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Why do we tax shipping?

June 15, 2016 Many of the studies that have compared Hawaii against the rest of the country have focused on our insanely high cost of living. Much of the latter is caused by geography. more »»

Maui Connections

June 14, 2016 Two weeks ago this column began, “A movie was born in Wailuku Friday . . .” Flash forward. Same location, production headquarters in Wailuku Heights. more »»

Ask The Mayor

June 13, 2016 Q: I have a teenager at home who will be getting her license soon, and I’m trying to impress upon her the importance of never texting and drivin. more »»

Work on ‘Show Me the Water’ bill aims to encourage more housing

June 12, 2016 The Maui County water availability policy was enacted via Ordinance 3502 (2007) to require verification of “a long-term, reliable source of water before subdivisions are approved. more »»

Neighbors: Cut from the right cloth

June 10, 2016 Penny Dant’s dining room table is a busy place. The large wooden table has hosted countless family dinners and holiday feasts over the years. more »»

Council underfunds community needs while its budget grows

June 10, 2016 Last week, the City and County of Honolulu passed a $2.33 billion operating budget and a $940 million capital improvement budget for their next fiscal year. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

June 8, 2016 In 1835, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow famously wrote, “Music is the universal language of mankind . .. more »»

What will we do next for hospital workers?

June 8, 2016 Many of us are familiar with the saga of the state-run hospitals in Maui County, including Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital & Clinic and Lanai Community Hospital. more »»

Maui Connections

June 7, 2016 You could feel the aloha all the way from San Francisco on Saturday when Yvonne Biegel accepted an Emmy in the Lifestyle — Program/Special category for “Search Hawaii Kauai — Episode 3. more »»

Ask The Mayor

June 6, 2016 Q: I stopped off at the scenic outlook along the pali the other day just to have a closer look at the “booths” that were set up. more »»

Are changes needed to the community plan update process?

June 5, 2016 On May 24, the County Council’s Planning Committee received a presentation from the county Planning Department on the process involved in updating the county’s community plans. more »»

Pay some now or pay more later

June 3, 2016 Back during my first administration, we had an opportunity to buy One Main Plaza for $10.5 million. more »»

The State of Aloha

June 3, 2016 I often use a word in my column that has never caused pause for me — until recently. It’s a word we all know. I have known it my entire life. It’s been used to describe me. more »»

Will they come for you next?

June 1, 2016 A U.S. Supreme Court case decided in April shows us the extent to which some tax agencies will go in order to enforce their laws, even across state lines. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

June 1, 2016 The merry month of May has drawn to a close, along with the high school careers of thousands of Hawaii students. more »»

Maui Connections

May 31, 2016 What’s a picture worth these days? Still a thousand words? I think more. Thanks to social media, photos have taken armchair travel to the next level. more »»

Let the people have their say on council-manager proposal

May 31, 2016 We all want and expect that government services such as trash pickup, repaving of roads, park maintenance, etc., to be done expeditiously and efficiently. more »»

Ask the Mayor

May 30, 2016 Q: Newly returned to the island, I was pulled over for violating the “Move Over Law,” which I was completely unaware of and have not seen any education on since being pulled over and slapped with a... more »»

Tough decision-making paves the way for balanced budget

May 29, 2016 In a meeting on Friday at 9 a.m., the County Council will have a chance to pass the County of Maui’s budget on second and final reading. more »»

Neighbors: Portrait of an Art Lover

May 27, 2016 It all started with a romantic gesture. more »»



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