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Educator is needed on the Maui County Council

September 21, 2014 A big leap, thousands of miles from home, I was finally going back to school. I was afraid I would not adjust well to the increased responsibility. more »»

Why won’t council take up the issue of equal pay?

September 21, 2014 A year and a half ago, the clerks, secretaries and administrative staff of the County of Maui started the Maui County Clerk Repricing Committe. more »»

Incidents of cyberbullying ought to be reported

September 21, 2014 Thirteen million kids ages 6-17 are cyberbullied. In Hawaii, one-third of kids are cyberbullied. With these alarming numbers, people should become more aware of what’s going on in their own community. more »»

Don’t allow islands to become a toxic waste dump

September 21, 2014 I think it’s a shame that so many people want to use our islands as a test facilit. more »»

Ignoramuses abound and will always be with us

September 21, 2014 Some people’s consciousness is like a flickering porch light. more »»

Moratorium would make corporation accountable

September 21, 2014 I don’t like speaking ill of anyone, but Monsanto and its allies are spewing lies, hypocritical accusations and deliberate misrepresentations of the ballot initiative. more »»

There’s still time to apply for absentee ballot

September 20, 2014 Well, just a few weeks and Election Day will be here. There’s still time to get your absentee ballot application into the County Clerk’s Office. The time is now. more »»

Comments about assault on child are disgusting

September 20, 2014 A deputy public defender made a statement regarding the sex assault on a young girl (The Maui News, Sept. 6). more »»

Better tenants would mean more long-term rentals

September 20, 2014 I agree with recent letters about the proliferation of transient vacation rentals taking away needed rental housing. more »»

Casting a vote could help protect the innocents

September 20, 2014 I very much agree with “Criminal justice system in Hawaii is appalling” (Letters, Sept. 14). more »»

Whatever GMO bill is called, it would be a ban

September 20, 2014 There is disagreement whether the initiative on genetically modified organisms would be a moratorium or a ban. Whatever it is called, it would be a ban. more »»

Don’t believe distortions; farmers not threatened

September 20, 2014 Is a former attorney general so confused that he sees a criminal where one doesn’t exist? A farmer? If anyone is a criminal, first suspects in my book are Monsanto and Dow, which are paying... more »»

It costs to live in paradise, but could be worse

September 20, 2014 Our mayor and council are now receiving pay increases of 19 percent and 15 percent, and should realize new salary negotiations are most likely coming up for employees. more »»

Maui High is becoming a team to be reckoned with

September 20, 2014 Against insurmountable odds (injuries, grades and an officiating staff that seems to always want to keep them down), members of the Maui High School football team manage to always hold their heads u... more »»

Well-paid assistants to mayor fail at responding

September 19, 2014 On Aug. 12, I called the Mayor’s Office regarding a missed trash pickup with no next-day pickup. I left a message. Eight business days later, still no callbac. more »»

Bill O’Reilly owes people of Hawaii an apology

September 19, 2014 Bill O’Reilly, host of “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News, owes the state of Hawaii an apology. On Labor Day, in the section called “Water’s World,” there was a piece about the state of Hawaii. more »»

Chemical giants are putting poison in your food

September 19, 2014 Talk about misinformation, or disinformation. The upcoming genetically modified organism moratorium ballot initiative is to halt growing of GMO plants and that is all. more »»

Those who oppose GMOs refusing to accept facts

September 19, 2014 The anti-genetically modified organism crowd reminds me of the neocons who refuse to accept facts and natural evolution. more »»

Government manipulated to benefit insiders

September 19, 2014 Maui County government has three equal branches of government. The purpose of that arrangement is to provide checks and balances so as to prevent wrongdoing. It is, by design, an adversarial syst. more »»

Electricity bills should show detailed expenses

September 19, 2014 Hawaiian Electric Cos./Maui Electric Co. have the highest per capita renewable power, yet electricity costs tripled from 2002 and used less fuel. more »»



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