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Debate regarding GMOs is not a scientific one

August 14, 2014 The genetically modified organism debate is a social phenomenon, not a scientific debate. From a scientific perspective, there is no difference between GMO and organic. more »»

Political sign-waving, signs driver distractions

August 14, 2014 We have all heard about being distracted while driving and yet all the sign-waving and the dozens and dozens of political signs that are plastered all over the neighborhoods are a definite... more »»

Thank you, Big Island, for acting as iron shield

August 14, 2014 Our Big Island acted just like an iron shield and gave a knockout blow to Hurricane Iselle, protecting the rest of the state. Thank you, Madame Pele. more »»

Maui Lani is the wrong place for sports complex

August 13, 2014 Personally, I choose to believe that our politicians are well-intentioned but misguided in placing the Central Maui Sports Complex in a location that is clearly inappropriate and highly detrimental... more »»

Embrace science over ignorance on GMOs

August 13, 2014 Scientists may not be right all the time but neither is government nor the public. Science often outpaces society, sometimes by decades or even centuries in the case of evolution. more »»

Incivility is the problem, not a broken system

August 13, 2014 An Aug. 3 letter writer suggested that “our system is broken.” I must respectfully disagree with the writer about our system. more »»

Vote on same-sex marriage should be put to people

August 13, 2014 The same-sex marriage bill passed last year accomplished the following: * It reversed the intent and meaning of Hawaii Constitutional Amendment 2, passed in 1998 by 69.2 percent of the vote. more »»

Marijuana majority should flex collective muscle

August 13, 2014 The upcoming elections provide a perfect opportunity for the new marijuana majority to flex its collective muscle. more »»

Base your GMO vote on education, not on emotions

August 13, 2014 The next step to the genetically modified organism moratorium will be at the polls. We’ll see what everyone thinks about it. We should keep in mind what this is really about. more »»

Cable connection needed in rooms at Kula Hospital

August 13, 2014 Life would be much sweeter if Kula Hospital would provide cable or satellite in the residents’ rooms instead of only the activity room. more »»

Building next to Kanaha Pond must be reconsidered

August 13, 2014 The proposed building of the Maui Medical Plaza six-story structure next to Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary in Kahului needs serious reconsideration. more »»

Questions about the safety of GM crops valid

August 12, 2014 Over the past few years, communities from all over Hawaii have come together to question the safety over the planting of experimental genetically modified crops and about the large amounts of... more »»

Island Hospice a blessing for neighborhood, kupuna

August 12, 2014 No doubt people will complain about anything they can find cause to do so. It’s not one of the most flattering aspects of human nature. more »»

Landlords pricing working class out of rentals

August 12, 2014 What has happened to our long-term rentals? The prices people are asking have become out of a working-class person’s price rang. more »»

South Vietnam’s fortunes tied to Nixon’s downfall

August 12, 2014 This month marks a sad and tragic time in the history of this country — and in the history of South Vietnam. Forty years ago, Richard Nixon was forced to resign the presidenc. more »»

Online version of The Maui News should be free

August 12, 2014 Please make the online version of The Maui News free. Thank you. I was going to end the letter there, as that is all that needs to be said, but here are a couple of supporting arguments. more »»

Background offered on MMMC adolescent behavorial health unit

August 11, 2014 As the psychologist for the interdisciplinary team that developed and opened Maui Memorial Medical Center’s Molokini II in 1996, I am of course saddened at the news of its pending closur. more »»

Stickers on truck show Hawaiian and U.S. pride

August 11, 2014 I like what I saw the morning of July 16 while driving to work. There was a truck ahead of me with a sticker “Proud to be Hawaiian.” Displayed on the back of the truck, driver side, was a U.S. more »»

New hospice on Maui is neither wanted nor needed

August 11, 2014 Why does this unwanted hospice coming into Maui not have to do an environmental assessment (The Maui News, Aug. 3)? Making our beloved Hospice Maui do one is wrong. more »»

Book illustrates good way to get complete workout

August 11, 2014 The July 30 front-page coverage of the Maui Prime Time Wellness Fair struck an important note as to the ease of exercise and stretching even when seate. more »»



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