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February 5, 2016 If there’s any blame to be placed in the community for the HC&S mill closure, blame belongs squarely upon the corporate doorstep. Corporations only focus on their financial bottom lin. more »»

Designate future homeless sites in sugar cane fields

February 5, 2016 The shutting down of the sugar industry appears to be a win situation for a whole lot of people. more »»

We need rent control to help curb homelessness

February 5, 2016 Everyone seems to agree that homelessness is the most urgent problem facing the county and the state. Yet there is a solution that is not being talked about and I don’t know why. more »»

MPD should focus more on causes of accidents

February 4, 2016 A recent contributor wrote that again the MPD has touted its seat belt law enforcement efforts and tallies (Letters, Jan. 20). more »»

Viewpoint contradictory to homeless man’s experience

February 4, 2016 Carol Reimann’s Jan. 22 Viewpoint is completely contradictory to my experience as a homeless person living at Ka Hale A Ke Ola (KHAKO) transitional shelter for the last two years. more »»

Outsiders should not influence local traditions

February 4, 2016 Being from Washington state, Lake Chelan specifically, it really is sad to see the sugar cane industry come to a close. It’s obvious that non-locals have turned this industry upside down. more »»

Newcomers must learn to assimilate to the culture

February 4, 2016 Aloha. That word used to mean a lot here. Maui has been a family-first environment for the 40 years I’ve lived her. more »»

CARE Act in Legislature a common sense proposal

February 3, 2016 As a former caregiver for a family member with complex medical issues for four and a half years with numerous hospitalizations, I was delighted to see Speaker Joseph Souki announce his support for... more »»

‘Laziest generation’ is possibly most educated

February 3, 2016 In response to the Jan. 20 letter “Plenty of jobs for youths willing to work”: I am a graduate of UH-Maui College and UH-Manoa, and currently a graduate student at The George Washington University. more »»

Spencer helped many families realize dream

February 3, 2016 I’m often tempted to submit a letter to The Maui News. Not until I read of the passing of Mr. Jesse Spencer (The Maui News, Jan. 22) was I moved to follow through. more »»

Goodbye cane burning, hello vog and dust

February 3, 2016 Just a reminder to all who complained about the cane burning — keep celebrating now and be expecting dust and vog along the way. more »»

Focus on opportunities now that sugar is ending

February 3, 2016 As the dust settles and people emerge from grieving or vilifying the sugar plantation, we can start to focus in on this massive opportunity. more »»

Opportunity for Maui to be breadbasket of Hawaii

February 2, 2016 I was born and raised in Keawe Camp while my grandparents, father, uncles and aunties worked for Pioneer Mill Sugar Co. more »»

Allow Spencer sons to build affordable homes on Maui

February 2, 2016 I never met Mr. Jesse Spencer while on Oahu or Maui, but I did get a chance to own and live in a Spencer affordable built home in Kihei (The Maui News, Jan. 22). more »»

Socialism has never been as successful as capitalism

February 2, 2016 The writer of the Nov. 19 letter “When did socialism become a bad thing?” seems to think socialism has only to do with government spending. This is only partly correct. more »»

Article glamorizes alcohol, cocaine, pot use in ’70s

February 2, 2016 With the brain cells I have left from that time, it seems to me that The Maui News front-page article “Just another Tequila Sunrise” (Jan. more »»

Burns Revolution changed state; party needs renewal

February 2, 2016 I’m a second-generation “Berner.” What is a “Berner” and how did I come to be second generation? Many supporters of Democratic candidate for president, U.S. Sen. more »»

Join Democratic Party and vote for Bernie

February 2, 2016 Many people who want to vote for Bernie Sanders may be unfamiliar with how caucuses differ from regular primary elections. To vote for Bernie, you must be a member of the Democratic Part. more »»

Ambulance personnel omitted from caption

February 2, 2016 Regarding front-page photos of Pali crash (Jan. 22. more »»

Energy consultant’s report notes complexities, high price of change

January 31, 2016 The Jan. 21 Maui News editorial, “Pipe dreams about power,” made valid points about the complex realities of owning and overseeing the electric grids in Maui County. more »»

Pay equality is necessary to retain quality workers

January 31, 2016 I want to send a big mahalo to the mayor and his staff for sending Amendment BF-38 to the County Council asking for a preliminary wage increase for Unit 03 employees. more »»



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Book Review 359: A Black Woman's Civil War Memoirs

February 3, 2016 A BLACK WOMAN’S CIVIL WAR MEMOIRS, by Susie King Taylor. 154 pages, illustrated. Markus Weiner paperback, $9. more »

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