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Take precautions to prevent wildfires

Just hours after firefighters put out a fast-moving 1,500-acre brushfire in Central Maui, the National Weather Service kicked off its annual Wildfire & Drought Awareness Campaign on Aug. 31. Fires can happen at any time, but the fall months of September and October are typically the ...

LETTERS for the September 10 issue

Respect each other and enjoy Maui We as locals are the luckiest people to get to enjoy our beaches — all to ourselves. Why do people with dogs think that the leash law is no longer in effect? Why do they think they can do what they want without thinking of the rest of us trying to enjoy ...

Give the public better COVID-19 data

A friend of mine is concerned about COVID-19. She is in her 70s and in the high-risk group with a history of respiratory problems.Similar to points made by John Bond in this week's letters, she questioned why the state and the County of Maui don't provide more details on COVID-19 cases.The ...

Long overdue updates may cause crashes

So, you want to text your ex-girlfriend a "goodbye Mary" and don't want her to see your phone number. Well, Bucko, you're in good luck. Just type in a code - *#67# - on your iPhone, and nobody will be able to see the phone number.But let's say you want to send her a video with you and your new ...

Why is it so important to have a healthy nervous system?

The nervous system is the control center of your body. Without the nervous system, there will be a collapse of most routine activities like communication, breathing, movement, and coordination.If you have a dysfunctional nervous system, you'll most likely experience migraines, chronic pains and ...

LETTERS for the Sept. 3 issue

Create a new cultural park in LahainaA recent Lahaina News article announced an upcoming "statewide tree planting initiative." Imagine all the benefits to Lahaina's arid ecosystem if Kamehameha Schools planted hundreds of acres of trees and native vegetation above the Lahaina Bypass adjacent to ...

Programs support veteran small business owners

Are you a veteran small business owner? The U.S. Small Business Administration wants to offer support and access to resources.Get started by participating in SBA Veterans Small Business Advisory Committee virtual public meetings next week via Microsoft Teams. The U.S. Small Business ...

LETTERS for the August 27 issue

Support the Mo'omomi Community-Based Subsistence Fishing AreaI am writing to encourage everyone who cares about Hawaii's oceans and its people's well-being to learn more about the Mo'omomi Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA) proposal on Moloka'i and to support it like you would if ...

Lunas asked to rise up this year

It's great to see the 2020-21 school year underway at Lahainaluna High School - the focal point of our West Side community.Under the current plans, after a period of Virtual/Distance Learning from Aug. 17 to Sept. 21, students will have the option to go to school on campus from Sept. 22 until ...

Parents’ guide to college admissions time

Going through the college admissions cycle with your high school student can be an extremely stressful time for both student and parent. Students are excited about preparing for what lies ahead for them and anxious about leaving home. Parents are equal parts proud of their children's ...