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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 »»

Lanai and Molokai are in the County Council spotlight

April 10, 2016 Molokai and Lanai issues are often at the forefront of Maui County Council members’ work. more »»

The State of Aloha

April 8, 2016 Just exactly how many islands are in the Hawaiian Islands? Eight, right? (Don’t forget Kahoolawe and Niihau.) One answer is on our state flag. more »»

Maui Nei

April 7, 2016 I am writing here at the bottom of Page A3 on a Thursday — in Ron’s space — to let his avid fans know that he has died. He passed Monday at about noon after a long illness. He was 73. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

April 6, 2016 Last week’s column, in which I blatantly advertised for a dance partner to join me at Willie K’s “Martinis & Jazz” nights at the King Kamehameha Clubhouse, generated a dozen replies. more »»

Is low real property tax a bad thing?

April 6, 2016 One of the more interesting bills still alive and being considered this legislative session is one that would commission a study on the effects of Hawaii’s low real property taxes. more »»

Maui Connections

April 5, 2016 The Merrie Monarch Festival, like the circumnavigation of the Earth by the sailing canoe Hokule‘a, is another opportunity to realize the wisdom and beauty of the Hawaiian culture, and the lessons it... more »»

Ask The Mayor

April 4, 2016 Q: Aren’t major grocery stores supposed to provide bins to recycle plastic bags? I haven’t seen a bin at Safeway or Foodland for a few years. more »»

Council’s budget season kicks off

April 3, 2016 On March 24, the Maui County Council received the mayor’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget. The plan proposes $711.5 million in spending, a $90.8 million increase from the $620. more »»

Neighbors: All the right notes

April 1, 2016 When he was 6 years old, Darius Soo Hoo fell in love with the violin. That winter, he went to see a live orchestra. more »»



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