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One stands above others in W. Maui council race

July 30, 2014 Maui voters know little about some County Council candidates. Elle Cochran is popular for her work on Honolua Coalition (brilliant). She is pushing for a GMO ban (pesticides are bad, GMOs good). more »»

 
 
 
Hospital board appreciates community’s concern

July 30, 2014 The board of directors for the Maui region hospitals of Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital would like to thank the community and members of various community... more »»

Tsutsui skipping debates is disservice to Hawaii voters

July 29, 2014 As primary election draws near, it is incumbent on candidates to take every opportunity to appear before voters to state our case for elected office. more »»

Encourage ‘crazy’ and invest in power of ideas

July 29, 2014 I believe in the power of ideas. What sets America apart from the rest of the world is our unique capacity to generate novel ideas for social and technological innovation. more »»

Keep adolescent behavioral unit at hospital open

July 29, 2014 “Hawai‘i no longer number 1 in teen suicide attempts, but still in top 10,” as posted online June 3, 2013, at 12:05 a.m., by West Hawai‘i Today paper. An Internet search of mass shootings in the U. more »»

What if situation in the Holy Land were reversed?

July 28, 2014 Many of us hold strong black or white opinions about conflicts in what used to be called the Holy Land. more »»

Good new candidates can prove helpful if elected

July 28, 2014 Never before has an initiative petition succeeded on Maui. I am terrifically impressed with the SHAKA movement, who made this happen. I didn’t think it was possible. But the job isn’t over yet. more »»

Fire Department lauded for containing house fire

July 28, 2014 Just wanted to publicly thank the Maui Fire Department for the containment of the Oe Street fire in Kihei (The Maui News, July 19). more »»

Primary election letters

July 28, 2014 Letters pertaining to the Aug. 9 primary election must be received by noon Friday. This will give editors enough time to edit and process letters for publication before the election. more »»

Better traffic control needed at fireworks event

July 27, 2014 To the organizers of the 4th of July Fireworks event: First, it was a nice time. The fireworks were very enjoyable, although shor. more »»

Kamehameha Schools should be for all Hawaiians

July 27, 2014 I was talking with a friend the other day about our kids and she mentioned that her daughter goes to Kamehameha Schools here on Maui. more »»

Hawaiians are entitled to govern their own lands

July 27, 2014 I appreciated reading a July 15 letter of heartfelt support for the kanaka maoli of these Hawaiian Islands. The Department of Interior hearings, held recently throughout the state, were riveting. more »»

Headline cast aspersions on the National Guard

July 26, 2014 A story in your July 15 edition had a headline “Guardsman kills 2 people, self in northern Utah.” It was an AP story by Annie Knox. I don’t know if the headline was hers or your. more »»

Full-time residents real victims of housing costs

July 26, 2014 Long-term rentals for people who live on the island are at an all-time premium, one with a typical two-bedroom, one-bath going for $1,500 per month. more »»

Decisions on GMOs should be left to each island

July 26, 2014 There has been and will be much debate on the proposed moratorium on growing and testing genetically modified organisms in Maui County. more »»

GOP can’t be blamed for Hawaii’s problems

July 26, 2014 Looking historically, Hawaii has never really given the Republicans a fair chance of any kind. The state has only had one Republican U.S. senator in Hiram Fong and he last served in 1977. more »»

Israel is allowed to wield too much power in USA

July 25, 2014 A recent letter writer laments about Monsanto having excessive political power. more »»

Return both Schatz and Abercrombie to office

July 25, 2014 For U.S. Senate: I have watched the debates and I see that Sen. Brian Schatz has been strong and effective, chairing multiple committees and authoring good legislation that became law. In the U.S. more »»

State legislators violated constitutional trust

July 25, 2014 Thirty years ago, voters began to affirm that marriage is between a man and a woman. (Before that, no one even thought to ask the question.) Time and again, the courts threw these votes out. more »»

Maui not as safe as jogger thought it would be

July 24, 2014 At 6:30 a.m. July 14, while jogging south on Kenolio Road at Kuilima Place, a driver of an older white pickup truck attempted to hit me. I always jog facing traffic in case a driver doesn’t see me. more »»

Development would finish off struggling wetland

July 24, 2014 I request that the Maui Planning Commission have a public hearing about the proposed Medical Plaza at Kanaha and I urge them to deny a renewal of the SMA permit the developers have applied for. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Restating the Obvious

A sampling of political ads on teevee

July 30, 2014 A sampling of political ads I don’t own a TV so I don’t usually see political ads, but this week I saw several. Not all getting on air, I am sure, but a complete rotation during a news hour. more »

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