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LETTERS for the Aug. 5 issue

Planning Commission should address its mistakes The Maui Planning Commission has been given the golden opportunity to benefit our community and help right the wrongs committed. The recent Hawaii Supreme Court decision against the commission and Stanford Carr Development ...

LETTERS for the July 29 issue

County should crack down on illegal rentals Mayor Victorino, instead of asking the airlines to have fewer flights — which I am sure they got a good laugh from — why don’t you go after the root of the problem? Illegal Airbnb’s and VRBO’s are being fined heavily on ...

LETTERS for the July 22 issue

State tourism policy truly a mish-mash If you want to find something that perfectly captures Hawaii’s schizophrenic tourism policy, you couldn’t do much better than House Bill 862. The bill sends an inconsistent message about tourism, suggesting that the industry ...

LETTERS for the July 15 issue

Police should take action on speeding, illegal fireworks Where is the best place in West Maui to see illegal fireworks? Right next to the Lahaina Police Department. Desire to speed like on a racetrack? Go in front of the Lahaina Police Department. Best place to hide a ...

LETTERS for the July 8 issue

Government handouts causing workforce shortage We are vacationing on your gorgeous island and picked up your paper at Sheik’s Restaurant in Kahului. I read your editorial regarding your workforce shortage issue. All I can say is, “Welcome to EVERY TOWN, USA,” where our government ...

LETTERS for the July 1 issue

Women, power and politics in Hawaii What percentage of Hawaii lawmakers at the state and county level are women? The below information details the gender equity or inequity that currently exists among lawmakers currently serving in public office at the state and county level. The ...

LETTERS for the June 24 issue

Foundation appreciates support for beach access project Napili Bay and Beach Foundation has recently learned of several Maui County grants to help pay for the new public access path, stairs and beach shower at south end of Napili Beach. We are very appreciative!! This ...

LETTERS for the June 17 issue

Mahalo to the Napili Fire Station crew To the men and women of the Napili Fire Station, my family and I would like to express our deepest gratitude for your kindness in helping us last Thursday, June 3. With my wife’s hand bleeding from an inch-and-a-half incision caused by ...

LETTERS for the June 10 issue

West Maui needs affordable and workforce housing West Maui Taxpayers Association has been advocating for affordable housing in West Maui for over 40 years! As a founding board member of WMTA in 1979, I know that we advocated for governmental intervention to address the need ...

LETTERS for the June 3 issue

Family misses John Delatori This is a message of the celebration of one year (June 4, 2020) since my “Big John” left us on his journey. In the early morning sun by the area between Jodo Mission beach and the Mala Wharf beach, where he grew up playing in the late 1920s and ...