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Term ‘unborn child’ doesn’t block medical care

August 2, 2014 A July 24 letter describes the author’s unhappiness with the term “unborn child. more »»

Nava’s experience and knowledge would serve us

August 2, 2014 Rick Nava is a diligent, loyal and dedicated man. His commitment toward his family, community and country is easy to observ. more »»

Storm-damaged sanctuary for animals needs help

August 2, 2014 Leilani Farm Sanctuary, an all-volunteer refuge for rescued animals in Haiku, was hit hard by tropical storm Wali. Huge trees crushed three animal houses and collapsed a section of fencing. more »»

Food labeling pertinent to GMOs urgently needed

August 1, 2014 During our 2014 legislative session, 15 labeling bills came out of the Senate and House including food safety bills. One by one, all labeling bills were rejected. more »»

Information coming from SHAKA not to be trusted

August 1, 2014 The recent GMO petition hearings of July 23-24 were again interesting, especially when the SHAKA movement’s hierarchy states that a moratorium period when no GMO crops can be planted will not affect... more »»

Advice offered for makers of telephone surveys

July 31, 2014 Seems like we get a phone survey every day. Must be political season. Some rules for the survey makers as some of them are terrible. 1. Not over 10 minutes. 2. more »»

More changes would better our electoral system

July 31, 2014 There are quite a few progressive changes we can institute to improve our electoral system. One I have been advocating for years was signed into law recently in Hawaii. more »»

Nava is approachable, would be good on council

July 31, 2014 Rick Nava has been a servant of West Maui for a very long time, he’s a family man, businessman and cares about ohana and the struggles they face. more »»

Who is funding PAC linked to Buenconsejo mailer?

July 31, 2014 A political action committee called Forward Progress just sent out an expensive-looking mailer for Ka‘ala Buenconsejo, I think to the whole county. more »»

One stands above others in W. Maui council race

July 30, 2014 Maui voters know little about some County Council candidates. Elle Cochran is popular for her work on Honolua Coalition (brilliant). She is pushing for a GMO ban (pesticides are bad, GMOs good). more »»

Hospital board appreciates community’s concern

July 30, 2014 The board of directors for the Maui region hospitals of Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital would like to thank the community and members of various community... more »»

Tsutsui skipping debates is disservice to Hawaii voters

July 29, 2014 As primary election draws near, it is incumbent on candidates to take every opportunity to appear before voters to state our case for elected office. more »»

Encourage ‘crazy’ and invest in power of ideas

July 29, 2014 I believe in the power of ideas. What sets America apart from the rest of the world is our unique capacity to generate novel ideas for social and technological innovation. more »»

Keep adolescent behavioral unit at hospital open

July 29, 2014 “Hawai‘i no longer number 1 in teen suicide attempts, but still in top 10,” as posted online June 3, 2013, at 12:05 a.m., by West Hawai‘i Today paper. An Internet search of mass shootings in the U. more »»

What if situation in the Holy Land were reversed?

July 28, 2014 Many of us hold strong black or white opinions about conflicts in what used to be called the Holy Land. more »»

Good new candidates can prove helpful if elected

July 28, 2014 Never before has an initiative petition succeeded on Maui. I am terrifically impressed with the SHAKA movement, who made this happen. I didn’t think it was possible. But the job isn’t over yet. more »»

Fire Department lauded for containing house fire

July 28, 2014 Just wanted to publicly thank the Maui Fire Department for the containment of the Oe Street fire in Kihei (The Maui News, July 19). more »»

Primary election letters

July 28, 2014 Letters pertaining to the Aug. 9 primary election must be received by noon Friday. This will give editors enough time to edit and process letters for publication before the election. more »»

Better traffic control needed at fireworks event

July 27, 2014 To the organizers of the 4th of July Fireworks event: First, it was a nice time. The fireworks were very enjoyable, although shor. more »»

Kamehameha Schools should be for all Hawaiians

July 27, 2014 I was talking with a friend the other day about our kids and she mentioned that her daughter goes to Kamehameha Schools here on Maui. more »»



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