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Ask The Mayor

October 14, 2013 Q: We went to Palauea Beach yesterday and saw survey stakes and orange fencing that had been put up around two small areas. more »»

Council committee to review animal issues Thursday

October 13, 2013 A review of key animal issues facing the county will be conducted by the County Council’s Housing, Human Services and Transportation Committee on Thursday at 9 a.m. more »»

‘Thank you for being my friend’ — a friend

October 11, 2013 MAKAWAO Kristi Wineland first noticed Jerome “Jerry” Arnold a few years ago, sitting outside her sister’s Makawao store, Aloha Cowboy. more »»

Maui Nei

October 10, 2013 In 1960, a young haole couple from Denver traveled to Maui. He had a job teaching music at Baldwin High School. They drove to the West Coast where they boarded a ship for the trip to the islands. more »»

Raising debt ceiling, cutting spending is crux of issue

October 10, 2013 The partial shutdown of the federal government broke records on the airwaves of Twitter and other social media with much of the criticism aimed at a dysfunctional Congress or the handful of... more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

October 9, 2013 Whew! The 91st Maui Fair is now history. The dust has settled, and I’ve survived another year of food booth duty. more »»

Keiki o ka ‘Aina

October 8, 2013 It was an anxious time when we gave Trixie away, the spunky little tabby kitten who fell in love with our handsome black-and-white Toobie and became a fixture at our back door. more »»

Ask The Mayor

October 7, 2013 Q: I am a resident of Lahaina and have some friends wanting to come here the last week of October from the Mainland for our Halloween celebration rather than go to Kauai or the Big Island. more »»

Panel to receive input on home-based business bill

October 6, 2013 In the next few months, I intend to conduct evening meetings of the County Council’s Planning Committee in several community plan areas for residents to provide testimony on the landmark home-based... more »»

The State of Aloha

October 4, 2013 Something new is afoot in state politics. No, we don’t have a sudden and strong Republican response to years of Democratic dominance in the islands. Far from it. more »»

Maui Nei

October 3, 2013 The run across upper Kula was a little eerie. Intractable jerks in Washington, D.C., had shut down all but essential federal services across the country. more »»

Quick fix for Social Security could create false hopes

October 3, 2013 Apparently when one is an elected official, one has to make sure that his concerns reflect the concerns of his constituency, and obviously the concerns of seniors is right up there at the top of the... more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

October 2, 2013 The 91st Maui Fair kicks off tomorrow and so does my annual four-day stint in the Mana‘o Radio BBQ pork booth. Four hot, sweaty, exhausting days of pulling — and pushing — pork. more »»

Keiki o ka ‘Aina

October 1, 2013 Wow, I take back what I said about the recent America’s Cup races on San Francisco Bay being too high-tech, too high-speed, too high-testosterone. more »»

Ask The Mayor

September 30, 2013 Q: The tennis court in Haliimaile really needs attention . . . It seems like it has been abandoned by the Parks & Recreation Department. more »»

Committee considers 2014 HSAC legislative package

September 29, 2013 The Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee will meet Monday at 9 a.m. to consider proposals for the 2014 Hawaii State Association of Counties legislative package. more »»

‘They’re going to be lifting us’

September 27, 2013 When her mother’s stomachache got too painful for her to bear any longer, Laura Stout drove her to the emergency room. “Sixty-four days later, I came home without my mom,” she said. more »»

Maui Nei

September 26, 2013 Just a week to go. Excited anticipation growing. Keiki of all ages counting down to the County Fair. A day off from school. more »»

Quoted study, missing caveat, misleading

September 26, 2013 Late last month the national Tax Foundation, located in Washington, D.C., compiled its annual study of sales tax rates from around the country. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

September 25, 2013 Tuu nu yibee yunu take neeran (One spirit, different parts) — Okinawan proverb According to the Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai, the proverb above is interpreted as “Ten fingers are different, but they work... more »»



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