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Laws part of definition for healthy environment

September 4, 2015 It is not clear from a Aug. 28 letter whether or not the writer’s (or all Hawaiians) rights have been violated according to the Hawaii Constitution as the writer claims. more »»

Technology, sacredness considered in debate

September 4, 2015 Commuting and working off island, I rely on the local newspaper to keep me company. I do not own a high-end electronic device (iPhone, iPad or laptop, etc.) like many of the commuters do. more »»

Sugar cane workers can find other jobs

September 4, 2015 In reply to the Aug. 25 letter about HC&S, I emphatically disagree. They should be shut down immediately. They are a health and safety hazar. more »»

Saving unborn babies deserves greater emphasis

September 4, 2015 On a trip to and from the Mainland recently, I happened to be in a few airports. I noticed these great filtered water dispensers that are available. more »»

Make HC&S an offer it could not refuse

September 3, 2015 A few decades ago, in Arizona, there was this sugar cane plantation that burned before harvest. It wasn’t a problem until a retirement community was built downwind. more »»

NextEra’s actions don’t align with Hawaii’s goal

September 3, 2015 A NextEra Energy representative wrote in an Aug. more »»

Story omitted a fact about deadly gunman

September 3, 2015 Not surprisingly, in the Aug. more »»

Thankful to see mess on roadside cleaned up

September 3, 2015 A huge thank-you to the department responsible for cleaning up the mauka roadside on Honoapiilani Highway and Fleming Road. The mess was an embarrassment to West Maui. It looks so much better. more »»

MCCC staff is commended for continuing good work

September 3, 2015 After a lot of press about the overcrowding at Maui Community Correctional Center, I would like to say that the staff at MCCC still remains the same. more »»

NextEra officials refuse to be held accountable

September 3, 2015 Reading the Aug. 16 Viewpoint by a NextEra Energy official was frustrating. more »»

There’s a better site for West Maui homeless camp

September 2, 2015 The land by the south Lahaina bypass entrance is the wrong location for a homeless community. It is unsafe for pedestrians and has no access to recreational or essential infrastructure services. more »»

More doublespeak from the mayor, as usual

September 2, 2015 For those who listened to a recent broadcast of the mayor’s Thursday-morning radio show, we were greeted by his typical speaking out of both sides of his mouth. more »»

Time to change form of county government

September 2, 2015 I was a member of the West Maui County Charter working group back in 2009-2010. more »»

What are A&B’s long-term goals?

September 1, 2015 Growing sugar in Hawaii has always been a risky business. In 2009, Alexander & Baldwin considered shutting down its sugar operations and converting its fields to biofuel. more »»

Time to stop funding for Planned Parenthood

September 1, 2015 I do not want to participate in the funding of Planned Parenthood. This organization receives $528 million (over half a billion) of our tax dollars annually. more »»

Exploring universe would please early Hawaiians

September 1, 2015 The controversy over the construction of the observatories on Haleakala and Mauna Kea are regrettable and unnecessary. more »»

Additional restrictions are not needed for HC&S

August 30, 2015 I support the Department of Health-issued burn permit for Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar, which includes extensive testing to ensure public safety. more »»

Nuclear deal a winner for Iran, loser for U.S.

August 30, 2015 The president’s nuclear deal with the Islamic republic of Iran is a win-win for the Islamic republic and a bad deal and losing proposition for the United States and our allies in the Middle East. more »»

There’s a good reason for increase in trash bill

August 30, 2015 An Aug. 21 letter writer from Maui Meadows wrote that he doesn’t understand why our trash bill has increased by $6 a month due to reinstatement of the three-can curbside recycling plan. more »»



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