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Danger averted thanks to response from boat crew

February 23, 2014 I was swimming along the shore in Makena on the morning of Feb. 21 at Pu‘u Ola‘i when an 8-foot tiger shark swam right up to me. more »»

Failure to protect churches will not be forgotten

February 23, 2014 Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 1, for same-sex marriage, during the special session of our legislators just a few months ag. more »»

Whale Day an example of why Maui is special place

February 23, 2014 Once again Whale Day continues to be amazing. It is well organized, wonderful, friendly volunteers, lovely art and crafts and a diverse selection of yummy food. more »»

Audit of homeless resource center welcomed

February 23, 2014 I am encouraged to see that the county looked into the management of Hale Makana O Waiale to discover why an $800,000 loan has never been repaid to the county and why they are running a $20,000 per... more »»

Honor Patsy Mink by renaming Maui High School

February 22, 2014 I have a very simple solution to the controversy surrounding the proposal to name the new Kihei high school after Patsy Mink. Just rename Maui High School, Patsy Mink High Schoo. more »»

Police handled ignorant questions with patience

February 22, 2014 I watched the news conference (The Maui News, Feb. 19) regarding the missing ladies — Ms. Carly “Charli” Scott and Ms. Moreira “Mo” Monsalve — with great concern and prayers for the families involved. more »»

Mayor’s a good guy, but rein in all that spending

February 22, 2014 Election time is on the pali heading to the central side. more »»

Develop efficiency before producing more energy

February 22, 2014 I’ve seen many people referring to the need for more renewable energy like hydroelectric power, geothermal, solar, etc. more »»

Rash of improvements are needed in West Maui

February 20, 2014 Let me start by saying congrats to Maui County for getting the new buses for the people of Maui. more »»

Legalization of cannabis better than decriminalization

February 20, 2014 I read with interest a Feb. 16 article declaring legislation legalizing cannabis dead but leaving room for decriminalization. more »»

Maui teens impress by showing concern for others

February 20, 2014 I don’t care what anyone says about today’s teens, many of them are great, caring and make us proud. They will make great future leaders for Hawaii and the U.S. more »»

Stronger laws to protect animals are needed

February 20, 2014 I am an avid animal lover. I raised my children to respect all life and if an animal needs help to render it. I have neighbors who adopted a puppy for their son when his sibling moved away. more »»

Movement inspires legislation

February 18, 2014 In response to the request of Maui County students and partner organizations for tobacco-free parks and beaches, I have introduced a bill prohibiting the use of tobacco and tobacco products in Maui... more »»

Cartoon about Tea Party members in poor taste

February 18, 2014 While I do not agree with almost anything the Tea Party says — I have criticized it in the past, and will continue to do so — I found the cartoon (The Maui News, Feb. more »»

Phone app can prove to be a lifesaver for women

February 18, 2014 I would suggest all wahine in Hawaii get the ASPIRE News app on their phones. It will call the police and then GPS will be activated. It will record and take pictures of an abuser. more »»

Maui Farmers Union United focuses on food and inspiring young farmers

February 17, 2014 As the local food movement sprouts wings and takes flight across our country, here in the Hawaiian Islands the importance of food security has a special relevance. more »»

Get rid of corrupt politicians instead of e-cigs

February 17, 2014 I can’t believe the county is now going after e-cigs. They helped me quit after more than 30 years of smoking. What they don’t tell people is that you can order fruit flavors without nicotine. I did. more »»

Based on its history, no reason to trust company

February 17, 2014 The Community & Government Affairs manager for Monsanto on Maui has given us her opinion (Letters, Feb. more »»

Lack of foresight ensures dire future for Maui

February 17, 2014 When I remember that Brooklyn was mostly farmland 150 years ago, that my father swam in a clean Hudson River, that California had a population of 7 million in 1941, that the population of the United... more »»

Maui cannot compete with hemp growers worldwide

February 16, 2014 Why doesn’t Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. more »»



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