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No place to safety check mopeds in West Maui

March 17, 2016 There are a lot of mopeds, scooters and motorcycles in West Maui. The owners have different goals in riding them: cheap transportation, wind in their hair, easy to find a parking place, etc. more »»

Voted for capitalism and against socialism

March 17, 2016 On the night of March 8, I stood in line at the Kihei Charter School with hundreds of others for an hour and a half to vote for Donald Trump in the 2016 Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucuses. more »»

Our government is a representative republic

March 17, 2016 A March 9 letter criticizing your Feb. more »»

Majority of residents want marijuana legalized

March 16, 2016 It was reported in 2014 that 66 percent of Hawaii residents want marijuana legalized. more »»

Changing Election Day would violate law

March 16, 2016 I have gained added respect for our legislative representatives after learning they ignored a citizen’s request to violate federal law and change Hawaii’s Election Day. more »»

Ironic name for man accused in death

March 16, 2016 The Maui News carried a story March 7 in the “World In Brief” section titled “Mexico holds U.S. man in woman’s death.” The story reported that a U.S. more »»

Why not choose to align with your best self?

March 16, 2016 Therapy doesn’t work! I have done hundreds of therapy sessions. Of many different kinds. Sure, it gives you somebody to talk to. Someone who has received professional training in helping people. more »»

Good vibrations come to the surface

March 15, 2016 Here’s a good one for everybody. more »»

Baker favors ivory trade over elephants’ survival

March 15, 2016 On Feb. 22, Maui state Sen. Roz Baker voted against desperately needed legislation (SB2647) to ban the sale of ivory in Hawaii and help save the wondrous elephant from extinction. more »»

Designate swath of land for future development

March 15, 2016 Is HC&S making provisions for removing all the toxic chemical fertilizers and insecticides used in their cane operations from the island? Hope so. more »»

Let past be an inspiration and platform to the future

March 15, 2016 Rarely does a community get second chance at preserving a landmark. The Lahaina and Paia sugar mills, along with those that went before, were taken down piece by piece and scrapped — now gone forever. more »»

Say no to manager form of governance

March 15, 2016 To the good people of Maui: Please say no to a county manager form of governance. Supporters spin this like it’s the cure-all for the county’s ills and woes. If only it were that simple. more »»

Vog is here and much more of a health issue

March 15, 2016 Ever since cane burning became an issue, I have wanted to voice my opinion. I had hoped it would fade away but now it is too late. more »»

Is use of public areas as a bathroom OK with ACLU?

March 15, 2016 Regarding the March 5 article stating that the ACLU is against “prohibiting sitting and lying on public sidewalks and going to the bathroom in public areas. more »»

Repaving of road begins after 10 years

March 13, 2016 The repaving of Puukolii Road in West Maui began March 7. It actually began in October of 2006, at a meeting with Mayor Alan Arakawa and his staff. more »»

Burning cane on thick vog day is a crime

March 13, 2016 Today (March 3) we have thick vog and the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. sugar cane burn smoke filling up the air. more »»

Climate change website full of misinformation

March 13, 2016 The writer of a Feb. 28 letter describes man-made global warming as a hoax and supplies us with a link to a document as proof. Here is some background on that document. more »»

County needs of have professional management

March 13, 2016 Maui’s needs have evolved to where it would benefit from a professional trained manager to operate it efficiently. Department heads should be qualified professionals. more »»

Labor is what we need, not more people to supervise

March 13, 2016 There’s a poster with three men on a big wrench attached to a motor. A fourth man on the side asks, “Need another jerk?” We have elected people from each part of the county we voted into offic. more »»

Developers trying to work around laws

March 13, 2016 Recently, once again, there was a meeting regarding another attempt to circumvent and create exceptions to the law WR-219, “Show Me the Water.” It should have been called “Show Me the Money. more »»



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