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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 »»

Maui County Pulling the Plug on Pool Programs

May 10, 2012 In conjunction with Maui County instructors, we have taught swimming lessons for the last four years as the nonprofit Valley Isle Aquatics. more »»

Pi‘ilani Promenade Problems

May 3, 2012 The following is an open letter to Douglas Gray of Eclipse Development regarding Pi‘ilani Promenade: I am writing to you as a concerned citizen of Kihei, Maui. more »»

Stop BF-70 Now!

April 19, 2012 It is a self-serving ordinance designed to minimize property tax increases on the gentlemen farmers (how many of you besides Maui County Councilman Mike White and my across-the-street neighbor fit... more »»

Sugar Beach is Littered With Trash

April 12, 2012 As a winter resident of Maui for the past 11 years, it is very disheartening to keep finding some of the most beautiful parts of the island, especially including various beaches and their... more »»

Preparing for Holy Week and Easter

April 5, 2012 Holy Week is upon us. It is a time when we fast with joy, submitting ourselves to spiritual struggles in preparation for the sorrowful passion and joyful resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Chris. more »»

Labeling OWS as Violent is Unreasonable

March 29, 2012 While there has been some violence associated with Occupy Walls Street (OWS) demonstrations (“Occupy Maui Should Adhere to Nonviolence” commentary in Feb. more »»

Ask Maui Businesses Not to Support Rush Limbaugh

March 22, 2012 Rush Limbaugh has lost a lot of advertisers since spending three days attacking Sandra Fluke. Apparently, 90 major corporations have asked his distributor not to schedule their ads on his show. more »»

Kihei Outlet Malls Not Wanted

March 8, 2012 The people of South Maui should have serious concerns about Eclipse Development Group’s proposed Kihei outlet malls. more »»

Proposed Solution to Ag Property Tax Dilemma

March 1, 2012 According to The Maui News, our County Council is frustrated that their agricultural property tax bill is once again being deferred. more »»

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 »»



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