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Keiki o ka ‘Aina

September 24, 2013 I like that the county is allowing Kamehameha Iki Park in Lahaina, on the ocean near 505 Front Street, to be used for Hawaiian cultural purposes. more »»

Ask The Mayor

September 23, 2013 Q: Over the past 15 years, my family and I have moved up the water meter list from 650 to the top 50. more »»

Housing, expenditures, home-based businesses on agendas

September 22, 2013 Two Maui County Council committees this week will resume consideration of legislation on affordable housing and home-based businesses, respectively, while another committee will continue its... more »»

The State of Aloha

September 20, 2013 We don’t know where exactly the right to a trial by jury came from. more »»

Maui Nei

September 19, 2013 Sometime they are known by name. All of the time, the face and the purchase are familiar. Another clue is their manner — how friendly and how willing they are to talk. more »»

A questionable paradox exists for affordable housing

September 19, 2013 When it comes to a discussion of affordable housing in Hawaii, there is a glaring paradox. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

September 18, 2013 Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of being among 1,000 celebrants at the Maui High School centennial luau. more »»

Keiki o ka ‘Aina

September 17, 2013 I wandered the grounds of Old Maui High School in Hamakuapoko on Saturday with the scores of alumni in blue T-shirts delighted to be back on campus to celebrate the school’s 100th anniversary. more »»

Ask The Mayor

September 16, 2013 Q: An organization I belong to will be hosting a fashion show fundraiser where food and wine will be served. more »»

Council committees responsible for vetting legislation

September 15, 2013 As County Council chairwoman, I have the privilege of presiding over meetings when final action is taken on bills and resolutions to establish policy for the County of Maui. more »»

Taking root

September 13, 2013 “It all started with that ohia over there,” said Katie Romanchuk, nodding at the gnarled tree a stone’s throw from her lana. more »»

Maui Nei

September 12, 2013 Turn off Pukalani Street into a tunnel of overarching monkeypod trees. A scatter of empty parking stalls behind the Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani promises a quick visit. more »»

Quandary ahead as state digresses from conformity

September 12, 2013 For more than 35 years the state has adhered to a policy of conforming with the federal income tax code as a means of reducing administrative and compliance costs for not only the Tax Department, bu... more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

September 11, 2013 Friggatriskaidekaphobia. No, that’s not a typo; there really is such a word. I just learned it and I really like it, because it’s as much fun to look at as it is to say. more »»

Keiki o ka ‘Aina

September 10, 2013 We took the ferry over to Lanai last weekend for a day at Hulupoe Beach, that perfect, wide crescent of white sand on a lovely little bay where the dolphins come in to play (except when we’re there. more »»

Ask The Mayor

September 9, 2013 Q: Hansen Road is heavily used as the de facto bypass between Mokulele and Hana highways. more »»

Ordinances come under review, evaluation by council

September 8, 2013 As the legislative body of the county, the Maui County Council passes laws called ordinances. more »»

The State of Aloha

September 6, 2013 Hawaii is not Wisconsin. No kidding. It’s not Michigan either. But in his State of the State address earlier this year, Gov. Neil Abercrombie had to assure us of these obvious facts. more »»

Maui Nei

September 5, 2013 This is fiction, but it could become fact. Able was an artist. If it weren’t for a Social Security disability check and food stamps, he would have been a starving artist. more »»

Tax breaks to help certain industries

September 5, 2013 Over the last decade or so as Hawaii muddled out of the economic doldrums of the 1990s and was beset with the economic repercussions of the 9/11 tragedy, lawmakers have sought ways to stimulate and... more »»

 
 

 

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