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Editorial missed the point of requiring voter IDs

April 16, 2014 The editorial in the April 11 issue was reasonable and sensible, except that the editorial writer missed the point. The editorial favored requiring voters to produce photo IDs. more »»

Extended school day will not solve the problems

April 16, 2014 I am a Maui High School junior. I am against the extension of the school day as mandated by the state Legislature. More time does not imply more learnin. more »»

Requiring photo ID is in fact voter suppression

April 16, 2014 In response to “Where is the burden?” (Today’s Editorial, April 11): The burdens involved in obtaining a photo ID are multiple and are, in essence, a poll tax. more »»

Legislature should fund land for the homeless

April 16, 2014 I am a concerned citizen of Maui County. I am 17 years of age and I am a student at Maui High School. I find it hard to go to the store and not see a homeless man or woman on the streets. more »»

Monetary influences are dividing the community

April 15, 2014 In response to “Feeding the world cannot be done without GMOs” (Letters, April 10): Chemical farming depletes soil of the microbes, lessening nutrition and destroying communication pathways —... more »»

Adjustments suggested for new school schedule

April 15, 2014 I’m sure you’ve heard of the new law passed regarding the school schedule for next year, but I’d like to give you a student’s perspective on it. The law extends the school day by an hou. more »»

Ranch never paid for the trail in the first place

April 14, 2014 It is extremely ironic that Haleakala Ranch is complaining and arguing in court that it has “not been paid a penny” (The Maui News, April 9) for Haleakala Trail, a trail that it never owned or paid... more »»

Residents kept in the dark about sports complex

April 14, 2014 I am a resident in the Maui Lani subdivision in Kahului. Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui has appropriated $22 million for a personal pet project, the Central Maui Sports Complex. more »»

Opportunity for Hawaiians to discuss their future

April 14, 2014 Come join us. Na Kupuna O Maui invites you to talk story about the opportunity for Hawaiians to manage our own future and the future of our grandchildren. Come and register for nation building. more »»

Decision to do roadwork at night is appreciated

April 14, 2014 I love driving on the newly resurfaced Honoapiilani Highway between Kaanapali and Honokowai, and especially love the fact that all this work is being done at night and not causing long traffic delay... more »»

Science a valuable tool to improve agriculture

April 13, 2014 What a wonderful time we live in. We can use science to improve agriculture with biotechnology. more »»

Living in the U.S. should mean speaking English

April 13, 2014 Everybody living in the USA should speak English, and our government should insist on it. Kudos to the writer of the April 6 letter “People who can’t speak English shouldn’t drive. more »»

Don’t blame Harry Reid; Republicans are at fault

April 13, 2014 An April 9 contributor claims Harry Reid is obstructing improving the Affordable Care Act and the solution is to elect a Republican majority in the Senate, resulting in meaningful bipartisan dialogue. more »»

Rush to judgment on GMOs violates premise of law

April 12, 2014 With no bias and no preconceived thoughts, we must question the possibility of legislation calling for a GMO (genetically modified organism) moratorium on Maui (The Maui News, April 8). more »»

Require developers to meet housing obligations

April 12, 2014 The county could make units available for affordable housing if it only required the developers who have gotten approval for over 20,000 houses but not built them to act. more »»

Disrespect shown to B.B. King is unforgivable

April 12, 2014 I read with pure disgust the article (The Maui News, April 8) about a crowd of losers on the Mainland (and I hope they stay there) who had the audacity to heckle and boo the iconic bluesman Mr. B.B. more »»

More traffic requires monitoring of intersection

April 12, 2014 With the construction on Hana Highway and increased use of the new bypass Hookele Street, the state needs to monitor the traffic on Mokulele Highway, especially the left turn onto Kuihelani Highway. more »»

Unable to access email while traveling overseas

April 12, 2014 I am traveling in Japan and I cannot access my hawaii.rr.com email account because Oceanic Time Warner blocks the IP addresses in many overseas countries. more »»

What’s best for each individual is what matters

April 11, 2014 Reading “Planned Parenthood founder had another agenda” (Letters, April 7), my first reaction was shock. I went to the Internet, and I may have to concede that one of my heroines was a racist. more »»

Don’t discount science as benefit to agriculture

April 11, 2014 Should the people of Maui be concerned if Monsanto has a project on Maui? Yes, I think they should. If you go online and read the case Anniston, Alabama v. Monsanto, I think you will agree with me. more »»

 
 

 

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