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Writer retracts statement regarding support group

July 15, 2015 I wish to retract my statement I issued with creating “Maui Loves You” for hate crime victims support that I submitted to The Maui News on June 7, that it was hate crimes in my own family that... more »»

Allegiance to God first, country second

July 15, 2015 With the recent decision by the Supreme Court to twist the law and ignore all legal precedent, they have rendered themselves irrelevant. As a Christian, my allegiance is to God first, country secon. more »»

Cane burning forum in Kihei was not a ‘rally’

July 15, 2015 I disagree with the “independent columnist” who wrote a snarky opinion piece about the cane burning forum in Kihei on June 25. The Maui News should have sent a real reporter to cover it. more »»

Award money being used to improve farm sanctuary

July 15, 2015 Laurelee Blanchard, founder of Leilani Farm Sanctuary, brought honor to Maui this year as one of three women awarded $10,000 in a nationwide search for women committed to making a difference in thei... more »»

Many people helped to create Paradise Network

July 15, 2015 Regarding your front-page story on July 4 about Jim Kartis and the Paradise Network, John Venus originated Maui Community Television (MCTV) and the Paradise Network in 1976 in the Venus Electronics... more »»

Will Environmental Court follow the law?

July 14, 2015 I flew to Maui on a beautiful morning in June 1982 and was met by a towering mushroom cloud of dark smoke from cane burning. more »»

Mongoose has been here for 127 years

July 14, 2015 I read in the paper that the state Department of Land & Natural Resources is seeking input as to how to eradicate the mongoose. more »»

Not all lessons from the past helpful today

July 14, 2015 In the July 5 Maui News there was a short letter titled “Cane burning a way of life here,” which made me smile as I recalled how witch burning was a way of life once somewhere also. more »»

Hiring scientists could be cheaper than lawyers

July 14, 2015 OK, so now that Maui’s genetically modified organism ordinance has been ruled invalid by the court, where do we go from here? How about we proceed along lines similar to Kauai Count. more »»

Federal judge overturning people’s will is upsetting

July 14, 2015 Are you also sick and tired of seeing prices with 99 cents? Why can’t businesses honestly state that something costs $10 rather than $9. more »»

Roadside memorial no place for recklessness

July 14, 2015 I am writing this letter with regards to the behavior being displayed at the roadside memorial on the intersection of Maalo Street and South Papa Avenue. more »»

President’s eulogy was a healing, uniting message

July 14, 2015 I was sitting down in my favorite chair, sipping my morning coffee hoping to enjoy my Independence Day holida. more »»

Taxpayers take hit for overtime abuses

July 12, 2015 Lack of transparency is always a concern in public departments, especially when it can be so tempting for public employees to abuse the system to spike their pension. more »»

Civil Rights Act created reverse discrimination

July 10, 2015 I disagree with your July 2 editorial. You state that President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, thereby outlawing discrimination in hiring on the basis of race, sex or religion. Not exactly true. more »»

Review of cane burning policy is long overdue

July 10, 2015 I am writing to support the long overdue review of our cane burning policy on Mau. more »»

Moratorium setback should not deter further action

July 10, 2015 I’ve been visiting Maui yearly for the past 13 years. I am U.S. Army retired with 22 years in service. I served in Vietnam two tours starting in 1963. All tours were with Special Forces units. more »»

Letter triggers ‘get over it’ recollection of reporter

July 10, 2015 In reading letters such as one in the July 5 issue, I am reminded of sports reporter Warner Wolf’s sign-off whenever he described a losing team’s excuses and complaints: “Get over it. more »»

Tough gun control laws in Democrat-controlled cities

July 10, 2015 The United States is third in murders throughout the world. But if you take out just four cities — Chicago, Detroit, Washington, D.. more »»

Utopian society could bring a new era of nonviolence

July 9, 2015 Enough of all this killin. more »»

The ‘golden rule’ prevails again in court’s GMO ruling

July 9, 2015 It was a dark and sad day June 30 as a federal judge struck down the Maui County moratorium on genetically engineered crop. more »»

 
 
 

 

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