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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 »»


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 »»

The Amato Phenomenon

August 5, 2014 Why does this country spend billions on war while ignoring climate change and subsidizing a food system that makes us sick? To people who look behind the curtain, the reason is that our political... more »»

Vote for Fresh Ideas and No Ties to Big Money

August 5, 2014 This is our opportunity to clean house, begin anew and send a clear message to the puppets of the oligarch that we are done with their divisive lies and insults, damaging humanity and the environment. more »»

Paltin for Mayor

August 5, 2014 The Maui Island Plan adopted on Dec. 28, 2012, provides direction for future growth, the economy, and social and environmental decisions on the island through 203. more »»

Vote Paltin for Mayor

August 5, 2014 Thank you for detailing the many failures of Mayor Alan Arakawa’s administration, including failures in leadership, ethics, transparency and competency. more »»



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