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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 »»

Global warming is not a fact but a projection

June 18, 2014 “Predictions,” according to the sage Yogi Berra, “are hard to do — especially in the future.” Global warming is not a fact, as so often is maintained, it is a model projected from many variables. more »»

SHAKA shows no concern for the working people

June 18, 2014 I am gravely dismayed by the lack of consideration that the SHAKA Movement group has for the welfare of the working folks on this island who will be affected by their attempt to purify farming on... more »»

Smart meters play key role in energy management

June 18, 2014 Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy allows us to keep more dollars at home, stabilize the cost of electricity and reduce our global warming pollution. more »»

Toxin residues allowed to seep into food chain

June 18, 2014 Monsanto is important because it makes Roundup. What would we do without Roundup? All those weeds. more »»

Community will resist proposed tourist attraction

June 18, 2014 The proposed Epcot-like moneymaking tourist attraction praising missionaries and their converts will bring chaos to our mostly residential community (The Maui News, June 10). more »»

Statement should disqualify Clinton from running

June 18, 2014 The statement by Mrs. Hillary Clinton that the five Taliban released from Gitmo present no danger to the USA are sufficient to disqualify her from running for president. more »»

Cavasso is conservative change needed for Hawaii

June 18, 2014 While Brian Schatz and Colleen Hanabusa are busy arguing over what tree to hug, I will be supporting Cam Cavasso for the U.S. Senate. He is a good Christian man and really has some excellent idea. more »»

Kahoma Village project should be rejected

June 17, 2014 Please join me in opposing the Kahoma Village project proposed for Front Street along Kahoma Stream. more »»

Monsanto is losing battle against pest, weeds

June 17, 2014 Newsweek reported that the Bt toxin that Monsanto genetically engineers into its corn seed has become increasingly ineffective in controlling its intended pest, the corn root worm. more »»

The dogs of war are not intellectually honest

June 17, 2014 The dogs of war, Sens. John McCain, Lindsay Graham, et. al., champions of fiscal responsibility and debt reduction, are barking incessantly, demanding the U.S. more »»

Younger generation of kanaka must set example

June 17, 2014 This is to the younger generation of kanaka and the importance of unifying. This is the last great issue amongst our people to go ahead and move forward with a reconciliation process. more »»

Responses to letters show that people do care

June 17, 2014 Throughout the years, more than 35 to be exact, I have submitted letters to The Maui News. All but three were printe. more »»



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