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Paying true cost of burning cane not feasible for HC&S

June 5, 2015 Thank you to Council Member Don Couch for taking up the sugar cane burning issue. While May 27’s cane burning was a particularly bad one, the negative effects of this practice happen almost every day. more »»

Kihei resident misses tree swings from kiawe tree

June 5, 2015 I live in north Kihei, and I miss the swings that were hanging from the kiawe tree. more »»

Hotel/condo would have negative community impact

June 4, 2015 Mahalo for your front-page article May 12 about the proposed hotel/condominiums Nani Loa. more »»

Governor’s Mauna Kea plan is offensive, ill considered

June 4, 2015 According to news media, Gov. more »»

HC&S called on to consider cane burning alternatives

June 4, 2015 There is a business on this island that has been around for a long, long time. The sugar cane business does things the way they’ve always been done. more »»

NextEra Energy demands excellence and compassion

June 4, 2015 I have been a NextEra customer in Florida for 45 years. While Florida and Maui are worlds apart, we do have a few things in common. Unfortunately, one of those is hurricanes. more »»

Speed bumps may slow speeders on Eha Street

June 3, 2015 I live in the apartments that front Eha Street. This road has become the other drag strip. Cars, hot rods, motorcycles, loud mopeds and even large trucks speed. more »»

Respect key to creating special place of honor

June 3, 2015 It is Memorial Day evening and my thoughts have turned to friends and family that have served and those who still serve our country in the military. more »»

French tennis stadium named for WWI hero

June 3, 2015 Annually during late May the focus of the tennis world turns to the tournament played on Paris’ clay at the Roland Garros Tennis Center. Few people recognize the name Roland Garros outside of tenni. more »»

IRS quick to cash check but extends refund date

June 3, 2015 I read your May 28 editorial about how the state Department of Taxation won’t be sending tax refunds until as late as July 20. more »»

Mayor’s op-ed piece draws fire, apology demanded

June 2, 2015 Mayor Alan Arakawa owes me an apology. As a taxpayer, regular voter and resident of Maui County, I pay part of his wages and expenses. more »»

Veterans’ frustrations over Iraq debate well justified

June 2, 2015 Today’s veterans are no different than those who liberated my country seven decades ago, they are “patriots,” the best! Veterans’ frustrations by the current debate on Iraq (The Maui News, May 24)... more »»

Police chief’s marijuana comments found offensive

June 2, 2015 On May 14, I was outraged to see certain quotes by Maui Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu in The Maui News. He accuses, in essence (in the ongoing marijuana debate), all physicians (and I quote): “ . . . more »»

Better treatment of those with mental illness needed

June 2, 2015 Public Safety must make our communities safer and do it with the most cost-effective way by focusing on treatment of mental illness and addiction. more »»

Election reform: Voters need more choices with third-party candidates

May 31, 2015 The Green Party of Hawai‘i held its annual state convention Saturday in Waimea on the Big Island. more »»

Dispensary law continues expensive war on weed

May 29, 2015 I was one of the original creators of what is now called “medical marijuana” on Maui in the 1970s before the war on drugs criminalized cannabis for their financial gain. more »»

Taxpayers not paying for county building EV stations

May 29, 2015 In a May 26 letter to The Maui News, the writer expressed concern that Maui County taxpayers were paying for the electricity used by the electric vehicle charging station at the county building (Ka... more »»

There’s no patent on the Hawaiian word ‘aloha’

May 28, 2015 Regarding the title of the soon to be released motion picture of that name (The Maui News, May 26), we of Native and part Native Hawaiian descent hold no patent or copyright on the word “aloha. more »»

Some suffer from the curse of ideological certainty

May 28, 2015 Some of the most pernicious influences in America today are those TV and radio programs where the hosts pretend to be experts on every topic under the sun. more »»

Ireland is more progressive than the United States

May 28, 2015 It’s a great day to be Irish. Who knew Ireland was more progressive than the United States? Next battle will be women priests. Unfortunately, the Catholic Church hates women more than gays. more »»



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