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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Letters: Upcountry water woes, tourism, housing plan, loud motorcycles and more

This version of Maui Nowʻs Letters to the Editor include discussion about Upcountry water woes, the crossing of PIʻilani Highway to the new Kīhei High School, over tourism and over development, Inflation Reduction Act, maintenance of the Kīhei Boat Ramp, the Maui County Comprehensive Housing Plan, motorcycle noise and more.
Sunday, May 08, 2022

Letters: Speed bumps, roundabout, TSA, Jones Act, beach parking fees & more

Whatʻs on the minds of Maui residents? This version of Maui Nowʻs letters includes topics about speed bumps, Kīhei High School roundabout, tourist parking fees at beaches, Jones Act, ivermectin, long TSA lines, reducing vacation rentals, Maui High graduation changes and feral fowl.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Letters: Healthcare, drought, second-home taxes, dirty restrooms, Jones Act, Smirnoff & more

Whatʻs on the minds of Maui residents? This version of Maui Nowʻs letters includes topics about healthcare, closure of public road near Kanaha Beach Park, dirty restrooms at Kalama Park, increasing second-home property taxes, short-term rentals, a found canoe in the ocean, suspending the Jones Act and don’t boycott Smirnoff. It’s not a Russian company anymore.
Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Letters: Church steeple, bike lanes, beach access, drink tax, underage drinking, Russian vodka & more

Whatʻs on the minds of Maui residents? This version of Maui Nowʻs letters includes topics about “nonsense” drink tax research, underage drinking, loss of beach access, need to repair Kula bike lanes, church steeple repair campaign, Humane Society animals being shipped to other islands and promotion for Russian vodka during invasion of Ukraine.
Saturday, November 13, 2021

Letters: Vaccines, Tax Relief, Taxes, Pickleball, Black Rock Trash, Kanaha Pond Stench & More

Whatʻs on the minds of Maui residents? This version of Maui Nowʻs letters to the editor includes opposing views about the vaccine, pickleball noise, Kanaha Pond stench, Black Rock pollution, supporting ʻAina Kupuna tax relief for ancestral land inheritance, kudos to Kīhei Post Office Postmaster, stop forgetting lessons of our ancestors and much more.
Saturday, September 18, 2021

Letters: Hawaiian Immersion, Homeless, Dr. Pang, Vaccines & COVID-19 Mandates

Whatʻs on the minds of Maui residents? This version of Maui Nowʻs letters to the editor includes opposing views about the vaccine, COVID-19 government mandates, support for Dr. Lorrin Pang, disappointment with adminstration At Kekaulike High School and plea for people not to dehumanize homeless people.
Saturday, August 28, 2021

Letters: Trash, Five Graves & Ongoing Debate about Vaccinations & Tourism

Whatʻs on the minds of Maui residents and visitors? This version of Maui Nowʻs letters to the editor includes the continuing trash problem along Amala Place, the construction of a big house at Five Graves and the ongoing debate on vaccinations and tourism during the COVID-19 surge on Maui.
Saturday, August 14, 2021

Letters: Help Henry the Pig & Vaccination Debate – Public Safety vs. Personal Freedom

Whatʻs on the minds of Maui residents? This version of Maui Nowʻs letters to the editors include the debate on COVID-19 vaccinations — public safety versus personal freedom — and calls to help Henry the Pig.
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Letters: Road Safety, Vaccine Verification, Water Usage, VFW Luas, Makena Landing & Roadside Greenery ʻButcheredʻ

Whatʻs on the minds of Maui residents and visitors? Maui Nowʻs letters to the editors this month include discussion about new road safety legislation, commercial luas at VFW, Makena Landing overrun by commercial tours, slow vaccine verification process at airport, climate emergency, roadside greenery “butchery” and watering tourist destinations in desert while water shortage in Upcountry.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Letters: Save Tobacco Control Fund, Beach Parking, Mandate Hana Road Tours & Let Me See My Wife

