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Council should fund Ocean Safety officer raises

May 8, 2016 Maui County has the highest municipal (AA+) bond rating in Hawaii and the lowest property tax rates in the state, but we are the only county that expects Ocean Safety to volunteer Jet Ski service an... more »»

Government disconnect unlikely to happen here

May 6, 2016 I can’t possibly do a rebuttal of all seven points in Dave DeLeon’s April 28 Viewpoint in the space allotted a letter to the editor, so let me primarily focus on No. . more »»

Ocean Safety officers don’t get credit, suffer poor pay

May 6, 2016 The Maui News (April 26) ran a headline, “Firefighters help paddleboarders to shore. more »»

Donation to two Molokai schools instills lifelong lessons for students

May 5, 2016 Kaunakakai Elementary School students and staff are still on a high after recently celebrating the installation of 25 solar hybrid air-conditioning units in our school. more »»

Christian thinking is very rational

May 5, 2016 This is in response to the April 20 letter “Religions that encourage intolerance are a danger” stating faith is defined as “The firm belief in something which there is no proof,” the opinion being... more »»

Working-class locals were almost able to buy a home

May 5, 2016 Just wanted to thank all of you who worked so hard on stopping Olowalu development. It was a close one, working-class locals were almost able to buy prime real estate. more »»

Viewpoint a persuasive, well-written argument

May 5, 2016 It is seldom that I’ve read a more well-written and well-thought-out Viewpoint in The Maui News than the one from Dave DeLeon (Opinion, April 28. more »»

Shorter word limit could generate clarity in letters

May 5, 2016 What if The Maui News reduced its limit on letters to the editor to 150 words? Imagine the consequences — consequences that would reduce or even eliminate stream-of-consciousness meanderings,... more »»

Hale Makua made mom’s last years comfortable

May 5, 2016 Our 92-year-old Mom, Florence T. Rodrigues, recently passed at Hale Makua. She had been a resident there for the last five years. more »»

Ing has accomplished great things in short time

May 4, 2016 As a decades-long resident of Maui, I care deeply about the aina, the people and the future of our beautiful hom. more »»

Maui roads maintained in haphazard manner

May 4, 2016 Without question, I live in one of the most beautiful locations on the planet, and for that reason, the haphazard manner by which our roads and highways are being maintained is extremely frustratin. more »»

Menu sends wrong Earth Day message

May 4, 2016 I attended the annual Earth Day Festival at UH-MC and was surprised to see that the only food available was hamburgers and hot dog. more »»

Island is in urgent need of modern regenerative agriculture

May 3, 2016 Change is coming to Maui’s central valley — that is certain. more »»

Kaniela Ing is dedicated to seeing school built

May 3, 2016 In response to an April 10 letter writer who claims Kaniela Ing failed to deliver on his pledge to build the Kihei high school, I have to remind everyone that Kaniela succeeded in allocating the... more »»

Erroneous scare tactics from ‘global warmists’

May 3, 2016 Recently a letter to the editor gave a dire warning about sea level rising and stated unequivocally that the culprit was CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels. more »»

Left-lane lurkers among drivers that raise concern

May 3, 2016 I was amused by how upset the Alaskan visitor, whose letter you published on April 24, was by Maui drivers’ failure to adhere to proper car links. more »»

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 »»



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