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Reflecting on the things we have accomplished together

While the pandemic cloud continues to cast a daunting shadow, I would like to take this opportunity to shine brightly on the amazing accomplishments that continue to lift up our community and give us hope. With unity and purpose, our community has made great strides in fighting climate change, ...

Recovery is for everyone, help is available

Oftentimes, individuals who experience mental health or a substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year, millions of Americans experience these conditions. It’s estimated that one in 10 Americans suffer from substance use disorder. In November 2020, the Centers for Disease ...

Building moratorium wrong solution at wrong time

The Maui Planning Commission will be hearing a measure Tuesday that would establish Chapters 19.98 and 20.41, Maui County Code, declaring a moratorium on new transient accommodations on Maui. The proposed measure creates multiple concerns that could have broad impacts on Maui’s economy. ...

No Ka Oi Health

This month’s article is not a typical health education article about physical activity or nutrition. Yet it’s an important and timely discussion within public health and is a large topic in the world — our freedoms. The United States of America is a country based on individual ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Recently — to the great surprise of those who know me well — the long-dormant domestic goddess within me has awakened. After more than 30 years of declaring, “Sorry, I don’t cook anymore,” I’m actually enjoying my return to the stove. Sentimentality is partially to blame. Having ...

Amala Place offers opportunity for renewal

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources and the County of Maui have joined forces to restore Amala Place in Kahului. Management concerns, the need to replace DLNR’s Kanaha Pond Wildlife Sanctuary fence, and the need for emergency access to the Wailuku-Kahului Wastewater ...