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Expectations High for NEW MHS CEO

June 10, 2014 With the Maui Humane Society (MHS) Board of Directors’ announcement of Sandy Shelby as the new CEO, effective July 15, one wonders what to expec. more »»

Examination of the Justification for a GE Moratorium Bill

June 10, 2014 The proposed bill for a moratorium in Maui County on cultivation of genetically engineered crops contains 22 “findings” that presumably provide the justification for the measure. more »»

SHAKA Initiative Does Not ‘Ignore Science’

June 5, 2014 Alicia Maluafiti, GMO lobbyist and professor of communications at Pacifica University in Hawai‘i, is not a scientist but an owner of a public relations firm, Loihi Communications, utilized by GMO... more »»

The Facts About GMOs

June 5, 2014 In a Maui Now article (May 22) about the anti-GMO petition, it was reported that “Sheehan’s argument countered that claim [that the anti-GMO campaign would devastate our county’s fragile agricultura... more »»

GMO Fact vs. Fiction

June 5, 2014 We surely want to distinguish fact from fiction. Organic food is easily available. Jeffery Smith, a SHAKA Movement zealot, does not mention where. more »»

Our Electoral System Needs Fundamental, Progressive Change

May 29, 2014 The Annual State Convention of the Green Party of Hawai‘i (GPH) was held Saturday, May 17, on Hawai‘i Island, where GPH officers and delegates to the National Committee of the GPUS were selected. more »»

SHAKA Initiative Hurts Farmers and Ignores Science

May 22, 2014 With almost 18 million farmers worldwide growing genetically engineered crops--90 percent of whom are small farmers in developing countries--the SHAKA Initiative would stop Maui farmers from taking... more »»

Dangerous by Design

May 15, 2014 The Hawai‘i Bicycling League is proposing stiffer penalties for the auto driver to address the tragic death in the bike route on the Pi‘ilani Highway. more »»

Roz Baker: Follow the Money

May 15, 2014 Sen. Roz Baker has $108,039.81 in cash on-hand according to her latest campaign report. more »»

Stop Tragic and Needless Cyclist Deaths on Maui

May 1, 2014 The Hawai‘i Bicycling League extends our condolences to the family of Karl Hagen, who was hit from behind and killed on Pi‘ilani Highway in Kihei on April 1. more »»

Commentary on Maui’s Humane Society’s Recent Ads

April 24, 2014 Having been bombarded by no less than two full-page ads and one half-page ad, we can only conclude that the conversation going about the island (the world) demanding that a new executive director of... more »»

Grading Teachers

April 17, 2014 Imagine if teachers gave grades in the same way they were paid. In kindergarten, all the kids would get F’s. By the first grade, the entire class would get a D-minu. more »»

Don’t Let the State Bully the Maui Community

April 10, 2014 Here’s a riddle: When is a park not a park? The residents of several Maui Lani developments in Kahului found out the answer. more »»

Why Maui Folks Still Work Fridays

April 10, 2014 Most of Friday’s wages go for the electric bill. And it doesn’t have to be. Maui’s average electric bill is more than double the national average. more »»

Burning Cane is Unhealthy and Dangerous

April 3, 2014 We know that burning sugar cane is unhealthy and dangerous. We know that hospital admissions for respiratory illnesses for children and seniors are up when the cane is burned. more »»

Get Informed About GMOs

March 27, 2014 Dr. Harold Keyser’s well-written critique of Dr. Don Huber’s work reads just like the Monsanto protection language of Dr. Kevin Folta. more »»

March for the Future

March 27, 2014 On Sunday, March 30, a march and rally are being held to bring attention to the petition drive that has successfully been gathering signatures to put an initiative on the November ballot for a... more »»

Evidence Apparently Irrelevant for Don Huber and the GMO Moratorium Drive

March 20, 2014 I recently attended the SHAKA Movement’s “GMO moratorium drive” launch at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, featuring Don Huber, retired professor of plant pathology at Purdue University, as keynote... more »»



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