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Beware of those things that we take for granted

August 10, 2014 We take it for granted that private property is an absolute right. Some might say an absolute good. But it is neither. The will of the community and social morals trump any right to own propert. more »»

Failure to raise American flag is unacceptable

August 10, 2014 Shamefully, the American flag no longer is raised at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center in Wailuku, despite prior attempts to rectify the situation. more »»

Nava has attributes needed in a council member

August 9, 2014 Extraordinary is the first word that comes to mind when spotting yard signs of Rick Nava, candidate for Maui County Council, West Maui. more »»

Vote for new faces to change Maui’s direction

August 9, 2014 Many new faces have decided to run for offices in this election cycle. New faces bring new ideas, aiding the democracy we all so cherish. Our county needs new blood and fresh ideas. more »»

Citizens of this country have a duty to vote

August 9, 2014 Your duty is to vote. You, as a citizen of this great country, have a right and duty to vote in the upcoming elections. more »»

Want to be better off? Then vote for new people

August 9, 2014 Every day my mailbox is stuffed with cards and letters from familiar political names requesting my vote. Therein may be Maui’s proble. more »»

Nava knows the true value of service above self

August 9, 2014 Rick Nava has helped me grow as a student, leader and overall individual. more »»

Vote for change and make Hawaii a two-party state

August 9, 2014 Democrats control Hawaii. Republicans hold 1 of 25 Senate seats and 7 of 51 House seats. Effective Republican opposition or competition is impossible. more »»

Vote for Amato and against ‘legalized bribery’

August 9, 2014 I got the phrase “legalized bribery” from the book “End Legalized Bribery.” It was written by the late Cecil L. more »»

GMO stance makes Kopelman right choice

August 9, 2014 With all due respect to our mayor, how does he know genetically modified organisms do not negatively affect us? He believes they’re not harmful (The Maui News, July 26. more »»

Sports complex product of dirty political tactics

August 8, 2014 The July 18 Maui News article about the legal challenge to Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui’s proposed Central Maui Sports Complex was seriously downplayed. more »»

Waste issues need to be addressed with urgency

August 8, 2014 As a candidate for state representative in Kihei and as taxpayer, I am concerned about the hundred thousands of dollars in fines that Maui will pay for waste violations, published in The Maui News... more »»

Legislation needed to assure clear access to sun

August 8, 2014 If anyone has photovoltaic or hot-water panels already installed or is planning installation, they need to think about what would happen if they no longer had clear access to the sun. more »»

Reasons are many to cast your vote for Amato

August 8, 2014 I’m in support of Terez Amato for these reasons and she has my vote: I’m a very concerned local resident and I care about what happens on my island. more »»

Souki’s arrogance is showing; time for him to go

August 8, 2014 I think it’s time for genial Joe Souki to put himself out to pasture. He seems to have reached the height (or depth) of arrogant self-confidenc. more »»

Don’t fall for propaganda of anti-GMO activists

August 8, 2014 We have the anti-genetically modified organism initiative to vote on now. It is imperative that you know what you are voting for. Examine both sides. more »»

Mayor has no expertise, authority on GMO issue

August 8, 2014 Responding to conclusions made by Mayor Alan Arakawa that genetically modified organism foods are safe (The Maui News, July 26): It is unfortunate that as mayor he can influence public opinion when... more »»

Nava’s community service makes him right choice

August 8, 2014 After careful consideration of all the candidates, I urge all Maui voters to join with me and vote for Rick Nava. I have had the privilege to witness the many years of devotion Mr. more »»

Vote against Baker and against big-money politics

August 7, 2014 As the primary election nears, I think it’s important for the people of Maui to know exactly where their candidates are getting their campaign money. more »»

Candidates have no control of spending by PACs

August 7, 2014 In response to a letter regarding support of Ka‘ala Buenconsejo by a political action committee (Letters, July 31). more »»



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