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LETTERS for the Dec. 3 issue

Electric car charging stations are scarce in West Maui Imagine all the gas stations breaking down and they are sitting there inoperable. That’s what is happening with electric charging stations! It’s a nightmare for anyone thinking it was worthwhile to help the ‘aina by ...

State clears up confusion about when to wear a mask

Gov. David Ige last week ended any ambiguity about when residents and visitors are required to wear masks in Hawaii to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. “All persons in the State shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in public,” the 15th COVID-19 ...

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Now that the election is over, we’re back to normal... but Apple is trying to sell the new iPhone 12 without much success. People are hesitating, and with the economy and the pandemic out of control, many don’t want to spend $1,400 on a new iPhone that hasn’t been tested yet. I have an ...

LETTERS for the Nov. 26 issue

America will recover! Anderson Cooper: “It doesn’t matter. I cannot spend another second today concerned about what a grown man, who lost fair and square, isn’t ready to accept. I’m not ready to accept that there could be another 400,000 dead Americans by the first of ...

Lindsay Ball’s contributions helped generations of Maui families

A sterling, 40-year career in education will come to an end next June, as Lindsay Ball will retire as superintendent of the canoe district Hana-Lahainaluna-Lanai-Molokai Complex Area. Ball has spent his entire adult life thus far in education as well as a dedicated wrestling coach ...

LETTERS for the Nov. 19 issue

Open the track! (The following letter was sent to county officials.) It is a beautiful sight to see community residents safely exercising in county parks and facilities — playing basketball, baseball and swimming, for instance. We now know that exercise and being outside in ...

West Maui community loses Eileen MacDonald

Her life spanned the West Maui Mountains like a vivid, springtime rainbow. It is said that she brought the unique pink torch ginger to flourish on the Valley Isle from her birthplace of Papeete, Tahiti, when she came to live in her oceanfront home in Lahaina. And it all fits so ...

College Spotlight: Saint Mary’s College of California

I had the opportunity to visit St. Mary’s this summer. Because of the pandemic, the admissions office was not open, but we were greeted by a beautiful deer at the entrance to the school, which I am guessing is a direct result of no one but the security guard at the gate being around. ...

LETTERS for the Nov. 12 issue

Mahalo for supporting Touchdowns for Tatas Our 2020 Mini-Touchdowns for Tatas event was held during every Monday Night Football game in October at Dollie’s Pub and Cafe in Kahana. We raised $2,758 for the Pacific Cancer Foundation, which was way higher than our $500 goal this year! ...

Get tested and help keep Maui County safe

It’s great to see that Maui COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations have been very low on Maui in October, even with the launch of the State Pre-Travel Testing Program three weeks ago. Regardless of daily test results, the outbreak on Lanai shows that we need to keep our guard ...