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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 »»

GMO Moratorium Movement Must be Taken Seriously

March 20, 2014 I would like to ask why your writer seems inclined to characterize this event, the Fe. more »»

Why Don’t We Listen to the Experts?

March 20, 2014 Your “In Support of GMO Crops” commentary in the Feb. 6-12 issue of the Maui Weekly is overwhelmingly persuasive. Thanks to you plus Peter J. Davies, Cornell International professor of plant biology. more »»

Paradise Burning

March 20, 2014 The smoke woke me up. I thought the apartment was on fire, so I ran out onto the lanai to check out what was happening. more »»

A New Day Dawns at Maui Humane Society

March 13, 2014 Jocelyn Bouchard, CEO of the Maui Humane Society (MHS), has resigned. The Maui Humane Society Board members now have a unique opportunity to lead this island in embracing the no-kill movement. more »»

Missing Persons and the Public’s Relationship With the MPD

March 6, 2014 As a grandfather, father, brother and son, it angers me to read of the way the Maui Police Department [MPD] has handled these recent missing persons cases. more »»

MECO Needs to Innovate or Disappear

February 20, 2014 Our statewide utility, Hawaiian Electric Industries--otherwise known as HECO, MECO and HELCO--is worried about the cost of electricity. more »»

Maui County Planning Process Needs Improvement

February 13, 2014 I can relate to the letter writer’s frustrations with the updating, implementation and enforcement of community plans here in Maui County, as well as the role of the Land Use Committee (The Maui New... more »»

In Support of GMO Crops

February 6, 2014 Opinions expressed by opponents of genetically modified crops make several claims about these crops. more »»

Baldwin Bike Path is a Bad Plan

January 23, 2014 This commentary is in response to “It’s Been a Long Road for Baldwin Avenue Bike Path” in the Jan. 9 Maui Weekly. Warren McCord is good citizen, someone who has done much for Maui’s environmen. more »»

Farmers are Being Shut Out by Anti-Agriculture Bill

January 23, 2014 Recently, children at several schools on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i suffered from dizziness, nausea, irritated eyes and headaches after smelling a noxious odor on campus. A few were even sent to the hospital. more »»

Maui Food Bank

January 14, 2014 The Maui Food Bank is one of Maui’s favorite charities. Hunger, of course, is curable and everyone knows this. Plus, people realize the great tragedy of poor nutrition or no food. more »»

A Business Owner’s Case for Raising Minimum Wage

January 9, 2014 What if we could create a program that would strengthen our tax base, make government spending more fiscally responsible and provide a powerful financial incentive to low-income workers? It sounds... more »»

Public Should Have Opportunity for Input on Kahoma Village Project

January 2, 2014 Why is it you don’t have this important meeting date, Wednesday, Jan. more »»



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