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African oil palm could be grown year-round

February 7, 2016 How about growing African oil palm? Then we can make our own biofuel. We’ll have a great export and, as a plus, the waste products can be used to produce power. more »»

Maui police should take animal cruelty seriously

February 7, 2016 All of my family are “dog lovers.” My youngest son was a K9 officer with the state patrol before he was promoted. I was shocked to read on the Jan. more »»

Calling Donald Trump’s fundraiser bluff in Iowa

February 7, 2016 Why would Donald Trump have to stage a fundraiser in Iowa for the wounded veterans? What would he possibly raise? One million? Two million? Why not donate one one-thousandth of his net worth, which... more »»

Was weapon in article fully automatic or semi-automatic?

February 7, 2016 A Jan. 29 “County in Brief” item told of a man that was arrested for possessing a 5.56 mm automatic weapon. Automatic means the weapon is capable of firing many rounds with one pull of the trigger. more »»

Veterinarian was kind and compassionate

February 7, 2016 I too was saddened to read of Dr. Roger Kehler’s passing. During the 15 years I had my dog, Loke, Dr. Kehler was always so kind and compassionate toward both of u. more »»

Choose leaders who work for people, not corporations

February 5, 2016 If there’s any blame to be placed in the community for the HC&S mill closure, blame belongs squarely upon the corporate doorstep. Corporations only focus on their financial bottom lin. more »»

Designate future homeless sites in sugar cane fields

February 5, 2016 The shutting down of the sugar industry appears to be a win situation for a whole lot of people. more »»

We need rent control to help curb homelessness

February 5, 2016 Everyone seems to agree that homelessness is the most urgent problem facing the county and the state. Yet there is a solution that is not being talked about and I don’t know why. more »»

MPD should focus more on causes of accidents

February 4, 2016 A recent contributor wrote that again the MPD has touted its seat belt law enforcement efforts and tallies (Letters, Jan. 20). more »»

Viewpoint contradictory to homeless man’s experience

February 4, 2016 Carol Reimann’s Jan. 22 Viewpoint is completely contradictory to my experience as a homeless person living at Ka Hale A Ke Ola (KHAKO) transitional shelter for the last two years. more »»

Outsiders should not influence local traditions

February 4, 2016 Being from Washington state, Lake Chelan specifically, it really is sad to see the sugar cane industry come to a close. It’s obvious that non-locals have turned this industry upside down. more »»

Newcomers must learn to assimilate to the culture

February 4, 2016 Aloha. That word used to mean a lot here. Maui has been a family-first environment for the 40 years I’ve lived her. more »»

CARE Act in Legislature a common sense proposal

February 3, 2016 As a former caregiver for a family member with complex medical issues for four and a half years with numerous hospitalizations, I was delighted to see Speaker Joseph Souki announce his support for... more »»

‘Laziest generation’ is possibly most educated

February 3, 2016 In response to the Jan. 20 letter “Plenty of jobs for youths willing to work”: I am a graduate of UH-Maui College and UH-Manoa, and currently a graduate student at The George Washington University. more »»

Spencer helped many families realize dream

February 3, 2016 I’m often tempted to submit a letter to The Maui News. Not until I read of the passing of Mr. Jesse Spencer (The Maui News, Jan. 22) was I moved to follow through. more »»

Goodbye cane burning, hello vog and dust

February 3, 2016 Just a reminder to all who complained about the cane burning — keep celebrating now and be expecting dust and vog along the way. more »»

Focus on opportunities now that sugar is ending

February 3, 2016 As the dust settles and people emerge from grieving or vilifying the sugar plantation, we can start to focus in on this massive opportunity. more »»

Opportunity for Maui to be breadbasket of Hawaii

February 2, 2016 I was born and raised in Keawe Camp while my grandparents, father, uncles and aunties worked for Pioneer Mill Sugar Co. more »»

Allow Spencer sons to build affordable homes on Maui

February 2, 2016 I never met Mr. Jesse Spencer while on Oahu or Maui, but I did get a chance to own and live in a Spencer affordable built home in Kihei (The Maui News, Jan. 22). more »»



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