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Wailea 670 Realities

August 16, 2012 Headlines read: “Honua‘ula clears major approval hurdles.” In reality, a number of important reviews and approvals lie ahead. more »»

Is the Mega Mall a Good Example of Capitalism?

August 2, 2012 We are continually redefining the meaning and role of government, as well as its relationship to all people and things. more »»

Has Mainland-Style Consumerism Become More Important Than Education?

August 2, 2012 I have a hard time digesting the lack of the much-needed Kihei High School while the Pi‘ilani mega-mall is being built adjacent to the high school’s vacant lot. more »»

It’s Time to Create a Different Model for Housing

July 26, 2012 Recently, the story broke that foreclosures were at the lowest level since 2007. That sounds like great news--we’re finally cleaning up the mess from the real estate bubble. more »»

Commentaries Exemplify Extreme Paradigms

July 26, 2012 In the July 12-18 issue of the Maui Weekly on the opinion page, it felt like a ping-pong match between the two very contrasting “left” and “right” commentaries. more »»

Celebrate the Career of U.S. Sen. Akaka

July 19, 2012 Probably the most touching--certainly the most dramatic--moment at the 2012 State Democratic Party Convention occurred when U.S. Sen. more »»


July 19, 2012 The 2012-13 school year begins for most of Maui County schools on Monday, July 30. more »»

Lahaina Homeless Ejection a Tragedy

July 12, 2012 When West Maui Councilmember Elle Cochran initiated the task force that was to eject hundreds of homeless people from unused private land (The Maui News, June 27), she began a process that could onl... more »»

The Sky Isn’t Falling

July 12, 2012 Stop running, Chicken Little. The sky is not falling. Lots of chatter on the coconut wireless--most of it clearly untrue--about the soon-to-be constructed mall in Kihei. more »»

Sound the Alarm

July 5, 2012 Right in the middle of flossing. Seriously. My mind began to string together words that are demanding attention, and I must go turn my computer on. more »»

Victim of Domestic Violence Pleas for Her Children’s Return

June 28, 2012 I am a genocide UN asylum refugee from Somalia. When I came to the U.S. in September of 1998, I did not speak English nor did I understand the culture, laws and nature of living here. more »»

Gov. Abercrombie Should Veto SB2424

June 21, 2012 I am the owner of Employers Options, and I have been in business on Maui for more than 25 years. more »»

Public Safety Impacts of Proposed Pi‘ilani Promenade and Maui Outlets in Kihei

June 14, 2012 Dear Mayor Arakawa, Public health and safety will be compromised by the proposed Pi‘ilani Promenade and Maui Outlets retail development planned mauka of Pi‘ilani Highway at Ka‘ono‘ulu Stree. more »»

Kihei Community Association to Examine South Maui Mega-Mall Plans

June 7, 2012 Are you aware that the largest shopping mall in the state--yes, larger than Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center and larger than Ala Moana on O‘ahu--is proposed in North Kihei, mauka of the Pi‘ilani Highway? Did... more »»

Anti-Violence Silent Vigil to be held Friday, June 8

June 7, 2012 Child abuse is reported every 10 seconds. How often is it unreported? Five to six children die each day as a result of child abuse or neglect. more »»

Summing Up the No-Kill Equation

May 31, 2012 There’s a revolution sweeping across the United States and on Aug. 25, it will reach the shores of Maui. more »»

Cane Burning a Health and Environmental Hazard

May 24, 2012 At a time when there is greater understanding about the imminent health effects of numerous environmental factors, I find it surprising that The Maui News (Sunday, April 15) would publish such a... more »»

Maui Doesn’t Need More Malls

May 17, 2012 The song lyrics “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot” are now a truism and reality in Kihei. Greed is planting cement where trees, grass and children need to thrive. more »»

Climate Change, What a Drain

May 17, 2012 I haven’t felt poetic It’s really quite pathetic Kïhei’s warm and sunny weather Makes it easy to forget, y’all The world’s got bigger problems Than which beach I should lay on And if my... more »»

Smart Meter Dangers Have Been Green-washed

May 10, 2012 Google “dangers of smart meters” and you will see that it is being banned in many countries and cities, with lawsuits being filed to stop the forced installation of these very dangerous meters in... more »»



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