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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 ...

High school freshmen: It is time to start planning for college!

You are just starting out in high school, but the path to college starts now. It may seem like a long time from now, but four years will fly by, and there is a lot to do in those four years to get you ready for college.Here are some tips to get you started.Meet with your guidance counselor ...

Can neck problems cause fatigue?

Physical and mental activities can make us feel tired. Tiredness helps the body to recover and grow. Unfortunately, tiredness can take on a whole new dimension and cause you to suffer from a complete lack of energy or fatigue.A growing body of evidence suggests that fatigue can be caused by ...

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 ...