Opinion

Are there no women chefs invited to event?

Letters to the Editor

The June 13 Maui Scene included a photo ad for “Fire it Up” at the Grand Wailea in mid-July. What’s with that photo in the ad? Are there no women chefs who were invited? No women chefs who asked to participate? Enjoy the pork. Michael Kaipo Nye Maui Meadows

Overkill displayed by US women’s soccer team

Letters to the Editor

Our professional U.S women’s soccer team, ranked No. 1 and defending champion, faced amateurish Thailand. Final score: “A baker’s dozen” to “zero” (a record?). Goliath drubbed David. Over the years, my admiration for the American team and its many “heroines” — my love ...

Vehicles parked on walkway are creating safety concern

Letters to the Editor

Usually, twice a day, I walk from Baker Street to Kenui Street along Front Street in Lahaina. Many residents, cruise ship wanderers and island visitors walk this route to enjoy Baby Beach or to walk to work. Between Lahaina Residential Condo and Front Street Apartments there is a walkway, but ...

Gabbard supports Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

Letters to the Editor

Alzheimer’s disease is the only leading cause of death in the U.S. that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed, so it is imperative that we have elected officials who are working to make Alzheimer’s a national priority. As an Alzheimer’s Association advocate, I was fortunate to be a ...

Why is entire page filled with US flag?

Letters to the Editor

I don’t understand why occasionally an entire page of the newspaper is filled with the American flag, as was the case on Page A8 of the June 14, 2019 paper. Is there really no other news to report? Nothing from The Associated Press, Reuters, etc.? Nothing else national or international? ...

Time to plan ahead for probable flooding

Letters to the Editor

As I drove along North Kihei Road the other morning, I noticed it was high tide, water lapping at the sides of the pavement. Now that there is no more sugar cane, isn’t time to start paving one or more alternate routes between Maui Veterans Highway (the old Mokulele Highway) and Kuihelani ...

Pray in difficult times with your society

Letters to the Editor

In times of trauma, abuse or violence, we are confronted with unfamiliar or very intense emotions. There is nothing wrong with any feeling you have, whether it is relief, anger or rage. Pray through with your spiritual society, a group of first-aid intercessors. Avoid tension and an inner tug ...

Bill introduced by Hirono panders to blacks

Letters to the Editor

Sen. Mazie Hirono introduces a bill on “Reparations.” I’m embarrassed that my fellow citizens could vote someone with this lack of knowledge and character into office. Unfortunately, Hirono is just one of many Democrats who stake their future on pandering to blacks in America. Other ...

Supposed threat from Iran sounds familiar

Letters to the Editor

As our president keeps marching us to war with Iran, we suddenly have the spectacle of Iran apparently picking a fight by disturbing the flow of oil through the Persian Straits. Sound familiar? Remember “Weapons of Mass Destruction” (Iraq); Tonkin Gulf (Vietnam); the the USS Maine (Cuba)? ...

Maui County beach parks are jewels

Letters to the Editor

Our Maui County beach parks are the jewels that regularly show off the best of Maui’s beaches. In many cases those beach parks are a prime reason visitors come to Maui. Those same beach parks are the location for countless weekend events and celebrations by local families. County beach ...

Healthwise Maui

Columns

Q: How often should you get a physical if you’re in general good health? Dr. Linda M. Tetor, family practice, Kihei Wailea Medical Center: It used to be a common practice for people to get a checkup every year, even if they were healthy. But in the past few years, researchers have found ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

Each time I see my son, whether here on Maui or at his current home in Michigan, it gets harder to say goodbye. Over three weeks have passed since our most recent visit, and I’ve still got the post-parting blues, intensified by Jimmy’s impending birthday and the realization that we’ve now ...

Mayor still waiting for critical budget information from council

Columns

Mayor Michael Victorino’s administration supports transparency and collaboration in working with the Maui County Council and our community. To that end, Mayor Victorino submitted a proposed fiscal 2020 budget that clearly laid out estimated income and proposed expenditures. The County ...

Launiupoko projects to provide affordable housing to local families

Columns

This morning, two West Maui affordable housing projects will be decided upon by the Maui County Council Affordable Housing Committee. If approved, the projects will bring online 100 affordable homes and 61 1-acre lots, all in Launiupoko. About 80 of the affordable homes will be sold to ...

Remembering ‘Forgotten War’

Editorial

Today marks the 69th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War. In today’s world North Korea threatens the world with tests of ballistic missiles and nuclear warheads and the recent summits between President Trump and Kim Jong Un sought to find a path to denuclearization of the Korean ...

Ask The Mayor

Columns

Q: With the affordable housing shortage and all of these 2-acre parcels only allowed to have one main house and an ohana, can we consider allowing another ohana on each property, where at least one of the two is required for long-term rental? I realize septic systems would need to be updated, ...

Council funds affordable housing, considering West Maui projects

Columns

Your County Council has been busy addressing the key needs of our community. The fiscal year 2020 budget has been adopted, and the mayor’s nominees for department directors have been reviewed and approved. A fully informed council has been tackling the pressing issues for Maui County. The ...

Slack key fest today

Editorial

For well over a decade, The Maui News has been proud to sponsor the Ki Ho‘alu Slack Key Guitar Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. It is our way to say thank you to all our readers for your support and patronage. Today, the 28th edition of the festival takes place at the ...

What will 100% renewable energy look like on Maui?

Letters to the Editor

What would Maui look like if it was powered by 100 percent renewable energy? Would our island landscape feature rows of solar panels with batteries? More windmills capturing our breezy trades? Perhaps fleets of electric vehicles on our roads or retirement of current generation facilities? ...