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Turn lane onto Kuihelani Highway is inadequate

March 1, 2015 Hats off to the Maui County Department of Public Works, Engineering Division, and I am sure private developers for their farsighted plans that involved (and continue to involve) the parcel of land... more »»

Teenagers should wait to have children later in life

March 1, 2015 In 2011, more than 1,000 teens under the age of 20 have become pregnant in Hawaii. more »»

Officials should address complaints in democracy

March 1, 2015 Choosing to fall in love with an American and settle in Hawaii can have its challenges for a Brit. more »»

Being elected official not always easy or pleasant

February 27, 2015 Councilman Don Guzman’s explanation as to what happened to the genetically modified organism initiative was convincing. more »»

Interpretation of ‘may’ in rule could set precedent

February 27, 2015 For over six weeks Department of Liquor Control Director Franklyn Silva has been considering whether it is a violation of Maui County law for a licensed restaurant to not allow a patron to remove a... more »»

Participate in homeowner association elections wisely

February 27, 2015 It’s election season! It is? Yes, it sure is. All over Maui, at this time of year, homeowner associations and condo associations elect new boards of directors. more »»

Getting the right answer whole aim of mathematics

February 26, 2015 I worry about the school mathematics standards discussed in the Viewpoint article of Feb. 17 and, in particular, the thinking that produces the comment “ . . . more »»

Common Core will harm students more than help

February 26, 2015 Every child deserves an equal education, so then why did David Pook of New Hampshire help write the Common Core standards? In his own words: “I helped write Common Core to combat white privilege. more »»

Education reform failure hidden by lies, damned lies and statistics

February 25, 2015 The Hawaii Department of Education’s reporting on the “progress” being made by federal and state school reform brings a quote from Mark Twain to mind: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned... more »»

Broader questions would have aided selection panel

February 25, 2015 The passing of Mele Carroll will forever be in our hearts. Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to meet her, but I know she was a voice for the people of Mau. more »»

Disturbing experience regarding abandoned cat

February 25, 2015 We have been coming to Maui for the last 14 years, but after this trip it is doubtful we will retur. more »»

Barack Obama’s short-form birth certificate is official

February 25, 2015 A writer (Letters, Feb. 15) claims that President Barack Obama’s birth certificate states he was born in “Queen Kapiolani. more »»

Maui Lu redevelopment provides chance for forward-looking planning in South Maui

February 24, 2015 It seems apparent that most people agree Kihei was poorly planned or perhaps just unplanned. more »»

Moped engine size determines road usage

February 24, 2015 In response to the Feb. 20 letter writer asking about mopeds: Whether a moped can use the bike lanes depends on the size of the moped’s engine. more »»

Condo, nonprofit boards need better governance

February 24, 2015 Maui has a space problem but not about rooms. It’s about newspapers. With the growing list of events here, there is little space for other important matters. more »»

Extreme right’s allegations won’t sway moderates

February 24, 2015 Since The Maui News is publishing letters (Feb. 19) that merely express agreement with other letters (Feb. 15), let me defend my thoughts from my Feb. 8 letter regarding President Obama. The Fe. more »»

Don’t teach youngsters gibberish in math class

February 22, 2015 Regarding the Feb. more »»

Rocks will come down sooner or later at Hookipa

February 22, 2015 At the entrance to Hookipa park going downhill is an old wall with many loose rock. more »»

Carroll was a courageous champion of the disabled

February 22, 2015 Mele Carroll will long be remembered by her many supporters on Maui, Lanai and Molokai for her contributions to the environment, the Hawaiian culture and to those in the disability community. more »»

Trampling religious beliefs is wrong; can be dangerous

February 22, 2015 The first incident involving satirical cartoons occurred in 2007. more »»



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