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December 17, 2009 The Maui Weekly’s De. more »»

Paradigm Shift for a Successful Future

December 10, 2009 For those of us that believe that climate change and resource mismanagement have left us a future with some repair work needed, how do we broaden the conversation to include and involve others? In... more »»

Loose Change

November 30, 2009 My open palm accepts the coins. I am at the reclamation center—seven returned plastic bottles equals $.35. more »»

Back to the Future

November 19, 2009 Have you been to the grocery store lately and noticed that you are paying no less than $20 for just two bags of groceries? It is only going to get worst as inflation kicks in. more »»

Pressure Lingle to End Furloughs

November 12, 2009 Parents feel sick with the draconian decision of closing school on Fridays and are now scrambling to figure out what to do. more »»

A Golden Opportunity

November 5, 2009 The quality of primary/secondary education in Hawai‘i is dismal. more »»

Halloween Horror

October 29, 2009 If going Lahaina-side for Halloween, incorporate steel-toed boots into your costume. Following the fabulous afternoon family and keiki parade, Front Street will be reopened. more »»

Expansion Needs Explanation

October 22, 2009 It was good to see the Maui Weekly receive the half-page paid ad from the Grand Wailea with the 49 smiling housekeepers proclaiming they love working there for the benefits and that they support the... more »»

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 »»



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