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The State of Aloha

March 27, 2015 Two weeks ago I was on the other side of the globe; London to be more specific. It was a long journey. England is 10 time zones away from us this time of year. more »»

 
 
 
Providing advocacy for Maui businesses

March 27, 2015 Each legislative session from January through May, the Maui Chamber of Commerce spends a considerable amount of time educating and informing state lawmakers about important business issues, tracking... more »»

Maui Nei

March 26, 2015 About halfway between Paia and Makawao, there’s a modest sign at the top of a driveway leading to decades of Maui history. more »»

Increasing tax will put poor over the barrel

March 26, 2015 One of the tax-increase bills that is still afloat at the Legislature concerns the environmental response, energy and food security tax, which we refer to as the barrel tax. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

March 25, 2015 As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly. more »»

Maui Connections

March 24, 2015 He showed up at twilight last Monday, looking regal in in his black-and-brown coat with white spots. His antlers were morphing from velvet to a majestic rack. more »»

Ask The Mayor

March 23, 2015 Q: I heard there was a headline in The Maui News that said no more short-term (vacation rental home) licenses are being given for homes on Maui. more »»

Maui County becoming an electric vehicle paradise

March 22, 2015 Maui County is fast becoming a paradise for users of electric vehicles, or EVs. With more than 600 EVs, the island of Maui has the highest concentration in the nation. more »»

Neighbors: ‘I’m a restless soul’

March 20, 2015 Novice nun, journalist, single mother, insurance saleswoman, wish-granter — Kihei’s Emily Bott has worn many hats over the past nine decades. more »»

Maui Nei

March 19, 2015 Holy Ghost Church will be filled today with memories of an older, more gentle Maui. more »»

More transparency for special funds

March 19, 2015 For several years, the Tax Foundation has been beating up on “special fun. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

March 18, 2015 Logophile (LAW-guh-fahyl) — Lover of words I was a logophile long before I ever heard the word. Truth be told, I’ve never actually heard the word spoken. more »»

Maui Connections

March 17, 2015 Imagine the surprise of Keola and Moana Beamer when, after flying 6,500 miles to perform in Siem Reap, Cambodia, they were greeted by 25 6th-graders from a rural village dressed in grass skirts and... more »»

Ask The Mayor

March 16, 2015 Q: Great State of the County address, Mr. Mayor, all kinds of good news in it. I particularly got all excited about the planned Hansen Road improvements. more »»

Panel to discuss compensation for ocean rescuers

March 15, 2015 The County Council Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, which I chair, will consider a resolution at 9 a.m. Monday to endorse compensating ocean safety officers for water-rescue operations. more »»

Lawmakers’ perception of employers brings ‘unscrupulous’ treatment

March 13, 2015 In an effort to qualify independent contractors in law to avoid incorrect Department of Labor & Industrial Relations rulings, we have been working to modify Chapter 383-6 of the Hawaii Revised... more »»

Maui Nei

March 12, 2015 The islands have long been known for rainbows. Anuenue arc across the sky when low-lying sunshine hits a mist. A reminder of these splendors is right there on Hawaii license plate. more »»

Pay your money, take your chances!

March 12, 2015 In Hawaii, many are fascinated with gambling, perhaps because it’s illegal here. Some think of Las Vegas as the ninth Hawaiian Island because of all the Hawaii people who visit this gambling mecca. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

March 11, 2015 So, have you hit the Target yet? Frankly, I’m surprised at the lack of initiative among my friends. more »»

Maui Connections

March 10, 2015 Among local heroes featured on the front page of The Maui News, not many have four legs and a wagging tail. I met Jade last Friday as she lay comfortably under the desk of Cari Wongsam. more »»

Ask The Mayor

March 9, 2015 Q: My neighbor says she can put her automated trash cart anywhere she wants, and often puts it on my property near the road if I haven’t already put mine out. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Book Review 341: American Cornball

March 26, 2015 AMERICAN CORNBALL: A Laffopedic Guide to the Formerly Funny, by Christopher Miller. 530 pages, illustrated. more »

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