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Maui County Animal Coalition Selflessly Continues

April 24, 2014 Now in their third year, on the second Tuesday of each month, the Maui County Animal Coalition (MCAC) assembles to discuss and plan ways to better the treatment of the county’s critters. more »»

Wants Cannabis Legalized

April 15, 2014 I was very disappointed about the “Smart Approaches to Marijuana” (SAM) article in the April 3-9 issue of the Maui Weekly. more »»

You’re Putin Me On

April 15, 2014 In Russia, there’s no disputin’ President Putin, unless your name is Rasputin... and we all know how that ended. more »»

Mahalo to Maui Weekly for Election ‘Primer’

April 15, 2014 Thank you Maui Weekly and writer Susan Halas for the March 18 stories, “Local Election Trends in 2014” and “An Introduction to Local Elections 2014. more »»

In Gratitude for Sugarcane on Maui

April 15, 2014 I have lived in Kuau Bayview since 1997 and next door since 1995. Only once have I had to breathe cane smoke. more »»

Legal Doesn’t Mean Safe

March 27, 2014 In a front-page article in The Maui News entitled, “Monsanto submits report for ‘transparency,’” (Friday, March 14) Monsanto listed atrazine as one of the herbicides it uses here on Maui and Moloka. more »»

Time for positive change at MHS

March 13, 2014 As the CEO of the Maui Humane Society (MHS) exits, the door opens for positive change in how MHS delivers law enforcement to the taxpayers who are paying for it. more »»

No-kill philosophy should be top priority at MHS

March 13, 2014 In hiring the new director of the Maui Humane Society, the top priority should be that this person believes Maui can and must embrace the “No-Kill” philosophy. more »»

Wake up and smell the chemicals

February 20, 2014 The debate and subsequent council action on pesticide and GMOs that is ongoing has stirred up many of us to participate and/or watch the proceedings in the Maui County Council chambers. more »»

Help Sid’s legacy live on

February 20, 2014 Animals have lost a dear friend with the passing of comic great Sid Caesar. more »»

Maui County should solve affordable housing shortage

February 13, 2014 I was very interested in Pete Jalbert’s comments (“Affordable Housing Inventory Shrinks & Prices Rise,” Feb. more »»

Use of toxic herbicides and pesticides must be stopped

February 13, 2014 Warren Watanabe defends use of toxic herbicides and pesticides in this way: “We respectfully ask that decisions are based on fact and evidence and not exclude or ignore the voices of those who suffe... more »»

Marriage--by any other name

February 13, 2014 I have a marginally modest proposal and sensible semantic solution to the controversy over same-sex “whatchacallit. more »»

Congratulations to Maui’s problem solvers

February 6, 2014 Heartfelt congratulations to Vincent Mina, who received the Malama I Ka ‘Aina award, and Mahina Martin, who received the Onipa‘a Award at the Sierra Club annual meeting this past Saturday. more »»

Coastal erosion coverage

February 6, 2014 Maui Weekly, nice job on the coastal erosion issue. Sandstone bluffs have been eroding into the ocean and beach sand washing out to sea for decades. more »»

Hawai‘i must say no to paper and plastic

January 16, 2014 The Honolulu City Council’s compassionate decision to ban plastic bags from island supermarkets, restaurants, and retailers--making Hawai‘i the first state to ban plastic bags from checkout... more »»

I’m dreaming of a green New Year

January 2, 2014 This year, I’m dreaming of a green New Year--where animals aren’t abused, the planet isn’t polluted, and people are healthy and light. Here are five reasons to eat a vegan--not animal flesh. 1. more »»

Cat trapping must be conducted humanely

December 19, 2013 We have a huge population of feral cats here on Maui, just as elsewhere in the world. Domesticated cats have established themselves since left to breed. more »»

New technology can resolve cane-burning issue

December 12, 2013 My main two points about cane burning are: 1) the ash from the burning of the plant material produces benzo(alpha)pyrene, one of the most dangerous carcinogens studied. more »»

Delete paragraph to allow cane-burning regulation

December 12, 2013 Dear Speaker, Maui Representatives and Maui Senators, In South Maui, we are repeatedly buried in cane ash. more »»



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