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Democracy is an ongoing experiment in awareness

December 5, 2014 Imagine a spoiled rich girl whose heart is irretrievably awakened by a 3-year-old street urchin on a garbage heap in Indi. more »»

Being black doesn’t make criminals out of victims

December 4, 2014 I just read a letter advising: “Don’t make martyrs out of demonstrable criminals” (Nov. 30). It deals with the murder of two young black men by a police officer and a wannabe cop. more »»

A bad seed has put the black population in a hole

December 4, 2014 Let us go back to the O.J. Simpson verdict of “not guilty.” We should have burned down Beverly Hills in demonstratio. more »»

D.C. buses could run forever on new fuel mixture

December 4, 2014 According to The Washington Post, a bus dubbed the “poo bus” hit the road in England running on human poop and food waste. With a full tank, the bus can travel up to 186 miles. Wow! In Washington, D. more »»

Use of cheap sealant is bad news for motorists

December 4, 2014 I’m writing regarding the notice (The Maui News, Nov. 30) about the county’s upcoming plan to seal coat another island road. more »»

When did the meaning of ‘Black Friday’ change?

December 4, 2014 Now I know I must be getting old. All these references to “Black Friday” in regard to the endless after-Thanksgiving Day sales are confusing to me. I always thought Friday, No. more »»

Changes needed to make South Maui a walkable and bikeable community

December 2, 2014 As far as I can determine, the initial concept of the north-south collector road across Kihei was first proposed over 30 years ago when the original segment of the Piilani Highway began running from... more »»

Different rules for different sets of Americans

December 1, 2014 The events resulting from the grand jury verdict in Ferguson, Mo., show the difference in those who believe in the rule of law and those who don’t. more »»

Reforms needed regarding people’s right to die

December 1, 2014 There has been a lot of progress in recent years toward expanding individual liberty by striking down various laws designed to curb choice. One area that hasn’t benefitted so far is the right to di. more »»

Loud noise better than gas, guns to curb rioters

December 1, 2014 What happened to the sonic blaster sound cannon idea for riot suppression? Why do police always seem to have to use gas or guns in riot or hostage situations? There certainly are appropriate times. more »»

Craziness found in Missouri unwelcome in Hawaii

December 1, 2014 Lucky we live Hawaii. Have you seen the recent craziness in Ferguson, Mo. more »»

Don’t make martyrs out of demonstrable criminals

November 30, 2014 What do Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown have in common? They both attacked someone that they did not know. Trayvon tried to kill George Zimmerman by smashing the back of his head onto concrete. more »»

Christmas magic is for everyone, not just children

November 30, 2014 I’ve been around for a while and raised four generations of kids, and Christmas was a special occasion at my home with all the decorations abound and, of course, the traditional tree, which we all... more »»

Condition of stadium’s restrooms is disgusting

November 28, 2014 Now that the mayor and council members got voted back in, can they fix the stadium restrooms? The men’s side has no locks. The ADA toilet has had a black trash bag covering it for months. more »»

Why are we still allowing suicide by cigarettes?

November 28, 2014 It’s a funny world. Recently, an Oregon woman with a deadly cancer was criticized for ending her life prematurely. more »»

Visitor thankful for the service of lifeguards

November 28, 2014 I am writing to thank the lifeguards of Maui for their wonderful service at the Maui beaches. more »»

Entire recycling program ought to be trashed

November 28, 2014 An interesting story on Fox News recently from the Honolulu Police Department — $500 fine for removing recyclables from neighbors’ trash cans. more »»

Navigate healing process during holiday season

November 26, 2014 Holiday season is a celebration of love, peace and joyful gathering with families. more »»

States need to ensure fair and free elections

November 26, 2014 Luckily, the early leaders of our country put a safeguard into our government to protect us during times of dysfunction and corruption. This safeguard is called an Article V Convention. more »»

9/11 conspiracy theories were debunked long ago

November 26, 2014 In response to “More unanswered questions about the 9/11 attacks” (Letters, Nov. more »»

 
 
 

 

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