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Smart grid key to a clean energy future for everyone

May 29, 2016 More information so you can control and stabilize your electric bills. Faster restoration of power outages. more »»

 
 
 
Share stream water with diversified agriculture

May 29, 2016 I am writing to share my thoughts and feelings regarding the diversion of water from the East Maui streams for agricultural uses on the soon-to-be fallow 36,000 acres of sugar cane. more »»

One nation — e pluribus unum

May 27, 2016 More than 70 years ago, a generation of young Japanese-Americans left their mark on history. Their story is not just one of heroism and bravery, but of citizenship and global responsibility. more »»

Kaanapali Alii doesn’t respect beach access law

May 27, 2016 Bravo to The Maui News for detailing the Kaanapali Beach parking fiasco that has been happening for a long time. more »»

Establishing rightful ownership is pono

May 27, 2016 Unrighteous procurement of the Hawaiian Islands established dangerous precedents. It’s ironic that a group wants to exercise eminent domain on Alexander & Baldwin to take farmland. more »»

Plastic crypt is not good for environment

May 27, 2016 What’s the point of an elaborate coffin when they stick it in a giant thick plastic container and bury it in the sacred ground called Hawai. more »»

Republicans are wrong not to support Trump

May 27, 2016 It seems that some local Republicans are choosing not to support Donald Trump. It is disappointing to see guys such as Charles Djou and Duke Aiona, both of whom I contributed to their campaigns. more »»

Expansion is needed for economic growth

May 27, 2016 I think too often the people of Maui jump at stifling growth rather than enjoying the prosperity of economic progres. more »»

Panel’s ‘heads down’ academic approach misses the big picture

May 26, 2016 I served on the Cost of Government Commission in the Charmaine Tavares administration. more »»

Bill would facilitate 1-year birth control prescription

May 26, 2016 Our state has a long history of standing up for expanded reproductive health access, even ensuring access to legal abortion before Roe v. Wad. more »»

Pope Vigilius arrested for believing in reincarnation

May 26, 2016 In 545 A.D., Roman Emperor Justinian arrested Pope Vigilius for believing the teachings of Jesus, Origin, S. more »»

Pot legalization would lead to more impaired driving

May 26, 2016 I’m opposed to marijuana legalization. One reason why is that virtually everyone over age 16 drives in this country, and an increase in impaired driving will inevitably result from pot legalization. more »»

Planting some cane would help keep island’s beauty

May 25, 2016 I am very concerned Alexander & Baldwin is losing money, but I am more concerned that sugar cane is leaving our beautiful island of Maui. Cane fields are part of the beauty of Maui. more »»

Oncology infusion staff does its job seamlessly

May 25, 2016 Tucked away in a remote section of Maui Memorial Medical Center is the place for oncology infusions. From the minute you’re admitted and have your vitals taken, you are treated like famil. more »»

Truth be known about karma and reincarnation

May 25, 2016 A frequent contributor in his May 10 letter reasons that the disciples knew about karma and reincarnation. more »»

New unit will reflect Ocean Safety job skills

May 25, 2016 I am writing in regard to the binding arbitration agreement the county entered into with the rest of the state. more »»

Ocean Safety staff should be paid as professionals

May 25, 2016 The most important service on the islands is ocean safety. These men and women are professional athletes and should be paid as professionals. more »»

Solving homeless problem a communal responsibility

May 24, 2016 A huge subject on the minds of most Maui citizens is homelessness. It is a problem locally and nationally and is not one that can be easily ignored or easily solved. more »»

Maui’s economy is driven by the visitor industry

May 24, 2016 The bill recently passed by the Legislature allowing Airbnb and other accommodation agents to collect and remit taxes on behalf of the rentals they list has many concerned that this measure will... more »»

Comparison is apples to guavas

May 24, 2016 In his May 8 Viewpoint, Greg Stratton argued that Maui County’s government should mirror that of Simi Valley, Calif. more »»

Sugar on Maui undone by sugar from other countries

May 24, 2016 In 1966, I was offered a job as “agricultural engineer” at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. on Maui. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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