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LETTERS for the October 24 issue

Silent auction to help support Jesse LarsonDown The Hatch is reaching out to the community to support a member of our 'ohana. DTH employee Jesse Larson was involved in a hit and run in Lahaina on Saturday, Oct. 12. He was flown to Oahu, has undergone extensive surgery on his hips and is now in ...

LETTERS for the October 17 issue

It's time to sit down and be countedNot long ago, millions of people, all around the globe, went on a one-day strike. They marched, spoke and demonstrated their commitment to dealing with global climate change. The poster child of this movement was a 16-year-old young woman whose commitment and ...

LETTERS for the October 10 issue

Support kids' creative activismSo. I have decided to stand by the roadside and wave a sign. I feel like the joke about the old bearded guy holding THE END IS NEAR sign. I don't want to wimp out and not do this, so I'm writing this letter.I plan to be at the corner of the highway and the bypass ...

LETTERS for the October 3 issue

Let's give farm animals a breakAs a bit of an animal lover, I have been scouring the Internet for some special occasion celebrating animals. I came across an international observance called a "day for animals," but it wasn't quite what I expected.I was shocked to learn that nearly 99 percent ...

LETTERS for the September 26 issue

Aila clarifies comments voiced in West MauiTo set the record straight, the Maui Legislative contingent is very influential and has been supportive and successful in appropriating funds for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.This includes a $1.4 million appropriation toward the Environmental ...

LETTERS for the September 19 issue

Council made correct call on injection wellsI'd like to sincerely commend the courageous five of our Maui County Council who have the integrity and understanding to stand up and vote for the reefs of Maui.It is true the offshore waters of Maui, especially the West Side, have been suffering for ...

LETTERS for the September 12 issue

Thanks for supporting the Sophie SwimWe wanted to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers that make this event such a success - we could not do it without your help and assistance.A heartfelt mahalo to Sheila Murphy, Tara Lynn and Arissa Kahaiali'i, Katie Zimmerman, Pamela & Tori ...

LETTERS for the September 5 issue

Steps to make crossing Keawe Street saferIf you want to drive/walk from Lahaina Gateway to Walgreens, Burger King, Panda Express, etc. - or vice versa - there are two options not too far apart, but neither one is marked.It's been quite awhile since the Lahaina Bypass opened. Drivers coming down ...

LETTERS for the August 29 issue

Maui case could deliver fatal blow to Clean Water ActIn response to Mayor Victorino's "opinion" in the Aug. 16, 2019, edition of The Maui News. I humbly submit the following reply.Mayor Victorino's take on the Lahaina injection wells is the most pro-Trump propaganda I've ever seen from this ...

LETTERS for the August 22 issue

Mueller is not a clownI was taken aback by the political cartoon in the Aug. 8 edition of your newspaper.I have heard and read Mr Mueller called many things in the past two years, but never a clown. On what are you basing that unsupported assertion?Surely, you, the editor of the paper, must ...