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Take steps to reduce amount of rubbish in ocean

October 10, 2014 I’m a junior at Maui High School. During my freshman and sophomore years, I’ve paddled for Maui High’s outrigger paddling team. I’ve lived on Maui all my life and I love going to the beach. more »»

Corporations are face of American-born fascism

October 10, 2014 A commonly accepted definition of fascism is a melding of the power of the state with that of the corporations. more »»

Keep taxpayers’ money from going to businesses

October 10, 2014 Why on Earth is Maui County planning to fund the following businesses? Makes no sense to me at all. A million dollars of taxpayer money? Where is the Tea Party when you want it? * Uptown Service Inc. more »»

Big business pays for ads that distort the truth

October 10, 2014 Low-input sustainable agriculture is the really modern farming development. more »»

GMOs are in violation of God’s natural creation

October 10, 2014 Genesis 1:29: “And God said, ‘Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed. more »»

Bureaucratic lawmaking is dominating our lives

October 10, 2014 Someone eventually had to write a book on the subject: The Economist (Aug. more »»

Libertarian candidates supported for Legislature

October 10, 2014 Although I am a proud Republican, there are a couple of Libertarian candidates for the state Legislature whom I would like to endors. more »»

Questions raised on how ban would be enforced

October 9, 2014 If the genetically modified organism ban passes, who would enforce this moratorium? The U.S. more »»

Ban on farming would prove destructive for Maui

October 9, 2014 I am a tourist from California who comes to Maui every year for respite and to enjoy your lovely island. This is my 27th visit to Maui. more »»

Fear tactics being used in pro-GMO media blitz

October 9, 2014 My home garden includes nongenetically modified organism papayas, and if you have papayas in your backyard, the chances of you having GMO Rainbow papayas are slim to none. more »»

Different jobs require different qualifications

October 8, 2014 An Oct. 1 letter writer now wants to compare a clerk — indoors, air-conditioned, sitting down — to those dismissively called unskilled labor — outdoors, lifting 50-100 pounds, in the sun. more »»

Wording on GMO initiative is not confusing at all

October 8, 2014 Many confusing and misguided commercials are being aired and mailed daily in regard to the genetically modified organism moratorium ballot initiative that we will vote for in November. more »»

Mike White’s performance on council appreciated

October 8, 2014 Thank you to Mike White for lowering property tax rates by 9 percent to rising values; keeping government honest by ensuring that the administration follows the law just like every other resident;... more »»

Initiative would ensure that GMO crops are tested

October 8, 2014 I see letters here from genetically modified organism industry proponents praising the genetically engineered Rainbow papaya, while repeating the industry mantra that it saved the papaya industry. more »»

We have a right to know and choose what we eat

October 8, 2014 Please listen up, people. For a country that is supposed to have a top education system, we people do not do a very good job of researching. more »»

Guzman sets right example for council members

October 8, 2014 During a speech at a recent campaign event, Council Member Don Guzman said that “we have to work together because no one person has all the answer. more »»

Initiative is bad public policy

October 7, 2014 Called a moratorium, the initiative is really a farming ban. I have been farming on Maui for 40 years. more »»

Ads for candidates should answer basic questions

October 7, 2014 Instead of political ads telling us how great a candidate is, how about the ads answering basic questions: * Do you approve of a ferry system between the islands? * Do you believe Hawaii should have... more »»

A fresh beginning is needed in county politics

October 7, 2014 The time has come to divorce politics from the interests of the candidate’s donors. That would allow politicians to more frequently make their decisions rationally. more »»

GMO plants are not being controlled as claimed

October 7, 2014 Just a few thoughts on the genetically modified organism issue: I have received several slick mailers against the initiative. more »»



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