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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 »»

Much ado about nothing – Hawaii Legislature Edition

May 4, 2016 Today we are looking at a bill in our Legislature that contains nothing. more »»

Maui Connections

May 3, 2016 On the road again, to Hana. Mana‘o Hana Hou Radio’s Dr. B provides the traveling music for the annual pilgrimage to the East Maui Taro Festival. more »»

Ask The Mayor

May 2, 2016 Q: Why are so many food trucks parked all day long all over the island when the law requires relocation every 30 minutes? Also, can you check the hygiene practices that are required? Cashiers are... more »»

County governments are at the forefront in Hawaii

May 1, 2016 I’ve had the privilege of representing county governments during the 2016 state legislative session, which ends Thursday. more »»

Neighbors: It runs in the family

April 29, 2016 It’s safe to say that volunteering is in Mary Drayer’s DNA. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

April 27, 2016 Another great man has left us, quietly and with dignity, the same way he lived his life. Olympic weightlifting legend Tommy Kono passed away Sunday at his Honolulu home. He was 85. more »»

Organically seeded tax credits sprout

April 27, 2016 This week we look at a sprouting new tax credit being considered by the Legislature. Our Legislature has traditionally acted to advance the production of renewable energy. more »»

Maui Connections

April 26, 2016 Thousands of miles from Broadway tributes and purple light shows from Niagara Falls to San Francisco, Upcountry jacarandas joined in on the chorus of a Prince song last weekend. more »»

Ask The Mayor

April 25, 2016 Q: Are political candidates allowed to post their “vote for me” signage on public school property? Today I noticed a banner for a candidate’s re-election affixed to the chain-link fencing that... more »»

Fight against invasive species takes community effort

April 24, 2016 Fighting invasive species such as the miconia weed, the little fire ant and the coqui frog takes diligence by everyone in the community. more »»

The State of Aloha

April 22, 2016 It’s hard to believe that we still have territories. If you think that the shadow of imperialism has finally passed, look west and think again. The year was 1521. more »»

It is time for committee to hear budget amendment

April 22, 2016 I want to send a big thank you to the 15 County of Maui clerks and additional community supporters that attended our sign-waving event on Equal Pay Day April 12. more »»

The Hawaiian word for newcomer is malihini

April 22, 2016 I, too, was saddened by the news of Ron Youngblood’s death, but found solace in the numerous letters from other fans. more »»

Letter writer had good advice regarding petitions

April 22, 2016 I’d like to commend the writer of the April 15 letter “Don’t thoughtlessly sign petitions for initiatives” for saying it as it is: Read, read, and read again if need b. more »»

Checks, balances needed for effective government

April 22, 2016 No matter what form of governance the county opts for, unless there is a strong component of checks and balances neither system will be effective. The council has greatly improved in this area. more »»

Response to warnings over Organic Farmland Initiative

April 22, 2016 In his April 15 letter, the writer warns us to read petitions before we sign them. more »»

Madison favored rigorous and constructive debate

April 22, 2016 “Constitution limits powers of the national government” (Letters, April 14) illustrates a serious deficit in our national discourse: the failure to actually understand opposing views. more »»



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