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Time to ease state tax burden to allow Hawaii economy to prosper

December 19, 2013 Now that everyone is aware that the tax increases of the last few years have allowed state government to accumulate nearly a billion dollars in surplus funds, it is time for policymakers to think... more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

December 18, 2013 It’s been nearly a week, and a bunch of us are still absorbing the shock of losing an old friend. more »»

Keiki o ka ‘Aina

December 17, 2013 It was a quiet morning. The air hung thickly around us, hot, as we wandered the Kanaha Pond Wildlife Sanctuary. more »»

Ask The Mayor

December 16, 2013 Q: I’ve received some unusual calls regarding a grayish white box on the telephone poles in South Kihei, from Azeka Shopping Center to Kamaole Beach Park III. more »»

Marine Coral Reef Recovery Team to address council

December 15, 2013 Coral reefs in West Maui are reported to have declined by as much as 50 percent. Similar declines are evident throughout much of Maui County. more »»

The State of Aloha

December 13, 2013 Kauai has got me thinking. Most folks on that island populate the northern and eastern sides. Tourists and locals alike are in the coastal towns such as Hanalei, Kilauea, Kapaa and especially Lihue. more »»

Maui Nei

December 12, 2013 It’s the time of year to anticipate a feast of ground lights when the sun sets. Hawaiians called sunset ahiahi, the time of burning clouds. more »»

Turning the tide of anti-business attitudes in state government

December 12, 2013 For years, local leaders within both the government and business communities depended on the umbilical cord to federal funds secured by Hawaii’s congressional delegation to the point that many of... more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

December 11, 2013 My mother and I spent a lovely hour in her hometown last Saturday, visiting the Makawao History Project. more »»

Keiki o ka ‘Aina

December 10, 2013 The holiday spirit dawned early for me this year at the festive party the Makawao Community Association held on a cool, rain-sprinkled evening before Thanksgiving. more »»

Ask The Mayor

December 9, 2013 Q: I heard the county has an Immigrant Services Office. Is that the same thing as the U.S. more »»

Volunteering for county boards a way to serve community

December 8, 2013 I encourage every resident of Lanai, Maui and Molokai to consider applying to serve on a county board, just as I did before joining the County Council. The current application deadline is Dec. 31. more »»

Sweet Connections

December 6, 2013 After her father passed away at Maui Memorial Medical Center last year, Mitzi Toro wanted to find a way to thank the nurses who had taken care of him. more »»

Maui Nei

December 5, 2013 History is usually written from facts, but it often ignores vital details of individual life. more »»

Taking ‘minimum wage’ out of context

December 5, 2013 As we approach another session of the Legislature and with Congress about to go on a holiday break, there will be renewed rhetoric about raising the minimum wage. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

December 4, 2013 I survived Black Friday. And Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Got through the whole weekend and most of my gift list, without exceeding my holiday shopping budget. more »»

Keiki o ka ‘Aina

December 3, 2013 I was in Honolulu for Thanksgiving, and I always enjoy looking at the statue of Kamehameha in front of Ali‘iolani Hale (backdrop for “Hawaii 5-0”!) whenever I’m downtown. more »»

Ask The Mayor

December 2, 2013 Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Q: I’m considering buying a home that I’d like to turn into a bed-and-breakfast. more »»

Officials need less restrictive access to the public they serve

December 1, 2013 As elected officials, it’s our job to find out how people in our community feel about issues, to become educated on those issues and to enact legislation addressing them when feasible. more »»

The State of Aloha

November 29, 2013 Perhaps there is no death more terrible, more ignominious, than having the life stomped out of you by frenzied holiday shoppers at the entrance to Wal-Mart at 5 in the morning. more »»

 
 

 

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