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We have met the enemy, and he is us, but now what do we do about it?

May 21, 2015 A recent article by Mark Weinberger, now the global chairman and CEO of the international accounting firm EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young), says there are three big issues that are holding our... more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

May 20, 2015 ”When I do eventually drop, I pray to God that it’ll happen in one of three ways. Firstly, on stage or leaving the stage, then secondly in my sleep. more »»

Maui Connections

May 19, 2015 It was at Disneyland when we were still kids that a lot of us first learned it’s a small world after all. We’re still learning. more »»

Ask The Mayor

May 18, 2015 Q: I am a property owner on Kaupakalua Road in Haiku. Kaupakalua Road between Kauhikoa and West Kuiaha roads has become almost undriveable after any kind of rainstor. more »»

GET authority for state counties comes with costs

May 17, 2015 Prior to the state Legislature adjourning nearly two weeks ago, both the House and Senate passed House Bill 134, a measure that allows counties to enact or extend a general excise tax surcharge for... more »»

Council process to increase CORA permit fees shocking

May 15, 2015  On May 4, during the final week of budget deliberations, Maui County Council Budget and Finance Committee Chairman Riki Hokama proposed a 600 percent increase to the Commercial Ocean Recreation... more »»

Maui Nei

May 14, 2015 A quarter century ago, volunteers dug into Maui’s ancient history, unearthing a seaside village on the Kahakuloa side of Waihee Beach Park. There’s no sign of the work today. Dr. more »»

Double standard seen in business tax deductions

May 14, 2015 Last week we spent some time on business-related income taxes paid and the question of who may deduct them. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

May 13, 2015 Besides writing and performing on evenings and weekends, I have the pleasure of working at Kaunoa Senior Services, a division of the County of Maui’s Department of Housing and Human Concerns. more »»

Maui Connections

May 12, 2015 “Isn’t the Hawaiian language beautiful?” asked Clifford Nae‘ole, visionary chairman of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua’s Celebration of the Arts that opened its 23rd year, as it has each year before, wit... more »»

Ask The Mayor

May 11, 2015 Q: I was highly discouraged to hear that the County Council is talking about raising the Maui Bus fares. I’m an avid bus rider and many of my fellow passengers are circling the drain financiall. more »»

Lower property tax rates in council budget proposal

May 10, 2015 Exactly a week ago — on a Sunday afternoon — the County Council’s Budget and Finance Committee began wrapping up its arduous work on the fiscal year 2016 budget by proposing a $621 million county... more »»

The State of Aloha

May 8, 2015 Criminal defense lawyers like the Fifth Amendment. more »»

Chamber experienced plusses and minuses this legislative session

May 8, 2015 As this legislative session draws to an end, there have been both plusses and minuses in terms of session results for the Maui Chamber of Commerce, which is typical, understanding how fast the... more »»

Maui Nei

May 7, 2015 It was an unusual reason to leave the country and visit the land of beaches, bikinis, condos and clutter. An invitation came via email. more »»

Whose tax is it anyway?

May 7, 2015 The United States Tax Court recently decided a case that is important to small-business owners in several states, not just Hawaii. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

May 6, 2015 I had that darn dream again last night, one of several that recur every couple of years or so. It’s a short one, more like a cherished memory than a fanciful vision. more »»

Maui Connections

May 5, 2015 Celebrating many Hawaiian cultural traditions the authentic way for the last 22 years, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua has established some new traditions of its own. more »»

Ask The Mayor

May 4, 2015 Q: I am curious as to who is responsible for the cleanliness of restaurants in Maui County. more »»

Zoning for West Maui hospital, budget on agenda

May 3, 2015 Zoning for the proposed new West Maui hospital, to be developed by Newport Hospital Corp. on nearly 15 acres in Lahaina, will be considered by the Maui County Council at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. more »»



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