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Divvying up the bill -- a taxing story

May 25, 2016 This is a thought-provoking piece that appeared on the internet some years ago. There are variations of this story floating around, and the investigative website snopes. more »»

Maui Connections

May 24, 2016 A movie was born in Wailuku on Friday. more »»

Ask The Mayor

May 23, 2016 Q: When will something be done about the construction waste on the way to Maalaea from Waikapu? The construction waste is a good 15 feet higher than the road now, and more is coming in every day. more »»

Proposed charter amendments on deck Monday for panel discussion

May 22, 2016 The County Council’s Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, which I chair, will consider five resolutions proposing charter amendments Monday at 9 a.m. more »»

The State of Aloha

May 20, 2016 Oliver Brown was a welder for the Santa Fe Railroad living in Topeka, Kan. His daughter went to a public school. But instead of walking seven blocks from their home to Sumner Elementar. more »»

Mayor opposes farmland initiative, urges action on emergency homeless housing

May 20, 2016 Maui County Council Member Mike Victorino, myself and my wife, Ann, along with a small delegation from Maui County, have just returned from a sister-cities trip to South Korea and Japan. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

May 18, 2016 I lied. more »»

Organic tax credit sprouts like weed

May 18, 2016 Recently we alerted you to a new tax credit that sprouted like a weed during our legislative session. more »»

Maui Connections

May 17, 2016 Talk about living history. more »»

Ask The Mayor

May 16, 2016 Q: Why are the owners of a pickup truck required to sign an affidavit that they will not use the vehicle for any business purposes, but vehicle owners don’t have to sign a similar affidavit for a... more »»

Updates on injection wells case, calls for precinct officials, housing

May 15, 2016 For several decades, federal and state regulators granted Maui County permits under the Safe Drinking Water Act to use injection wells to dispose of wastewater at the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation... more »»

Neighbors: Dogged Determination

May 13, 2016 Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. That’s when Virginia “Gina” Weaver and her husband, Kawika, are on the clock. “We take care of animals 24/7,” Weaver said. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

May 11, 2016 Mother’s Day began at 5 a.m. for me, as my phone began chirping madly with text messages from my granddaughter. more »»

Impact fee law should be re-examined

May 11, 2016 Forced exactions to fund our government don’t always come from taxing agencies. more »»

Maui Connections

May 10, 2016 Remember when you could buy an acre of land on Maui for a dollar, or get a hotel room in the islands for $5 a week? Or when you were liable to come upon a comely covey of nude wahine giggling in the... more »»

Ask The Mayor

May 9, 2016 Q: I was wondering about Kokomo Road in Haiku. Last year, all of the Haiku residents were pleased to see that repair work of the Kokomo Road had started — and then nothing. more »»

Council panel passes fiscal ’17 budget

May 8, 2016 I am pleased to report, after meeting nearly every day for a month, the Maui County Council’s Budget and Finance Committee on Monday passed a $659.5 million fiscal year 2017 budget. The figure is $51. more »»

The State of Aloha

May 6, 2016 There are 51 elected officials making up the Hawaii House of Representatives, each of whom represents districts throughout the state. Forty-four are Democrats, seven Republicans. more »»

Council’s budget cutting can hurt social services

May 6, 2016 From what I can tell, the County Council has been working hard this year to try and find areas of the fiscal year 2017 budget to cut out. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

May 4, 2016 Most of us can name at least one great teacher or mentor who had a significant impact on us in our youth, perhaps influenced our career choices or lifelong philosophies. more »»



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