Hawaii Governor David Ige to attend White House State Dinner for Japanese Prime Minister


Hawaii Governor David Ige says he and his wife will attend the upcoming White House State Dinner honoring Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to an Apr. 23 news release from the Governor’s office. The dinner will take place on Tuesday, Apr. 28. “It is an honor for us to be invited to represent our […]

Jill Engledow talks self-publishing at the Wailuku Public Library

Jill Engledow. Courtesy of Hawaii State Public Library System.

Author and former Maui News reporter/editor Jill Engledow will host a talk on self-publishing this Thursday at the Wailuku Public Library. She will break down how technology can help authors publish and distribute their own books. Engledow has written several books on Maui history, and has experience in both traditional publishing and releasing self-published e-versions of her work. Free. 6:30pm. […]

Quizunderstood: How well do you know Hawaii Gov. Ige’s reasons for delaying Thirty Meter Telescope construction?


1. Starting this week, conferees from the state House and Senate got together to start talking about this year’s proposed budget. Of the 25 conferees, three are from Maui. Representative Kyle Yamashita and Senator J. Kalani English (both Democrats) are two of them. Who is the third? A. Senator Gil Keith-Agaran B. Senator Roz Baker […]

Get ready for Startup Weekend Maui


Are you ready to take action on that great idea for a new business, product or service? Well, now’s your chance. The second annual Startup Weekend Maui is set for May 15-17 and the MEDB is offering a boot-camp to help you make the most of the entrepreneurial event. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that brings together […]

Talking story with Tatiana Howard about how her upcoming non-competitive Butterfly Effect


For Tatiana Howard, it’s all about being on the water. The refreshing breath of new life that she enjoys every time she jumps in the ocean. She’s spent half her life surfing, and virtually all of her adult life organizing the non-competitive Butterfly Effect event for women on Maui. The first one took place on […]

Saber-rattling over future of Maui’s hospitals getting scary


The saber-rattling between Maui County’s hospitals and their many friends in the county and state Legislature on one hand and Governor David Ige and the powerful Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA) that backs him on the other is getting serious. The future of Maui’s hospitals–most predominantly, Maui Memorial Medical Center–has been hanging over this legislative […]

Who wants to pay $1,000 to have dinner with Speaker Joe Souki at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse?


Hey, if any of you find yourself on Oahu tomorrow (Thursday, Apr. 23) and want to spend $1,000 (that’s per person) to have dinner with Maui’s own state House Speaker Joe Souki, D–Wailuku, head over to Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Waikiki at 5:30pm. Not sure what to order at such a swanky joint? Here’s some help, courtesy the Wolfgang’s […]

UPDATED: County of Maui ‘surveying’ residents on 3-Can curbside recycling


Looks like the County of Maui has been quietly “surveying” about Maui residents on whether they’d like to see the 3-Can curbside recycling project expanded island-wide. I put “surveying” in quotes because the actual survey (a copy of which I obtained from a resident) more closely resembles crude propaganda than any sincere effort to poll […]

Community Blood Drive across Maui


Running Monday (Apr. 27) through Thursday (Apr. 30), the Blood Bank of Hawaii will set up shop at King Kekaulike High School (Monday), The Walter Cameron Center (Tuesday & Wednesday) and UH Maui College (Thursday) for another round of Maui Community Blood Drives. Patrons 18+, in good health, with a valid ID with birth date […]

NOAA calls for removing humpback whales from endangered species list


There’s added firepower behind the campaign to remove humpback whales from the federal endangered species list, according to an article in today’s Maui News. Since 1970, the U.S. government has recognized that the population of the whales was dwindling and precarious. But today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says that’s changed. “Since then, […]

Special movie screening at The Mill House


  Brew & View presents a special movie screening at this Saturday, Apr. 25 at The Mill House. Due to “licensing agreements,” the Mill House can’t actually mention the name of the movie, but here’s a hint: it involves a famous treasure hunter searches for the lost ark. So bring your blankets, beach chairs and buddies […]

Story and Craft Hour at Maui Ocean Center

Courtesy of Maui Ocean Center. The Hawaiian Aquarium

Explore the shores with your keiki this Saturday, Apr. 25, during Maui Ocean Center’s Story & Craft hour. Recommended for keiki ages 3-12, an Ocean Naturalist will share a story followed by an ocean-themed activity. Meet at the Hawaiians and the Sea exhibit. Included with Aquarium Admission. 11:30am. Maui Ocean Center (192 Ma’alaea Rd.), Mauioceancenter.com […]

Maui Zipline launches Zip For Kids’ Sake event for Big Brothers Big Sisters Maui


Maui Zipline is launching its second annual “Zip for Kids’ Sake” event in May. All participants in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program will be provided with free zipline activities courtesy of the Wailuku-based company. “It’s an honor to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters for a second year in a row,” said Maui Zipline Company […]

Here’s how Hawaii electric vehicle drivers can get a 60 percent charging discount


People in Hawaii who drive electric cars can now get 60 percent off their charging costs if they participate in a new pilot program sponsored by the vehicle charging company OpConnect Hawaii and the ratepayer-funded entity Hawaii Energy. According to an Apr. 15 press release from OpConnect, the program is for “verified Net Energy Metering […]

Maui Police Department finally provides (brief) update on body camera study


Looks like we finally have a (brief) update on the the Maui Police Department’s body camera study, which began earlier this month. “The Plans, Training, Research and Development Section has scheduled a one month feasibility study on the use of body-worn cameras,” states a Maui Police Department press release sent out today (Apr. 17). “The […]

New Honolulu Magazine report grades Maui schools


Kalama Intermediate School in Makawao recently earn high marks in a Department of Education ranking published by Honolulu Magazine. The magazine has been publishing a public and charter school-ranking chart for more than a decade. In its early years, the rankings were done by crunching data based on official DOE data in conjunction with other […]