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Living in the U.S. should mean speaking English

April 13, 2014 Everybody living in the USA should speak English, and our government should insist on it. Kudos to the writer of the April 6 letter “People who can’t speak English shouldn’t drive. more »»

Don’t blame Harry Reid; Republicans are at fault

April 13, 2014 An April 9 contributor claims Harry Reid is obstructing improving the Affordable Care Act and the solution is to elect a Republican majority in the Senate, resulting in meaningful bipartisan dialogue. more »»

Rush to judgment on GMOs violates premise of law

April 12, 2014 With no bias and no preconceived thoughts, we must question the possibility of legislation calling for a GMO (genetically modified organism) moratorium on Maui (The Maui News, April 8). more »»

Require developers to meet housing obligations

April 12, 2014 The county could make units available for affordable housing if it only required the developers who have gotten approval for over 20,000 houses but not built them to act. more »»

Disrespect shown to B.B. King is unforgivable

April 12, 2014 I read with pure disgust the article (The Maui News, April 8) about a crowd of losers on the Mainland (and I hope they stay there) who had the audacity to heckle and boo the iconic bluesman Mr. B.B. more »»

More traffic requires monitoring of intersection

April 12, 2014 With the construction on Hana Highway and increased use of the new bypass Hookele Street, the state needs to monitor the traffic on Mokulele Highway, especially the left turn onto Kuihelani Highway. more »»

Unable to access email while traveling overseas

April 12, 2014 I am traveling in Japan and I cannot access my hawaii.rr.com email account because Oceanic Time Warner blocks the IP addresses in many overseas countries. more »»

What’s best for each individual is what matters

April 11, 2014 Reading “Planned Parenthood founder had another agenda” (Letters, April 7), my first reaction was shock. I went to the Internet, and I may have to concede that one of my heroines was a racist. more »»

Don’t discount science as benefit to agriculture

April 11, 2014 Should the people of Maui be concerned if Monsanto has a project on Maui? Yes, I think they should. If you go online and read the case Anniston, Alabama v. Monsanto, I think you will agree with me. more »»

Our tax dollars need to be spent more responsibly

April 11, 2014 It’s a sad fact that 40 cents of every one of our 2013 federal tax dollars went to fund current and past wars, according to the Quaker advocacy group the Friends Committee on National Legislatio. more »»

Support urged for opera broadcasts

April 11, 2014 My thanks to the April 8 letter writer for bringing attention to the live HD broadcasts of performances from the Metropolitan Opera. more »»

Feeding the world cannot be done without GMOs

April 10, 2014 Being anti-GMO makes as much sense as being against new drug development. Nature is constantly, albeit slowly, changing the genetic makeup of all living thing. more »»

Vote no on tax hikes and raises for politicians

April 10, 2014 Personally, I like Mayor Alan Arakawa and former Councilman Mike Molina. more »»

Hemp production on agenda for KCA meeting

April 10, 2014 Should we be growing cannabis in South Maui? No, not marijuana, hemp — and there is a big difference. Hemp and marijuana both come from the same plant — Cannabis Sativa L. more »»

Martin Luther King had a different view of Sanger

April 10, 2014 In an attempt to provide readers of “Planned Parenthood founder had another agenda” (Letters, April 7) with a balanced view on the issue and question of birth control, Margaret Sanger and the... more »»

Keep correctional center staff in your prayers

April 10, 2014 Corrections is a field with a unique group of individuals who have challenges with shift work, rotations, a stressful environment, working double shifts and with times of adversity, sickness and... more »»

Fixing Obamacare means getting rid of Harry Reid

April 9, 2014 There are many other ways to help provide health care for our people rather than the inefficient and costly Obamacare. more »»

CIA cannot be exempt from scrutiny of Congress

April 9, 2014 There is an ongoing struggle between the Congress of the United States and the Central Intelligence Agency. more »»

Running to get government out of the classrooms

April 9, 2014 Imagine if teachers gave grades the same way they were paid. In kindergarten, all kids would get an F. more »»

Don’t miss streamed opera production

April 8, 2014 If you were not in the audience at the Maui Mall Megaplex for the Metropolitan Opera’s streamed production of “La Boheme” on April 5, you missed something truly special. more »»

 
 

 

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