Opinion

More cars equal more traffic and frustration

Letters to the Editor

Anyone driving has noticed a vast increase in traffic and long lights along with a traffic jam. The problem is too many vehicles. The solution is not more roads. Oahu built more roads. Turn on the 5 o’clock news and see five to six lanes in both direction jammed or moving slowly. Accidents ...

Meetings requested regarding fireworks

Letters to the Editor

Several weeks ago I sent an email to all nine of our County Council members. In that email I expressed my concerns that rampant fireworks violations continue to plague our county and requested an in-person meeting with each of them. Since I personally suffered extensive damage to my home last ...

Biden is the Democrat able to beat Trump

Letters to the Editor

Why I Support Joe Biden: It’s simple — Joe Biden is the Democrat most able to beat Trump. Of the 20-odd declared Democrat candidates, Biden is the only one focusing on the No. 1 problem facing our nation: the malignance occupying the White House and the absolute need to remove it. It ...

Healthwise Maui

Columns

Q: What can I do to feel less tired? Dr. Linda M. Tetor, family practice, Kihei Wailea Medical Center: It’s normal to feel tired now and then, especially if you’ve had a late night, are working harder than usual, or are coming down with a cold. If you find yourself feeling tired all the ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

“This will be my last trip to the Mainland, so we really should go to Niagara Falls. Since we’ll be so close (in Michigan).” My mother’s first visit to the falls was in 2001 and for the past 18 years, she’s been urging me to see it for myself. Last month, I finally did, with Mom as ...

Maui Connections

Columns

“Ho‘omau,” produced by award-winning Maui filmmaker and event producer Ken Martinez Burgmaier, just won the Best Short Film Award at the 2019 Made in Hawaii Film Festival on the Big Island. The award was presented June 2 at the Hilo Palace Theater. Directed by Kenji Doughty, ...

It’s important to prevent the spread of measles

Columns

There have recently been multiple measles outbreaks in the U.S. and internationally. In the U.S., there have been measles clusters in multiple states with 465 new cases just between Jan. 1 and April 4. And these numbers are continuing to climb. These outbreaks are linked to travelers who ...

First king ended war

Editorial

Today marks the birthdate of King Kamehameha I, who united the islands into one kingdom and ruled benevolently by modifying the old ways to fit new conditions brought about by increased foreign influence. While some governmental offices and businesses will be closed in holiday celebration, June ...

Dust from work at the old Maui Lu affecting neighbors

Letters to the Editor

I am compelled to write about the dust problems my neighbors and I are having from the reconstruction of the old Maui Lu hotel. Complaints have been made to the county and state Department of Health Clean Air Division about dust (literally dirt), emanating from the site. An inspection done by ...

Remember active military, vets on Independence Day

Letters to the Editor

On Independence Day, it is fitting we celebrate our nation and brave Revolutionary War patriots who dreamed of a country where men and women could live freely. I hope as you celebrate with your ohana, you take a few minutes to reflect on the quiet strength and dedication of our active ...

Ask The Mayor

Columns

Q: I was wondering what the holdup is on the Makawao Avenue resurfacing project. There is a portion that was started and not completed. Also, many thanks for resurfacing Pulehu Road. A: I appreciate your gratitude for our dedicated and hardworking employees in the Department of Public Works. ...

Reagan at ‘this wall’

Editorial

Thirty-two years ago this Thursday, President Ronald Reagan challenged the Soviet Union’s Mikhail Gorbachev to take a giant step toward peace and freedom by tearing “down this wall.” “This wall,” of course, was the infamous Berlin Wall, erected in 1961 at the height of the Cold War. ...

Documentation provided rebutting lawsuit allegations

Letters to the Editor

The Maui News prides itself on even-handed journalism. I was appalled by the scurrilous defamation of Heather Parsons, an excellent person, in a May 5 article. This detailed a civil lawsuit against Parsons, who stepped in to support Fay Block, who voluntarily ended her life of chronic, ...

Check prescription dosage instructions carefully

Letters to the Editor

Earlier this year my wife was prescribed a medication that she has to be careful taking due to the potential for side effects. I picked up the prescription for her at the pharmacy we use in Kahului. The prescription came with a “Note from your Pharmacist” attached; this was some ...

Happy for competition in interisland air travel

Letters to the Editor

News outlets report that Hawaiian Airlines announced in January a year-end profit for 2018 of $233 million. Hawaiian Airlines has never, in my opinion, earned the right to designate itself as “pono.” Only when Southwest Airlines entered the interisland market (hallelujah!) did Hawaiian ...

All the right moves

Columns

Ever feel like you’re drowning in life’s distractions? And that you need to slow down, take a deep breath and be fully present in the moment? Kids do, too. Research indicates that teaching mindfulness — often defined as nonjudgmental present-moment awareness — to children has ...

Follow suggested safety precautions when hiking

Columns

On Monday, a 20-something-year-old woman visiting from Germany went hiking. In the morning, she walked into Haleakala Crater and stayed on the trail that leads out of Kaupo Gap. After the sun set, she became disoriented, and she called 911 emergency dispatchers. With her cellphone, GPS ...