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Why is it so important to have a healthy nervous system?

The nervous system is the control center of your body. Without the nervous system, there will be a collapse of most routine activities like communication, breathing, movement, and coordination.If you have a dysfunctional nervous system, you'll most likely experience migraines, chronic pains and ...

LETTERS for the Sept. 3 issue

Create a new cultural park in LahainaA recent Lahaina News article announced an upcoming "statewide tree planting initiative." Imagine all the benefits to Lahaina's arid ecosystem if Kamehameha Schools planted hundreds of acres of trees and native vegetation above the Lahaina Bypass adjacent to ...

Programs support veteran small business owners

Are you a veteran small business owner? The U.S. Small Business Administration wants to offer support and access to resources.Get started by participating in SBA Veterans Small Business Advisory Committee virtual public meetings next week via Microsoft Teams. The U.S. Small Business ...

LETTERS for the August 27 issue

Support the Mo'omomi Community-Based Subsistence Fishing AreaI am writing to encourage everyone who cares about Hawaii's oceans and its people's well-being to learn more about the Mo'omomi Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA) proposal on Moloka'i and to support it like you would if ...

Lunas asked to rise up this year

It's great to see the 2020-21 school year underway at Lahainaluna High School - the focal point of our West Side community.Under the current plans, after a period of Virtual/Distance Learning from Aug. 17 to Sept. 21, students will have the option to go to school on campus from Sept. 22 until ...

Parents’ guide to college admissions time

Going through the college admissions cycle with your high school student can be an extremely stressful time for both student and parent. Students are excited about preparing for what lies ahead for them and anxious about leaving home. Parents are equal parts proud of their children's ...

LETTERS for the August 20 issue

Businesses disappointed in county grant policy(The following letter was sent to Mayor Michael Victorino.)My name is Dave Douglas, known locally as "Coffee Dave." I am the co-owner of Old Lahaina Coffee Company and Cafe Cafe based in Lahaina. I am writing on behalf of myself, other small ...

Program can help businesses thrive during the COVID-19 crisis

There are many loan and funding programs available to help businesses try to survive the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.Training and resources on how to reopen and build business may be even more valuable in these crazy times.The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, a national not-for-profit ...

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 ...

Foundation and businesses working to promote historic Lahaina Town

With any meaningful level of tourism delayed until September at the earliest, what can be done to draw locals to Lahaina and improve business?Under the leadership of Lahaina Restoration Foundation, a group of businesses is creating ways to promote historic Lahaina Town.First on the list was a ...