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Gambling on unintended consequences

February 3, 2016 Lately the news media has been buzzing about the Powerball jackpot reaching stratospheric levels. more »»

Maui Connections

February 2, 2016 There are critters in the neighborhood again. Cows walk single file along the fence on the far side of the ravine. more »»

Ask The Mayor

February 1, 2016 Q: Are there any plans to build additional fire stations in the central valley? I read that it took the engine from Wailuku 12 minutes to respond to the brush fire in Maalaea last week. more »»

Panel’s review of short-term rental homes continues

January 31, 2016 The Maui County Council’s Planning Committee reconvenes on Thursday at 9 a.m. to continue discussion on the requirements and permitting procedures for short-term rental homes. more »»

The State of Aloha

January 29, 2016 While most sports have their all-star game halfway through the season, it’s different for football. more »»

Bills that would raise taxes tracked

January 28, 2016 The state legislative session is just getting started and multiple bills to increase taxes already exist. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

January 27, 2016 When the U.S. Census Bureau recently added Hawaiian Pidgin English to its list of languages, local news and social media trumpeted the news that pidgin had finally been declared an official languag. more »»

Tax office is for the birds

January 27, 2016 Every so often we run into a story that teaches us that life shouldn’t always be taken so seriously. Here’s one that reminds us that even at the tax office customer service is important. more »»

Maui Connections

January 26, 2016 We’re two weeks into a new semester at the University of Hawaii Maui College. more »»

Ask The Mayor

January 25, 2016 Q: Who is responsible for approving permits for new buildings in historic Paia town? And what, if any, are the parameters for new construction in Paia town? The two new buildings are monstrous in... more »»

County councils statewide unite to lobby state Legislature

January 24, 2016 When unified, the 34 county council members from across Hawaii have a powerful voice at the state Capitol. more »»

Life is Improv

January 22, 2016 If you ask Chris Rose, he’ll tell you that laughter is often the best medicine. “Unfortunately, it won’t cure everything,” he said. “But laughter is a healthy habit that adds years to our lives. more »»

Chamber working with lawmakers as legislative session gets underway

January 21, 2016 This is a busy season for the Maui Chamber of Commerce and chambers statewide as we unite in an effort to support a “business-friendly” agenda at the state Legislature during the 2016 session. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

January 20, 2016 Last night I had the strangest dream I never did before; I dreamed the world had all agreed To put an end to war. — “Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream,” by Ed McCurdy Now that’s a sweet drea. more »»

Buy America for an extra $3 million

January 20, 2016 Rail was in the news again. The low bidder for the Kamehameha Highway Stations Group appeared to be Watts Constructors, which bid $112.7 million for the project. The job went to Nan Inc. more »»

Maui Connections

January 19, 2016 Some of you may have noticed I’ve been gone for a while. My wife, Karen, and I were on the Mainland, spending autumn with the family. more »»

Ask The Mayor

January 18, 2016 Q: Lately I’ve seen numerous police vehicles on the island roads not displaying blue light. more »»

Unprecedented challenges require cooperation

January 17, 2016 Though some economic indicators are positive, Maui County faces unprecedented challenges in 2016. Homelessness is a bigger problem than at any point in Maui’s history. more »»

The State of Aloha

January 15, 2016 After work this week, I was heading east on the Hana Highway in that dreadful line of vehicles that forms outside of Paia. more »»

We need to work together, not stand apart

January 15, 2016 I know we are all still reeling from the news about Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. stopping its sugar operations this year. more »»



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