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Time for rejoicing as kingdom of God is at hand

September 8, 2014 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad because the kingdom of God is at hand, meaning a return to the high spiritual concept of Jesus, who proclaimed that the kingdom is the will of his heavenly father,... more »»

Question after hospital stay: Where does money go?

September 8, 2014 A few months back, I had a chance to spend some time at our one and only state-run hospital. I was there for eight days — the cost, $44,000. That boils down to $5,500 per day. more »»

Abercrombie was a victim of narrow-minded voters

September 8, 2014 What a shame that our incumbent Gov. Neil Abercrombie failed to win his party’s primary due to crossover votes from those who opposed his stance on same-sex marriage. more »»

County is mistaken about who is subsidizing whom

September 8, 2014 Recently, I got a letter from the county trying to explain the recent cuts in trash service. more »»

Irresponsible parents need to be held accountable

September 7, 2014 It is disheartening to learn that a system you think would help to hold parents liable and responsible for abandonment and neglect on a child cannot do anything because someone outside of the family... more »»

Mess with circuit breaker tax remains unresolved

September 7, 2014 The yearlong Maui County Council imbroglio regarding the previously gutted circuit breaker property tax legislation continues. Tax bills for the first half of fiscal year 2014-15 were due Aug. 20. more »»

Mayor’s attempts to bully the council shameful

September 7, 2014 Was Mayor Alan Arakawa invited to speak at the council Finance and Budget Committee meeting (The Maui News, Sept. more »»

Maui Tomorrow does not take a stand on candidates

September 7, 2014 An Aug. 17 letter asked if Maui Tomorrow Foundation has contributed to the West Maui council member’s campaign for re-election. more »»

Slowdown in Maui tourism is a welcome occurrence

September 7, 2014 For many, the summer of 2014 will be remembered as the time the tourists did not come. Never have I seen the roads and sidewalks so empty during the summer month. more »»

Why does the U.S. engage in fights it cannot win?

September 6, 2014 Vietnam, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Islamic State. Why does the U.S. government continue to fight things it will not win? Where have all the weapons come from? How many companies (U.S. more »»

Sign that brought cheer and smiles has vanished

September 6, 2014 While driving up Kula Highway and passing the intersection of Lower Kula Road there used to be a yellow sign on the left that simply stated, “I like you.” It had been there for as long as I remembe. more »»

What is stopping growing of palmer amaranth?

September 6, 2014 Palmer amaranth was cultivated by Native Americans for its greens and very nutritious seeds, like other amaranths around much of the world, for thousands of years. more »»

Anti-GMO legislation as written goes overboard

September 5, 2014 I will quote from “A bill placing a moratorium on the cultivation of genetically engineered organisms” that will be on the ballot this upcoming election. more »»

Effort targets chemical companies, not farms

September 5, 2014 Monsanto is circulating letters asking people to join the Citizens Against the Maui Farming Ban. more »»

Hawaii needs the Export-Import Bank

September 3, 2014 The current debate in Congress about whether to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank is troubling. The Ex-Im Bank is an essential tool for U.S. businesses that sell products abroad. more »»

Arakawa not solving our problems; vote for Paltin

September 3, 2014 Under the current administration, West Maui has seen a redemption facility and two recycling facilities shut down. Recycling is extremely difficult, if not impossible, for most. more »»

Obama will pay price for persecuting Christians

September 3, 2014 If President Barack Obama wants to protect the country from an invasion, he needs to stop persecuting Christians through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate. more »»

Keep big corporate money out of local politics

September 3, 2014 In response to an Aug. 17 letter: Kudos to The Maui News for exposing the super PAC funding of Ka‘ala Buenconsejo’s glitzy campaign propagand. more »»

Faith needed to believe anti-GMO baseless claims

September 3, 2014 One thing I have discovered throughout this entire genetically modified organism debate is that believing GMOs are harmful to your health requires faith. more »»

Objection raised to name of Kihei shopping complex

September 3, 2014 Would someone please tell the Texas developers of the megacomplex slated for Kihei that “Pi‘ilani” and “Promenade” do not belong in the same sentence. Do not inflict this silly name on our community. more »»



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