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Open Letter to Monsanto Requesting a Conversation

August 26, 2014 As I sit here wondering what we’re facing, I see it as a huge opportunity. We’ve recently done something unprecedented. more »»

 
 
 
Leilani Farm Sanctuary Needs Your Help

August 26, 2014 Leilani Farm Sanctuary, an all-volunteer refuge for rescued animals in Ha‘iku, was hit hard by a recent tropical storm. Huge trees crushed three animal houses and collapsed a section of fencing. more »»

When Did a GMO Moratorium Become a ‘Farming Ban?’

August 26, 2014 The GMO corporations in Hawai‘i are granted more open air, experimental crop permits than anywhere else in the U.S. more »»

Maui’s Planning Makes Us Sick

August 26, 2014 A recently released study published in the Journal of Transport and Health confirms what other studies and the U.. more »»

Vote No on Anti-GMO Initiative

August 26, 2014 First, I strongly urge the residents of Maui County to vote no on the anti-GMO initiative. more »»

Does Not Support SHAKA’s Farming Ban

August 19, 2014 It has been suggested by some that our “system is broken,” and at the same time these same individuals urge readers to vote in the elections in November. more »»

Let’s Break the Habit of Legalized Bribery

August 19, 2014 I got the phrase “legalized bribery” from the book “End Legalized Bribery.” It was written by the late Cecil L. Heftel, a businessman who served in the U.. more »»

Farming Ban Would Hurt Recovering Economy

August 19, 2014 Congratulations to Mayor Alan Arakawa for his statement opposing the Maui County farming ban initiativ. more »»

Opposes a One-Man, Totalitarian Government

August 19, 2014 What I find distasteful about the close connections the County Council has with the mayor is we lose the “watchdog” concept envisioned by the framers of the county charter that keeps both legislativ... more »»

Kihei Mauka Needs Walkable Plan

August 19, 2014 A quick glance at the proposed megalopolis in central Maui (“Kahu-Luku”) shows the sprawl that is mandated by our current auto-centric zoning laws. more »»

Farmers’ Markets are a Win-Win

August 11, 2014 The Lipoa Street Farmers’ Market in Kihei has operated every Saturday morning for five years, joining a variety of other established farmers’ market ventures in Napili and Upcountry. more »»

GE May Put Planet at Risk

August 11, 2014 Last year, a New York University professor wrote a report on risk assessment of different global threats, specifically, the probability of various global threats. more »»

Threat of Job Loss is a Diversion Tactic in the GMO Debate

August 11, 2014 The jobs argument is one that every large corporation or industry falls back on when they are threatened by increased regulation. Tobacco used it. Big oil uses it. more »»

Vote Yes for the GMO Moratorium

August 11, 2014 The world is such an amazing place! People growing food that I can see, buy, touch, feel, eat! The food is alive and fresh. more »»

Justice

August 11, 2014 Lawyers recently announced the largest settlement with New York City yet, with the city paying out $583,024 to 14 protesters who were arrested for disorderly conduct on January 1, 2012. more »»

Marketplace Fairness Act Must be Equitable for All Retailers

August 11, 2014 I read with some amusement the recent letter in support of the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act. more »»

Kanaha Wetlands Should Not be Developed

August 11, 2014 Please consider these concerns about the Maui Medical Plaza planned to be built in the Kanaha wetlands. more »»

Congress Must Support Peaceful Resolution

August 11, 2014 As negotiations over Iran's nuclear program continue, I hope my senators, Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono, and my representative, Tulsi Gabbard, will speak out in support of diplomac. more »»

Two Sets of Shoes...

August 11, 2014 Many of us hold strong black or white opinions about conflicts in what used to be called the Holy Lan. more »»

Vote for Change on Aug. 9

August 5, 2014 Change is in the air. more »»

Don’t Get Hoodwinked this Election Year

August 5, 2014 It is quite interesting that in less than a month, the EPA has cited HC&S for clean air violations, the County of Maui has been cited by a federal court that the injection wells are in violation of... more »»

 
 

Free Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program Sundays through Thursdays September 1, 2014

Free Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program Sundays through Thursdays Learn the names of the fish you’ve seen while snorkeling at Pacific Whale Foundation’s free Coral Reef Information Station. A great place to visit if you’re new to snorkeling in Hawai‘i. more »

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Letters to the Editor Poll

  1. Yes, I would like an outlet mall and additional stores to chose from in South Maui.
  2. Only if it was supported by adequate infrastructure, with all procedural, traffic and safety concerns addressed to the satisfaction of Maui residents.
  3. Never, under no circumstances or conditions.
 
 
 
 

The Dish from Trish

"The Weekly Dish" April 4, 2014

April 4, 2014 Happy Friday! Miss this morning's live broadcast of "The Weekly Dish" radio show on KAOI 1110Am/96.7FM? No worries. You can listen now at the links section below or here: http://www. more »

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