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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard shares thoughtful, honest opinions

November 12, 2015 Barack Obama, Hawaii’s contribution to the U.S. presidency, is leaving office in 14 months. But we sent another influential person to Washingto. more »»

Take stolen shopping carts away from the homeless

November 11, 2015 Homeless and shopping carts: Take away the stolen shopping carts from the homeless. more »»

HC&S follows burn permit requirements diligently

November 11, 2015 As someone who works as an instrumentation supervisor at HC&S, I can say from personal observation and participation in meetings where field and burn conditions were monitored and reported that HC&S... more »»

New religion on Maui called stopcaneburning

November 11, 2015 There’s a new religion on Maui! It’s called stopcaneburning, and like ISIS terrorists its adherents are wild-eyed, loud and threatening. These zealots dare not allow residents to think for themselves. more »»

Island tax rates need to reflect visitor impacts

November 11, 2015 As more and more island visitors decide to stay in short-term rental homes rather than traditional hotels, perhaps it is time to consider placing a hotel property tax rate on these short-term rental... more »»

Providing opportunities for disabled people strengthens entire community

November 10, 2015 The “Te of Piglet” is an apropos read at this juncture. It acknowledges the value of even the smallest contributors in life. more »»

Statement an oxymoron of the first magnitude

November 10, 2015 Jack Lew, the U.S. secretary of the treasury, posits, “We are a nation that pays our bills. Raise the debt limit” (USA Today — Opinion, Oct. 26. more »»

House dust is a bigger issue than ‘Maui Snow’

November 10, 2015 I have lived in north Kihei for years and I do not think that “Maui snow,” or ash residue, is a huge problem. For me, and I believe most people, ordinary house dust is a bigger issue. more »»

Place homeless where they can be productive

November 10, 2015 I was beginning to think Paia was a forgotten place. I was wrong. We’re going to be the homeless center. The proposed areas are not far off the highway but right on the highway. more »»

Sugar cane: Seeing what is in fields and what will be

November 10, 2015 With regards to sugar cane: While driving past Maalaea Harbor toward Kihei junction, I looked at the fields on my right and saw what is, then I looked at the fields on my left and saw what will be. more »»

Replace sugar cane with safer, less toxic crop

November 8, 2015 For the past 20 years, I have been around cane burning in Maalaea and have never gotten used to the bad smell of burning plastic irrigation pipe (cancer-causing, by the way) combined with large and... more »»

Kihei club was example of the strength of Rotary

November 8, 2015 We read with surprise the Oct. 27 article in The Maui News about the dissolution of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise. more »»

Say no to Sanders and reject his socialist ideas

November 8, 2015 I am not sure what is more disturbing: the fact that we have an admitted socialist in Bernie Sanders running for president or the fact that people actually support hi. more »»

Watersport folks come to rescue of stranded paddler

November 8, 2015 Recently I was canoeing in my one-man off Ka‘a Point when a large swell broke my ‘iakos and left me stranded, clinging to my ama, well off shore. more »»

Chris Halford made a positive difference

November 6, 2015 I was the Maui County GOP chairman in 1975 before ex-Gov. Linda Lingle joined our party. During my tenure in office, I met Velma McWayne Santos and famil. more »»

Viewpoint on cane burning an argument against sanity

November 6, 2015 I have read Wayne N. Hedani’s Oct. 25 Viewpoint on cane burning. We all should read it and see what a viewpoint against sanity looks lik. more »»

Protest the burning of sugar cane on Maui

November 6, 2015 To all Maui people: Protest the cane burning on your island. I am a visitor. I love the island but I can’t breathe when I visit and the cane is being burned. I can’t enjoy my grandchildren. more »»

Hailing a taxi at airport requires crossing 5 lanes

November 6, 2015 The taxi service at the airport is in the category of: Are you kidding me! Returning home from a Mainland trip with four pieces of luggage plus two carry-ons, I tried to hail a tax. more »»

GMO bananas threaten diversity of crops in Hawaii

November 5, 2015 Once again, Monsanto is trying to put another GMO crop in Hawaii. This time it’s bananas. Also, our Department of Agriculture is working with them to do it without public knowledge or input. more »»

Emails are smoking gun in the Benghazi inquiry

November 5, 2015 Well, my fellow citizens, I have given it a few days, done some reading, some TV watching and here are my thoughts on Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi inquiry appearance. more »»



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