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LETTERS for the December 27 issue

Hawaii needs a tax to fund educationAloha members of the Hawaii State Senate. With the recent Hawaii Supreme Court decision invalidating the constitutional amendment, it is our understanding that the court has sent this question to the Hawaii Senate for consideration. We write you today to ...

LETTERS for the December 20 issue

Before 2018 ends, help save local homeless animalsPlease make a final tax-deductible gift to support Maui Humane Society's 2018 Holiday Drive to Save Lives.With your help, our goal is to raise $10,000 - funding that will help save more cats, dogs and critters.Since the beginning of 2018, we've ...

LETTERS for the December 13 issue

Fix the voting systemIt is time to get rid of the "Electoral College." Five presidents have won the office with the minority of the popular vote (two just since 2000, George W. Bush and now Trump two years ago). Before presidential elections, you have zoning, re-zoning, gerrymandering and God ...

LETTERS for the December 6 issue

Senator clarifies state taxesA recent letter to the editor ("Honolulu Rail shouldn't use Hawaii's General Fund") contained some potentially misleading information, and I would like to clarify a few points.Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell recently signed Bill 42, which authorized the City and County ...

LETTERS for the November 29 issue

Provide a means for Maui rentals to operate legallySay you're in desperate need of money and decide to rent a room in your Maui home through Airbnb.You look at the other rentals being offered and decide to make your price competitive at $100 a night. You know this won't make you a millionaire - ...

LETTERS for the November 22 issue

Choose a nonviolent Thanksgiving observanceWhile President Trump is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance.And here are some other good reasons: You can brag about pardoning a turkey - ...

LETTERS for the November 15 issue

Land stewardship should be enforcedThis is regarding the letter written by an unknown writer in the Oct. 18 edition of your paper.In the letter was a very well-known, but ignored, issue regarding proper stewardship of vacant land. I have lived in my home for over 30 years. I have endured cane ...

LETTERS for the November 8 issue

Politicians are great at organizational sabotageDo you ever wonder why it seems like nothing ever gets accomplished in local government? Do you see politicians engaged in the following activities?Make "speeches." Talk as frequently as possible and at great length. Illustrate your "points" with ...

LETTERS for the November 1 issue

Support candidates seeking real changeWill more low-paying jobs and more work relieve our high prices and high costs? Wouldn't that require better wages and a lower cost of living? Could it also require shifting taxes to those who benefit from higher costs, those with money to buy up lands, ...

LETTERS for the October 25 issue

Switch to plant-based eating nowRight on the heels of utter devastation wrought by Hurricanes Florence and Michael comes an alarming report in the prestigious journal Nature that mitigation of global climate change will require a massive switch to plant-based eating.The report concludes that ...