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Occupy Maui Should Adhere to Nonviolence

February 23, 2012 In the Jan. 5-11 edition of the Maui Weekly, the front-page article features Occupy Wall Street (OWS) supporters here on Maui. In light of recent events in Oakland, Cali. more »»

Flood Mitigation Strategies for Kihei

February 16, 2012 With more than 90 percent of the acknowledged (mapped) Kihei wetlands densely developed for housing and commercial use, it is not surprising that in flood events, Kihei is particularly vulnerable. more »»

Don’t Pave Paradise

February 9, 2012 Dear Maui: Please don’t let Joni Mitchell’s prophesy, “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot,” come true for South Maui. more »»

Obama’s Military Strategy Flawed

February 2, 2012 President Barack Obama ordered up yet another strategic review last year. This one was explicitly aimed at bringing the nation’s military posture into line with something we can afford. more »»

Case Seeks Series With Rep. Hirono

January 26, 2012 (The following letter was sent to Dante Carpenter, chair of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i. more »»

SMART Goals for the New Year

January 5, 2012 It’s that time of year again, when most of us vow to make some changes to our daily routines. more »»

Nationwide Ban on Cell Phone Use While Driving is Needed

December 29, 2011 This letter is in response to the articles covering the decision by the National Transportation Safety Board calling for a nationwide ban on the use of cell phones and text messaging devices while... more »»

Merry Christmas

December 22, 2011 Regarding Christmas and the greeting “Merry Christmas:” At Christmas, we are dazzled by the shopping lights of the season. more »»

No Freedom of Choice

December 15, 2011 It is truly sad that the Charter Commission has rejected and blocked the opportunity for the voters of Maui County to decide for themselves whether or not they want to change the method by which we... more »»

The Great Green Hope

December 8, 2011 You may be stopped at a red light and not realize the car sitting right next to you is new—and very different from other vehicles on the road. more »»

Stop Spraying Maui’s Skies

December 1, 2011 I try to do everything right. I work, pay taxes and am raising my daughter to be a responsible, caring citizen, like me. I teach her right from wron. more »»

Wall Street, Candidates and Legalized Bribery

November 24, 2011 Many people, when they hear about protests and marches, feel fear instead of excitement. more »»

Remember the Sacrifices of Our Country’s Heroes

November 17, 2011 We owe our heartfelt gratitude for your service to the United States of America. more »»

Hold Off On Building Maui Prison

November 10, 2011 Remember Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s promise last year to return our incarcerated population home because “It costs money. It costs lives. It costs communities, It destroys families. more »»

Mental Illness Awareness

November 3, 2011 Most people were probably not aware that the first week in October was Mental Illness Awareness Wee. more »»

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 »»



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