Whatʻs on the minds of Maui residents and visitors? Maui Nowʻs letters to the editors this week discuss Tobacco Control Trust Fund, pedestrian crosswalk signage, wearing masks at outdoor recycling centers, visitation time at Hale Makua, requiring tours for Road to Hana visitors and stopping dive companies from hogging public beach parking.
Friday, June 11, 2021

Letters: Too Many Tourists, Bad Visitor Experiences, Global Vaccination Effort & Spreading Happiness Program

Whatʻs on the minds of Maui residents and visitors? Maui Nowʻs letters to the editors this week discuss too many tourists, bad visitor experiences regarding COVID-19 protocal, need for US to help with global vaccination effort and congratulations to a teacher for teaching the “Spreading Happiness” program to his students.
Friday, June 04, 2021

Letters: Topics Cover Restaurant Reservations, Visitor Eco Fees and COVID-19 Testing for Vaccinated Travelers

Whatʻs on the minds of Maui residents and visitors? Maui Nowʻs letters to the editors discuss priority restaurants reservations for locals, eco fees for visitors, getting rid of COVID-19 test requirements for vaccinated travelers and being kind to the “Golden Goose.”
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Letters: Topics Include Solar Farm, Vaccines, Masks, Naked Men, Tourist Wrath & Maui Skulduggery

Whatʻs on the minds of Maui residents and visitors? Maui Nowʻs letters to the editors discuss a solar farm above Maui Meadows, vaccination efforts versus necessity of COVID-19 mass testing, mask mandate, religious exemptions, naked men at Poʻolenalena Beach, biting the tourist hand that feeds you and good old Maui skuldiggery.
Saturday, April 17, 2021

Letters: Topics Include 2nd COVID-19 Test, Maui Mozzarella, Debris on Protected County Land, Masks, Bullying & Tourists

Whatʻs on the minds of Maui residents and visitors? Maui Nowʻs letters to the editors discuss the Mayor’s plan for a second COVID-19 test for travelers, bullying and hostile work environment at County offices, Maui mozzarella to solve dam issue, treatment of tourists, debris and abandoned cars on County land that is supposed to be protected, poor treatment in nursing home, the need to “cool it with the Clorox” and more.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Letters: Maui Residents Discuss Rights of Landlords and Tenants, Homeless, COVID-19 and Retirement of Chief Faaumu

Whatʻs on Maui resident minds? Maui Nowʻs letters to the editors discuss rights of landlords, rights of tenants, need for new COVID-19 restrictions, need to eliminate costly COVID-19 test for interisland travel and praise by director of Hawaiʻi High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area for retiring Maui Police Department Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Letters: Maui Residents Discuss Outsourcing Prisoners, Alcohol Tax, Tourism & Post Office Rats

What do Maui residents think about sending prisoners to mainland jails, derelict cars, tourists arriving with proof of vaccination but not a negative COVID-19 test, rats at the Maunaloa Post Office, the proposed statewide alcohol tax and more? Read on to find out.
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Letters: Maui Residents Discuss Derelict Cars, Vaccines, Homeless, Molokaʻi Deer, Trump and More

What do Maui residents think about the pandemic challenges, derelict cars, deer overpopulation on Molokaʻi, dumpster removal at harbors, decorum at County Council meetings, the upkeep at Waiheu golf course and more? Read on to find out.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Letters: Maui Residents Speak Out About Washington Attack and Pandemic

What do Maui residents think about the attack on COVID-19 pandemic on Maui and the recent attack at the US Capitol? Read on to find out.
Sunday, December 27, 2020

Letters: Some Concerned About Crime; Aloha of Maui Inspires Young Activist from Cyprus

What is on the mind of Maui Now’s readers this week? Crime for some. And the desire to get the word out about a young activist from Cyprus who was inspired by a visit to Maui.
Sunday, December 20, 2020

Letters: What’s on the minds of Maui Residents This Week?

This week letters include an opinion that closing down would be devastating to workers and a big thank you to the 17th Christmas Tri-Star Restaurants has provided a holiday lunch.
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