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LETTERS for the January 9 issue

DHHL responds to SCHHA claims on lease cancellationsThe Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associations (SCHHA), formerly known as the Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian Homelands Assembly, has recently asserted several false claims about the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands' (DHHL) lease ...

LETTERS for the January 2 issue

Mahalo to Scott Brothers Pacific for painting projectThis is a big shout out to Tom Scott of Scott Brothers Pacific Inc. He saw that the new landscape project at the Front Street side of the Lahaina Public Library was almost complete. He also noticed that the library building was looking a bit ...

LETTERS for the December 26 issue

Loan guidelines needed for DHHL homesteadsThe Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associations (SCHHA) recently testified at the Hawaiian Homes Commission to formally request a 180-day moratorium on lease cancellations and family evictions of Native Hawaiians on homesteads.It has become ...

LETTERS for the December 19 issue

Immersion program appreciates supportThe holiday season is upon us. It teaches us the value of gratitude. The Hawaiian Immersion Program of Lahaina has been blessed with such tremendous gratitude from our West Maui community. The contributions to our fundraising efforts have shown our children ...

LETTERS for the December 12 issue

Suggestions for the West Maui Community PlanI have attended some of the West Maui CPAC meetings and could not get this answered when I was there.There was the Kaanapali 2020 Plan, Puukolii Village Mauka Plan and the Kaanapali Coffee Farms Plan that were professional and well-thought-out by ...

LETTERS for the December 5 issue

Most residents unaware of mayor's meetingNot many came to this Lahaina meeting because no one knew about it until the day before. The mayor attempted to show his good faith by playing a video of reclamation water and a promise to release treated water up in the hills to mitigate fires and grow ...

LETTERS for the November 28 issue

Proposed cell tower too close to neighborhoodsI just attended a meeting at Kapalua in regards to the Verizon tower that is being proposed for location in Napili. It will be located right across from the Napili Fire Station, Honoapiilani Highway and close to the school. When I attended the ...

LETTERS for the November 21 issue

Fireworks or gunshots?(The following letter was sent to state and county officials.)At 9:15 p.m. on Nov 13, 2019, five gunshots were heard by myself, my brother and my two daughters. We immediately turned off the lights, locked the doors and hit the floor. We covered our phone light as we ...

LETTERS for the November 14 issue

Establish water sources to help fight firesSo, let's see... five fires by my count over less than two years. Homes lost, economic damage in the millions, psychological damage to residents who feared the fires.Commerce stops when the Pali is closed for fires. Kapalua Airport closed for 3/4 of a ...

LETTERS for the November 7 issue

"Made in Hawaii" is an international enterpriseAlongside traffic and coffee, news radio is a staple of my morning commute. As I flip through the stations, I'll sometimes hear a pundit lament that "Nothing is made in America anymore."In reality, there are nearly 13 million manufacturing workers ...