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U.S. founded on sometimes competing concepts

April 1, 2016 Here we go again. Contrary to a March 17 letter, the United States was founded on the sometimes competing concepts of liberty and democratic self-governance. more »»

Changes, if adopted, would improve the work of our county government

March 31, 2016 As a member of Maui’s Special Committee on County Governance, it has been an interesting task to research options that could replace Maui’s existing mayor/council configuration with a... more »»

Progressive taxation an absolute necessity

March 31, 2016 Maui’s property tax regime is regressive and destructive. more »»

Cane burning needs to stop today, not tomorrow

March 31, 2016 A cane burning dirty bomb went off this morning (March 21), and the smoke smell here in Kula is the worst I’ve experienced. The sun is completely obliterate. more »»

Champion heroes, faith models for our children

March 31, 2016 Few of us will find ourselves volunteering to lay down our life for someone else. No one knows our natural consequences of a character shaped by a lifelong commitment to Chris. more »»

Tax time a poor time to roll out new website

March 30, 2016 If you received your property tax bill recently and have any concerns and want to contact the property tax office over the Internet, be forewarned that the Web address, printed in three locations, o... more »»

Will never forget kindness shown during hospital stay

March 30, 2016 Before the turnover of Maui Memorial Medical Center to its new name in July, I would like to express my appreciation to the medical staff of the hospital for the care they have given me during my... more »»

It is critical to preserve East Maui Irrigation

March 30, 2016 Our county and state officials have a rare opportunity to secure water for all users. more »»

Donald Trump has strong arguments

March 30, 2016 Donald Trump is in the delegate collection stage in his negotiations to be president. more »»

It is time for a return to recycling

March 29, 2016 Three years ago, on March 27, 2013, The Maui News ran a short article under the headline: “Mayor to close recycling drop boxes and reduce county’s recycling budget. more »»

Analysis needs to be done before raising fees, taxes

March 29, 2016 Costs of living in Maui County are excessive. Maui’s residents have some of the nation’s highest cost of government. more »»

The last thing society needs is more drug use

March 29, 2016 “If five million people do a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.” This Chinese proverb came to mind reading the March 14 pro-pot lette. more »»

Set aside land for displaced workers

March 29, 2016 The closing of the great sugar mill on Maui has brought to the surface much sympathy for the workers and solicitous apologies from the compan. more »»

Parties have formed independent groups

March 27, 2016 Wow! What a fantastic presidential caucus that we are having among the voters and their respective political partie. more »»

Legalizing marijuana would create problems

March 27, 2016 I just read the March 16 letter to the editor stating that 66 percent of Hawaii residents want marijuana legalized. more »»

Thoughts on legalizing marijuana and schools

March 27, 2016 There are a lot of good, well-thought-out letters to the editor. Some are looney and some rail, like mine, at the incompetence of the police to make our roads safe. more »»

Some people can’t engage in normal conversation

March 25, 2016 People of all social levels apparently can’t seem to come to grips with normal conversatio. more »»

There’s no Hawaii without the Hawaiians

March 25, 2016 Pope Francis said that indigenous people have been misunderstood, excluded from society, had their lands stolen or contaminated. Could this apply to our Hawaiians? I hope not. more »»

Get the name right and get the high school built

March 25, 2016 We would like to offer a different perspective to March 15’s timely editorial concerning the official name of the DOE high school in Kihei. more »»

A ban on all ivory would be injustice

March 24, 2016 I would like to defend some aspects of the ivory trade. We have been in business for over 35 years in Lahaina, doing business as Lahaina Scrimshaw. more »»



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