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Right now, a large prop of Pegasus filled with hundreds of glowing LED lights sits on the Iao Theater stage. The winged horse is a stand-in for the traditional “ghost light,” a single bulb left burning onstage when a theater goes dark. The prop was used in “Xanadu,” the last ...

Maui County itself must be affordable housing developer

Is Maui no ka oi? Many travel publications call Maui the best island in the world. After the lifting of travel restrictions, Mainlanders are pouring into our airport, and onto our roads and beaches. They agree that Maui is the best. But how are our local people feeling about their island home? ...

Healthwise Maui

Q: Should my child receive the COVID-19 vaccine before returning to in-person school in August? Dr. Irene Papaconstadopoulos, Pediatrician, Child and Adolescent Maui Physicians/CHAMPS Pediatrics: As a pediatrician, I’ve been hearing this question a lot from parents. I have seen first-hand ...

Sharing Mana‘o

After waxing nostalgic in this space two weeks ago, pairing Wailuku establishments with the businesses that used to occupy their spaces, I asked for kamaaina help to fill in the blanks. The response was overwhelming and reassuring; there are a lot of us who fondly remember old-time Wailuku, and ...

Na Wai ‘Eha ruling should promote affordable housing

In the Hawaiian language, the word for fresh water is “wai.” The word for wealth is “waiwai.” This Hawaiian worldview conveys that to have water is to be prosperous. This concept fueled much of the passion behind the contested case of Na Wai ‘Eha for nearly 20 years. During the last ...

The State of Aloha

In the evening time, just around dusk 195 years ago, a missionary was walking the quiet streets of Lahaina. At that hour — as it is now — it was probably still warm from the day and the air was probably very still with few breezes. A local Hawaiian man approached him to tell him about a new ...