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Fix needed to quicken community plan updates

February 11, 2014 I can relate to a Feb. 1 and Feb. 6 writer’s frustrations with the updating, implementation and enforcement of community plans and the role of the Land Use Committee. more »»

Puzzling math used to determine tax reduction

February 11, 2014 The Feb. 7 front-page article on a proposed decrease in alcohol production taxes stated that “lawmakers consider bills that would reduce state taxes by about 350 percent. more »»

No to undersea cable; yes to hydroelectric power

February 11, 2014 Who really believes a $700 million cable from Maui to Oahu will result in lower bills for Maui residents? Try this. more »»

Claims on recycling costs don’t add up

February 10, 2014 I would like to say mahalo to the Maui Disposal Co. general manager (Letters, Feb. 3) for answering my letter to the editor in The Maui News so quickly. more »»

Thorough testing proves biotech crops are safe

February 10, 2014 A Feb. 2 letter included some frightening but untrue claims about genetically modified organisms. I’d like to offer some information to help the public discussio. more »»

Kihei people should have a say on school’s name

February 9, 2014 It would seem to me that the people who worked hard in getting the Kihei high school on the books and those of us who live in Kihei should have a say as what the name of the new Kihei high school... more »»

Banning tobacco sales an example to be followed

February 9, 2014 For decades I’ve advocated Maui’s retail stores stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products. more »»

Practice of medicine in America has gone astray

February 9, 2014 I have reached the age when there is always someone I know undergoing some intrusive medical procedure. I am ever mindful of what a friend said to me years ago. more »»

Investor can’t get anyone to answer the phone

February 9, 2014 I am a real estate investor from the Mainland and I recently purchased a property on Maui for the first time. more »»

Early learning in Hawaii should be expanded

February 8, 2014 In November there will be a question on the ballot that will ask voters whether public funds can be used to fund private, community-based preschools. more »»

Bill puts Maui’s agriculture industry at risk

February 8, 2014 I would like to express serious concerns regarding the genetically modified organism/pesticide bill as it will have significant negative impacts to Maui County’s agricultural industr. more »»

Regulate farming by science, not by politicians

February 8, 2014 I have been a farmer on Maui for more than 50 years. I have grown livestock, poultry, vegetables, trees and pineapple. I remember when we grew most of what we ate. more »»

True agenda of pesticide bill found in fine print

February 8, 2014 I am an adamant believer that laws that govern our society should be written fairly and sensibly and not lash out against the innocent public inadvertentl. more »»

Enforcement revenue doesn’t go to county

February 8, 2014 In response to a Feb. more »»

Permission not needed to restore Hawaiian ponds

February 7, 2014 My response to “Effort could ease path to restoring Hawaiian ponds” (The Maui News, Jan. more »»

Owners need to clean up mess left by their dogs

February 7, 2014 I would like to address the ongoing issue of pet owners not cleaning up after their dogs on beaches. more »»

Don’t burden ag producers with more regulations

February 7, 2014 My message will be simple: Support agriculture. Don’t impose more regulations on our islands’ ag producers. more »»

MEO’s paratransit program is a blessing to user

February 7, 2014 I have used Maui Economic Opportunity paratransit program since early July 2013; just after the change from Roberts to MEO. I found the service getting better and better as time passed. more »»

Facilitating projects is not the council’s role

February 6, 2014 I disagree with Council Member Don Guzman that the role of the county Land Use Committee at its Feb. more »»



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