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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 »»

Maui Connections

April 19, 2016 For a few days last week, everywhere I went there was a guy running around in a red-feathered suit. Did I say “guy”? I meant, “bird.” A guy running around in a red-feathered bird sui. more »»

Ask The Mayor

April 18, 2016 Q: Walking around the Kuau neighborhood last week, we saw that there were “NO PARKING AT ANY TIME” signs everywhere. There are now only four spaces to par. more »»

Counties keeping a close watch on the TAT amount

April 17, 2016 Now is the time for each of us to call and email our state legislators and ask that counties receive a fair share of revenue from the transient accommodations tax. more »»

Breadfruit Bonanza

April 15, 2016 They say every chef has a culinary “eureka” moment. For John Cadman, it was inspired by a twice-forgotten breadfruit. more »»

Keep eye on details in budget process

April 15, 2016 Have you ever had to make adjustments to your monthly budget? Let’s say your home or car needs immediate repairs. You may have to pull extra money from somewhere. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

April 13, 2016 Folks used to say that the island of Maui was actually several distinctly different islands, separated by cane fields and miles of road instead of water. more »»

Fuel tax is schizophrenia in motion

April 13, 2016 Dec. 31, 2015, not only marked the end of the top Hawaii individual income tax rates, but also of some fuel tax provisions. more »»

Maui Connections

April 12, 2016 Among his many accomplishments over decades with The Maui News, Ron Youngblood was a regular guest lecturer in the class I teach at the University of Hawaii Maui College. more »»

Ask The Mayor

April 11, 2016 Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Q: Each year numerous fires are intentionally set, costing county taxpayers dearly. more »»



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