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Ratepayers need specifics on utility’s plan

October 1, 2014 Hawaiian Electric Companies says that “renewable energy, while increasingly cost effective, can replace much, but not all of the fossil-fuel based generation because of its intermittent natur. more »»

Council needs to act now on issue of pay equity

October 1, 2014 The County of Maui administration, under Section 89-9(f)(2) HRS, has the authority and discretion to review the repricing of county employees at any time. more »»

Condition of Upper Kimo Drive keeps getting worse

October 1, 2014 On Sept. 22, on a Honolulu news broadcast at 5 p.m., an editorial piece concerning the sad roads on Oahu was aired. Try coming to Maui. more »»

Passing farming ban would bring dire consequences

October 1, 2014 I love Maui. I love the people and the aloha spirit that most of the people on Maui show by the way they treat one anothe. more »»

Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce to host Business Fest

September 30, 2014 The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce will host its 8th annual Business Fest on Thursday at the Grand Wailea. more »»

America’s elected leaders have no moral compass

September 30, 2014 The ignorant masses rule in modern-day America, where emotion trumps reason. A fine example of this ridiculousness is a Sept. more »»

Perceptions of Hawaii ‘outsiders’ defy the truth

September 30, 2014 “Find out for yourself the truth.” Thus admonished a Sept. 22 letter to the editor. more »»

O’Reilly an independent, wouldn’t slander Hawaii

September 30, 2014 A Sept. 19 letter writer is misinformed. Bill O’Reilly and Jesse Waters would never describe Hawaii in such negative terms. Mr. more »»

Initiative would criminalize backyard gardening

September 29, 2014 The ballot initiative to ban genetically engineered crops would make criminals out of backyard gardeners. In 2002, papayas with ringspot virus disease were found throughout Maui (hdoa.hawaii. more »»

Money drives development and politicians

September 29, 2014 Development. What do you think drives the engine of this machine that is sweeping our island? Money, of course. Why do our politicians look the other way and approve so much? Money. more »»

Demeanor toward zero waste questioned

September 29, 2014 I had the pleasure of being invited to a Maui County Council panel discussing how the zero waste philosophy might fit into Maui’s General Plan and a proposed resolution by Council Member Mike... more »»

Body cameras should not be a priority for MPD

September 29, 2014 Regarding “Police body cameras for MPD would benefit many” (Letters, Sep. more »»

Housing shortage should concern tourism industry

September 29, 2014 A USA Today article on Sept. 13 states that Hawaii is the most expensive place to live in the United States. In Hawaii, homes cost twice as much as the average cost in the United States. more »»

Keep the GMOs and ban the cane burning instead

September 29, 2014 To all the science deniers out there I ask: Where will you turn when we have mass crop failures, droughts and mass starvation? You who stopped high-tech farming in favor of old-school methods becaus... more »»

Improve the voter turnout and choose Republicans

September 28, 2014 Are the people of Hawaii going to stay asleep, or will we get out and vote for a change in our state? It is a very sad fact that Hawaii has the smallest voter turnout in all the states. more »»

Vote for Paltin to come to the rescue for Maui

September 28, 2014 Mahalo nui loa to the 674 brave souls who broke rank with the money-centered politics as usual crowd. They cast their vote for me in my self-funded campaign for mayor in August’s primary election. more »»

GMO foes ignoring possible dire economic effects

September 28, 2014 It’s an election year, and all those opposed against Monsanto and its genetically modified organisms grown in the islands want it gone and out of the Hawaiian Islands. I’m not for or against GMOs. more »»

Don’t sacrifice the islands for giant experiment

September 28, 2014 My first visit to Maui from Seattle was 25 years ago. I knew I had found heaven on Earth and began my journey to make Maui my home someday. To that end, I saved for 12 years. more »»

Haiku mowing applauded; others problems persist

September 28, 2014 I am pleased to report that the vegetation along Haiku Road and Pauwela Road has been dealt with. The Department of Public Works did a terrific job mowin. more »»

Kaanapali deaths show a need for lifeguard tower

September 28, 2014 I am writing in regard to the recent (The Maui News, Sept. 23) and seemingly regular occurrence of deaths in the ocean off of Black Rock. We cannot, in good conscience, let this continue to happen. more »»



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