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Candidates for proposals would get endorsement

May 24, 2016 I would like to endorse candidates for office who would be for the following proposals: 1. Pay lifeguards equal to police and firefighters. 2. more »»

Play the ocean safety video on every airline

May 24, 2016 While I applaud the State of Hawaii’s recent efforts to warn visitors about the dangerous shore breaks, and potential for serious injury, it has not gone far enough. more »»

Maui County Ocean Safety an essential public service

May 22, 2016 A May 8 headline in The Maui News, “Man’s life changed forever by brutal shore break,” puts into high relief the necessity to support the Maui County lifeguards (aka Ocean Safety) and give them the... more »»

Letter reported wrong oxycodone information

May 22, 2016 A letter published May 8 in The Maui News contained a lot of wrong information and was obviously not checked for its accuracy by the paper. more »»

Evidence of man-made climate change is strong

May 22, 2016 The Maui News occasionally prints letters claiming the 97 percent of scientists specializing in atmospheric studies who agree about man-made climate change are wrong. more »»

Support Ocean Safety officers and Unit 14

May 20, 2016 I urge the Maui County Council to withdraw deferring the Bargaining Unit 14 contract and allow it to continue as litigated and agreed. more »»

Missing the chirps: Where have all the geckos gone?

May 20, 2016 Maui is being invaded by a couple of invasive species that nobody seems to be talking about. more »»

Writer made good point about 150-word letters

May 20, 2016 If The Maui News does limit wording to 150 words (Letters, May 5), than bills passed by politicians should also be 150 words. more »»

No economic benefit should mean no council-manager

May 19, 2016 A proposal as momentous as a movement toward a council-manager form of government should utilize only the most objective and complete analysis possible. more »»

Proposed location for tank not the best choice

May 19, 2016 County Council Member Mike White discusses alternatives to using injection wells at the Lahaina wastewater treatment plant in his May 15 “Chair’s 3 Minutes” column. more »»

Couple will never forget the kindness shown on Maui

May 19, 2016 My wife and I recently visited Maui. We climbed the Waihee Ridge Trail. Beautiful views from the top. Sadly, on the way down, my wife fell down in the mud on the trai. more »»

Similar growth fears were expressed 200 years ago

May 19, 2016 A May 8 letter writer expressed fears about uncontrolled growth similar to those that Thomas Malthus expressed about overpopulation about 200 years ago. more »»

Election is at a crossroads, vote for the right folks

May 18, 2016 We are at a crossroads both locally and globally as election time approaches. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders represent the two possible courses we will choose. more »»

Trump may become savior of American politics

May 18, 2016 I think Donald Trump will inadvertently become the savior of American politics. First by destroying the Republican Party and then by bragging about it. more »»

Police have ‘real crime’ to investigate elsewhere

May 18, 2016 The police are officers of the peace and public servants. They are protectors of those who are victims of crime and abus. more »»

How much would a new form of government cost?

May 18, 2016 Is it the Special Committee on Governance’s recommendation that Maui County taxpayers pay for an elected mayor (and presumably staff) in addition to employing a professional manager (and presumably... more »»

Municipal manager could bring Maui better results

May 17, 2016 We elect our friends and neighbors to set policy in county government, but none of us have any illusions about their expertis. more »»

Please pick up after your dogs

May 17, 2016 I live on a corner property in Ka Ono Ulu Estates in Kihei. I am very proud of my property and try to maintain i. more »»

Improve the landscape for educators in Hawaii

May 17, 2016 While enrollment in our public schools continues to rise, the projected vacancies for teachers in the state system also will increase to an alarmingly high number of some 1,600 empty positions... more »»

Governance committee has done a good job

May 17, 2016 The Special Committee on County Governance has recommended a revised form of government for Maui County that takes into account the benefits of a professionally trained administrator doing the job o... more »»



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