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Strengthening community is cause of the YMCA

March 15, 2014 As the pace of our lives moves faster and the demands on our time increase, the ties to our community become more important. more »»

Efforts to recycle are not being accommodated

March 15, 2014 Just as I predicted a few weeks ago that the Napili recycling center, with one container for all recyclable material, would be overflowed, it was on March 12. more »»

Fencing, closing of recycling center questioned

March 15, 2014 It was announced recently that the recycling center at the top of Makaala Drive is to be closed the first week of April. more »»

Food served at concert a huge disappointment

March 15, 2014 My neighbor and I were enchanted by the Natalie Cole performance at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on March 10. However, the food served by a local celebrity chef was a huge disappointment. more »»

New humane society leader should support no kill

March 14, 2014 The people of Maui have an unprecedented opportunity to save thousands and thousands of lives by letting their voices be known to the people responsible for hiring a new executive director at the... more »»

Do research before signing up for photovoltaic systems

March 14, 2014 I know that many are just realizing the great benefit of installing photovoltaic systems at their home. It does feel good to see one’s utility bill drop to almost nothin. more »»

Negative side to sugar harvesting not highlighted

March 14, 2014 Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. recently mailed a letter to Maui residents applauding its cane burn notification program and claiming that it pumps $250 million into the local economy. more »»

English’s trail ‘zombie bill’ deserves killing

March 13, 2014 Please kill zombie bill SB 2728. This bill was introduced by Sen. J. Kalani English at the urging of Haleakala Ranch. more »»

Someone needs to answer for terrible paving job

March 13, 2014 Who from the state Department of Transportation approved the terrible paving job that was done at Maalaea north on Honoapiilani Highway? When you compare the work that was done on Kuihelani Highway... more »»

What’s the status of cane burning agreement?

March 13, 2014 Last November, Mayor Alan Arakawa announced the county’s memorandum of understanding with Monsanto and said a similar MOU with Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar would be coming soo. more »»

Giving the gift of life is rewarding experience

March 13, 2014 Mayor Alan Arakawa should be commended for encouraging people to consider donating blood in memory of the two county workers who died in the Lanai plane crash and to show support for the three other... more »»

Invasive species on the agenda at KCA meeting

March 12, 2014 They have disappeared from the headlines and really any media mention for past weeks, but there is no evidence that little fire ants have disappeared from our islan. more »»

Ending euthanization of animals is a pipe dream

March 12, 2014 The Maui Humane Society receives more than 5,000 cats a year and close to 3,000 dogs. more »»

There will never be another one like Christine

March 11, 2014 Lahaina people will be saying, “Where’s Christine? You know, the laundry lady with all the cats. more »»

Natural gas could serve county’s energy needs

March 11, 2014 Most Hawaii residents are unaware that the fuel for electricity, aviation and our vehicles is discharged originally as crude from tankers at sea, through a pipeline to Campbell Industrial Parks... more »»

Maui Humane Society should embrace a no-kill philosophy

March 9, 2014 Jocelyn Bouchard has resigned as executive director of the Maui Humane Society. Maui Humane Society board members now have a unique opportunity to lead this island in embracing no-kill philosophy. more »»

Group’s shortcomings have been ignored

March 9, 2014 Regarding “Criticizing humane society creates no solutions” (Letters, March 4): Sadly the statements made represent status quo mentality. more »»

One-way streets would ease Maui traffic problems

March 9, 2014 Here is a suggestion for Maui’s traffic problem — more one-way streets. A simple fix for Kihei, for example, is to make Piilani Highway one way out (north) and South Kihei Road one way in (south). more »»

Lousy job done with highway coating, restriping

March 9, 2014 Well, it’s official: The mile-and-a-half coating and restriping from Maalaea north has taken longer than building thousands of miles of the Alaska highway during World War I. more »»

Clarification offered on wages for county workers

March 9, 2014 In response to letters on my Feb. 23 “Chair’s 3 Minutes” column, I wish to clarify the statistic “over a five-year period wages paid by Maui County increased by 2. more »»



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