawaiian Telcom to cancel but they said only the person on the bill can do that. I explained to them that my mother had passed away and since I was the ...

Sound alternative for school walkway

Letters to the Editor

Mahalo to Buck Joiner (Letters, Nov. 15) for proposing a sound alternative to a grade-separated walkway for the new Kihei high school. His experience and insight as an engineer and a close observer of local conditions are a huge asset to our Maui ohana. What’s not to like in a solution ...

Trump psychiatric evaluation more valuable than physical

Letters to the Editor

It was recently reported in the news that Donald Trump’s physician, Sean Conley, D.O., described Trump’s health visit as a “routine, planned interim checkup.” Dr. Conley is further quoted as saying, “Despite some of the speculation, the president has not had any chest pain, nor was he ...

Baldwin troupe praised for boffo performance

Letters to the Editor

What a treasure trove, “Play On!” Performed by Baldwin High School at the Loudon Mini-Theater, the teamwork breathed the legendary “one for all, all for one,” was refreshingly uplifting and humorous. In this tiniest lake of nobleness, for a fleeting moment, toxicity was drowned and ...

Potential for harm from misguided tax policy

Letters to the Editor

Changes in property tax policy merely shift the tax burden from one group of property owners to another. Clearly, the higher priced properties are owned disproportionately more — as second homes — by part-time Maui residents. Before we embark on yet another means of increasing the tax ...