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Mayor plans to continue parking, infrastructure work in Wailuku

In an ancient parable, a group of blind men came across an elephant. One felt its giant leg. “It’s a tree,” he said. Another bumped into its side and said, “No, it’s a wall!” The elephant poked another sightless man with his tusk and said, “Ouch, it’s a spear!” Then, ...

Healthwise Maui

Q: Have there been more cases of pneumonia than usual this flu season? I know so many people who were ill for many weeks with pneumonia both here and on the Mainland. My second question is about the pneumonia vaccine, which involves two shots a year apart. Is this shot only for older people or ...

Sharing Mana‘o

A search for the origin of the Easter Bunny sent me tumbling down the rabbit hole, and I may not emerge before Sunday. The origin of the rabbit hole metaphor is much easier to trace. Since 1865, when Lewis Carroll first enchanted readers with his fanciful tale of young Alice entering ...

Maui Connections

Maui’s art scene was alive and well last weekend with two art receptions in Kahului, according to Cynthia Conrad and Jerry Labb, who filled me in on all the details. The 17th annual Art of Trash opened Friday at the Maui Mall, continuing daily through May 4. Hosted by Malama Maui Nui, it ...

Ask The Mayor

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Q: Why are the speed limits on Hana Highway past Paia mostly 30 or 35 mph? The speed limit for a highway shouldn’t be the same as Kaahumanu Avenue. That seems to be a ridiculously slow speed for a ...

Paying it forward

Thirty years ago, Esther Yap took a leap of faith and applied for a bookkeeping job at a nonprofit she’d never heard of. Fast forward to today, and she’ll tell you it was one of the best decisions she’s ever made. “I was looking for something fulfilling — and I found it,” she said. ...