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A county manager is an employee of a county

August 6, 2015 A reader response (Letters, July 30) to County Council Chairman Mike White’s July 19 Viewpoint about a county manager form of government had me confused, until I realized that somehow he had... more »»

NASA’s ingenuity is still very much alive

August 6, 2015 While The Maui News editorial “ ‘Right Stuff’ still needed” (July 30) was a welcome read about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA hasn’t stopped dreaming. more »»

Union Jack has crosses of three Christian saints

August 6, 2015 I disagree with the writer who believes the Union Jack has nothing to do with religion (Letters, July 30), even though it consists of the crosses of three Christian saints. more »»

Who approved contribution to Planned Parenthood?

August 5, 2015 It strikes me that March of Dimes, itself a charity organization, is donating their money to the Planned Parenthood, considering their mission statement: “The mission of the March of Dimes is to... more »»

Social media’s incorrect use more harmful than good

August 5, 2015 Is social media good or bad? That is the question. With the increase of users that go on social media sites it is an important thing to take into account. more »»

Proposal is for ‘transitional homeless’ camp in W. Maui

August 5, 2015 Do you realize the difference between chronically and transitional homeless? The “chronically homeless” are the demographic that most people think of when they think “homeless camp. more »»

Phrase defines who should have the right to bear arms

August 5, 2015 People who justify their view that everyone should be allowed to pack shootin’ irons whenever and wherever they want justify that position by quoting the Second Amendment. more »»

County would benefit with a council-manager

August 4, 2015 As a former member of Maui County’s Cost of Government Commission and a 13-year resident of Kihei, I strongly support passage of a charter amendment to convert Maui County government to the... more »»

Hawaiians and Indians struggle with government

August 4, 2015 I was born and raised on Maui and I am outraged! On Facebook, it was brought to my attention that the National Park Service is requiring permits for indigenous people to gather ceremonial plants in... more »»

Has HC&S considered growing marijuana?

August 4, 2015 If I understand the proposed new medical marijuana dispensary rules for Hawaii correctly, each licensed dispensary needs to grow its own product. more »»

Brouhaha tepid from historical perspective

August 4, 2015 American political campaigns since Adams and Jefferson’s time have been rough and nasty so it’s interesting to watch the reaction of the media ranging from raised eyebrows to incredulity as it... more »»

Victorino has the chance to earn third title ring

August 4, 2015 Attention all L.A. Angels fans: How could things be better? Our boy, Shane Victorino, is now an Angel and has the chance to win his third World Series ring. more »»

Quote about Jesus taken out of context

August 2, 2015 A letter in the July 24 Maui News, being critical of opponents to the nuclear treaty with Iran (a country that has vowed death to our country), asked if they ever considered “What would Jesus do?”... more »»

Opinion page cartoon was misinformed

August 2, 2015 The cartoon and article printed in the July 24 Opinion section of The Maui News was grossly misinformed. more »»

Alternative to cane may be far worse

August 2, 2015 I would like to see cane burning be switched to non-burn harvesting. more »»

Jesus would react as Israelis do today

August 2, 2015 I notice that a reader invokes Jesus, no less, in support of the Iran “deal” (Letters, July 24. more »»

Shared experiences can open possibilities

August 2, 2015 Wouldn’t it be nice if President John F. Kennedy’s Peace Corps had grown into an international Peace Corps? Imagine every country in the United Nations requiring a Peace Corps program modeled on ours. more »»

Research debunks myths about WWII

August 2, 2015 As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, we face a deluge of misstatements and myths about certain elements of it, particularly its Pacific theater. more »»

‘A dangerous rush to connect’ indeed!

August 2, 2015 I wholeheartedly agreed with The Maui News editorial of July 24 titled “A dangerous rush to connect” about the dangers of connecting everything to the Internet. more »»

Cane ash litters county pool

August 2, 2015 I went swimming at a county pool in Kahului recently. I noticed that cane ash covered the entire bottom of the pool, and pieces of ash were drifting at various depth. more »»



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