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Be part of the solution in disaster preparation

June 12, 2014 It is disturbing to read the June 4 letter about the lack of disaster preparation in Maui County. more »»

Comic strip an insult to famed race car driver

June 12, 2014 On June 7, The Maui News ran a B.C. comic strip: “Continental drift: How Michael Schumacher corners a Lincoln.” Schumacher had a serious skiing accident on Dec. more »»

Program needed in Hana to train future candidates

June 12, 2014 Hana High School needs to immediately institute a fast-track, four-year program in political science, including summer work/study immersion, to train future County Council candidates. more »»

Soldier should have been left to his own demise

June 11, 2014 I have a hard time accepting the reasoning behind the swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban top leaders. Yes, he was an American soldier but he gave up his rights as a soldier when he went AWOL. more »»

Lack of respect seen in juvenile court setting

June 11, 2014 I have a granddaughter who got into trouble and was under the auspice of the juvenile court. more »»

Stop buying power from coal-fired Puunene plant

June 10, 2014 Recent articles about Maui Electric Co. and improving Maui’s electrical generation and distribution system detail the need to improve the use of renewables. more »»

Let trees be trees; don’t turn them into shrubs

June 10, 2014 I see that the trees at Wal-Mart have once again been cut back to shrubs on a stick rather than being allowed to be the shade trees they should and could be. more »»

Selective enforcement is practiced by Maui police

June 10, 2014 Not wearing a seat belt or a motorcycle helmet is dumb. The Click it or Ticket campaign goes along with selective enforcement by the Maui Police Department. more »»

World peace synonymous with kingdom restoration

June 10, 2014 Having been raised accompanying my grandfather during his mineral rights fights against East Maui Irrigation in the 1990s, I know about the anguish, passion and exiled feelings that Native Hawaiians... more »»

Points made on war declaration, surrender

June 10, 2014 A May 28 letter to the editor needs two corrections. The letter states that “President Franklin Roosevelt declared war on Japan.” The president does not declare war, the Congress does. more »»

More study needed before GMOs can be called safe

June 10, 2014 As a candidate for mayor and an honors engineering graduate of Stanford University, I want to concur with another mayoral candidate’s cautionary note on genetically modified organisms (Letters, May... more »»

On the contrary, airport is a pleasant place

June 10, 2014 I was surprised by a May 20 letter about the Maui airport terminal. The letter writer described it as “dirty, bunkerlike, dark and oppressive.” I come to Maui several times a year. more »»

Circuit breaker tax credit on council’s agenda

June 9, 2014 The Committee for More Equitable Taxation wants to inform the community the property tax issue known as the circuit breaker tax credit will be discussed in the Council Budget and Finance Committee ... more »»

Disclosure needed for economics of ferry system

June 9, 2014 The June 5 editorial about a ferry system is right — we all want an environmentally good and financially feasible ferry system in Hawai. more »»

Bicycle rider’s plea to drivers: Please slow down

June 9, 2014 If video games can be used as reasons for some violent crimes, I suggest that car commercials these days must certainly be held for how many people are driving. more »»

No lack of competitive races for council seats

June 8, 2014 What island is The Maui News living on when it says there are only a few competitive races for County Council (June 4). more »»

Tariffs approved for Maui Electric Co. make no sense

June 8, 2014 The sales decoupling tariffs approved for Maui Electric Co. by the Public Utilities Commission (The Maui News, June 3) are wrong. That they apply only to nonsolar customers makes no sens. more »»

Future looking bright for public trails on Maui

June 8, 2014 Maui had much to celebrate this National Trails Day on June 7. more »»

Owners responsible for maintaining their property

June 8, 2014 In response to the June 1 letter regarding cane grass growing out of control in Haiku as well as other parts of Maui County, I am happy to give some guidance as I am the county highways lead person... more »»

Lanai residents still waiting for court ruling on residency

June 8, 2014 Four-and-a-half years ago, Judge Joseph Cardoza spent three weeks hearing the residence case between 17 residents of Lanai and Sol Kaho‘ohalahala. more »»



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