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LETTERS for the March 11 issue

Maui’s cat problem Many third world countries have cat and chicken overpopulation problems. While groups like Animal Balance help dozens of poor, destitute islands throughout the world solve these issues, Maui and Hawaii have basically refused to come on board and accept the greatly ...

LETTERS for the March 4th issue

Supreme Court to take up Kahoma Village case The Hawaii Supreme Court will be holding oral arguments on the Kahoma Village development on Friday, March 19, at 2 p.m. It is case NO.SCWC-15-0000478-Protect and Preserve Kahoma Ahupua‘a Association vs. Maui Planning Commission and ...

LETTERS for the Feb. 25 issue

Keep park restrooms and showers open (The following letter was sent to county and state officials.) I am writing with concerns regarding the Puamana Park situation. The park has been closed off to the public, supposedly for repairs, and was to re-open on Feb. 28, yet as of now ...

LETTERS for the Feb. 18 issue

Review the West Maui Community Plan carefully (The following testimony was submitted to the County Council’s Planning and Sustainable Land Use Committee regarding the West Maui Community Plan.) Mahalo for this opportunity to testify regarding the proposed bill to adopt the ...

LETTERS for the Feb. 11 issue

Open the Yamamoto Track (The following letter was sent to county officials regarding the Yamamoto Track Facility in Wailuku.) I have written and called several times over the past few months as a concerned World Champion track athlete and mom of a youth track athlete. I am ...

LETTERS for the Feb. 4 issue

Protecting the Golden Hour (Dennis Terpin, Ph.D., is the retired emergency manager at the University of Illinois Chicago. He is a certified Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician, Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic, Safety Officer and Emergency Manager.) Based on a ...

LETTERS for the Jan. 28 issue

Test visitors the day they travel There seems to be a quicker and easier way to test visitors coming to our county and state. There is a 15-minute test, and it can be given on the day of travel. That way, you know that the person has COVID-19 or not just as they get on the ...

LETTERS for the Jan. 21 issue

Thanks to the heroes of the Washington attack We watched in horror as the Trump Army attacked our government in Washington. It reminded many of us that there are people at the tip of the spear. They are thousands of faceless government employees, experts, facilitators, intellectuals ...

LETTERS for the Jan. 14 issue

Mahalo Mayor, Dr. Pang for an easy vaccine experience Well over 70 years old, my wife and I are eligible as “elders” (we thought we were seniors) to get the COVID-19 vaccine early. Nearly 1,000 first responders on Maui have already received their first dose, and so have ...

LETTERS for the Jan. 7 issue

State unemployment system failing to help the needy Sometimes, the best way to get some answers for our community is to go to the press. PLEASE do a story on the suffering people of our wonderful town. Our beloved Lahaina Town that brings in a HUGE amount of revenue to the ...