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June 1, 2015 Q: Why does Pukalani only have one county bus stop? We are a community of over 7,500 residents, some of whom have to walk approximately two miles to reach the nearest county bus stop. more »»

June 10 deadline looms for fiscal ’16 budget

May 31, 2015 The Maui County Council will consider its $621 million fiscal year 2016 proposed budget for second and final reading on Friday at 9 a.m. in the Council Chamber. more »»

Maui Nei

May 28, 2015 His professional name is Jimmy C. On Maui radio stations dating back to the 1970s, he was known as Jimmy Christopher. His given name is Jimmy Coulter. Or, maybe it’s Christopher. more »»

Mounting debts, stagnant income recipe for disaster

May 28, 2015 I was recently on a television program with two very prominent local politicians, and the subject of unfunded liabilities came up. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

May 27, 2015 A while ago, I conducted an informal, highly unscientific poll, asking folks to name their favorite day of the week. more »»

Maui Connections

May 26, 2015 Cub Scouts in Pack 68 learn the meaning of Memorial Day in a special way each year, clearing the brush and weeds overgrowing Iao Cemetery at the end of Vineyard Street in Wailuk. more »»

Ask The Mayor

May 25, 2015 Q: Can someone register a cat colony in a residential area? If so, what is the limit of cats and what (if any) can the neighbors do to prevent them from invading their property (yards, garages,... more »»

Council work continues after budget session

May 24, 2015 The County Council Budget and Finance Committee’s $621 million proposal for the fiscal year 2016 budget will be considered for first reading on Tuesday at 10 a.. more »»

The State of Aloha

May 22, 2015 A while back some friends came over from Honolulu. They wanted to go out. Compared to the tropical metropolis on Oahu, Maui’s night life is a bit lacking. more »»

Budget’s first reading on Tuesday

May 22, 2015 The Maui County Council will take up first reading of its proposed fiscal 2016 budget on Tuesday. more »»

Maui Nei

May 21, 2015 The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says an ancient trail between Olinda and the top of Haleakala isn’t safe unless the hiker has a guide. more »»

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 »»



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