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Prevent any loss of services at hospital

September 6, 2016 I was visiting Maui in November 2015 when I was diagnosed with a virus which was complicated with double pneumonia. I spent two weeks on oxygen at Maui Memorial Medical Center. I thought I would di. more »»

People should sit down with Colin Kaepernick

September 4, 2016 Why is the 49ers’ quarterback sitting during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” or why do we think he should be standing? What his sit-down amendment is doing is a pondered philosophy of waking up to a... more »»

Kaepernick critics should look in mirror

September 4, 2016 Regarding Colin Kaepernic’s refusal to stand when the national anthem is played: 1. Is it a bad thing to do? Yes. 2. Does he have the right to do so? Under the First Amendment, also yes. more »»

People causing transfer delay bring woe to Maui

September 4, 2016 This new delay until July of 2017 for the transition of Maui Memorial Medical Center to Kaiser Permanente results from the Governor’s Office, the judicial system and the unions putting our hospital... more »»

3 news organizations have ties to Democrats

September 4, 2016 Why is the news media bashing Donald Trump, criticizing him for not giving a politically correct apology while Hillary Clinton’s statement, “What difference does it make?” is accepted? The press... more »»

Please register early for farmers’ convention

September 2, 2016 As the 2016 Hawaii Farmers Union United convention makes its approach, I plead with all interested to register early. Each year it grows to exciting numbers and this year looks to be no different. more »»

Damage from accident not covered by MECO

September 2, 2016 On Aug. 10 an uninsured driver ran into a MECO pole in Kua. more »»

30-hour workweek deserves consideration

September 2, 2016 With the State of Hawaii enjoying a near $1 billion surplus and negotiations set to begin with HGEA state and county workers, consideration should be given to the adoption of a 30-hour workwee. more »»

Please educate tourists to respect our aina

September 1, 2016 I commend our young generation, Kamalani Pahukoa, Shy Lecker Agnew and Kapena Kalama, for stepping up to the plate in calling a community meeting in Hana on Aug. more »»

Mass deportation would create humanitarian crisis

September 1, 2016 If the threat to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants is realized we will have created the worst humanitarian crisis since the Holocaust. France would insist we return the Statue of Liberty. more »»

Diverse approach needed to replace fossil fuel use

September 1, 2016 Apparently, the writer of the Aug. 28 letter “Biomass power available at sugar mill” believes that a biomass steam facility is good enough to replace Maui Electric Co.’s fossil fuel operatio. more »»

Confiscatory speed traps send wrong message

August 31, 2016 Anybody notice the police fundraiser that’s been going on? Well, it has surely accelerated as evidenced by all of the absurdly confiscatory speed traps all over the island recently. more »»

Don Couch works in the trenches with volunteers

August 31, 2016 Council Member Don Couch of South Maui has been a faithful volunteer working with South Maui Volunteers since the group began in 2003. more »»

Politicians prove to be skilled at procrastination

August 31, 2016 Reading the Aug. 26 Maui News editorial about women’s right to vote and the hundred or so years before any real progress was made for women made me think about Hawaii. more »»

Advice for presidential debate moderators

August 31, 2016 OK, debate moderators, start practicing this phrase: Mr. Trump, there is no substance or specificity to your answer. more »»

Deteriorating roads inconvenience residents

August 31, 2016 The governor seems to lack insight on road improvement, especially around Makawao. more »»

Promote plant-based foods in our schools

August 30, 2016 With the new school year starting, parents’ to-do lists are now filled with shopping for school clothes, school supplies and school food. more »»

What is going on with 35 mph signs on highway?

August 30, 2016 Just wondering, I haven’t seen any work being done on Mokulele Highway for a while. more »»

Where have all the Maui monarch butterflies gone?

August 30, 2016 Does anyone else wonder where all the Maui monarch butterflies have gone? Last year, butterflies were everywher. more »»

Planning Department found no violations at Lona Ridge

August 28, 2016 Reference: “Panel defers action on proposal to allow special events at Wailuku Heights home” (The Maui News, Aug. 24. more »»



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