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Maui Connections

March 11, 2014 Maui Film Festival Directors Barry and Stella Rivers are nailing down plans for this summer’s festival, whose dates have moved up to June 4 to 8 in Wailea and at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. more »»

Ask The Mayor

March 10, 2014 Q: I have a question about the “Kingdom of Hawai’i” license plates I see on various kinds of vehicles and in different colors. more »»

Budget amendments highlight Tuesday’s council agenda

March 9, 2014 The County Council on Tuesday will hear on second and final reading several important bills to approve fiscal year 2014 budget amendment. more »»

Maui Nei

March 6, 2014 They went away as boys and those who survived came home as men. Some volunteered to answer their country’s call and others were drafted. more »»

How do we stimulate business?

March 6, 2014 A few weeks ago this column spoke out against tax credits. Not so much because I didn’t believe in the worthiness of the causes the credits were trying to support — far from it. more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

March 5, 2014 People often ask me how I’m able to remember so much about old-time Maui. The truth is, I don’t. more »»

Maui Connections

March 4, 2014 Aging baby boomers have been lining up at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center box office to buy tickets for Bob Dylan’s April 26 show in the A&B Amphitheater. more »»

Ask The Mayor

March 3, 2014 Q: I was devastated to hear about the terrible plane crash on Lanai. more »»

Smoking ban, bills honoring youth mentors considered

March 2, 2014 Bills to prohibit smoking at Maui County parks, including beaches, and bus stops are pending in committee as the County Council seeks to move key legislation before its calendar becomes consumed by... more »»

The State of Aloha

February 28, 2014 Azerbaijan is more than 8,000 miles away from the islands. This small country was once part of the Soviet Union deep in the Caucus Mountains and right up against the Caspian Sea. more »»

Maui Nei

February 27, 2014 The faded sign is an echo of better times for Bullocks, a place where not everyone knew your name but the patrons were always ready to welcome a stranger with pidgin-accented conversation flowing... more »»

Can we best help the poor by making their lives complicated?

February 27, 2014 Now that the folks projecting state revenues think that there will be a few extra bucks this session, lots of social service agencies have swarmed around lawmakers urging them to use some of them fo... more »»

Sharing Mana‘o

February 26, 2014 Last week, I was blessed with a day on Kauai. Literally, one day. I was on the island for just 24 hours, most of them spent in Waimea. more »»

Maui Connections

February 25, 2014 Maui filmmakers Dr. Tom Vendetti and Bob Stone are in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, this week, getting ready for the third annual Angkor Wat International Film Festival. Tom’s wife, Nancy, Sam Kong, D. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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