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Ask The Mayor

September 14, 2015 Q: Why are our public restrooms and fountains in such an unhealthy state? I am especially disgusted by the sad state of affairs at the bathrooms at the county substation next to Iao Theater. more »»

Kenolio Apartments, an affordable housing project, up for panel review

September 13, 2015 The Maui County Council’s Land Use Committee has scheduled a site inspection for Tuesday at 9 a.. more »»

The State of Aloha

September 11, 2015 Take your hand and make a fist. Now extend your pinky finger and your thumb. Seen it before? Of course you have! This is Hawaii. You see it on the road when you let someone into your lane. more »»

Maui-made products promoted in Tokyo, a market that loves Maui

September 11, 2015 Nine Maui companies had their products featured at the prestigious Tokyo International Gift Show in Japan from Sept. 2 to 5, including: Chic Naturals, Hali‘imaile Pineapple C. more »»

What should we be asking of HECO/NextEra merger?

September 10, 2015 Recently, following Gov. David Ige’s announcement of opposition to the Hawaiian Electric Co. more »»

Maui Nei

September 10, 2015 For 14 years, Sept. 11 has been a date cloaked in a sense of dread. On Maui, it marks the day its economic lifeline was severed. On that day in 2001, no one knew how long the skies would be empt. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

September 9, 2015 Today’s column was supposed to focus on a particular Facebook phenomenon: the status update game. more »»

Maui Connections

September 8, 2015 News of Wayne Dyer‘s death arrived too late for last week’s column. Such announcements are always sad, especially after knowing Wayne had been living with leukemia for the last few years. more »»

Ask The Mayor

September 7, 2015 Q: I was wondering if there is a way to survey the want and/or need for tennis courts to be included in the park being built for Waikapu? The area’s population is continuing to grow and there are... more »»

Advancing review of the county manager concept

September 6, 2015 As constituents have requested, I continue to explore the possibility of having the County of Maui adopt a county manager form of governance, a subject I first addressed in this space nearly two... more »»

Neighbors: 'A Blessing to Everyone'

September 4, 2015 Like most expectant fathers, Marik Fontanilla anxiously awaited the birth of his first child, a daughter he planned to name Shelby. more »»

Maui Nei

September 3, 2015 Maui’s normally placid cloudscape went bananas late Monday with masses of unusual shapes, sizes and locations. more »»

Confusion over taxing digital goods needs to be cleared up

September 3, 2015 Recent advances in technology have enabled us to deliver lots of useful digital products over the Internet that weren’t possible just a decade or two ago. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

September 2, 2015 A few weeks ago, around the time this steamy weather first descended upon us, I was visited by a gang of long-forgotten playmates. No, wait . . . more »»

Maui Connections

September 1, 2015 So I went to an astronomy talk in Pukalani last Friday night. It was mostly above my head. But not all. more »»

Ask The Mayor

August 31, 2015 Q: I previously signed up for the county’s text message alerts but I’ve been bombarded with a lot of notifications recently. more »»

Bill to allow commercial agricultural structures advances to final reading

August 30, 2015 The Maui County Council passed a bill on first reading Tuesday to readily allow commercial agricultural structures in the county agricultural distric. more »»

The State of Aloha

August 28, 2015 In Hawaii, we love bikinis. The two-piece is as ubiquitous as a pair of rubber slippers or a beach towel. more »»

Maui Nei

August 27, 2015 Days of passing rain squalls have provided ample excuses for not working in the yard. Never mind fast-growing grass punctuated by giant toadstools. more »»

IRS, could you please answer the phone?

August 27, 2015 At the end of May, I observed in this space that the Hawaii Department of Taxation was having a rough time, only able to answer fewer than half of the phone calls it received. more »»



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