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Maui Connections

July 26, 2016 Weather or not? That was the question last weekend as the island dealt with Tropical Storm Darby. Ancient Hawaiians understood the weather more intimately than we d. more »»

Ask the Mayor

July 25, 2016 There is no “Ask The Mayor” column today. Mayor Alan Arakawa’s question-and-answer column will return next week. more »»

Fiscal management of Fire Department in question

July 24, 2016 In the fiscal year 2017 budget, the Maui Fire Department was appropriated $32.9 million. Over the past six years, its budget has grown more than $6 million, or 22.5 percent. more »»

Neighbors: Sowing the seeds of the future

July 22, 2016 When Phyllis Robinson opened her wallet to buy a movie ticket at a New England box office 32 years ago, she never expected it to be a transformative moment. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

July 20, 2016 Ten years ago, cameras in smartphones seemed to me ridiculously extravagant. Five years ago, purging photo files from my phone was a weekly necessity, to free up space for more photos. more »»

No tax hike? Then wait 20 years for roads, transportation official says

July 20, 2016 In this past legislative session, we were following bills sponsored by the state Department of Transportation to raise the charges on vehicle ownership — specifically, the gasoline and vehicle weigh... more »»

Maui Connections

July 19, 2016 Thanks, Rich Tully, for recommending “The Three-Year Swim Club” by Julie Checkoway. I picked it up at Costco a few days ago. It’s hard to put down. Rich warned that would happen. more »»

Ask The Mayor

July 18, 2016 Q: I have been launching my canoe from Palauea Beach for over a decade. There were always at least three beach access paths. more »»

Auditor continues producing independent reports

July 17, 2016 Now in its fourth year of operation, the Office of the County Auditor is continuing its charter-mandated work to independently conduct performance and financial audits of Maui County operations and... more »»

The State of Aloha

July 15, 2016 Charles Campbell understood the significance of symbolic acts. After moving to the islands in the mid-1950s, he had landed a job as a newscaster at KGMB in 1962. more »»

Fire Department funds should be restored

July 15, 2016 First off, I would like to thank our firefighters and police officers for keeping us all safe during these constant brush fires we have had in West Maui recentl. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

July 13, 2016 I’m back in the saddle again. more »»

City Council bypasses grants process

July 13, 2016 In line with our recent focus on nonprofit organizations, this week we take a look at the way in which some of those organizations are supported by the Honolulu governmen. more »»

Maui Connections

July 12, 2016 After last week’s news that kept getting worse each day, by Friday there were enough of us to fill the Historic Iao Theater looking for something to laugh about. more »»

Ask The Mayor

July 11, 2016 Q: I live out in West Maui and have been affected by fires and accidents and not being able to go back home numerous times. The bypass will only help so much. more »»

Maui planning policies featured in world conference

July 10, 2016 The spotlight is on the Philippines this week for an international urban planning conference, and Maui County will play a rol. more »»

Neighbors: Charting his own course

July 8, 2016 Bryant Neal knows a thing or two about the past. And when he looks back on his own past, Neal says he never would have expected to be where he is today. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

July 6, 2016 Last week’s First Friday Wailuku town party had me dancing even more than usual, and with lots of company. From Main to Vineyard, Market Street was pulsing with a wonderful variety of music. more »»

Taxing problems for charities

July 6, 2016 This week, we continue looking at nonprofit organizations. We spoke a little about organizations such as charities, civic leagues, trade associations and labor union. more »»

Maui Connections

July 5, 2016 For the other 364 days of the year, Makawao is charming, quaint, slow and picturesque — a tiny town on the side of a volcano that happens to be the center of the universe when it comes to paniolo (o... more »»



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