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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 »»

Panel to discuss zoning for hospital, Kihei project

March 8, 2015 The County Council Land Use Committee, which I chair, will consider zoning approvals for three consecutive days in March for the proposed Downtown Kihei project, West Maui hospital and Molokai High... more »»

Neighbors: Diving in

March 6, 2015 Almost every Sunday morning for the past 25 years, Doug Rice and Christine Andrews have met at a beach in Makena with a handful of friends, old and new. more »»

Anti-GMO postcards should be recycled instead of distributed

March 6, 2015 Remember the postcards of old Hawaii, in sepia tones, that said aloha in big letters across the top, showed the magnificence of our islands and featured a charming Hawaiian beauty in a hula skirt... more »»

Maui Nei

March 5, 2015 Seldom straying far from Upcountry, it’s unusual to get into a conversation with tourists. more »»

Legislative bills pile on to the GET

March 5, 2015 Last week we mentioned that our Legislature was considering several bills that would add increases or surcharges to the Hawaii general excise tax. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

March 4, 2015 Mahalo for your condolences and comments on last week’s column about the passing of my ex-husband Jim Collins. more »»

Maui Connections

March 3, 2015 As cities across the Mainland were setting records for snow and freezing temperatures in February, Andrea Harris was setting a different kind of record for Maui. more »»

Ask The Mayor

March 2, 2015 Q: With new infestations of the little fire ants, and with Maui Invasive Species Committee Manager Teya Penniman being quoted as saying they “clearly don’t have enough resources to stop it,” is the... more »»

Funding for water system improvements debated

March 1, 2015 The County Council set aside $12.6 million in the fiscal year 2015 budget for improvements to the county’s water system. The appropriation includes $10 million in bond funding and $2. more »»

The State of Aloha

February 27, 2015 The ancient Roman poet Juvenal seldom comes up in everyday conversation these days. more »»

Advocating for Maui businesses by tracking bills in the Legislature

February 27, 2015 The entire legislative season runs fast and furious. more »»

Maui Nei

February 26, 2015 Maui is as mellow as it gets, but there are pests, both two- and four-legged. The biggest pests are axis deer. They can ruin a farm field in one night. more »»

The hidden cost of exporting taxes; visitors won’t come if it’s too costly

February 26, 2015 In our Legislature, it looks like policymakers love surcharges on our general excise tax. There are bills to extend Oahu’s existing county surcharge to pay for rail in perpetuity. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

February 25, 2015 Those were the days, my friend; We thought they’d never end. We’d sing and dance forever and a day . . . — Gene Raskin, “Those Were the Days” My son Jimmy called me from Michigan few nights ago. more »»

Maui Connections

February 24, 2015 Just in time for the Academy Awards on Sunday, Barry Wurst announced the creation of the brand-new Hawaii Film Critics Society (HFCS). more »»

Ask The Mayor

February 23, 2015 Q: I read that a recent wastewater spill in Waiehu was blamed on a power outage. more »»

Openness, efficiency council goals

February 22, 2015 As County Council chair, I’m committed to open government and civic engagement by supporting the community’s ability to obtain relevant information and documentation. After presiding over the Feb. more »»



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