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Domestic Violence Hurts Everyone

October 15, 2009 October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It’s a heartbreaking reality that domestic terrorism continues to take place within our neighbor’s homes. more »»

Time to Move On

October 8, 2009 Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman cautiously affirmed what Newsweek recently announced on its front cover: “The Recession is Over. more »»

Citizens Need Treatment, Not Incarceration

October 1, 2009 The U.S. has the highest per-capita rate of incarcerated citizens of any country in the world, with about 2.03 million people behind bar. more »»

We Need Smarter Growth

September 24, 2009 I am just astounded that the Olowalu project was approved, given so many issues. more »»

A Healthier Reef

September 17, 2009 I am fortunate to have become a teacher of SCUBA instructors. My job at Maui Dreams Dive Co. began 10 years ago, and I have loved every moment. more »»

Bag Ban Bill

September 10, 2009 Do you have any idea what a wide range of threats to Maui’s environment that plastic bags create? We each use about 300 plastic grocery bags a year. more »»

Homeless Pets Need Help

September 3, 2009 The dreadful downturn in our economy has affected all of us. We all know people who have lost jobs or homes. Some have moved to the Mainlan. more »»

Flag Flap Flourishes

August 27, 2009 On Friday, Aug. 7, I, along with many other concerned residents, attended the County Council meeting to address the issue of banning alcohol at county beach parks. more »»

Enforce Existing Laws

August 20, 2009 On Friday, Aug. more »»

Water Solutions

August 13, 2009 The Hawaiian words kai (seawater) and wai (fresh water) distinguish the difference, but today we have another type of “water,” often identified as wastewater, processed at county... more »»

Protect Our Coral Reefs

August 6, 2009 Our coral reefs are priceless. For tour operators to dispute the state’s contention that the coral they damaged in July 2007 was “valuable” (The Maui News, July 21) is insane. more »»

Fish Farm Fiasco

July 30, 2009 Sarah Ruppenthal’s “Farmed and Dangerous?” article (July 23–29 issue) was a good primer on the topic of open ocean aquaculture in Hawai‘i and its potential impacts. more »»

An Unsolved Mystery

July 23, 2009 It has been three years now since the Pa‘uwela Lighthouse tragedy that led to the death of a young 18-year-old, Yesuah Boerstler, after he attended a birthday party on July 26, 200. more »»

Don’t Fix What’s Not Broken

July 14, 2009 How does our government work, anyway? In just the last three years, I’ve seen several industries that weren’t broken being “fixed” in a way that seems to have horrendous... more »»

New ATST Telescope

July 9, 2009 It has been my understanding all along that the new ATST telescope will be constructed inside the area where the existing UH observatory and the military satellite facilities are located near the... more »»

Who is Behind the Tea Party?

July 2, 2009 “We’re just Americans and we’re mad as hell. more »»

Reason and Accountability in Government

June 25, 2009 It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that something is wrong. more »»

Help Charities That Care for Animals

June 18, 2009 The economic downturn has affected family pets. more »»

A Moral Vacuum

June 11, 2009 Decisions may be dictated by personal ambitions. more »»

More Police Protection Needed

June 4, 2009 Kīhei is under... more »»



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