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Opinion

For the love of animals

Columns

When Judy Aikawa pays a visit to the Maui Humane Society, she rarely leaves empty-handed. On some days, she departs with an armful of grant forms and documents. And on other days, she drives away with a (meowing) pet carrier in the back seat of her car. Aikawa is the Maui Humane ...

A force of the universe

Editorial

Forty-one years ago Thursday, Aug. 16, 1977, we stepped off an airplane in Kansas City, Mo. Our nerves were somewhat frayed because it was the first day of an attempt to quit smoking cigarettes. Our attention was quickly diverted from nicotine withdrawal, though, when the business associate ...

Take down campaign signs; they are an eyesore

Letters to the Editor

The state primary election is over. Now it is time to remove the signs and posters which ask voters to support certain candidates. The signs (not the candidates) are an eyesore. Please, campaign workers, finish your job. Thanks. Patricia Brint Haiku

Creating a sense of belonging

Letters to the Editor

Community-based collaboration within Maui Coming Home Consortium has its members volunteering their time and professional expertise. Members represent a cross-section of service providers, cultural practitioners, businesses, faith and community groups, former offenders and family members. The ...

Candidates are looking out for themselves

Letters to the Editor

Here’s something to think about: How do people select their candidates for office? What do they know about them? Their background, education or the most signs around the island? What is it? Oh! Race or nationality counts a lot here in Hawaii. It’s not, “I try my best for the islands.” ...

Tradition should continue with Mauna Kea telescope

Letters to the Editor

The ancient Hawaiians studied the stars and used their knowledge of astronomy to come to the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaiian astronomical tradition should be continued in Hawaii by building the telescope on Mauna Kea. It should be named the King Kamehameha Telescope. Great discoveries will be ...

We are not the enemy

Editorial

The Maui News has been serving this community since 1900. Our team is very proud of the fact that for over a century we’ve kept our readers informed on everything from governmental meetings to high school athletics. We strive to be sure that news stories are accurate, balanced and fair. We ...

Support Susan Schwab’s spirit of caring with donation

Letters to the Editor

Maui’s animals are in mourning. They lost an outstanding friend last month. Anyone who lives here and cares about our animals, as well as the humans who care for these creatures, is aware of the East Maui Animal Refuge (EMAR), affectionately referred to as the The Boo Boo Zoo. See ...

Bilingual, musical education also important in classrooms

Letters to the Editor

The Spanish language, according to my observation, is the second most spoken in the United States of America. Very soon, there will be more Americans speaking Spanish than any other language, including English. While English will always be one of the leading languages, it will not always be ...

Composting toilets suggested to replace cesspools

Letters to the Editor

Some Maui property owners face hardships over replacing their cesspools. Why can’t waterless composting toilets be allowed? These would be less expensive, would save precious water and wouldn’t pollute groundwater. Can some readers research this to see if it is practical? Can the ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

From my home in Kahului’s 12th increment, I can hear the Maui High Sabers Marching Band whenever they practice outdoors. In recent years, under Kerry Wasano’s direction, the MHS Band has built a reputation as one of the state’s top marching units and even participated in the 2015 Rose ...

Weekends are safe once again, maybe

Columns

Back in 2014, we wrote in this space about a nasty Honolulu City & County rule involving real property tax appeals. That rule said that if you as a property owner didn’t like your real property tax assessment and you wanted to appeal it, the appeal had better be in by Jan. 15. It didn’t ...

Two things need to stop

Editorial

As most readers know, we are not great fans of the current president. That said, a failed presidency hurts the whole country and, therefore, we want him to succeed. But, two things have to change before that can happen: 1. The reality TV approach to the presidency has to stop. Is anyone ...

Performing Arts Center is a wonderful new venue

Letters to the Editor

On June 30, I had the pleasure of attending the Jazz Maui Presents East Meets West Festival at the new King Kekaulike Performing Arts Center. The performers were great and the Performing Arts Center is a wonderful new venue for King Kekaulike’s students and Upcountry ...

Some candidates have ideas that warrant attention

Letters to the Editor

“Your rulers are rebels, companions of thieves; they all love bribes and demand payoffs.” Written by Isaiah thousands of years ago, this sentiment was expressed by primary race contenders. Though tempers flared, candidates presented themselves well at the West Maui Taxpayers Association ...

Traffic backup on west side was handled poorly

Letters to the Editor

How stupid can they be? Power line poles come down so does anyone think about the impact on thousands of drivers, individuals, businesses, our tourism guests and who knows who else? All it would have taken would have been one squad car and some safety cones. Then one of the two southbound lanes ...

This isn’t how you do affordable housing

Letters to the Editor

The exemption for both the three-lot deferral agreements and the two-lot exemptions, which is islandwide, took place with Elle Cochran as chair of the County Council’s Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee. This subdivision ordinance was amended while Ms. Cochran was ...