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Disaster preparedness improvements needed

September 29, 2016 On Sept. 10, I attended the West Maui Disaster Preparedness Expo. There were exhibits and presentations from the agencies that protect us during and after a disaster. more »»

EU tax case could have ramifications

September 28, 2016 Heads turned a couple of weeks ago when it was announced that Apple, maker of iMacs and iPhones, owed Ireland 13 billion euros (about $14.5 billion), covering 10 years of back taxes, plus interest. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

September 28, 2016 News of Arnold Palmer’s passing triggered a flow of memories and mixed emotions, taking me back to hanabata days spent at my aunt and uncle’s Haliimaile home. more »»

Maui Connections

September 27, 2016 Have you visited Longs in Kahului lately? Since they changed it? It’s definitely new and improved . . . more »»

Ask the Mayor

September 26, 2016 Q: On Sept. 15, Central and South Maui residents and businesses were advised to boil water after the heavy rains and flooding. more »»

County officials to meet with the governor

September 25, 2016 Members of the Hawaii State Association of Counties’ executive committee agree our lobbying efforts at the state Capitol should start from the top. That’s why we’ve scheduled a meeting with Gov. more »»

The State of Aloha

September 23, 2016 Every now and again you stumble across certain words that everyone talks about, that everyone discusses, that everyone hears about, but you still have only a vague notion of what that thing really is. more »»

Stop Zika before it gets a foothold in Hawaii

September 22, 2016 For the first time in history, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel alert within the United States — for southern Florida, where the Zika virus is being spread by... more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

September 21, 2016 “Here we come, walkin’ down the street, We get the funniest looks from every one we meet . .. more »»

Taxation boards of review facing extinction

September 21, 2016 In Hawaii, we have a beast called a Taxation Board of Review that is quickly following the dodo bird down the path to extinction. This is why we should be concerne. more »»

Maui Connections

September 20, 2016 Haiku’s Cris Sommer Simmons was drying out after riding her 1915 Harley motorcycle 100 miles in pouring rain when I caught up with her by phone Friday in her Wichita, Kan., hotel room. more »»

Buying north shore land a big win

September 20, 2016 The Maui County Council recently approved the acquisition of 267 acres of undeveloped coastline at Kuiaha, Hamakualoa, fronting one of the world’s most iconic surf breaks, for under $10 millio. more »»

Ask the Mayor

September 19, 2016 Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. more »»

Five charter amendments on ballot

September 18, 2016 A proposal to require the mayor of Maui County to get the County Council’s confirmation of department heads is one of five charter amendments on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. more »»

Neighbors: The Genuine Article

September 16, 2016 Some people are born to entertain — and Larry John is one of them. “This is what I am,” he said. “I’ve done a lot of things in my life, but at the end of the day, this is me.” The Mesa, Ariz. more »»

Stay alert and informed when heavy rains fall for several days

September 16, 2016 As I write this, Managing Director Keith Regan and I have just returned from assessing the damage in Iao Valley, after the heavy rains overflowed Wailuku River earlier this week. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

September 14, 2016 Mercy, mercy, mercy. I can’t get the music — or the memories — out of my head. more »»

Who is paying how much for Oahu rail – and does it matter?

September 14, 2016 Last week we took a look at the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit website where it took issue with our estimate that the surcharge was costing us all an average of $200 per person annually. more »»

Maui Connections

September 13, 2016 What did I learn at the Malama Wao Akua art exhibit? That was the question young TV interviewer Kawai Kapuni asked me as Macaleigh Hendricks’ camera rolled during the exhibit opening Friday night a... more »»

Ask the Mayor

September 12, 2016 Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. more »»

Committee continues work on Upcountry priority list

September 11, 2016 Many adults in Maui County have never known a world without the Upcountry water meter priority list. more »»



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Restating the Obvious

What the community wants

September 28, 2016 I went to a meeting of the revived Wailuku Community Association Monday evening. Community is an exaggeration. Of about 20 people there, all but 5 or 6 were on the county payrol. more »

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