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Cost of living, especially housing, causes decline in Maui agriculture

May 1, 2016 Hawaii has lost over 540,000 acres of cropland and pastureland since 1980, and the imminent closing of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. more »»

The popular vote should decide presidential election

May 1, 2016 Let’s do away with all those primaries. OK, if they have nothing else to do. But in the general election for president, one vote should count equally, period. more »»

Realigned intersection was not finished properly

May 1, 2016 The new, realigned intersection at Honoapiilani and Kuikahi appears to be finished with improved traffic flow and higher speeds. more »»

Letter writer should study current driving manual

May 1, 2016 An April 24 letter writer complains that Maui residents “need to learn how to drive” and cites safe-driving manuals saying one car length for every 10 miles-per-hour as the standard following... more »»

Justification needed for rent increase in West Maui

May 1, 2016 I have been living in a west side apartment for over 13 years, with the same management company running the show. Problem is there has been no show, no cleaning, no painting, etc. Nothin. more »»

Manager, figurehead mayor are best recommendation

May 1, 2016 The Special Committee on County Governance has made its recommendations. Of the three recommendations, I support the choice to have a county manager and a figurehead mayor. more »»

Why is beach allowed to be a dumping ground?

May 1, 2016 I recently went to check the wind at Kanah. more »»

Hawaii right to stay course on testing

April 29, 2016 During his 1864 re-election campaign, Abraham Lincoln famously cautioned voters that “it is not best to swap horses while crossing the river. more »»

MMMC employees thrown under privatization bus

April 29, 2016 In regards to the article on April 21 and the testimonials of the Department of Budget and Finance along with Employees’ Retirement System: Won’t the state save millions of dollars by not funding th... more »»

Student ‘fun’ day teaches important history lesson

April 29, 2016 Kudos to Doris Todd Christian Academy for commemorating the 71st anniversary of VE day / Victory Day on May 8 and . more »»

Second Amendment written for our times

April 29, 2016 When our founding fathers immigrated to America, civilians possessed flintlock pistols and muskets, cannons and warships. more »»

Seven reasons to reject changing the structure of county government

April 28, 2016 Recently, the County Council’s Special Committee on Governance voted 6 to 5 to recommend a radical change in Maui County government, basically replacing its current “strong” mayor with a... more »»

There are better ways to support organic farming

April 28, 2016 One thing recent letters have missed on the organic farm initiative is the key issue of wate. more »»

Another nail in the coffin of waste-to-energy plan

April 28, 2016 For over three years a working group of recycling operators, advocates and others have commented on what we see as a bad deal for Maui County. more »»

Donald Trump cannot be more ‘presidential’

April 28, 2016 Donald Trump — brash, boastful, confrontational, misogynistic, profane — said he would change his persona to become more “presidential. more »»

Nowhere does Christianity say to belittle other beliefs

April 27, 2016 A letter published on April 20 made me wonder if the author is just misinformed or confused. He said, “Christianity and Islam . . . encourage intolerance of other faiths. more »»

WWII Water Wars a fun way to explore history

April 27, 2016 While I can appreciate that the water balloon battle at Doris Todd Christian Academy gave an April 19 letter writer “a lot of food for thought,” that’s where it should have stayed — a thought. more »»

Pricing food at premium for visitors discourages them

April 27, 2016 We are visiting the paradise of Maui from Australia for a week. more »»

Hokama ignores request to put amendment on agenda

April 27, 2016 The fight continues to have something done about the salary repricin. more »»

TSA precheck office closes before flight

April 27, 2016 I read the April 22 story of people missing their flights to the Mainland after waiting in the TSA line for hours at Kahului. more »»

House Bill 1072 is a safe solution to mental health care crisis on Maui

April 26, 2016 Our community is in a state of mental health crisi. more »»


Alcoholics Anonymous May 1, 2016

Club 449 gay/lesbian group, 7:30 a.m., Kalama Park bandstand, 1900 block of South Kihei Rd.; We Agnostics (no prayers), 10 a.m., 131 S. Kihei Rd. by the Maui Bridge Club; call 874-0214. Also, Maui Sunset group, 5-6 p.m., toward shoreline, behind Maui Sunset, 1032 S. Kihei Rd. more »


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Distant lands of which we know nothing

April 28, 2016 Forty-some years ago, Le Monde, the most prestigious newspaper in France, ran a series of portraits of great cities. For the USA, it chose Chicago. more »

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