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More transparency for special funds

March 19, 2015 For several years, the Tax Foundation has been beating up on “special fun. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

March 18, 2015 Logophile (LAW-guh-fahyl) — Lover of words I was a logophile long before I ever heard the word. Truth be told, I’ve never actually heard the word spoken. more »»

Maui Connections

March 17, 2015 Imagine the surprise of Keola and Moana Beamer when, after flying 6,500 miles to perform in Siem Reap, Cambodia, they were greeted by 25 6th-graders from a rural village dressed in grass skirts and... more »»

Ask The Mayor

March 16, 2015 Q: Great State of the County address, Mr. Mayor, all kinds of good news in it. I particularly got all excited about the planned Hansen Road improvements. more »»

Panel to discuss compensation for ocean rescuers

March 15, 2015 The County Council Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, which I chair, will consider a resolution at 9 a.m. Monday to endorse compensating ocean safety officers for water-rescue operations. more »»

Lawmakers’ perception of employers brings ‘unscrupulous’ treatment

March 13, 2015 In an effort to qualify independent contractors in law to avoid incorrect Department of Labor & Industrial Relations rulings, we have been working to modify Chapter 383-6 of the Hawaii Revised... more »»

Maui Nei

March 12, 2015 The islands have long been known for rainbows. Anuenue arc across the sky when low-lying sunshine hits a mist. A reminder of these splendors is right there on Hawaii license plate. more »»

Pay your money, take your chances!

March 12, 2015 In Hawaii, many are fascinated with gambling, perhaps because it’s illegal here. Some think of Las Vegas as the ninth Hawaiian Island because of all the Hawaii people who visit this gambling mecca. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

March 11, 2015 So, have you hit the Target yet? Frankly, I’m surprised at the lack of initiative among my friends. more »»

Maui Connections

March 10, 2015 Among local heroes featured on the front page of The Maui News, not many have four legs and a wagging tail. I met Jade last Friday as she lay comfortably under the desk of Cari Wongsam. more »»

Ask The Mayor

March 9, 2015 Q: My neighbor says she can put her automated trash cart anywhere she wants, and often puts it on my property near the road if I haven’t already put mine out. more »»

Panel to discuss zoning for hospital, Kihei project

March 8, 2015 The County Council Land Use Committee, which I chair, will consider zoning approvals for three consecutive days in March for the proposed Downtown Kihei project, West Maui hospital and Molokai High... more »»

Neighbors: Diving in

March 6, 2015 Almost every Sunday morning for the past 25 years, Doug Rice and Christine Andrews have met at a beach in Makena with a handful of friends, old and new. more »»

Anti-GMO postcards should be recycled instead of distributed

March 6, 2015 Remember the postcards of old Hawaii, in sepia tones, that said aloha in big letters across the top, showed the magnificence of our islands and featured a charming Hawaiian beauty in a hula skirt... more »»

Maui Nei

March 5, 2015 Seldom straying far from Upcountry, it’s unusual to get into a conversation with tourists. more »»

Legislative bills pile on to the GET

March 5, 2015 Last week we mentioned that our Legislature was considering several bills that would add increases or surcharges to the Hawaii general excise tax. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

March 4, 2015 Mahalo for your condolences and comments on last week’s column about the passing of my ex-husband Jim Collins. more »»

Maui Connections

March 3, 2015 As cities across the Mainland were setting records for snow and freezing temperatures in February, Andrea Harris was setting a different kind of record for Maui. more »»

Ask The Mayor

March 2, 2015 Q: With new infestations of the little fire ants, and with Maui Invasive Species Committee Manager Teya Penniman being quoted as saying they “clearly don’t have enough resources to stop it,” is the... more »»

Funding for water system improvements debated

March 1, 2015 The County Council set aside $12.6 million in the fiscal year 2015 budget for improvements to the county’s water system. The appropriation includes $10 million in bond funding and $2. more »»



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