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November 23, 2015 Q: I’ve noticed a recent increase of homeless people taking over the parking lot at Kanaha Beach. I see lots of them with no camping permit and it is not fair to the ones who want to go for day use. more »»

Reef restoration requires collaboration

November 22, 2015 Maui County’s coral reef ecosystem is in critical condition and needs to be protected and restored. more »»

The State of Aloha

November 20, 2015 The Ala Moana Shopping Center was more abuzz than normal last week. The largest shopping mall in the islands had an opening ceremony on Nov. 10 for its new Ewa wing — the former Sears location. more »»

Survey: DMVL workers ‘awesome’

November 20, 2015 Every week I receive reports from my directors about recent events and department updates. more »»

Maui Nei

November 19, 2015 Anticipation. A strong sun slides its rays over the southeast slope of Haleakala. E ala e. Time to rise. What will the day bring? Lady Day, the house cat, is snuggled into a nest of covers. more »»

Working on the fringe

November 18, 2015 Eighty years ago, people went to work to earn a salary and not much else. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

November 18, 2015 Kathy Collins was unable to file her “Sharing Mana’o” column today due to computer issues. Her column is expected to return next Wednesday. more »»

Ask The Mayor

November 16, 2015 Q: My husband and I moved to Maui two years ago. We heard there would be a new high school built in north Kihei. more »»

Water resources panel learns from local, statewide experts

November 15, 2015 On Nov. 4, the Maui County Council’s Water Resources Committee received a presentation from Barry Usagawa, an engineer with the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, on Oahu’s water master plan. more »»

Neighbors: ‘Your heart sets your course’

November 13, 2015 If you bump into Sherrie Austin around town, there’s a good chance she’ll be carrying two things: a camera and a colorful fabric lei. “I have a lei for every day of the month,” she explained. more »»

Maui Nei

November 12, 2015 The folks at the Maui Visitors Bureau probably broke out high-fives when the latest issue of Honolulu magazine hit the stands. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

November 11, 2015 Seven years ago, my friend and fellow radio veteran Bill Best approached me about performing a two-person play with him. more »»

The shaky future of bonus depreciation

November 11, 2015 It is about this time of year that Congress traditionally debates the future of the “tax extenders” bill, which deals with 50 or so tax provisions that are set to expire. more »»

Ask The Mayor

November 9, 2015 Q: Is there any kind of noise ordinance related to excessively loud exhausts on motor vehicles, specifically mopeds? It seems to be a trend these days to modify mopeds to be as loud as possible. more »»

Reforms in county government on the way

November 8, 2015 Innovative reforms in county government are on the way, thanks to legislation being considered by the Maui County Council this month. more »»

The State of Aloha

November 6, 2015 Who should be in charge of running Maui County? This question was asked at a hearing on a resolution before a subcommittee of the Maui County Council and two answers emerged: the mayor or a county... more »»

Homeless situation must be addressed now; otherwise it will only get worse

November 6, 2015 On Oct. 30, The Maui News ran a story about my proposed plan to house the homeless community. It’s a multipronged approach that addresses immediate needs, as well as mid- and long-term solutions. more »»

Maui Nei

November 5, 2015 Finding a house to turn into a home has long been a problem for working Mauians. In 1900, The Maui News ran an editorial decrying the lack of housing in Wailuku. more »»

The chamber stands for small business

November 5, 2015 A small business itself, the Maui Chamber of Commerce has supported small businesses for over 100 years. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

November 4, 2015 The remnants of Halloween have been swept into the shadows, and you know what that means. more »»

Wonder blunder times 3.5

November 4, 2015 Gib Arnold, former basketball coach at the University of Hawaii, just hit the jackpot. more »»



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Syria's Gordian knot

November 21, 2015 The Washington Post's David Ignatius has a piece on getting the factions in Syria to agree to a cease-fire, as prelude to a breakup of monolithic Syria into a "more federal" system of cantons. more »

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