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Visit to beach, drive show that Maui is changing

May 11, 2016 I preface this comment by saying I have lived on Maui for only seven years. Rarely did I believe someone when they said Maui is changing. Well, I now agree with the group that says Maui is changi. more »»

It’s important to know the facts, potential risks of smart meters

May 10, 2016 In her April 24 Viewpoint, Maui Electric Co. President Sharon Suzuki sang the praises of smart-grid technology, which includes blanketing the islands with smart meters. more »»

Churchmen realized their power required ‘great lie’

May 10, 2016 In the sixth century, at the Council of Constantinople, the church fathers decided to eliminate all belief in, evidence of and hope for reincarnation. more »»

rump sounds more like a president than alternative

May 10, 2016 “Donald Trump cannot be more ‘presidential’” (Letters, April 28) is certainly one man’s opinion, but it begs for the following question: Is it “presidential” for a woman who would be the first woman... more »»

Maui government is more expensive than necessary

May 8, 2016 I can only assume that Dave Deleon (Viewpoint, April 28) was not listening to my testimony to the Special Committee on County Governance, or he maybe didn’t believe me. more »»

Uncontrolled growth takes society down dark paths

May 8, 2016 The older I get the more concerned I become about humanity’s future. I won’t bore you with why. Global warming and endless war are at the top of my concerns. more »»

Put budget amendment on committee’s agenda

May 8, 2016 Equal pay for equal value is important for all families and for our economy. more »»

Declining use of pidgin English may help students

May 8, 2016 The steady decline in the use of pidgin English should result in higher standard test results. more »»

Leaders needed to run daily operations, not run for office

May 8, 2016 The extremely long “minority report” offered as a Viewpoint by Dave DeLeon (April 28) exemplifies why there was an unmet need for open-mindedness in the makeup of the special committee. more »»

Alternative form of county government has advantages

May 8, 2016 This letter is in response the Dave DeLeon’s selective arguments against changing the form of government to the council/manager form (Viewpoint, April 28). Mr. more »»

Opioids/opiates popular, available and deadly

May 8, 2016 Opioids are synthetic versions of opiates (basically heroin). Oxycodone is a combo of an opioid and stuff like Tylenol. Oxycontin is pure synthetic oxycodone, and is stronger. more »»

Unit 14 binding agreement is a good deal for all involved

May 8, 2016 The total cost to Maui County of the Unit 14 binding arbitration is less than $1.1 million. To put that in perspective, SHOPO’s last raises cost the county about $31 millio. more »»

DOH shirks its public health responsibility in cane burns

May 8, 2016 Cane ash covers my yard today. It’s impossible to remove and toxic due to all the things that Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. more »»

Ocean Safety officers save lives; a plus for isle visitors

May 8, 2016 Our main income is tourism, and Ocean Safety saves tourist lives every day by being professional, educating and responding. We keep the beaches safe for people who live here and visitors. more »»

Council should fund Ocean Safety officer raises

May 8, 2016 Maui County has the highest municipal (AA+) bond rating in Hawaii and the lowest property tax rates in the state, but we are the only county that expects Ocean Safety to volunteer Jet Ski service an... more »»

Government disconnect unlikely to happen here

May 6, 2016 I can’t possibly do a rebuttal of all seven points in Dave DeLeon’s April 28 Viewpoint in the space allotted a letter to the editor, so let me primarily focus on No. . more »»

Ocean Safety officers don’t get credit, suffer poor pay

May 6, 2016 The Maui News (April 26) ran a headline, “Firefighters help paddleboarders to shore. more »»

Donation to two Molokai schools instills lifelong lessons for students

May 5, 2016 Kaunakakai Elementary School students and staff are still on a high after recently celebrating the installation of 25 solar hybrid air-conditioning units in our school. more »»

Christian thinking is very rational

May 5, 2016 This is in response to the April 20 letter “Religions that encourage intolerance are a danger” stating faith is defined as “The firm belief in something which there is no proof,” the opinion being... more »»

Working-class locals were almost able to buy a home

May 5, 2016 Just wanted to thank all of you who worked so hard on stopping Olowalu development. It was a close one, working-class locals were almost able to buy prime real estate. more »»



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