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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 »»

Love one another

November 21, 2013 In America, everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. more »»

Negotiation offers better prospects than escalation

September 12, 2013 Too often, our excellent vision for the faults of others is blinded when facing our own shadows. That kindest of critics once said: only one without sin should cast the first stone. more »»

Costco cruises through PV approval

August 29, 2013 I just found out that the Costco here on Maui has been approved for a PV system. They are going to build covered parking and put the PV system on top of the structures. more »»

MECO making up for past losses on PV installations

August 29, 2013 We have gone through the paperwork and the stall tactics of Maui Electric Company (MECO) with regard to the installation of a photovoltaic (PV) system for our house for the past 10 weeks, and we... more »»

Marriage equality advancing in Hawai‘i

August 29, 2013 We’re really on to something. Recently, momentum for marriage equality in Hawai‘i has hit an all-time high. Gov. Neil Abercombie and our allies in the Legislature are considering a special sessi. more »»

Road construction should be done at night

August 15, 2013 My wife and I had the unpleasant task of taking care of a doctor’s visit in Kahului on Thursday, July 11. more »»

Affordable housing is needed now

August 15, 2013 Thanks to Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez for his excellent article, “Affordable Housing Struggles to Compete in a Rising Housing Market,” in the Aug. 1-7 issue of the Maui Weekly. more »»

Asbestos-ridden material should be carefully managed

August 8, 2013 Back in June, The Maui News reported on an asbestos claim at Hale Mahaolu Lahaina Surf. It was reported that “88 percent of the 112 living units have asbestos. more »»

Group looks to make Maui a ‘No Kill’ community

August 1, 2013 “No Kill” is a proven means to save more healthy and treatable animals entering the shelter system. more »»

Move if you don’t like cane smoke

August 1, 2013 So many letters complaining about cane burning smoke again. more »»

More trees will increase fowl affects

July 25, 2013 Is Councilman Robert Carroll going to also fund the cost of washing all the bird excrement off our cars when we are forced to park under all the trees his recent proposals will require? Do I send my... more »»

Wailuku burglary

July 25, 2013 Beware of the burglars and vandals in Wailuku who cut my screens, broke into my home, rifled through my possessions and stole my jar of loose change, my purse with my Social Security card and a lot... more »»



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