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Ask The Mayor

May 19, 2014 Q: Will the La Perouse Bay road and lava field be reopened for hikers and snorkelers? It was closed years ago for studies and extensions that seem to never end. more »»

Kalaupapa Memorial: A place of pride and healing

May 18, 2014 The Maui County Council’s Budget and Finance Committee recommended appropriating $100,000 in the fiscal year 2015 budget for the planning and design of the Kalaupapa Memoria. more »»

Because she’s ‘Happy’

May 16, 2014 Kanee Wright lives up to her name. “My middle name is Happy, because I was born on New Year’s Day,” she says. more »»

Maui Nei

May 15, 2014 Chalk it up to being old and cranky. The “news” on television has become less informative and more annoying. It’s not so much the content as the presentation. more »»

To err is human — and then we can really mess things up

May 15, 2014 One feature of our legislative session is that a lot of work needs to get done in a short amount of time. When that happens, there are “oops” moments. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

May 14, 2014 My life is in need of order. I know that because I’m in a Tetris mood, rather than my usual Scrabble state of mind. more »»

Maui Connections

May 13, 2014 Another year, more to celebrate. Considering that I’ve been to all 22 of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua’s annual Celebrations of the Arts, what’s amazing is that it’s never the same. more »»

Ask The Mayor

May 12, 2014 Q: Does the new tobacco ban at county parks and beaches mean that people cannot smoke on the Waiehu Golf Course too? What about the beaches in front of the hotels in Wailea and Kaanapali? A: That is... more »»

Hearing on Maui Island Plan implementation program set

May 11, 2014 Following extensive discussions by its Planning Committee, the Maui County Council will hold a public hearing Wednesday at 6 p.m. more »»

The State of Aloha

May 9, 2014 In a criminal trial, government prosecutors try to convince a jury that there is evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused committed the charged crime. more »»

Maui Nei

May 8, 2014 The mailbox held a bunch of junk and one envelope with a portentous return address: “Circuit Court of the Second Circuit — The Judiciary, State of Hawaii. more »»

You want a stable funding source?

May 8, 2014 In a previous column I spent some time discussing temporary tax and why it may have a meaning at the Capitol that’s different from what you and I may think. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

May 7, 2014 I bought new eyeglasses this week — my first pair in almost seven years — and I must say, they’re so stylish, I might actually wear them in public. more »»

Maui Connections

May 6, 2014 On the eve of the 22nd annual Celebration of the Arts, returning to The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Friday through Sunday, the resort’s cultural adviser, Clifford Nae‘ole, shares an amazing tale. more »»

Ask The Mayor

May 5, 2014 Q: I have a permanent disability that allows me to have a handicap parking placard. However, I have two cars registered in my name because my wife and I use both vehicle. more »»

Counties received mixed blessings in legislative session

May 4, 2014 The 2014 state legislative session ended last week, and we were once again reminded that success at the Capitol never comes easily. more »»

‘Labor of love’

May 2, 2014 With a background as a jet-setting software developer, Lehua Fitch makes an unlikely pig farmer. But it might be her experience in business that gives her a fresh perspective on agriculture in Hawaii. more »»

Maui Nei

May 1, 2014 In 1946, being able to turn on a radio and hear a Maui station was a marvel. Up until that time, listening to a broadcast on the island meant trying to listen to one of two Honolulu radio stations. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

April 30, 2014 Mom and I enjoyed a family reunion last Saturday, in an unlikely place — at the CrossFit Maui facility in Kahului. more »»

Maui Connections

April 29, 2014 Hi, I’m Bob. I wrote this song 50 years ago, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now. more »»



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