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Ask The Mayor

March 3, 2014 Q: I was devastated to hear about the terrible plane crash on Lanai. more »»

Smoking ban, bills honoring youth mentors considered

March 2, 2014 Bills to prohibit smoking at Maui County parks, including beaches, and bus stops are pending in committee as the County Council seeks to move key legislation before its calendar becomes consumed by... more »»

The State of Aloha

February 28, 2014 Azerbaijan is more than 8,000 miles away from the islands. This small country was once part of the Soviet Union deep in the Caucus Mountains and right up against the Caspian Sea. more »»

Maui Nei

February 27, 2014 The faded sign is an echo of better times for Bullocks, a place where not everyone knew your name but the patrons were always ready to welcome a stranger with pidgin-accented conversation flowing... more »»

Can we best help the poor by making their lives complicated?

February 27, 2014 Now that the folks projecting state revenues think that there will be a few extra bucks this session, lots of social service agencies have swarmed around lawmakers urging them to use some of them fo... more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

February 26, 2014 Last week, I was blessed with a day on Kauai. Literally, one day. I was on the island for just 24 hours, most of them spent in Waimea. more »»

Maui Connections

February 25, 2014 Maui filmmakers Dr. Tom Vendetti and Bob Stone are in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, this week, getting ready for the third annual Angkor Wat International Film Festival. Tom’s wife, Nancy, Sam Kong, D. more »»

Ask The Mayor

February 24, 2014 Will the road improvements you mentioned in your State of the County address, specifically Hansen and Kokomo, have bike lanes? Cycling on Maui has become a main reason for many visitors to come to... more »»

Looking at the numbers behind county’s wage, salary increases

February 23, 2014 Maui County currently employs about 2,600 individuals, and nearly 2,300 are members of unions. more »»

Happy tails

February 21, 2014 On a cool August morning in 2012, Makawao resident Dustin Metzler was going for an early run — one of many, as he prepared for the Maui Marathon — when he started thinking about dogs. more »»

Maui Nei

February 20, 2014 At this latitude, 20 degrees and some minutes north of the equator, the attitude toward cannabis sativa has tacked through some subtle shifts in the political winds since the United States outlawed... more »»

More than one beast to feed

February 20, 2014 When we pay our taxes we probably expect that the money we pay in will be used toward any and all legitimate financial needs of the state. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

February 19, 2014 The phrase “senior moment” has become a cute euphemism for episodes of forgetfulness, but the phrase holds a different, deeper connotation for me. more »»

Maui Connections

February 18, 2014 A sea of humanity shared some whale love Saturday in Kihei. It was the Pacific Whale Foundation’s 34th World Whale Day, or as some of us call it, Whalentine’s Day. more »»

Ask The Mayor

February 17, 2014 Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. more »»

New Maui Lani regional park facility receives support from committee

February 16, 2014 A 26.5-acre recreational complex in Central Maui may soon be available for residents to enjoy. At its Feb. more »»

The State of Aloha

February 14, 2014 When I was in the 5th grade at Haiku Elementary School, we took a field trip to the War Memorial Stadium. We had been waiting for this day to come for almost a year. more »»

Maui Nei

February 13, 2014 In the 1970s, money from Washington padded Maui County’s payroll. In 1973, President Richard Nixon signed into law the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act. more »»

What is wrong with tax credits?

February 13, 2014 Solar and wind energy system owners, movie and TV producers, the impoverished, those who hire workers in certain zones, those who buy durable goods to use in a business. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

February 12, 2014 As you undoubtedly know, Friday is Valentine’s Day. Those of you who didn’t know or had forgotten (that’s right, guys, I’m talkin’ ’bout you!), consider yourselves lucky. more »»



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