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Nonproductive people shouldn’t be on streets

October 18, 2015 I just read the Oct. 8 Maui News, and there is a local guy going back to jail for holding someone up at knifepoint. He was already involved with the law and not on the good side. more »»

It’s our future, let’s not get stuck at fork

October 18, 2015 Dick Mayer’s Oct. 2 Viewpoint laid out some of the important decisions Maui County faces. On Oct. more »»

Don’t shoot test-score messenger

October 16, 2015 Five long years ago, Hawaii and more than 40 other states adopted tough new standards in reading and math, setting dramatically higher expectations for students in elementary and secondary schools. more »»

Departing cruise ships can say thanks with horn blast

October 16, 2015 We think it would be a nice custom for cruise ships, on leaving the inner harbor, to give a short blast with their air horn. This would be in thanks and appreciation for their visi. more »»

We need decent affordable housing or rent control

October 16, 2015 It follows that if the world is fighting a new form of poverty brought about by elitism and corporatism, very conservative terms for theft and greed, then it is obvious that there must be real reform. more »»

‘Standoff’ term applies to those unwilling to change

October 16, 2015 I’m writing in response to “Climate change standoff grows” (Letters, Oct. 4). more »»

Running sports programs concurrently is a bad idea

October 16, 2015 I have been coaching youth basketball and Little League baseball in West Maui for 15 years. I love teaching children the basics of two of my favorite sports. more »»

Letter about Ben Carson’s remarks was wrong

October 16, 2015 A Sept. 30 letter to The Maui News opined that Ben Carson’s remarks that a Muslim should not be president was wrong. I disagree. Mr. more »»

Place-based education provides real-life applications to learning

October 15, 2015 “Why do we have to learn this anyway? When will we ever use this in real life?” My middle and high school math students ask these questions regularly. more »»

Education, testing needed for people purchasing guns

October 15, 2015 Gun violence is increasing and unfortunately the targets are often our youth and young adults. Mass shootings are becoming constant in media reports. Families are losing loved ones unnecessaril. more »»

Buying locally will help save island businesses

October 15, 2015 Along the sidewalk in Paia town, restaurants serve excellent food, stores display unique souvenirs, and shops catch customers’ attention with trendy bikini essentials that peek out from the windows. more »»

Where’s proactive planning for sewage-treatment plant?

October 15, 2015 Council Chair Mike White’s comments on big fines the county has been assessed for using injection wells were enlightening (“Chair’s 3 Minutes,” Oct. 4). more »»

The pope should reverse church’s birth-control ban

October 15, 2015 Thankfully, besides saving souls Pope Francis is trying to save our planet from global warming. Hopefully he is the one individual who can convince world leaders to reverse it. more »»

Church campuses could shelter the homeless

October 15, 2015 A possible temporary solution to the homeless problem on Maui can be found on the campuses of every Catholic parish. It is there that buildings are standing unused and vacant. more »»

Who else is saddened by weekly mass shootings?

October 14, 2015 Question: Is anyone else embarrassed, disgusted and saddened that the United States is the only country to tolerate weekly mass shootings? Edward Mathay Kihei ... more »»

Tenant gets notice to vacate after talking with landlords

October 14, 2015 I lived on the Big Island for many, many years. more »»

Community efforts helpful in control of coqui frogs

October 14, 2015 In regards to the Sept. 29 article about coqui frogs, the Maui Invasive Species Committee would like to acknowledge the efforts of the community in addressing the spread of coqui frogs around Malik. more »»

Letter to elected officials on debt falls on deaf ears

October 14, 2015 Today’s editorial (Oct. 4) on the national debt and how fast it grows hit a topic that seriously affects us all. more »»

Blanket legislative change to fix zoning mess a remedy worse than the disease

October 13, 2015 While I agree with Dave DeLeon (Viewpoint, Oct. more »»

Running sports programs concurrently a bad idea

October 13, 2015 I have been coaching youth basketball and Little League baseball in West Maui for 15 years. I love teaching children the basics of two of my favorite sports. more »»



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