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LETTERS for the July 11 issue

Remove roadblocks to affordable housing(The following letter was sent to County Councilmembers Tamara Paltin and Tasha Kama.)I have been reading with great interest the following articles about the proposed subdivisions in Launiupoko: "Council working against the clock to review two Launiupoko ...

LETTERS for the July 4 issue

Traffic laws must be enforcedWe just (June 23) had the 11th traffic fatality on Maui for 2019.I blame the drivers but the police as well. We have speeding, alcohol and DISTRACTION (phone calls, texting) as reasons.On a DAILY basis, I see drivers who text or are on the phone, whether it's going ...

LETTERS for the June 27 issue

Explosion of tourism needs to stop nowOn the road to Hana - the second biggest tourism destination on Maui -four times as many cars traverse the route compared to a few years ago. Parked cars clog the road and its shoulder, impeding locals who must drive the road for work and groceries.,Closer ...

LETTERS for the June 20 issue

Police should crackdown on illegal fireworksRecently, Maui County had a discussion pertaining to illegal fireworks. With the Fourth of July approaching, this issue will be seen and heard throughout Maui.Lahaina has already seen and heard this more than a month away from July 4th. Where exactly? ...

LETTERS for the June 13 issue

Think about the military and veterans on July 4thOn Independence Day, it is fitting we celebrate our nation and brave Revolutionary War patriots who dreamed of a country where men and women could live freely. I hope, as you celebrate with your ohana, you take a few minutes to reflect on the ...

LETTERS for the June 6 issue

County informed about dangerous crosswalk(The following letter was sent to county officials.)Thank you for your collective assistance with the repainting of the crosswalk on Lahainaluna Road. I am still awaiting an answer regarding the legality of ingress/egress for the produce market, where ...

LETTERS for the May 30 issue

Thanks for making May Day specialMay Day is Lei Day all month long in Hawaii, and for Na Kupuna, May Day this year was celebrated on May 4 on the lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum in downtown historic Lahaina.It was a truly lovely occasion.George Kahumoku Jr. joined kupuna entertaining with his ...

LETTERS for the May 23 issue

Nice to see an exchange of ideasWe have seen many changes over the years since being involved in Maui issues good and incompetent over the years. To see the community write about concerns in Lahaina News is great. This is how things get done. Talk, complain and be consistent. Don't give in to ...

LETTERS for the May 16 issue

Steps to improve the West Maui communityWith the landmark Clean Water Act case pending in the U.S. Supreme Court, Lahaina's wastewater lawsuit ruling will affect the nation. While in the spotlight, resolve other concerns to benefit the community and the nation overall.1) Lahaina Wastewater ...

LETTERS for the May 9 issue

Maintain funding for Third Saturday RecyclingPlease fund Lahaina recycling! I volunteer every third Saturday of the month at Lahaina Cannery Mall to help recycle old appliances, scrap metal and appliances. This recycling is an essential part of caring for the island.This past Saturday, many ...