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LETTERS for the May 27 issue

Loosen restrictions on businesses (The following letter was sent to state and county officials.) I understand the tough job that has been asked of you. The CDC just came out with new guidelines. No mask wearing for fully vaccinated people indoors or outdoors. Here is the big ...

LETTERS for the May 20 issue

Letter based on left wing views The Lahaina News is one of the most informative, balanced news outlets in the country. It may be small but the messages are huge, equally or fairly written and disseminated. Recently, Jim Hightower wrote a letter titled “Go big again, ...

LETTERS for the May 13 issue

Increase indoor capacity to help restaurants (The following letter was sent to state and county officials.) With the new requirement in mid-May of having visitors take a secondary Covid test, we need to revisit the 30 percent indoor capacity guidelines. Since there will now be ...

LETTERS for the May 6 issue

Casey is not a climate scientist This is in response to Oklahoman Manuel Ybarra Jr.’s insightful and thought-provoking observations regarding climate change. He completely denies global warming and then champions the internal combustion engine as the ultimate savior of all ...

LETTERS for the April 29 issue

State should have delayed the tax filing deadline Why is Hawaii the ONLY state in the nation that has not changed its tax deadline to May 17, 2021, like the Federal due to COVID-19? Some aloha! LOU ROSS, Kahana Shift to plant-based eating With Earth Day passing on April ...

LETTERS for the April 22 issue

County bill will make affordable housing crisis worse Depending on what Maui’s mayor decides, Maui residents could be in for a lesson that no county ordinance, no matter how well meaning, can overcome the basic rules of economics. The Maui County Council approved a new ...

LETTERS for the April 15 issue

Dangerous pedestrian crossing in Kaanapali needs attention (The following letter was sent to county officials, who acted immediately.) We cross this Kaanapali intersection frequently, and have for many years; Honoapiilani Highway, Puukolii Road, and Kai Ala Drive. It is ...

LETTERS for the April 8 issue

Bad politics in the State House Unfortunately, House leadership continues to play fast and loose with the rules, the law and the intent of the State Constitution... AND they continue to “lead” their members down a path fraught with bad policy, bad process and worst of all for those ...

LETTERS for the April 1 issue

Leash your pets in Kapalua All dogs in public within Maui County must be on a leash unless they are in a designated “dog park.” Due to the safety hazard presented by dogs that are not leashed, we are forced to escalate our enforcement with the help of the Humane ...

LETTERS for the March 25 issue

Why is the legislature considering tax hikes? While optimism is cautiously growing for our economic recovery, businesses continue to face the devastating impact of COVID and their ability to provide services to customers. Hawaii’s businesses are at a precipice, with the steady beat ...