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Opinion

Procedure to strengthen spine could help senators

Letters to the Editor

The other day I saw an advertisement touting a simple procedure on the spine alleviating pain among other aliments. Seems to me there was a claim to be able to really strengthen the spine. As a public service it has been offered to all the Republican senators free of charge. Even though ...

Reveal prior use of land in Maalaea

Letters to the Editor

I’m not against smart growth on Maui but sometimes the elders should come out and reveal certain things about the land. Maalaea above the Maui Ocean Center? There were villages on the upper area, which I think should be investigated by the proper people! Mark off where the village was, and ...

An Incredible Journey

Columns

David Johnson has hitchhiked across Australia’s desolate Nullarbor Plain. He’s ridden a camel on China’s Silk Road. He’s meditated in Kathmandu. And he’s met the Dalai Lama on more than one occasion. The Haiku resident has embarked on a series of adventures worthy of a Hollywood ...

Troublemakers in cyberspace

Editorial

We are always amazed when smart people turn to criminal — or even just malicious — endeavors. Probably there is no better example of wasted brains than computer viruses. Most of the darn things don’t make a cent for their inventors — they just disrupt other people’s lives. But we ...

Inequitable land distribution a challenge in South Africa

Letters to the Editor

A Sept. 9 contributor to Letters wrote about land reform in South Africa where landownership distribution is a major challenge: 75 percent of the country’s farmland is owned by whites who represent 9 percent of the country’s population. According to the letter writer, white landowners ...

Reagan’s presidency wasn’t helpful for most Americans

Letters to the Editor

It was interesting reading the publisher’s Sept. 9 editorial in The Maui News in which he praised former President Ronald Reagan’s time in office and lamented the passage of what he apparently believes were those better days. They weren’t; at least not for most Americans. Reagan’s ...

Pro-Trump, anti-Trump letters prompt suggestion

Letters to the Editor

It is clear that some people support President Trump and others don’t. Writing letters to the editor that are anti- or pro-Trump has no effect on the other side. It would be interesting if someone had an idea about how both sides can talk to each other instead of at each other. Jeff ...

The price of a cure

Editorial

At a time when health care and its costs are center stage in the United States, it is interesting to note that a medical establishment that is so opposed to “socialized medicine” seems intent on making it inevitable. Take a look at these news stories and see why it is hard not to reach ...

Explanation of illegal vacation rental business

Letters to the Editor

I was asked by someone from the USA what is this illegal vacation rental business in Maui? The explanation was hard for him to grasp. If it was your home and you rented it out to someone for any amount of time, how did that become someone else’s business? I had to explain this place is ...

Representatives should introduce a sovereignty bill

Letters to the Editor

Mazie Hirono “exposed” Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh releasing his email: “(T)estimony needs to be clear that any program targeting Native Hawaiians as a group is subject to strict scrutiny and of questionable validity under the Constitution.” Is he possibly a justice ...

Donald Trump should heed words of Hubert Humphrey

Letters to the Editor

As Hubert Humphrey said once upon a time, “It is always a risk to speak to the press, they are likely to report what you say.” Donald Trump should heed these words. My father was for some 30 years the European correspondent for The New York Daily News. He would turn in his grave if he ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Columns

Well, this is uncomfortably familiar. Three Tuesdays ago, as my weekly “Sharing Mana‘o” deadline approached, so did Hurricane Lane. The hurricane watch had been upgraded to a warning and, like most Mauians, I had taken the appropriate precautions: filling the car’s gas tank, stocking ...

Stormy weather

Editorial

As this is written Tuesday morning, Maui County is under a tropical storm warning. Although Olivia has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, its components may do significant damage to Maui County. Tuesday morning it appeared that the storm was 385 miles northeast of Kahului ...

Bobblehead dolls could depict Trump Cabinet

Letters to the Editor

If I were an entrepreneur, I would begin to manufacture a complete line of bobblehead dolls. I would depict the Trump Cabinet and the Republican Congress. I might even resurrect a toy I had when I was a child. It was a donkey with a constantly nodding head. It is possible that we will soon be ...

Americans still refusing truth regarding 9/11

Letters to the Editor

On the anniversary of the biggest hoax in human history (Sept. 11, 2001), the Corbett Report has released a very incriminating document proving 9/11 is not terrorism or done by Muslims, Arabs, Osama bin Laden or an imaginary CIA-created al-Qaida. If somehow you’re still calling people ...

Will continue work to implement vision

Letters to the Editor

Maui is almost ready to create Mauitopia faster. Honest Ori here again, an outsider wanting to have a local government which cannot be bought. If I had won mayor, we would have developed an efficient government. I was a successful Silicon Valley executive who knows how to get results. Having ...

Unnamed official brave for writing essay about Trump

Letters to the Editor

I applaud the bravery of the unnamed administration official for writing the recent essay about how, in his opinion, the president is causing our country and the presidency great damage with his dangerous impulses. I’m reassured to hear that a viable resistance to Donald Trump exists. The ...

Maui Connections

Columns

Last Thursday, a few days before Saturday’s Ku Mai Ka Hula 2018 competition at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, four revered Hawaiian kumu got together in McCoy Studio Theater to talk about sex. Lahui Sexuality was the subject of a panel discussion with Keali‘i Reichel, Manaiakalani ...