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End the practice of indentured servitude

September 13, 2016 Mahalo for publishing the shocking Associated Press story about some commercial fishing boats carrying captive crews (The Maui News, Sept. 8). more »»

Require the DLNR to mark Haleakala Trail

September 13, 2016 In July 2016 Judge Cardoza signed the final decision on Haleakala Trail. This concluded the six-week trial in April-May 2014. The decision states that the state of Hawaii owns Haleakala Trail. more »»

Mayoral candidate will limit donations to $25

September 13, 2016 Proving corruption or a “pay-for-play” system in politics is hard. Yet most of us believe that’s how the system works. Once elected, politicians do “favas” for their donors. more »»

Rawlins-Fernandez is impressive candidate

September 11, 2016 A campaign sign-waving event turned into a real pleasure for me recently when I learned more about Keani Rawlins-Fernandez, a great woman and an admirable leader. more »»

Expect great things from Kelly King

September 11, 2016 I am excited at the prospect of Kelly King joining the County Council! I have seen her contribute so much to our island community over the years — we have every reason to expect great things from... more »»

Leaders should save Maui from crisis now

September 11, 2016 As a longtime resident of Maui, I am appalled at the current crisis occurring at Maui Memorial Medical Center, the only acute-care hospital serving all of Maui Count. more »»

Vote for Nikhilananda is vote of confidence

September 11, 2016 Nick Nikhilananda is a great choice for the Hawaii House of Representatives. I feel really comfortable with every vote he will make as a legislator. more »»

We need to look at ‘dark side’ of cellphone use

September 9, 2016 Regarding The Page 1 story “Police losing battle to put down (cell) phones” (The Maui News, Sept. 3). “Tickets for texting” isn’t working. Maybe telling the truth might wake them up. more »»

Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition

September 9, 2016 What can we do when those we’ve entrusted fail to produce results? They have seriously mismanaged the transfer of Maui Memorial Medical Center to Kaiser and we are losing medical professionals at an... more »»

Kelly King is most qualified candidate

September 9, 2016 A sustainable future on Maui requires legislators who understand the need for growing our own food and energy crops and building for our increasing population without making it a burden on the... more »»

Take the steps necessary to detect breast cancer

September 8, 2016 Maui Kaiser saved my (Lis’) life and gave us (Lis and Bob) back our lives. more »»

We need to adapt to reality of MMMC

September 8, 2016 MMMC needs to focus on what it can and must do well, even with 400 missing staffers. Provide excellent care for emergency conditions such as trauma, heart attack and strok. more »»

Future of MMMC is a life-and-death matter

September 8, 2016 This is a letter regarding Maui Memorial Medical Center being blocked by government and unions from being able to serve the people of Maui, Molokai and Lana. more »»

Closing hospital services an unacceptable choice

September 8, 2016 Closing hospital services at Maui Memorial Medical Center and flying people to Oahu is unacceptable. Please do what it takes to make a different choice. more »»

Catholic church got end of the Jubilee date wrong

September 8, 2016 In the Sept. 5 Maui News article titled: “Mother Teresa canonized,” it stated that the Jubilee (50th year) “officially ends in November.” This is biblically incorrect. more »»

Republicans provide displays of hypocrisy

September 7, 2016 The Republicans consistently provide us with displays of hypocrisy. They harp on Hillary’s peccadilloes, but defend or remain silent about the greater crimes of Nixon or Bus. more »»

Will Trump prove his own patriotism?

September 7, 2016 Donald Trump said we should teach patriotism in our schools after a football player refused to stand during the game’s opening pledge song. more »»

Thoughts about buying land for $9.5 million

September 7, 2016 $9.5 million? I would change the world, feed the poor and shelter the houseless, but someone wants to buy Peahi land for an unplanned venture. I guess not, it seems. more »»

Legalization favored by more than one candidate

September 6, 2016 Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, supports the legalization of marijuana, as she did in her run for the presidency in 2012. more »»

Get beyond stereotypes to form the ideal society

September 6, 2016 What do you call a black man running? Thief. Growing up in Ann Arbor, Mich., we occasionally heard that kind of joking prejudice. Crime ran rampant in nearby Detroit, only 40 miles away. more »»



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