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HC&S uses methods that are not sustainable

April 7, 2015 Most of the commentary about HC&S misses an obvious point. A casual drive by the mill is all one needs to understand it. HC&S is operating an early 20th century business in the 21st centur. more »»

Manufactured crisis: Solid waste money ‘encumbered’ in contracts

April 5, 2015 The Arakawa administration is playing an accounting shell game of “Now you see it, now you don’t. more »»

911: Private-public partnership needed to save Maui Memorial

April 5, 2015 Everyone in Maui County should be alarmed by the “911 emergency” warning by Dr. Bobby Baker of the Pacific Cancer Institute of Maui (The Maui News, March 10). more »»

Fed, state officials lack sensitivity in denying July 4 parking lot use

April 5, 2015 The Maui Veterans Cemetery parking project calamity seems a good example of the centralized local, state and federal governments being totally out of touch with local concerns and values. more »»

Don’t burden residents with higher taxes

April 3, 2015 Here we go. The mayor and council members give themselves a big pay raise. Now they are sticking the working class with higher taxes on trash, water, gas and vehicle weight. more »»

Government functions by rule of law, not by whim

April 3, 2015 The level of ignorance of people as to the true American form of government astounds me. more »»

Cochran shows common sense regarding ordinance

April 3, 2015 Thank you Elle Cochran for “responding to constituent requests” (they elected you) regarding the Maui County Code 10.20.420 (decals). more »»

Auto window decal law does seem to overreach

April 3, 2015 Mahalo to Council Member Elle Cochran for her March 26 letter about her proposed bill to allow decals on vehicles’ rear windows as long as they do not obstruct a driver’s clear view of the road. more »»

Mayor should reconsider traffic on Mission Street

April 2, 2015 I would like to respectfully disagree with the mayor’s response to the question about traffic on Mission Street. more »»

We need a president who understands world threats

April 2, 2015 Recently, a letter writer mentioned that America is a great country, and we should respect our president who got us out of two wars in the Middle East. more »»

Molokai ferry schedule not serving commuter workers

April 2, 2015 The question is, who is Sea Link (Molokai Princess) trying to accommodate? One trip a day leaving Lahaina at 6:15 a.m. and staying in Molokai all day and returning that afternoon. more »»

Experiment under the guise of helping people

April 2, 2015 Just saw where evil scientists like the ones at Monsanto are trying to develop gluten-free wheat under the guise of helping people when all at SHAKA know that it is all about profit. more »»

Stop human rights abuses in fishing industry slavery

April 2, 2015 I have never read a more depressing news story than The Associated Press report on slave-caught fishing in Benjina, Indonesia (Maui News, March 26). more »»

Co-pilots earn less than airline ground crew

April 2, 2015 People all over the world were shocked and saddened by the crash of an A320 into the French Alps. more »»

Rooftop solar shouldn’t be scapegoat for HECO

April 1, 2015 Hawaiian Electric Co. has been promoting an unfairness campaign, touting homeowners with rooftop solar panels are not supporting grid infrastructure, stating nonsolar users have to pay the difference. more »»

Benefits seen in using Maui residents as guinea pigs

April 1, 2015 There are numerous benefits to our community as our local government allows Monsanto to continue open-field spraying of restricted-use pesticides on the residents and aina of Mau. more »»

Celebration on Maui a truly memorable one

March 31, 2015 Over the past 25 years my wife and I have traveled all over the United States. To celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and 70th birthday, we took our first visit to beautiful Maui. more »»

Devil is in the details of mayor’s budget

March 31, 2015 Since the taxpayer is bearing the expense, the County Council and the taxpayers have to ask two questions about each item in the mayor’s budge. more »»

Waste-to-power project is poorly conceived

March 31, 2015 The mayor is immensely proud of a “contract” he has signed for a $50 million-$100 million monstrosity that will be built in Puunene. more »»

Whom are our elected officials serving?

March 31, 2015 Sometimes words are spoken by our elected officials that make me wonder whom they are actually serving. more »»



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