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Transforming change into progress

By the end of 2019, more than 3 million visitors had come to Maui County and all indicators pointed to more financial prosperity in 2020. Then came the news of a novel coronavirus from China that would change the history of the world. Out of an abundance of caution, I issued “stay at home, ...

The State of Aloha

One night in February, police stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Beretania and Piikoi streets in Honolulu. One of the officers saw the vehicle driving on the wrong way into oncoming traffic on Beretania. Other vehicles had to get out of the way and according one of the officers, the ...

Charter Commission needs input on ambitious plan to reshape government

The Maui County Charter is the county’s equivalent to a constitution. It determines how we elect or appoint our leaders, what type of services will be provided, how the machinery of government produces those services and how we pay for them. Every decade the County Charter requires that we, ...

Healthwise Maui

Q: If I tested positive for COVID, how long would I have to wait to receive the booster? Dr. Michael Shea, Intensivist and Chief Medical Director, Maui Health: If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, it is important to isolate yourself until symptoms resolve before planning to get ...

Work to support affordable housing continues

As we move into 2022, I move into my second year as chair of the Affordable Housing Committee. I am proud of the groundbreaking work spearheaded last year, and I am motivated to continue working hard, piece by piece, to realign policies to create truly affordable housing that benefits those ...

Voices In Prevention

Voices in Prevention spotlights people on Maui, Moloka‘i and Lana‘i who are working in drug use prevention, treatment and recovery, or are affected by substance use. This month, we spoke with Andrea Maniago, volunteer with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and parent whose 16-year-old eldest ...