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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 »»

Candidates for proposals would get endorsement

May 24, 2016 I would like to endorse candidates for office who would be for the following proposals: 1. Pay lifeguards equal to police and firefighters. 2. more »»

Play the ocean safety video on every airline

May 24, 2016 While I applaud the State of Hawaii’s recent efforts to warn visitors about the dangerous shore breaks, and potential for serious injury, it has not gone far enough. more »»

Maui County Ocean Safety an essential public service

May 22, 2016 A May 8 headline in The Maui News, “Man’s life changed forever by brutal shore break,” puts into high relief the necessity to support the Maui County lifeguards (aka Ocean Safety) and give them the... more »»

Letter reported wrong oxycodone information

May 22, 2016 A letter published May 8 in The Maui News contained a lot of wrong information and was obviously not checked for its accuracy by the paper. more »»

Evidence of man-made climate change is strong

May 22, 2016 The Maui News occasionally prints letters claiming the 97 percent of scientists specializing in atmospheric studies who agree about man-made climate change are wrong. more »»

Support Ocean Safety officers and Unit 14

May 20, 2016 I urge the Maui County Council to withdraw deferring the Bargaining Unit 14 contract and allow it to continue as litigated and agreed. more »»



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