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Maui Connections

May 3, 2016 On the road again, to Hana. Mana‘o Hana Hou Radio’s Dr. B provides the traveling music for the annual pilgrimage to the East Maui Taro Festival. more »»

Ask The Mayor

May 2, 2016 Q: Why are so many food trucks parked all day long all over the island when the law requires relocation every 30 minutes? Also, can you check the hygiene practices that are required? Cashiers are... more »»

County governments are at the forefront in Hawaii

May 1, 2016 I’ve had the privilege of representing county governments during the 2016 state legislative session, which ends Thursday. more »»

Neighbors: It runs in the family

April 29, 2016 It’s safe to say that volunteering is in Mary Drayer’s DNA. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

April 27, 2016 Another great man has left us, quietly and with dignity, the same way he lived his life. Olympic weightlifting legend Tommy Kono passed away Sunday at his Honolulu home. He was 85. more »»

Organically seeded tax credits sprout

April 27, 2016 This week we look at a sprouting new tax credit being considered by the Legislature. Our Legislature has traditionally acted to advance the production of renewable energy. more »»

Maui Connections

April 26, 2016 Thousands of miles from Broadway tributes and purple light shows from Niagara Falls to San Francisco, Upcountry jacarandas joined in on the chorus of a Prince song last weekend. more »»

Ask The Mayor

April 25, 2016 Q: Are political candidates allowed to post their “vote for me” signage on public school property? Today I noticed a banner for a candidate’s re-election affixed to the chain-link fencing that... more »»

Fight against invasive species takes community effort

April 24, 2016 Fighting invasive species such as the miconia weed, the little fire ant and the coqui frog takes diligence by everyone in the community. more »»

The State of Aloha

April 22, 2016 It’s hard to believe that we still have territories. If you think that the shadow of imperialism has finally passed, look west and think again. The year was 1521. more »»

It is time for committee to hear budget amendment

April 22, 2016 I want to send a big thank you to the 15 County of Maui clerks and additional community supporters that attended our sign-waving event on Equal Pay Day April 12. more »»

The Hawaiian word for newcomer is malihini

April 22, 2016 I, too, was saddened by the news of Ron Youngblood’s death, but found solace in the numerous letters from other fans. more »»

Letter writer had good advice regarding petitions

April 22, 2016 I’d like to commend the writer of the April 15 letter “Don’t thoughtlessly sign petitions for initiatives” for saying it as it is: Read, read, and read again if need b. more »»

Checks, balances needed for effective government

April 22, 2016 No matter what form of governance the county opts for, unless there is a strong component of checks and balances neither system will be effective. The council has greatly improved in this area. more »»

Response to warnings over Organic Farmland Initiative

April 22, 2016 In his April 15 letter, the writer warns us to read petitions before we sign them. more »»

Madison favored rigorous and constructive debate

April 22, 2016 “Constitution limits powers of the national government” (Letters, April 14) illustrates a serious deficit in our national discourse: the failure to actually understand opposing views. more »»

Make U.S. the best place for companies to prosper

April 22, 2016 Proven fact: Americans would rather buy cheap than buy American and businesses would rather make a profit than lose money. more »»

Rental car customers are also taxpayers

April 22, 2016 The April 16 article about the new airport rental car facility stated that it “will be financed by income generated by a $4. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

April 20, 2016 Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Maria Sharapova, Alex Rodriguez . . . and me. We belong to a fairly elite group, one that, given the choice, you probably wouldn’t want to join. more »»

Counties come begging for bigger piece of the hotel room tax pie

April 20, 2016 On April 1, April Fool’s Day, a respectable delegation of county politicians gathered in the state House Finance Committee hearing room. more »»



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