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Neighbors’ reaction to development is justified

June 23, 2014 Regarding a June 19 letter on Kula neighbors not being surprised by development: Having a visitors center in the Kula Longs shopping area open every day, all day, I presume, is not the same as a... more »»

New school will require a four-way intersection

June 23, 2014 In regard to pedestrians accessing the new Kihei high school (The Maui News, June 8), a four-way lighted intersection is absolutely necessary. more »»

Sustainability needs to be a priority for Maui

June 23, 2014 Sustainability. That is the first component which must be addressed whenever some project, development or item is being considered in Maui County. more »»

Politicians make sure they take care of their own

June 23, 2014 Why do our politicians keep giving big raises to people who make so much money? The school superintendent makes $150,000 a year. I make $14.42 an hour, and all I got was a 42-cent raise. more »»

Mayor explains line-item vetoes

June 22, 2014 On Monday, Maui County Council members will discuss the line-item vetoes that I made to the county budget for fiscal year 2015. more »»

New MPD chief needs to be in tune with community

June 22, 2014 I’ve been a critic of the Maui Police Department’s management, which should be evident by my many letters to The Maui News over the past years. more »»

Churches make a positive difference in society

June 22, 2014 A June 13 letter contained two misrepresentations about Grace Church — it is not a commercial enterprise (it’s a church) and the church never tried to erect a tower. more »»

Correct tree trimming requires set of principles

June 22, 2014 A June 15 letter writer is misled to think topping trees makes them safe. Quite the contrary. more »»

Give the VA credit for doing good things, too

June 21, 2014 A June 18 letter prompted me to write a letter I have been carrying around in my head, too shy or too lazy to write. more »»

Solution to stopping the madness is in the Quran

June 21, 2014 The solution to a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians and between all Arab nations, especially the division between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, is not a political one. more »»

Benefits of voting by absentee ballot are many

June 21, 2014 Well, the primary election is now in sight. Aug. 9, to be exact. more »»

Mayoral candidate is aiming to create Mauitopia

June 21, 2014 As a candidate for mayor I have a big old/new vision for Maui: To create Mauitopia. Old because the idea of utopia surfaced a few hundred years ago. more »»

Racial stereotyping should be avoided

June 21, 2014 Recently, while lawfully sign waving on a public sidewalk, I was accosted and threatened with violence by two men who did not like my sign. I left the scene and called 911. more »»

Growth of urban sprawl on Maui at alarming level

June 20, 2014 I will not vote for any Maui County candidate in 2014 unless he or she supports a 10-year no-new-building ordinance. The growth of urban sprawl on Maui has reached the level of alarmin. more »»

Digital wireless meters emit harmful radiation

June 20, 2014 In the next few years, the local power company will try to change our meters to digital wireless ones. Sometimes called smart meters, but also two-way transmission and surveillance device. more »»

No value to inmates held illegally at Guantanamo

June 19, 2014 A June 11 letter writer states he has a hard time accepting the reason behind swapping a United States soldier for five inmates illegally held at Guantanamo. more »»

Evidence shows that more studies needed on GMOs

June 19, 2014 “Under the threat of litigation, scientists cannot test a (GMO) seed to explore the different conditions under which it thrives or fails . . . more »»

High costs of rentals fuel rise in homelessness

June 19, 2014 I hear so many transplants whining and crying about the homeless when the solution would be low-income housing projects. It’s either get used to the poor on the streets or build the ghetto. more »»

Neighbors shouldn’t be surprised by development

June 19, 2014 A couple of people have written letters complaining about Grace Church’s intention to build a new church and a learning center on Kupaoa Street, across the street from Longs in Pukalani (The Maui... more »»

Injection wells pose hazard to people’s health

June 18, 2014 The biggest health hazard in Maui County is not genetically modified organisms. Proved to be poisoning the aquifers and our groundwater and our reefs and sea life are the injection wells. more »»



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