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Several themes emerge during meetings of governance panel

March 1, 2016 The County Council recently formed a Special Committee on Governance to examine the current state of county government and to assess whether a different form of government might be more effective. more »»

Ask The Mayor

February 29, 2016 Q: Many Maui residents and visitors have been faced with increasingly aggressive panhandling on our streets. Giving them money makes the problem worse. more »»

Council looking into missed trash pickups, ocean safety

February 28, 2016 Scheduled trash pickups in Maui County are often missed because of what the administration reports as staff shortages. more »»

The State of Aloha

February 26, 2016 I went to Haiku Elementary School on Hana Highway, right past Maliko Gulch when heading east. The bus that took us home in the afternoon would wind its way through Haiku Road. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

February 24, 2016 Just returned from a monumental sentimental journey. In eight days, I traveled over 5,100 miles and more than 40 years. And shed a thousand tears. more »»

General excise tax at 6 percent?

February 24, 2016 Our Legislature is in full swing now and is actively considering a number of bills that will increase our cost of living in Hawaii. One bill tacks on 0. more »»

Maui Connections

February 23, 2016 Like ripples from stones dropped in a clear pool, waves of words bathed the sold-out crowd in McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Friday night. The words were in English. more »»

Ask The Mayor

February 22, 2016 Q: What is the time frame for the construction of the new science building at Maui Waena Intermediate School? Maui Waena is the biggest intermediate school on the island and needs more than just a... more »»

Special Committee on governance meets on Thursday

February 21, 2016 On Thursday at 1 p.m., the Special Committee on County Governance will meet for the sixth time to evaluate a possible county manager form of government for the County of Maui. more »»

Harlan Hughes: A giving heart

February 19, 2016 Forty-nine years ago, Harlan Hughes hopped on his motorcycle and took a scenic ride along Oahu’s southeastern coastline. more »»

Report justifies efforts to rally for a more appropriate share of the TAT

February 19, 2016 For years the state and the counties have been arguing back and forth about who should get what share of the transient accommodations tax. more »»

Attempt to raise GET is opposed

February 18, 2016 Over the last several years, there have been numerous attempts to hike up our state’s general excise tax. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

February 17, 2016 Before tackling this week’s subject, I need to make an apology and a correction. more »»

Solving online tax dodge with cookies?

February 17, 2016 Every year lawmakers seeking to fund their favorite programs or services inevitably ask themselves whether there might be a way to squeeze more money out of the tax system without adding more burden... more »»

Maui Connections

February 16, 2016 Why did the rooster cross the road? If you’re talking about the big, sleek brown one strutting across Baldwin Avenue in Makawao Saturday morning, it could have been to join the Komoda’s Bakery line... more »»

Ask The Mayor

February 15, 2016 Q: Is there a plan for an additional entry/exit road from the Kulamalu area? If even one more house or business goes into that area it will overwhelm the already heavily congested single in-and-out... more »»

County Council planning for future transportation needs

February 14, 2016 As Maui County continues to grow, the County Council is taking steps to plan for future transportation needs. The council on Feb. more »»

The State of Aloha

February 12, 2016 Just before Baldwin Avenue makes its ignoble end at the T-shaped intersection with Hana Highway, you can check out the latest building coming up in the middle of Paia tow. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

February 10, 2016 Sunday would have been my father’s 84th birthday. For the past 15 years, each Feb. 7, my mother and I have honored Daddy’s memory with lunch or dinner at Sheik’s, his favorite restaurant. more »»

GEMS don’t glitter for school AC

February 10, 2016 One passage in Gov. David Ige’s 2016 State of the State address dealt with the problem of sweltering and unbearable conditions in our public school classrooms. more »»



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