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Healthwise Maui

Q: My son plays sports and I’m worried about concussion. When an athlete is hit in the head, at what point should they be taken to the hospital or see a doctor? Dr. Stephanie Yan, general, trauma and critical care surgeon, Island Family Surgical Care Center: A concussion is a traumatic ...

Sharing Mana‘o

A little more than 20 years ago, when my son moved to Union City, Mich., he called me to say, “Mom, there are four and a half Japanese in this town.” His stepmom was one of the four, he was the half. In nearby Battle Creek, where Jimmy attended school, the population was considerably ...

Maui Connections

A breaking news flash on The Maui News web page was my first alert that after being missing for more than two weeks in the forest above Makawao, physical therapist and yoga instructor Amanda Eller had been found Friday. She was alive. By Saturday morning it was the lead story on national news ...

‘Smart’ spending cap would be wise for Maui

The Maui County Council is planning to increase property taxes to balance its proposed fiscal 2020 budget, but a far better option would be to impose a “smart” spending cap that would eventually bring its spending in line with its income — without raising taxes. A smart spending cap is ...

Ask The Mayor

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Q: Why isn’t there a variable message sign on Honoapiilani Highway in the Lahaina direction? This would serve to alert drivers of accidents and/or construction, thereby reducing the number of ...

Council works together to address budget priorities

The Maui County Council is completing the budget process and I am proud of the council members’ success at working together as a team to address county priorities. Our deliberations focused on providing additional support for affordable housing, environmental protection, agriculture and ...