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Tropical fish population on Maui is being depleted

March 20, 2014 I am an avid snorkeler. When I first came to Hawaii in 1982, you could approach a reef from any of Maui’s shores and see bright yellow fish moving about. more »»

Virtual currency is already being used in Hawaii

March 19, 2014 A March 16 letter writer wondered about the creation of a local “virtual currency,” suggesting the names “mauicoin” and “alohacoin.” I am happy to report that the currency has already been invented. more »»

If no green harvesters, then no zoning for homes

March 19, 2014 I’m sure that in this modern world with cars and airplanes that Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. can use green cane harvesters. They make them in the USA and they work just fine. more »»

Even-handed reporting needed on planned cuts

March 19, 2014 The Maui News editorial (March 18) warns we are “Inviting Disaster” (hyperbole in the extreme) with the planned cuts in both the Defense Department’s budget and the number of active-duty military... more »»

Don’t have too look far to see justice gone mad

March 18, 2014 The March 15 “Today’s Editorial” was about a repeat criminal from Denver who carjacked multiple cars and injured several people. more »»

Mike White is dedicated to Hawaii’s working people

March 18, 2014 In light of any misconceived notions about Council Member Mike White’s dedication to the working people, I am compelled to share these facts demonstrating his leadership trait. more »»

Working around cane fields yields no ill effects

March 17, 2014 I have worked closely in and around cane burning, cane field plowing and cane field planting, exposed to dust, smoke, etc. more »»

Being legal doesn’t mean that herbicide is safe

March 17, 2014 In the front-page article “Monsanto submits report for ‘transparency’” (The Maui News, March 14), Monsanto listed atrazine as one of the herbicides it uses here on Maui and Molokai. more »»

Company would welcome more space at Napili site

March 17, 2014 In response to a March 15 letter: The reason Maui Disposal has only one mixed recyclable 30-cubic-yard container at our Napili HI-5 redemption site is that the landlord limited the amount of space... more »»

Why is there a compulsion to categorize people?

March 16, 2014 I just had to respond to a letter that appeared March 8, stating that Hispanics are of nonwhite race when, in fact, Hispanics are of the Caucasian race. more »»

Fees collected from nonusers is in effect a tax

March 16, 2014 “New fees for exchange” (Today’s Editorial, March 13) misses a critical point. more »»

Spiritual connection to nature is waning

March 16, 2014 According to Hopi legend, all creation once spoke a common language, the language of the heart. more »»

Communities must beware of rushing to judgment

March 16, 2014 As someone who has written crime novels which take place on Maui, I am familiar with the problems of disposal of evidence. more »»

When will a virtual currency come to Hawaii?

March 16, 2014 One wonders when it will be time to establish a virtual currency for Hawaii, like the alohacoin or the mauicoin, and if anyone is smart enough to do it. more »»

Strengthening community is cause of the YMCA

March 15, 2014 As the pace of our lives moves faster and the demands on our time increase, the ties to our community become more important. more »»

Efforts to recycle are not being accommodated

March 15, 2014 Just as I predicted a few weeks ago that the Napili recycling center, with one container for all recyclable material, would be overflowed, it was on March 12. more »»

Fencing, closing of recycling center questioned

March 15, 2014 It was announced recently that the recycling center at the top of Makaala Drive is to be closed the first week of April. more »»

Food served at concert a huge disappointment

March 15, 2014 My neighbor and I were enchanted by the Natalie Cole performance at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on March 10. However, the food served by a local celebrity chef was a huge disappointment. more »»

New humane society leader should support no kill

March 14, 2014 The people of Maui have an unprecedented opportunity to save thousands and thousands of lives by letting their voices be known to the people responsible for hiring a new executive director at the... more »»

Do research before signing up for photovoltaic systems

March 14, 2014 I know that many are just realizing the great benefit of installing photovoltaic systems at their home. It does feel good to see one’s utility bill drop to almost nothin. more »»



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