Quizunderstood: How well do you know the @MauiArtsCulture Center?

1. On Mar. 19, the state House of Representatives press office announced that the state budget, which had just passed the House, contained “about $165 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for various projects across Maui County.” Of those, the largest single item was a $38 million project. What’s it for? A. Construction of […]

NOTW: Pee-back time, reptile rescues and $3 billion ‘small businesses’


WITNESS PROTECTION Even dangerous felons sometimes serve short sentences, but Benito Vasquez-Hernandez, 58–guilty of nothing–has been locked up for nearly 900 days (as of early March) as a “material witness” in a Washington County, Oregon, murder case. The prosecutor is convinced that Vasquez-Hernandez saw his own son, Eloy, murder a woman in 2012, and the […]

Goodwill Opens New Donation Center in Kahului

After a brief absence, donations to Goodwill can once again be made in Kahului. Goodwill Industries of Hawaii has opened a new donation center on the mauka side of Kahului Shopping Center. The POD at the corner of South Pu’unene Ave. and West Kamehameha Ave. will be operated by Goodwill staff seven days a week, […]

New UH study shows how rising sea levels will erode most Hawaii beaches


I know, there’s a public relations rule that bad news typically drops on Fridays, but scientists rarely adhere to such traditions. Which is why the University of Hawaii sent me yet another alarming news release today on how global sea level rise will cause even more damage to our shorelines than previously estimated. “For the […]

Maui Redevelopment Agency to discuss repairing Wailuku Municipal Parking Lot!


Not to get anyone in town too excited, but the Maui Redevelopment Agency (MRA) will discuss the looooong-awaited act of repairing the Wailuku Municipal Parking Lot at its meeting this Thursday, Mar. 27. It’s right there on the agenda, under “OLD BUSINESS” (perhaps the truest words on the agenda): “Anticipated schedule and draft plans for the Wailuku […]

The Maui County Republican Party holds its 2015 Convention this Saturday

This Saturday, the 2015 Maui County Republican Party Convention will take place at Pu’u Kukui Elementary School. Registered Republican delegates are welcome to hear a featured guest speaker, conduct party business and elect new Executive Committee officers. Breakfast will be served at registration. $10. 8:30-10:30am. Pu’u Kukui Elementary School (3700 Kehalani Mauka Pkwy., Wailuku), FB Maui […]

UPDATED: Maui Police Department to start testing body worn cameras in April

Next month the Maui Police Department will conduct a study on officers wearing body cameras, states a news release sent out by the MPD this afternoon: The Plans, Training, Research and Development Section has scheduled a one month feasibility study on the use of body-worn cameras. The study is scheduled to begin on Monday, April […]

Maui Prep Robotics Team Heads To World Championships

Maui Preparatory Academy’s robotics team–the iPueo–has qualified to go to the World Robotics Championships, quite a feat for a new team. The 6th and 7th graders of the iPueo team came together just three months ago under the guidance of teacher and coach Branden Hazlet, Director of Technology for Maui Prep. In that short time, […]

UH Maui College honored for sustainability in higher education

University of Hawaii Maui College received awards last week for academic and student work in sustainability. The awards were presented during the third annual statewide Hawaii Sustainability in Higher Education Summit held at the UH Manoa campus. Executive Director Alex de Roode accepted the UHMC Campus Sustainability award for the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui […]