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Opinion

Helping people, changing lives

Columns

Forty years ago, Debbie Cabebe threw caution to the wind and bought a one-way ticket to Maui. She grew up on Oahu, but had never been to the Valley Isle. Trusting her gut instinct, she packed all of her belongings, put her car on an interisland barge and moved to Maui sight unseen. It was a ...

Remembering John Kennedy

Editorial

Fifty-six years ago today, John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. For those of us who lived through that tragic time, images of the days that followed the killing flicker through our minds, much like the famous Zapruder film of the actual ...

Wealth leads to delusion rich are inherently virtuous

Letters to the Editor

When a billionaire outwardly opposes higher taxes, it may not be a matter of money, although we can assume that he lacks real virtue, insight, self-reflection and a habit of self-chastisement. He might not be solely greedy, or stingy or miserly. There is actually something that selfish ...

River walk alternative to costly school crossing

Letters to the Editor

About six years ago, Buck Joiner (Letters, Nov. 15) and I attended a state Land Use Commission public hearing that included a request by the state Department of Education to change the designation of a plot of land in north Kihei mauka of the Piilani Highway to construct a public high school ...

Open Kihei high on time with walkway alternative

Letters to the Editor

There is no need to reinvent the wheel and no need to build an unnecessary, expensive “Maginot Line,” the construction of which would present an infrastructure and traffic nightmare lasting months (or years) longer than an actual nightmare. Use the underpasses below Piilani Highway at ...

Healthwise Maui

Columns

Q: How long does the flu last? Dr. Scott Hoskinson, infectious disease, Hawaii Permanente Medical Group/Pacific Permanente Group: Typical flu presents with sudden onset fever, chills, diffuse body aches, cough and significant fatigue. The incubation period is usually about three to five days ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

Whether you’re counting age, ongoing achievements, or years of wedded bliss, a silver anniversary is a significant milestone. Twenty-five years is a long time. My three marriages combined fall short of the mark. So I applaud anyone celebrating a quarter-century of anything. This Sunday, the ...

Echoes from Gettysburg

Editorial

One hundred and fifty-six years ago today, a president made a visit to a cemetery in Gettysburg, Pa., to commemorate a decisive battle in the War between the States and honor the soldiers who fought it. The speech he delivered was concise and its words will echo as long as there is a United ...

Veterans urged to support pro-life

Letters to the Editor

Don’t you get tired sometimes of people just telling you “thank you for your service”? It is nice that they express their appreciation for the sacrifices we have made for our country, but would it be nicer if they show their appreciation. From now on if someone tells me thank you for your ...

Heart-stopping explosions getting so out of hand

Letters to the Editor

These heart-stopping explosions in Kahului have gotten so out of hand. This last one woke me up out of a dead sleep and I think it was the third that night. It rumbled and echoed after the explosion. Who on earth is doing this and why? Even if there was something to celebrate, these are way ...

Necessary to publish prostitution names?

Letters to the Editor

I read in Nov. 9-10 newspaper how there had been a sting operation in a Kihei hotel. A female police officer posed as a prostitute resulting in the arrest of 13 men. Bad enough that they were arrested, but was it necessary to list all their names, shaming them and possibly jeopardizing their ...

Kudos for rationale on Kihei underpass

Letters to the Editor

The Nov. 15 letter from Buck Joiner laid out a common-sense rationale for the underpass for the pedestrian/bike path to serve our new high school. Safer, practical and easy to do. Mahalo, Buck, for pointing out the obvious! Go Kihei! Joe Bertam III Kihei

Critical of Kama’s vote on water lawsuit issue

Letters to the Editor

On Sept. 26, 2018, Civil Beat asked Maui County Council Member Tasha Kama the following question: “There is a desire to grow the economy through new development yet also a need to protect our limited environmental resources. How would you balance these competing interests?” “I would ...

Ask The Mayor

Columns

Q: With the recent road improvements to Pulehu Road and the opening of the new Safeway, traffic on Pulehu has increased. At present, there is a stop sign only for cars traveling on Pulehu. The through traffic on Hansen Road is fast moving and difficult to see coming on the east side. It is a ...

Expedite attainable housing for our community

Columns

Late last year, the Maui County Code was amended to increase the amount of accessory dwellings, known as ohana units, on residential or urban properties. This was aimed at increasing our housing inventory, especially for working families. Now a property owner may build a single ohana on a ...

A great day to quit

Editorial

The American Cancer Society designates the third Thursday of November (next Thursday) as The Great American Smokeout — a day to quit smoking or make plans to do so. According to the ACS website, 40 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. While the percentage of American adults who smoke ...

Naked emperor bluffs with Ukraine defense

Letters to the Editor

Trump believes in “the best defense is a good offense” strategy that was first written over 2500 years ago in China by Sun Tzu in “The Art of War.” Trump’s bluffing and hoping we aren’t smart enough, or don’t care enough to say, “the emperor is naked.” This is “a drug ...

Democrats look to be in trouble in 2020

Letters to the Editor

Wow, our frequent Trump-hating letter writer agrees with President Trump about Joe Biden (“Joe Biden unable to think clearly due to brain injury,” Nov. 12). Back on Aug. 7 President Trump said: “Joe Biden has lost his fastball.” President Trump also agrees that Biden and his family ...

Dune restoration not rocket science

Letters to the Editor

The concepts of dune restoration are not complicated. Protect the sand dunes from erosion and they will protect the shoreline. Try to keep foot traffic on the pathways and off of the dune face. Encourage native dune plants since they are what Mother Nature intended. Eliminate overspray ...