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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 »»

Vog and cane smoke ruin vacation experience

December 12, 2013 Susan Hales’ article, “Cane Burning Draws a Crowd to Rep. Ing’s Town Hall Meeting” (Nov. 28-Dec. 4 issue), highlighted the adverse health affects caused by continued cane burning on Maui. more »»

Response to ‘GMOs Not Safe’

December 5, 2013 This is a response to “GMOs not safe” letter in the Nov. 21-27 issue of the Maui Weekly. more »»

The pressing need to reform entitlements

December 5, 2013 One place to start is slowly increasing the eligibility age for Medicare and Social Security. In 1930, shortly before Social Security was enacted, average life expectancy for men was about 58 years. more »»

Articles generated more GMO heat that light

November 28, 2013 Your last issue of the Maui Weekly with several articles about GMOs provided more heat than light on a subject that is altering the lives of thousands of people on this and other neighbor islands. more »»

County should buy Launiupoko land

November 28, 2013 We let Linda Lingle sell us out of North Beach back in the 1990s, when a deal to sell it to the county for public open space was at the 11th hou. more »»

The pressing need to reform entitlements

November 28, 2013 After 16 days of political brinkmanship, lawmakers passed a temporary funding plan that raised the debt ceiling and reopened the federal government. more »»

GE articles a breath of fresh air

November 21, 2013 I can’t resist suggesting a new moniker for your newspaper, Monsanto Weekly, as I imagine your last issue will create quite an uproar among GE opponent. more »»

GMOs not safe

November 21, 2013 Genetically modified organism (GMO) crops are not as safe for cultivating and consumption as Monsanto would have us believe, as they continue to do open-field testing in South Maui. more »»



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