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LETTERS for the Oct. 14 issue

Upgrade Maui’s infrastructure (The following letter was sent to county officials regarding the proposed Pulelehua project.) So much care and monitoring must be done in order to approve such a huge development for West Maui. Some 301 acres of homes and shops, etc., will change ...

LETTERS for the Oct. 7 issue

Support the Freedom to Vote Act Aloha, I am a Maui County voting resident. Our senators must do everything they can to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. The Freedom to Vote Act sets national standards for us to safely and freely cast our ballots, ensure every vote is counted ...

LETTERS for the Sept. 30 issue

Protecting our power grid We must do more to strengthen our power grid against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event. Such an event can result from an attack by terrorists or by another country — China may already have the capability, which it may use in an economic crisis — or it ...

LETTERS for the Sept. 23 issue

Eliminate the filibuster In his first few months as Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell has given us a preview of how Republicans will behave for the next four years. They will use every tool at their disposal, like the filibuster, to cling to power and stop progress. They ...

LETTERS for the Sept. 16 issue

Take care of each other There appears to be an undertone of good people vs. bad people when it comes to vaccinated vs. not vaccinated. When individuals choose to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, they are choosing to protect themselves from suffering from extreme symptoms of the virus that ...

LETTERS for the Sept. 9 issue

Lahaina benefitted from Joan McKelvey’s talents This past month, the West Side lost a strong community leader. Joan D’Arcy Howes McKelvey has been both behind the scenes and up front in her activities to help Lahaina grow since the last century. Many organizations in our ...

LETTERS for the Sept. 2 issue

Labor Day offers hope to animals Labor Day offers a powerful reminder of the crucial gains experienced by American workers in the past century. In 1894, when President Grover Cleveland proclaimed the first Monday in September as Labor Day, Americans worked 12-hour days and ...

LETTERS for the Aug. 26 issue

Lure tech workers to Maui Our family spent the week of August 8th in “L Town.” (I don’t know if Lahaina is called that, but the “L” on top of the mountain is pretty cool.) I followed the arguments for and against an economy based on tourism. I visited the ...

LETTERS for the Aug. 19 issue

Housing is a Human Right On July 19, 2021, Stand Up Maui, Maui Tomorrow and Share Your Mana rallied in Kahului and Wailuku in support of the Comprehensive Affordable Housing Plan developed by Hawaiian Community Assets (HCA) under contract with the County of Maui. That plan is ...

LETTERS for the Aug. 12 issue

Put a cap on rooms To the mayor and all other elected officials: I had to laugh when I heard talk of trying to limit flights and overtourism. Before a single hotel room can be built, it has to be permitted by local government. Those permits, rules, limits, etc. are and have ...