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Would appreciate a more balanced editorial page

January 18, 2015 I read The Maui News about every other day, and for a while I thought maybe I was just catching “conservative” days on the editorial page, as the only national columnists The Maui News seems to prin... more »»

Liberals should pay costs for illegal immigrants

January 16, 2015 A few days ago, a writer praised President Barack Obama for his executive decision not to deport “illegal immigrants.” He stressed twice that the action was legal. more »»

There can never be affordable housing on Maui

January 16, 2015 The Maui County Council recently revoked its earlier regulation requiring that 50 percent of all new housing must be “affordable. more »»

Gas cheaper in Ohio, but no plans to move there

January 16, 2015 Ohio gas prices start at $1.59 a gallon ( Thank you, Maui Electric Co., for reducing our rates today (Jan. 9). more »»

Retired MPD officer a Maui icon who’ll be missed

January 16, 2015 Maui police officer Keith Taguma has retired and most residents of Maui County are relieved. However, those of us who had the opportunity and chance to work with officer Taguma will miss him. more »»

High Maui gasoline prices need to be investigated

January 16, 2015 Gas prices keep dropping and Maui gas station owners keep ripping off the community. Why can’t we investigate these guys? Can anyone check on why prices are so high? We need to make a living too. more »»

Trip off the beaten path results in questions

January 15, 2015 Our beautiful Valley Isle contains many surprising, sometimes mysterious sights, if one is willing to go off the beaten path. I have found some by doing just that. more »»

Maui moving backwards with decision on recycling

January 15, 2015 Is Maui moving forward or backwards with the new year? Toward the end of last year, the County of Maui sent out notices that its recycling pilot project would be canceled as of Feb. 1. more »»

Hawaii’s revenues would benefit from a lottery

January 15, 2015 Just like anything, gambling must be done responsibly and in moderation. It is a form of entertainment, and people should only spend what they can affor. more »»

Outfits for Upcountry Little League found lacking

January 15, 2015 The Haiku baseball team for the Upcountry Little League has been the Royals for as long as I can remember. more »»

Peace and happiness are not the real issues

January 14, 2015 Lots of mischief and misery have resulted from the desire for peace, happiness or celibacy. Peace and happiness are false issues. more »»

Maui’s new police chief to speak at KCA meeting

January 14, 2015 The Kihei Community Association decided it was time the public had the opportunity to hear the word from our new police chief. Thus, our first general membership public meeting for the new year Jan. more »»

Better editing would have benefitted readers

January 13, 2015 As a longtime subscriber, I was disappointed by two recent stories. The recent wind and rain storm coverage omitted all mention of wind speed (including gusts), as well as rainfall amounts. more »»

Elvis’ TV appearance on Sullivan a seminal moment

January 13, 2015 The Maui News editorial of Jan. 8 titled “Birthday of a King” celebrating the 80th birthday of Elvis Presley reminded us all of this man’s iconic life and historic, groundbreaking music. more »»

Ensure a healthy future for ourselves, our keiki

January 13, 2015 Rules or laws shape the societies we craft or games we play. The Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 freed black slaves and women’s suffrage in 1919 gave women the right to vote. more »»

Happy to see new player in Hawaii’s energy future

January 13, 2015 I look forward to seeing a new player in our energy future here in Hawaii. The recent announcement about NextEra joining Hawaiian Electric can only be positive. more »»

Hana community needs its own planning commission

January 11, 2015 As we begin 2015 there are a multitude of reasons to be optimistic and grateful in a land where there is often aloha, peace and love. more »»

Young motorbike riders putting themselves at risk

January 11, 2015 Noticing more and more kids on motorbikes on West Kuiaha (and presumably other streets and roads on the island) standing rather than sitting is asking for disaster! The center of gravity is raised... more »»

Cane smoke not the air visitor wants to breathe

January 11, 2015 I was visiting Maui during this Christmas holiday. Early Monday morning, Dec. more »»

GMO makers control judges, politicians and agencies

January 11, 2015 I had to laugh at the suggestion of a lawsuit involving genetic pollution negatively affecting property (Letters, Dec. 30). more »»



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