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January 1, 2015 First day of a new year. Time to formulate New Year’s resolutions. Nah, Nah, Nah. Such resolves generally last a only few days, maybe a week or month, so why bother? Except. more »»

Another perspective on Hawaii’s GET

January 1, 2015 Yet another 50-state study has come out, this one from the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council of Washington, D.. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

December 31, 2014 Goodbye, 2014. You were a good year. Not the best I’ve ever had, but certainly not the worst. more »»

Maui Connections

December 30, 2014 Newspaper columnists’ beats may change, but old habits don’t. All those years editing Maui Scene and Currents must have rewired my brain. more »»

Ask The Mayor

December 29, 2014 Q: I was wondering if the well-traveled roads of Haiku are scheduled for repaving anytime soon. Kaupakalua and Kokomo roads are to a point where it is unsafe to drive. more »»

Honoring county residents’ outstanding achievements

December 28, 2014 I had the honor of convening 51 meetings while chairing the Maui County Council during the two-year term that ends on Frida. more »»

Building a healthier Maui

December 28, 2014 As we enter our second year, it is important to realize that the Affordable Care Act, in partnership with Hawaii’s advanced health care system, is doing more than providing insurance — it is saving... more »»

Maui Nei

December 25, 2014 The short list of gifts and cards had been checked off early this year. There was no need for any last-minute shopping. For the most part, thank the ability to shop at home and let the U.S. more »»

Regarding London’s mayor’s unpaid tax bill

December 25, 2014 You may have heard in the news about Boris Johnson. He’s a flamboyant politician in the U.K. with an unruly mop of blond hair. Recently he made news by publicly saying he absolutely won’t pay his U.S. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

December 24, 2014 I don’t understand why some folks get so offended over the greeting “Happy Holidays,” as if the use of the phrase somehow renounces Christmas. more »»

Maui Connections

December 23, 2014 Christmas doesn’t arrive in the islands on Santa’s sleigh. For some, it touches down on the wings of Learjets. more »»

Ask The Mayor

December 22, 2014 Q: Until several years ago, many of the Wailea hotels monopolized the space at Wailea and Polo beaches by setting up large numbers of umbrellas and lounge chairs for the exclusive use of their... more »»

Land acquisition, housing, community initiatives highlight term

December 21, 2014 With the County Council’s legislative work for the 2013-2015 term now concluded, it’s an apt time to look back at some highlights. more »»

The State of Aloha

December 19, 2014 On Dec. 7, 1941, at 7:48 a.m., the first wave of Japanese fighter planes attacked Oahu. More than 350 fighter planes would descend upon the island. more »»

Maui Nei

December 18, 2014 There was a scurry of workers in the fourth-floor office when a shaggy dude carrying a weird instrument walked in to talk to Recreation Director Al Deloso. more »»

There’s cliff in state income tax, too

December 18, 2014 A couple of months ago I was talking about tax cliffs. These apply where a taxpayer makes a dollar more of income, or value, then the tax amount jumps far more than that one dollar. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

December 17, 2014 A recent article in The Maui News cited a scientific study that actually measured the degree of power in a pair of high heels. more »»

Maui Connections

December 16, 2014 It took great writer and former Maui girl Lee Cataluna only a handful of words to sum up so much of the essence of modern island life with the title of her short-story collection: “Folks You Meet at... more »»

Ask The Mayor

December 15, 2014 Q: The house across the street from where I live has 10 cars and about 15 to 20 people living there. It’s a hassle to park on the road, and there is always someone blocking our drivewa. more »»

Bills on water shortage, affordable housing are up for final reading

December 14, 2014 The County Council will consider on second and final reading Friday Bill 85, which provides new authority for the county to address water shortages, and Bill 86, an update to the county’s... more »»



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