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Homosexuals deserving of rights, but not marriage

September 16, 2014 A Sept. 8 letter writer lamented Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s primary loss, blaming it on “narrow-minded” voters. more »»

Gov. Abercrombie shows why voters rejected him

September 16, 2014 As if we needed any more proof that Neil Abercrombie was a bad governor who needed to be voted away, look no further than his latest foolish antics. more »»

Past must serve future to benefit all in present

September 16, 2014 Philosophically speaking, those who fixate on the past often stoically proclaim themselves heir to the future. Those who fixate on the present often declare the future is irrelevan. more »»

Council urged to take up issue of pay disparity

September 16, 2014 I am writing this letter to appeal to Mr. Riki Hokama, the chairman of the Maui County Council’s Committee on Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs. more »»

Smokers robbed of their right to civil equality

September 16, 2014 To claim that Gov. Neil Abercrombie lost the election due to “those who opposed his stance on same-sex marriage” shows an absence of even basic political common sense (Letters, Sept. 8). more »»

If GMOs are so safe, then where are the labels?

September 16, 2014 This letter is for anyone still unsure if foods made from genetically modified organism seeds are harmful or not. more »»

Council should approve mayor’s personnel request

September 16, 2014 There’s a lot of bickering between the council and the mayor lately, and I agree it has to stop. more »»

Research has shown GMOs contain multiple toxins

September 16, 2014 Supporters of genetically modified organisms tell us that GMOs are safe and that they’re no different from traditionally hybridized food. more »»

Girl is gone but her inspiring story lives on

September 15, 2014 While her life was tragically cut short during the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999, Rachel Joy Scott’s shining example of kindness and compassion was not defeated that da. more »»

Conduct of MPD officer was a pleasant eye-opener

September 15, 2014 With police morality being heavily featured in the news these days, I’m compelled to share a recent experience with the Maui Police Department. I was pulled over for speeding on Memorial Day. more »»

Behavior not representative of all Native Hawaiians

September 15, 2014 The Native Hawaiian Roll Commission has successfully enrolled 114,000 Hawaiians who would like to move forward and begin the process of nation building. more »»

Comments about Ray Rice situation disappointing

September 15, 2014 I’m disappointed with comments I’m hearing from ESPN about the Ray Rice situation. more »»

MECO energy plan is a step in the right direction

September 15, 2014 The proposed Maui Electric Co. more »»

Visitor applauds choice of Faaumu as MPD chief

September 15, 2014 As a yearly visitor to Maui, I have been following the chief of police selection process with great interest. more »»

Because change is needed, keep Arakawa as mayor

September 15, 2014 I’ve read several letters about how Maui County needs change and that’s why people need to vote against Alan Arakawa. I disagree. more »»

Fundamental problem with GMOs is not scientific

September 15, 2014 Opinions are divided on the science around genetically modified organisms, but the fundamental problem is not scientific but political and economic. The problem is that U.S. more »»

Hawaiian-U.S. relationship not one based on race

September 14, 2014 Back in July, the U.S. Interior and Justice departments visited Maui to ask Native Hawaiian residents whether they wanted the United States to help them with nation building. more »»

Maui farmers won’t be hurt by the GMO moratorium

September 14, 2014 Is the moratorium on genetically modified organisms (also called the Maui Voter Initiative on Genetically Engineered Organisms) going to hurt farmers? The answer is no. more »»

Council slow to address issue of clerks’ salaries

September 14, 2014 The Maui County Council’s Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee needs to put the clerk repricing request PIA-67 on its agenda ASAP. more »»

Efforts to undermine term limits objectionable

September 14, 2014 The recent dust-up between the mayor and County Council Member Mike White (The Maui News, Aug. 7) has brought out the worst in the mayor. more »»

Criminal justice system in Hawaii is appalling

September 14, 2014 Probation for a convicted pedophile (The Maui News, Sept. 6)? Are you kidding? A convicted pedophile on Maui gets probation for forced oral sex on a minor and is merely placed on probation. more »»



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September 13, 2014 If you did not grow up in the South, as I did, you can hardly conceive the level of ignorance. more »

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