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Better solutions needed than cutting pensions

January 3, 2015 Congress has passed a trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill that includes giving trustees of multi-employer pension plans the ability to cut pensions earned by 1.5 million workers and retirees. more »»

Feral chickens, Maui Food Bank should partner up

January 2, 2015 Every place I go, I seem to see chickens. I drive to the Wailuku Post Office, chickens on the grounds. I drive down Lower Main Street, up in Sand Hills overlooking Lower Main, I hear and see chickens. more »»

Ordinance on short-term use of condos clarified

January 2, 2015 Recently, the paper has published a couple of articles (Dec. 24 and 28) about the recent study citing illegal vacation rentals. more »»

Maui County is fortunate to have services of MEO

January 2, 2015 I live on Molokai and I have been a volunteer with Maui Economic Opportunity since 1965. In 2015, MEO and I will be celebrating 50 years of community service. more »»

A new year, a new council term

January 1, 2015 Happy new year, Maui County. I hope you are enjoying this holiday season and spending quality time with family and friends. more »»

There are reasons why policing is better on Maui

December 30, 2014 A Christmas Eve letter writer notes the contrast between the Maui Police Department and Mainland forces. There are a few contributing factors which have led to this situation. more »»

Obama chooses golf over police officer’s funeral

December 30, 2014 I just cannot believe President Barack Obama did not attend the funeral of officer Rafael Ramos. I guess if he was black maybe he would go; golf must be more important to him. more »»

Desecration of graves may have come with a price

December 30, 2014 Years ago, I went out to Stables, now called D.T. Fleming Beach Park. On the site where Maui Land & Pineapple Co. more »»

Real estate industry should back GMO initiative

December 30, 2014 Hawaii state law, HRS 508D, which is titled “Mandatory Seller Disclosures in Real Estate Transactions,” makes it mandatory that all negative aspects of a home for sale be disclosed to a buyer. more »»

Lifting U.S. embargo on Cuba is right thing to do

December 28, 2014 The Dec. 21 Maui News editorial argued that the U.S. lifting of Cuban sanctions was wrong due to its history of civil rights violations. more »»

Listen to community input before construction

December 26, 2014 As I learn more about politics on all levels on government, I compile a list of questions. more »»

Bus driver’s act of kindness brings happiness

December 26, 2014 Recently I had an awesome experience that I want to share with you. I received a call from a nice person who drives a Roberts Hawaii bus. more »»

Sanctuary a haven for animals, but help needed

December 26, 2014 The Leilani Animal Sanctuary, a nonprofit organization, is in urgent need of volunteers during this holiday season (and beyond. more »»

Scheduling road work at busy time is ludicrous

December 26, 2014 I am sorely disappointed in the county for scheduling road work during Christmas week. The project to install recycled waterlines is already behind schedule. more »»

Put safety first when it comes to riding bikes

December 24, 2014 Did anyone else notice anything wrong with the Dec. 20 front-page feature about the free bikes? Take a good look — those little girls either have no helmet or ill-fitting, unstrapped helmets. more »»

Maui police practices good example for Mainland

December 24, 2014 Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were executed point-blank while sitting in their police cruiser in New York. The shooter then shot himself dead. more »»

Put focus on people’s needs, not on developers’

December 24, 2014 I read with interest the Dec. 20 article “Council eases up on housing requirements.” I disagree with the council’s approach. The focus is on what developers need. more »»

Never allow despots to dictate how Americans live

December 24, 2014 I had to respond to a Dec. 21 letter regarding the movie “The Interview.” I am shocked that the letter writer would suggest that a movie has to pass a tasteless test to be released. more »»

Hawaii should be proud of health ranking, but there’s still work to do

December 22, 2014 It’s time to celebrate, Hawaii. The state has had its annual checkup and, once again, Hawaii has been named America’s healthiest state. more »»

This season of giving, consider being blood donor

December 22, 2014 When Jesus was born, wise men brought him gifts of gold, incense and myrrh. From that time on, we have traditionally celebrated Christmas with the giving of gifts to our family and friend. more »»

 
 
 

 

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