Does Maui really need a prison?
December 29, 2011 The U.S. has 5 percent of the world’s population, and boasts 25 percent of its prisoners. The prison industrial complex has become big business--a big, profitable business. more »»
Mahalo for helping paddler in distress
December 22, 2011 At Polynesian Shores on Nov. 15, we were all viewing the sunset on the deck when we spotted out in the Pailolo Channel a paddle boarder lying down, resting (?), then sitting u. more »»
What are the rules for police use of force?
December 1, 2011 There have been numerous Internet videos showing the reactions of police to demonstrators in communities such as New York, Denver, Seattle, Portland, Oakland, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, etc. more »»
The Prison Island?
December 1, 2011 Instead of building a Maui prison, how about a low-security correction facility on Kaho‘olawe? Inmates there could also be useful in restoring the island, replanting trees, etc. more »»
No recourse for excessive noise?
December 1, 2011 I find it interesting that I can enter a complaint about barking dogs that keep me up at night, or disturb an otherwise peaceful day, but a herd of motorcycles can circle Lahaina over and over on... more »»
Mahalo to Roi Roundup participants
November 24, 2011 The invasive roi was purposely introduced by the State of Hawai‘i to O‘ahu and the Big Island from Moorea in 1956 with the goal of creating a commercial fishery. more »»
Be nice to each other
November 24, 2011 I have been noticing that the economy and other problems we are facing are starting to affect the way we treat each other. more »»
Say you want a revolution…
November 17, 2011 Hayward is a town about 20 miles southeast of downtown Oakland. I have worked as a counselor at a public hospital in the Oakland, California, area for 30 years. more »»
Regarding the death of singer Amy Winehouse
November 17, 2011 Amy Winehouse’s public decent into the primitive abyss of promiscuous sex, profanity and drugs is a reflection of a society that, as her last album title betrays, has gone “Back to Black. more »»
Don’t be cruel
November 17, 2011 If rodents take refuge in your home this fall, please don’t resort to cruel glue traps. Consider these facts: Glue traps are extremely cruel. more »»
Put district voting on the ballot
November 10, 2011 Once again, I emphatically urge the Charter Commission to place the question of district voting on the ballot for the citizens of Maui County to decide. more »»
A cure called “elections”
November 10, 2011 The Legislature’s Democratic majority won’t raise “taxes,” they’ll nickel-and-dime us to bankruptcy on “fees and charges,” carefully orchestrated from our beloved (?) governor’s “wish list. more »»
Ban cane smoke
November 10, 2011 How many Kihei people remember when the county legislated public smoking citing the numerous inherent health risks associated with side stream cigarette smoke? Isn’t it hypocritical that they went... more »»
November 3, 2011 Regarding the Oct. 20–26 article “Creatures Great and Small Threaten Maui’s Ecology,” I believe some clarity is needed around the word “invasive species. more »»