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Stop Additional Government Empowerment

September 22, 2011 After reading Mayor Arakawa’s “Talking Points” article in your Sept. 15–21 issue, I find it necessary to offer a few comments. more »»

Power to the People

September 15, 2011 I was wondering if it wouldn’t be more sustainable to help our citizens put photovoltaic on our homes, with little voltage loss in transmission. more »»

We Must Continue Protection from Overdevelopment

September 8, 2011 We at Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund want to publicly thank the Maui County Council and the Land Use Committee for sending the request from Iwa ‘Ike LLC for a District Boundary Amendment from Agricultural to... more »»

Haleakalā Valley?

September 1, 2011 While in Haleakalā National Park recently, I saw displayed a very nice photo with the caption, “Haleakalā Valley. more »»

Paws & Reflect Doesn’t Add Up

August 25, 2011 In the recent “Paws & Reflect” paid advertisement, the Maui Humane Society (MHS) stated that they are partnering with other animal welfare groups on Maui. more »»

Pickup Truck Legislation Unnecessary

August 18, 2011 The recent proposal to outlaw individuals from riding in the beds of pickup trucks is misguided, at best, and another intrusion into our lives, at worst. more »»

Charter Commission Advisory

August 11, 2011 Many believe it is imperative that this Charter Commission accept the challenge to take Maui County government back from big business, the bureaucrats and the politicians and return control to the... more »»

Residents Favor District Voting

August 4, 2011 The last census indicated that there are approximately 118,000 voting-age adults in Maui County. Of those, polls showed that 70 percent, or 82,600 Maui citizens, favored a return to district voting. more »»

Say No to ‘Smart’ Meters

July 28, 2011 So-called smart meters are not smart for Mau. more »»

Charter Review Commission

July 21, 2011 All over the Middle East right now, people are fighting and dying. We sit in apt amazement as unarmed protestors return to the streets, day after day, despite the real threat of death. more »»

Sustainable if We Want to Be

July 14, 2011 Ms. Celeste Keele (Maui Weekly June 23–29 letter to the editor, “Weigh in on Kīhei’s future”) makes good points in her letter. She did not waste time becoming a force for change in Maui. more »»

It’s Hurricane Season Again

July 7, 2011 Hurricane season began last month, and in Haiti’s displacement camps, people have begun to look fearfully toward the skies. For solutions, they must look to Haitian women. more »»

‘America is Being Attacked’

June 30, 2011 What was it like to be on Maui during 9/11? How did we, who were on island, fare compared to our citizens on the Mainland? And what were the lessons learned? It was 4 a.. more »»

Chamber Needs Donations for Fourth of July Celebration

June 23, 2011 Striving to preserve the island’s only community Fourth of July fireworks celebration, the West Side Committee of the Maui Chamber of Commerce asks resorts, restaurants and merchants to close a... more »»

Loves Animals—and Peace and Quiet

June 16, 2011 I’m writing in response to the anonymous letter submitted in the June 2–8 edition of the Maui Weekly regarding residential neighborhoods with insensitive pet owners. more »»

Wailuku Main Street Association on Wrong Road

June 9, 2011 Mahalo to those who have already visited and posted your concerns about the county’s grant process and its “special” funding for Wailuku Main Street Association (WMSA. more »»

A ‘Smart’ Move For Kīhei

June 2, 2011 In a recent announcement, the Japanese electronics giant Hitachi announced sweeping plans to create a smart grid demonstration project in Kīhei. more »»

Lawmakers Boost Economy

May 19, 2011 Diversifying our economy and nurturing local businesses will create a multiplier effect in which any dollar spent will cross six more palms before leaving the island. more »»

MHS Clarifies Adoption Fees

May 5, 2011 In response to the April 21 letter “MHS selling purebreds,” we want to provide accurate information about our adoption fees. more »»

This Ain’t the Mainland

April 28, 2011 Maui still has a sense of place and of belonging—a sense of itself as unique and a sense of its own history. Much of the U.S. has lost that connection with community, history and the land itsel. more »»



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