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LETTERS for the August 13 issue

Stamp travelers' foreheads to monitor quarantines?I am sick of visitors and residents who are subject to the quarantine process and are not following the rules.I came up with an idea to hinder these stupid people from breaking quarantine. When you attend a nightclub, many times you get a hand ...

LETTERS for the August 6 issue

Hurricane Douglas and Hawaii governmentEveryone "Ohana" has to admit that Hawaii State Government completely and efficiently handled this last hurricane incident extremely proficiently. Wow what great coordination. Much better than California and other states that have similar problem - kind of ...

LETTERS for the July 30 issue

Practice aloha - Don't accost people for wearing a maskHaving moved recently to Lahaina to make it my permanent home, I was always under the impression that being "pono" and practicing aloha was very important in regards to people who make Maui and especially Lahaina their home. It was one of ...

LETTERS for the July 23 issue

Open up tourism and let us earn a livingThis morning, there was a line for one box of food organized by the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. The line was over a mile, and now the money from the CARES Act is over. Thank you and God bless you, Ritz-Carlton, but what now? How does our Maui 'Ohana survive? ...

LETTERS for the July 16 issue

Start a tourism tax to benefit localsReflections of being "free" in paradise's lock down.Da beach was incredible.Kids and the people that are not usually at the beach were everywhere laughing and having fun, as we finally were able to enjoy the beach after weeks staying at home wondering what ...

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, ...