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Corporations put profit ahead of quality of life

September 11, 2014 When science is put in the hands of multibillion, multinational biotech corporations such as Monsanto, it only has one single function — to maximize company profit. more »»

Suzuki among best Mauians to play the game

September 11, 2014 As the dust of the Major League Baseball season settles, Mauians should tip their caps to honor Kurt Suzuki as the second homeboy to be selected to the MLB All Star team. more »»

Council should OK mayor’s trash service request

September 11, 2014 I urge the Maui County Council to approve the mayor’s request to revise the budget in order to restore garbage collection and the landfill hours to their previous services. more »»

There’s a reason Arakawa called ‘Rubbish Mayor’

September 10, 2014 I recall back in our mayor’s first term before he got booted out, there were bumper stickers that called him our “Rubbish Mayor.” In those days there was garbage in piles all over the county. more »»

Anti-GMO claims woefully lacking in credibility

September 10, 2014 In a previous letter to The Maui News it was stated that worldwide studies have shown genetically modified organisms to be harmful. more »»

Vote to protect people’s lives over making money

September 10, 2014 In case you have not been paying attention, there are issues either submitted or about to be submitted for legalized gambling and legalized marijuana use for our state to gain more revenue. more »»

Website is suggested to learn history of Monsanto

September 9, 2014 If you want to see a history of Monsanto so you can make up your mind whether you want to ingest any of its farm products rather than let Monsanto or some judge decide for you, go to bestmeal. more »»

Anti-GMO forces pushing for rules already enacted

September 9, 2014 I have recently seen that the anti-GMO forces are claiming that there are undocumented herbicides and pesticides used on genetically modified organism crops and that they present a danger to the... more »»

Trash pickup methods being used make no sense

September 9, 2014 I’m amazed at the trash pickup situation. more »»

County trying to bully the public on trash service

September 9, 2014 The letter the county sent out had this in it: “refuse collection remains a heavily subsidized service that actually costs the County $40 per month to provide. more »»

Politicians get a raise, trash service gets cut

September 9, 2014 Here we go. Our politicians take a big pay raise and then they cut our trash service. Now they going point fingers at one another; you know it’s election time. more »»

Time for rejoicing as kingdom of God is at hand

September 8, 2014 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad because the kingdom of God is at hand, meaning a return to the high spiritual concept of Jesus, who proclaimed that the kingdom is the will of his heavenly father,... more »»

Question after hospital stay: Where does money go?

September 8, 2014 A few months back, I had a chance to spend some time at our one and only state-run hospital. I was there for eight days — the cost, $44,000. That boils down to $5,500 per day. more »»

Abercrombie was a victim of narrow-minded voters

September 8, 2014 What a shame that our incumbent Gov. Neil Abercrombie failed to win his party’s primary due to crossover votes from those who opposed his stance on same-sex marriage. more »»

County is mistaken about who is subsidizing whom

September 8, 2014 Recently, I got a letter from the county trying to explain the recent cuts in trash service. more »»

Irresponsible parents need to be held accountable

September 7, 2014 It is disheartening to learn that a system you think would help to hold parents liable and responsible for abandonment and neglect on a child cannot do anything because someone outside of the family... more »»

Mess with circuit breaker tax remains unresolved

September 7, 2014 The yearlong Maui County Council imbroglio regarding the previously gutted circuit breaker property tax legislation continues. Tax bills for the first half of fiscal year 2014-15 were due Aug. 20. more »»

Mayor’s attempts to bully the council shameful

September 7, 2014 Was Mayor Alan Arakawa invited to speak at the council Finance and Budget Committee meeting (The Maui News, Sept. more »»

Maui Tomorrow does not take a stand on candidates

September 7, 2014 An Aug. 17 letter asked if Maui Tomorrow Foundation has contributed to the West Maui council member’s campaign for re-election. more »»

Slowdown in Maui tourism is a welcome occurrence

September 7, 2014 For many, the summer of 2014 will be remembered as the time the tourists did not come. Never have I seen the roads and sidewalks so empty during the summer month. more »»



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