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Lanai and Molokai are in the County Council spotlight

April 10, 2016 Molokai and Lanai issues are often at the forefront of Maui County Council members’ work. more »»

The State of Aloha

April 8, 2016 Just exactly how many islands are in the Hawaiian Islands? Eight, right? (Don’t forget Kahoolawe and Niihau.) One answer is on our state flag. more »»

Maui Nei

April 7, 2016 I am writing here at the bottom of Page A3 on a Thursday — in Ron’s space — to let his avid fans know that he has died. He passed Monday at about noon after a long illness. He was 73. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

April 6, 2016 Last week’s column, in which I blatantly advertised for a dance partner to join me at Willie K’s “Martinis & Jazz” nights at the King Kamehameha Clubhouse, generated a dozen replies. more »»

Is low real property tax a bad thing?

April 6, 2016 One of the more interesting bills still alive and being considered this legislative session is one that would commission a study on the effects of Hawaii’s low real property taxes. more »»

Maui Connections

April 5, 2016 The Merrie Monarch Festival, like the circumnavigation of the Earth by the sailing canoe Hokule‘a, is another opportunity to realize the wisdom and beauty of the Hawaiian culture, and the lessons it... more »»

Ask The Mayor

April 4, 2016 Q: Aren’t major grocery stores supposed to provide bins to recycle plastic bags? I haven’t seen a bin at Safeway or Foodland for a few years. more »»

Council’s budget season kicks off

April 3, 2016 On March 24, the Maui County Council received the mayor’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget. The plan proposes $711.5 million in spending, a $90.8 million increase from the $620. more »»

Neighbors: All the right notes

April 1, 2016 When he was 6 years old, Darius Soo Hoo fell in love with the violin. That winter, he went to see a live orchestra. more »»

Maui behind in infrastructure repairs

April 1, 2016 According to a recent report from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the United States needs to spend $3.6 trillion to fix America’s aging infrastructure. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

March 30, 2016 Wanted: Single male, ages 21 to 101, any ethnicity. Must know how to waltz, cha-cha, swing and salsa, and be available Monday nights. I need a dance partner. Desperately. more »»

TVR bill asks the brokers to be policemen for the counties

March 30, 2016 One of the bills now moving through our Legislature is drawing an unusually visceral reaction from supporters, antagonists and the public at large. more »»

Maui Connections

March 29, 2016 Although the first Celebration of the Arts at The Ritz Carlton, Kapalua took place shortly after the resort opened almost a quarter-century ago, it wasn’t until Clifford Nae‘ole took over as the... more »»

Ask The Mayor

March 28, 2016 Q: Someone abandoned their car at our condo complex in Kihei. more »»

Council passes measures that promote recreational opportunities

March 27, 2016 On March 18, the council passed several measures to promote recreational opportunities for Maui County residents. more »»

The State of Aloha

March 25, 2016 We had them at Baldwin. They were in just about every class; a few in some clubs, but I can’t remember if they ever were a majority in anythin. more »»

Resurfacing of Pu‘ukoli‘i Road was a long, bumpy, uphill trek

March 25, 2016 I shared a great big sigh of relief with all of West Maui and especially with the residents of Pu‘ukoli‘i Road when I received word from the administration that Pu‘ukoli‘i’s resurfacing would finall... more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

March 23, 2016 Last week I was given one of the highest honors I have ever received, and I’m still feeling a bit sheepish because I haven’t done anything to earn it. more »»

Could you please pick up the pencil?

March 23, 2016 At about this time last year, we focused on the Department of Taxation and its customer service, or lack thereo. more »»

Maui Connections

March 22, 2016 There’s lots of movie news this week, emanating not from Hollywood but closer to home. more »»

 
 
 

 

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