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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 »»

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 »»



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