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Blood donors encouraged to recruit others

August 15, 2014 The primary campaign is over. Now it’s time for all of us on Maui to focus on another urgent campaign — recruiting new blood donors for the Blood Bank of Hawai. more »»

Ige’s victory a reminder of democracy in action

August 15, 2014 Democracy in action. more »»

Little League disavows individual’s comments

August 15, 2014 Regarding the Central Maui Sports Complex meeting on April 29 (The Maui News, May 1) and an Aug. more »»

Solution to Eha Street speeding is long overdue

August 15, 2014 I was happy to see an Aug. 11 letter from a resident who lives on Eha Street at Iao Parkside. He is right about the dangerous speeding on this street that has turned into a raceway. more »»

Poll workers thanked for service to community

August 15, 2014 Thank you, poll workers — especially the youth. I voted in the primary election Aug. 9 at the Lahaina Civic Center. All the poll workers were pleasant and smiling, as usual. more »»

Voter registration lists need to be cleaned out

August 15, 2014 I believe that the low voter turnout in the Aug. 9 voting is due to a lack of cleaning out the voter registration lists. One polling official said that the lists had not been culled in 10 year. more »»

Mideast solution: Make Israel a state of the U.S.

August 14, 2014 Regarding the slaughter of civilians in Gaza, I am waiting for a politician to start the conversation by showing sympathy and concern for this tragedy. more »»

Debate regarding GMOs is not a scientific one

August 14, 2014 The genetically modified organism debate is a social phenomenon, not a scientific debate. From a scientific perspective, there is no difference between GMO and organic. more »»

Political sign-waving, signs driver distractions

August 14, 2014 We have all heard about being distracted while driving and yet all the sign-waving and the dozens and dozens of political signs that are plastered all over the neighborhoods are a definite... more »»

Thank you, Big Island, for acting as iron shield

August 14, 2014 Our Big Island acted just like an iron shield and gave a knockout blow to Hurricane Iselle, protecting the rest of the state. Thank you, Madame Pele. more »»

Maui Lani is the wrong place for sports complex

August 13, 2014 Personally, I choose to believe that our politicians are well-intentioned but misguided in placing the Central Maui Sports Complex in a location that is clearly inappropriate and highly detrimental... more »»

Embrace science over ignorance on GMOs

August 13, 2014 Scientists may not be right all the time but neither is government nor the public. Science often outpaces society, sometimes by decades or even centuries in the case of evolution. more »»

Incivility is the problem, not a broken system

August 13, 2014 An Aug. 3 letter writer suggested that “our system is broken.” I must respectfully disagree with the writer about our system. more »»

Vote on same-sex marriage should be put to people

August 13, 2014 The same-sex marriage bill passed last year accomplished the following: * It reversed the intent and meaning of Hawaii Constitutional Amendment 2, passed in 1998 by 69.2 percent of the vote. more »»

Marijuana majority should flex collective muscle

August 13, 2014 The upcoming elections provide a perfect opportunity for the new marijuana majority to flex its collective muscle. more »»

Base your GMO vote on education, not on emotions

August 13, 2014 The next step to the genetically modified organism moratorium will be at the polls. We’ll see what everyone thinks about it. We should keep in mind what this is really about. more »»

Cable connection needed in rooms at Kula Hospital

August 13, 2014 Life would be much sweeter if Kula Hospital would provide cable or satellite in the residents’ rooms instead of only the activity room. more »»

Building next to Kanaha Pond must be reconsidered

August 13, 2014 The proposed building of the Maui Medical Plaza six-story structure next to Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary in Kahului needs serious reconsideration. more »»

Questions about the safety of GM crops valid

August 12, 2014 Over the past few years, communities from all over Hawaii have come together to question the safety over the planting of experimental genetically modified crops and about the large amounts of... more »»

Island Hospice a blessing for neighborhood, kupuna

August 12, 2014 No doubt people will complain about anything they can find cause to do so. It’s not one of the most flattering aspects of human nature. more »»



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