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Ask The Mayor

February 24, 2014 Will the road improvements you mentioned in your State of the County address, specifically Hansen and Kokomo, have bike lanes? Cycling on Maui has become a main reason for many visitors to come to... more »»

Looking at the numbers behind county’s wage, salary increases

February 23, 2014 Maui County currently employs about 2,600 individuals, and nearly 2,300 are members of unions. more »»

Happy tails

February 21, 2014 On a cool August morning in 2012, Makawao resident Dustin Metzler was going for an early run — one of many, as he prepared for the Maui Marathon — when he started thinking about dogs. more »»

Maui Nei

February 20, 2014 At this latitude, 20 degrees and some minutes north of the equator, the attitude toward cannabis sativa has tacked through some subtle shifts in the political winds since the United States outlawed... more »»

More than one beast to feed

February 20, 2014 When we pay our taxes we probably expect that the money we pay in will be used toward any and all legitimate financial needs of the state. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

February 19, 2014 The phrase “senior moment” has become a cute euphemism for episodes of forgetfulness, but the phrase holds a different, deeper connotation for me. more »»

Maui Connections

February 18, 2014 A sea of humanity shared some whale love Saturday in Kihei. It was the Pacific Whale Foundation’s 34th World Whale Day, or as some of us call it, Whalentine’s Day. more »»

Ask The Mayor

February 17, 2014 Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. more »»

New Maui Lani regional park facility receives support from committee

February 16, 2014 A 26.5-acre recreational complex in Central Maui may soon be available for residents to enjoy. At its Feb. more »»

The State of Aloha

February 14, 2014 When I was in the 5th grade at Haiku Elementary School, we took a field trip to the War Memorial Stadium. We had been waiting for this day to come for almost a year. more »»

Maui Nei

February 13, 2014 In the 1970s, money from Washington padded Maui County’s payroll. In 1973, President Richard Nixon signed into law the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act. more »»

What is wrong with tax credits?

February 13, 2014 Solar and wind energy system owners, movie and TV producers, the impoverished, those who hire workers in certain zones, those who buy durable goods to use in a business. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

February 12, 2014 As you undoubtedly know, Friday is Valentine’s Day. Those of you who didn’t know or had forgotten (that’s right, guys, I’m talkin’ ’bout you!), consider yourselves lucky. more »»

Maui Connections

February 11, 2014 Students in my English class at the college have problems with verb tense. They start in the past but quickly flip into the present. Maybe this language challenge has its origins in pidgin. more »»

Ask The Mayor

February 10, 2014 Q: What can be done to enforce the “No Camping” ordinance at our county parks — specifically at the lower end of Kanaha Beach Park? There is a growing unsightly encampment just off Amala Place and... more »»

Bills would allow council members to be more accessible, responsive

February 9, 2014 I’ve asked the state Legislature to consider a set of bills to allow council members to be more accessible and responsive. House Bill 2139, introduced by Rep. more »»

From the plantation to a pompadour for crooner

February 7, 2014 Allen Idemoto’s first glimpse of Elvis Presley was through a neighbor’s window. more »»

Maui Nei

February 6, 2014 The ocean had a cloudy complexion, a light gray created by an overcast sky. The filtered light made a convoy of islands stand in stark relief. more »»

Counties should not have taxing authority

February 6, 2014 Recently the mayors of our four large counties all got together in what has been described as their annual pilgrimage to the Legislatur. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

February 5, 2014 Today, I’m serving the pupu sampler instead of the plate lunch. more »»

 
 

 

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