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Unfunded liabilities may devour budgets

February 12, 2016 Many states across the nation are snipping local budgets to pay for pension promises, and this growing trend may finally arrive on Maui with Act 268, enacted in 201. more »»

Cover truck bed with tarp to stop littering the aina

February 12, 2016 After sweating through yet another highway cleanup, I realize that much of that which is scattered across our roads is caused by open-bed pickup trucks, whose drivers heedlessly speed along their... more »»

‘Generational wealth’ of homesteaders is in the land

February 12, 2016 In regard to the article “Bill would lower Hawaiian ancestry rule for homesteads” (The Maui News, Feb. more »»

Protect treasures from shortsighted development

February 12, 2016 Did you know that the reason the beautiful Taj Mahal is still standing is that the British company contracted to demolish it went belly up before the job was done? Dumb things can nearly happen. more »»

Vote for compassionate seekers of public office

February 12, 2016 The McCoy Studio Theater could easily accommodate the 200 Americans who collectively hold more wealth than the poorest 50 percent of us combined. more »»

Dad was living proof that real men are not weak

February 11, 2016 At kindergarten, in the Philippines, Dad would take me to school in his metallic blue scooter on his way to work. more »»

Amazed by cost of electricity in Hawaii

February 11, 2016 I just got my electric bill in the mail and was again amazed at how much electricity costs here in Hawaii. more »»

Admission fee for craft fair too high

February 11, 2016 Regarding the $5 admission fee to the Kihei Kalama Park Craft Fair: Who thought this up? The fair has done very well for many years without one — why ruin a good thing? The number of attendees wil... more »»

Serenity Prayer applies to complaints about vog

February 11, 2016 Remember the Serenity Prayer? It goes like this: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. more »»

Silversword, sugar cane declines a coincidence?

February 11, 2016 “Silversword numbers down 60 percent since ’90s” (The Maui News, Feb. 3). Interestingly, the yield declines forcing the closing of HC&S also started in the ’90s. more »»

Kihei Boat Ramp has been trashed last 5 years

February 11, 2016 Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa introduced a new position, “Environmental Affairs Coordinator,” though the purpose of that office remains vague. The coordinator in an interview stated, “The mayor is a diver. more »»

Give sugar cane acreage back to the Hawaiians

February 11, 2016 To all council members and HC&S CEOs, I have a suggestion for all the 36,000 acres from HC&S. Maybe you guys should give back all this land back to the Hawaiians. more »»

People in Scandinavia happy with socialism

February 11, 2016 A Feb. 2 letter writer says, “Socialism has never been as successful as capitalism.” Tell that to the people in Scandinavia. They seem pretty happy with it. more »»

Brother with disabilities can’t receive services

February 11, 2016 My brother was born with mental disabilities. Presently he can’t receive full services from Medicare. more »»

Sentence a revolution for Maui’s justice system

February 11, 2016 Thank you, thank you, thank you, Judge Rhonda Loo. The 40-year sentence imposed on the young man is a revolution for Maui’s justice system (The Maui News, Feb. 4). more »»

HC&S should ask for doctor’s papers in lawsuit

February 11, 2016 HC&S can hold out since they have more money. The plaintiffs have a case made of glass that holds no wate. more »»

Superferry would spread problems, affect resources

February 11, 2016 Totally against the Superferry (The Maui News, Jan. 28). It’s a way to spread homeless people, rappers, murderers, drug dealers to other islands. Every island has its problems. more »»

Reactionaries among us lament passing of sugar

February 11, 2016 People are so attached to the past; the traditional; the accustomed; that even when a known evil disappears, there is lamentation. more »»

Hemp would pollinate medical marijuana plants

February 10, 2016 I guess you haven’t heard the news yet, Maui. If hemp is planted on any of the islands there wouldn’t be any more marijuana growing inside or outside on the islands. more »»

Community penalized by new rules at park

February 10, 2016 Fishermen, divers, surfers, paddlers, volleyball players and all Kanaha Beach Park users are being impacted by the Parks and Recreation Department’s unpublicized decision to change park rules/signage. more »»

 
 
 

 

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