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Opinion

The only way to solve injection well problem

Letters to the Editor

The injection well court case is difficult to follow. Maui’s injection wells were permitted under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) with an Underground Injection Control permit. Earthjustice and friends took it to court where the 9th Circuit court changed the permit requirement by changing ...

Safety first when using fireworks

Editorial

It’s a little hard to believe, but the Fourth of July is right around the corner. Remember to be safe, especially when it comes to lighting fireworks. According to the National Safety Council’s website, nsc.org, eight people died and over 12,000 were injured badly enough to require ...

Ask The Mayor

Columns

Q: Could you please clarify whether or not the new rental car facility at Kahului Airport actually added any additional rental cars that weren’t already available at separate rental car facilities? I see a lot of comments from people who believe there are hundreds, if not thousands, more ...

‘It’s the economy, stupid’

Letters to the Editor

“It’s the economy, stupid” is a catchphrase made famous by Bill Clinton when he ran for president in 1992 and won. Recently, we have been getting lots of news about our economy here in the islands, and none of it has been good. The national site WalletHub has pegged our economy 48th ...

Landmark legislation

Editorial

With the celebration of the Declaration of Independence only four days away, it is well worth noting that Tuesday is the 55th anniversary of another famous date in American history. On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. With one sweep of the ...

Majority female council upsets some old boys

Letters to the Editor

Wow, Maui wahine, watch out for the misogyny! Looks like some of the old boys are upset. I was pleased to finally see the first female majority County Council with all-female leadership this year, and the positive change you have already fostered. On the administrative side we still retain ...

President shows restraint in his dealing with Iran

Letters to the Editor

But, but, but, I thought that the all-knowing mainstream news was right! Trump is a warmongering psychopath who will push the button to slaughter innocents and wage war whenever (sarcasm). What the president did to dial back on retaliation to Iran should show you the opposite. This president ...

Recent headlines say much about Maui’s future

Letters to the Editor

Recent headlines say much about Maui’s future. The Department of Water Planning announced a stage one water shortage Upcountry. The Wailuku civic parking structure breaks ground in August. A&B may get water permit in the end, and last week, Maui County’s largest-ever budget. Time ...

What a change from the last administration

Letters to the Editor

Congratulations, Mayor Victorino. In your first five months in office you have proven to the people of Maui County that you keep your word and you are committed to the people, all the people. Mayor, you stated that you have a zero tolerance policy for domestic violence. You kept your word by ...

The State of Aloha

Columns

You’d think we would have left the Middle Ages behind us by now. And yet, out of this odd time came a principle that still haunts our courts of law. Courts in 11th-century England held that when a severe crime like murder or other killings were committed, not only would the perpetrator of the ...

What Hawaii can learn from Singapore and Hong Kong

Columns

There are many interesting takeaways to share from the 40-person delegation of state lawmakers, economists and business people that visited Singapore and Hong Kong last month looking for outside-the-box solutions for housing and transportation solutions for our growing communities. First and ...

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 ...