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Merry Christmas

December 22, 2011 Regarding Christmas and the greeting “Merry Christmas:” At Christmas, we are dazzled by the shopping lights of the season. more »»

No Freedom of Choice

December 15, 2011 It is truly sad that the Charter Commission has rejected and blocked the opportunity for the voters of Maui County to decide for themselves whether or not they want to change the method by which we... more »»

The Great Green Hope

December 8, 2011 You may be stopped at a red light and not realize the car sitting right next to you is new—and very different from other vehicles on the road. more »»

Stop Spraying Maui’s Skies

December 1, 2011 I try to do everything right. I work, pay taxes and am raising my daughter to be a responsible, caring citizen, like me. I teach her right from wron. more »»

Wall Street, Candidates and Legalized Bribery

November 24, 2011 Many people, when they hear about protests and marches, feel fear instead of excitement. more »»

Remember the Sacrifices of Our Country’s Heroes

November 17, 2011 We owe our heartfelt gratitude for your service to the United States of America. more »»

Hold Off On Building Maui Prison

November 10, 2011 Remember Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s promise last year to return our incarcerated population home because “It costs money. It costs lives. It costs communities, It destroys families. more »»

Mental Illness Awareness

November 3, 2011 Most people were probably not aware that the first week in October was Mental Illness Awareness Wee. more »»

Ad Hominem Attacks on Occupy Wall Street Group

October 27, 2011 Most of the people with whom I’ve spoken are excited about Occupy Wall Street (OWS) and its prospects for expanding the political conversation and creating real hope and change for America. more »»

Don’t Turn Kula Into a City

October 20, 2011 On Saturday, Sept.17, Mayor Alan Arakawa met with members of the Kula community as one of the regular stops for the “County on Your Corner” program of contact with Maui communitie. more »»

Transmission Lines Should be Underground

October 12, 2011 Maui Electric Company (MECO) proposes to build a new substation across from Kamali‘i School and run transmission lines held up by 70-foot metal poles all the way from their Ma‘alaea power plant. more »»

Avoiding the Wrong Lesson About Fukushima

October 6, 2011 The reactor disaster in Fukushima is so fresh in our memories that it may seem incomprehensible to think that the history of that tragic (and still unfolding) event in Japan could ever be rewritten... more »»

Embrace People-Friendly Planning

September 29, 2011 At meetings in Kīhei, including the recent meeting of the Kīhei Community Association, where the topic was again about new electric power transmission lines needed in Kīhei, the whole... more »»

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 »»



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