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Obama chooses golf over police officer’s funeral

December 30, 2014 I just cannot believe President Barack Obama did not attend the funeral of officer Rafael Ramos. I guess if he was black maybe he would go; golf must be more important to him. more »»

Desecration of graves may have come with a price

December 30, 2014 Years ago, I went out to Stables, now called D.T. Fleming Beach Park. On the site where Maui Land & Pineapple Co. more »»

Real estate industry should back GMO initiative

December 30, 2014 Hawaii state law, HRS 508D, which is titled “Mandatory Seller Disclosures in Real Estate Transactions,” makes it mandatory that all negative aspects of a home for sale be disclosed to a buyer. more »»

Lifting U.S. embargo on Cuba is right thing to do

December 28, 2014 The Dec. 21 Maui News editorial argued that the U.S. lifting of Cuban sanctions was wrong due to its history of civil rights violations. more »»

Listen to community input before construction

December 26, 2014 As I learn more about politics on all levels on government, I compile a list of questions. more »»

Bus driver’s act of kindness brings happiness

December 26, 2014 Recently I had an awesome experience that I want to share with you. I received a call from a nice person who drives a Roberts Hawaii bus. more »»

Sanctuary a haven for animals, but help needed

December 26, 2014 The Leilani Animal Sanctuary, a nonprofit organization, is in urgent need of volunteers during this holiday season (and beyond. more »»

Scheduling road work at busy time is ludicrous

December 26, 2014 I am sorely disappointed in the county for scheduling road work during Christmas week. The project to install recycled waterlines is already behind schedule. more »»

Put safety first when it comes to riding bikes

December 24, 2014 Did anyone else notice anything wrong with the Dec. 20 front-page feature about the free bikes? Take a good look — those little girls either have no helmet or ill-fitting, unstrapped helmets. more »»

Maui police practices good example for Mainland

December 24, 2014 Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were executed point-blank while sitting in their police cruiser in New York. The shooter then shot himself dead. more »»

Put focus on people’s needs, not on developers’

December 24, 2014 I read with interest the Dec. 20 article “Council eases up on housing requirements.” I disagree with the council’s approach. The focus is on what developers need. more »»

Never allow despots to dictate how Americans live

December 24, 2014 I had to respond to a Dec. 21 letter regarding the movie “The Interview.” I am shocked that the letter writer would suggest that a movie has to pass a tasteless test to be released. more »»

Hawaii should be proud of health ranking, but there’s still work to do

December 22, 2014 It’s time to celebrate, Hawaii. The state has had its annual checkup and, once again, Hawaii has been named America’s healthiest state. more »»

This season of giving, consider being blood donor

December 22, 2014 When Jesus was born, wise men brought him gifts of gold, incense and myrrh. From that time on, we have traditionally celebrated Christmas with the giving of gifts to our family and friend. more »»

Reducing dependence on oil must be part of debate

December 22, 2014 Regarding the Dec. more »»

Happy talk is not the way to solve real problems

December 22, 2014 The Dec. 15 editorial praised President Ronald Reagan’s optimistic pronouncements in contrast with his predecessor Jimmy Carter’s scolding. The justification was that optimism is good for the economy. more »»

President was right to criticize Sony’s decision

December 21, 2014 I applaud President Barack Obama for saying the Sony Corp. made a mistake by not airing the movie “The Interview” in theaters in response to threats emanating from North Korea. more »»

Mayor playing politics with choice as parks head

December 21, 2014 One of the duties of executives of organizations is to hire the right people to fill key leadership positions. more »»

Movie about killing dictator tasteless, not funny

December 21, 2014 What does it take to be a Sony Pictures exec? Apparently not much — at least in the area of smarts. more »»

Free trade is needed for optimal distribution

December 20, 2014 A Dec. 10 letter writer states that “89 percent of Hawaii voters support a state distribution system.” While this would be better than nothing, it is of course not the optimal system. more »»



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