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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 ...

Join in the March for Babies

According to the March of Dimes, last year Hawaii was rated as a D+ in its annual report card for pre-term birth rates, infant deaths, state efforts on Medicaid expansion and extension, health insurance status and inadequate prenatal care. Even before the global pandemic hit, one ...

Set up a mouse right-click to save time

Right-clicking your mouse any where inside an app that’s opened will bring up a context menu allowing you to perform things like copy, paste and save file. To set up a mouse right-click, you must open up System Preferences, Mouse and click on Secondary Click. But if you’re lazy and ...

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 ...

Community loses Pearl Yolanda Vierra

The everlasting strength of the West Side community is built around the angelic love of people like Pearl Yolanda Vierra. So, although she passed away last month, the kindness of her spirit will carry on endlessly as a testament to her and to her family. Vierra grew up in Lahaina ...

Check out useful features in the Google App

Boy, do I have a good one for you! If you open up the Google App or the Google Widget on your iPhone, you’ll see a weird icon left of the microphone icon. It’s called Google Lens. Click on it — and don’t freak out if your iPhone camera suddenly appears. So? Big deal! ...

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 ...

Are you prepared for an emergency?

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) emphasized that last week’s severe weather and flooding across the state should serve as a stark reminder that disasters can strike at any time. The agency encourages all Hawaii citizens to take steps RIGHT NOW to prepare for any ...

LETTERS for the March 18 issue

Residents concerned about height of Napili home (The following letter was sent to Maui County Planning Director Michele McLean.) Reaching out to you today regarding the building currently under construction at the corner of Lower Honoapiilani Road and Hui Drive in Napili, ...

Join in Surfrider’s campaign to reduce single-use waste

How many times have you brought takeout food home and not really needed the bag, menu, napkins, condiments and plastic utensils that came with it? According to the Maui Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, over the past year misinformation about reusables — combined with ...