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LETTERS for the July 9 issue

Pay raises for public workers?Our stingy and greedy leaders are at it again - this time by awarding themselves a $152 million pay raise for all public workers during this Corona-virus, that they insist was already allocated into the budget before the crisis. And at a time when our people are ...

LETTERS for the July 2 issue

We respect and appreciate law enforcementA sincere heartfelt acknowledgement and appreciation to the thousands of incredible men and women who serve in law enforcement across our country.The developments over these past few weeks with rioting, looting and senseless violence have both shocked ...

LETTERS for the June 25 issue

A solution for cigarette litterThanks for your editorial on how to help reduce cigarette litter. But, rather than reduce that litter in Hawaii, maybe we can eliminate it.Why not ban filtered cigarettes in Hawaii? It would take awhile and might make cigarette holders come back, but maybe it is a ...

LETTERS for the June 18 issue

Be prepared for a Human Services TsunamiWe are looking at a Human Services Tsunami heading toward Maui that will strain our nonprofit human service providers even more than what they are now currently experiencing. The elements of this pending disaster are:1) A breakdown in the Hawaii State ...

LETTERS for the June 11 issue

Give Front Street businesses room to operate more effectivelyWhile none of us know with any certainty how all of the fallout from COVID-19 will work out, we can all agree that the small retailers and independent restaurants on Front Street will be asked to make, what could easily end up to be, ...

LETTERS for the June 4 issue

Lahainaluna High School has the best alma materSeveral months ago, I went to meet my granddaughter at Lahainaluna High School. I had to wait until after a full student body assembly in the gym. I stood inside and listened while they sang their alma mater - with great skill, dedication and most ...

LETTERS for the May 28 issue

Make May 16 a new holiday?Is it just me, or did last Saturday feel like the Fourth of July? Coming out of the darkness that was the Coronavirus and into the beautiful light of a magnificent Maui day, it was great to see the kids playing in the sand and frolicking in the waves. With haoles ...

LETTERS for the May 21 issue

Trust Maui Memorial and KaiserI am writing in response to the negative press and concerns about Maui Memorial Medical Center and to tell you about my positive experience.I was terrified when I realized I had to go to the Emergency Room - and I am sure you are, too - but don't be. If you need ...

LETTERS for the May 14 issue

County should promote recycling(The following letter was sent to County Councilwoman Tamara Paltin.)The County Council is now going over the mayor's budget for the next fiscal year. There seems to be some question on lowering the recycling money in the mayor's budget.This isn't a good idea. ...

LETTERS for the May 7 issue

Take action to help peopleGov. David Ige, there's no doubt you've been dealt the greatest challenge as a governor. There's no doubt that we the people of Hawaii are facing an economic crisis.On March 23, you issued a Stay-at-Home order, effective March 25 to April 30. We have complied with your ...