Join The Conversation About Maui’s Energy Future

Do you have opinions about energy on Maui? If so, the Maui Economic Development Board is looking for you. MEDB is seeking community input on Maui’s energy future as part of project called “MPowerMaui: An Energy Conversation.” MEDB is asking the public to volunteer their time and share their priorities and values about energy today […]

MauiGrown Coffee gets Starbuck’s C.A.F.E. Certification

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We know that the fine coffee grown on Maui is sensational, but it feels good to hear coffee industry giant Starbucks say it too. The certification only goes to those using sustainable and ethical farming of their coffee, the coffee farms in West Maui are doing their best for the aina and employees. Everyone should […]

Quizunderstood: How well do know County of Maui grants?

1. On Jan. 22, according to a Maui Police press release, a 69-year-old male tourist from Washington took a rusted out mortar round that dated to World War II to the Kihei Police Station. Where did the tourist say he found the mortar round? A. Wailea Beach B. Kalama Beach C. Polo Beach D. Keawakapu […]

Jihadist toddlers, octopus exhibits and the life and times of Hugh Jass


NAME GAMES Fourteen employees of a Framingham, Massachusetts, pharmacy were indicted in December for defrauding the federal government by filling bogus prescriptions (despite an owner’s explicit instructions to staff that the fake customers’ names “must resemble real names,” with “no obviously false names” that might tip off law enforcement). Among the names later found on […]

Maui Memorial Medical Center Faces Public/Private Partnership Or Bust

In 1976, I moved to Maui for what I thought would be a brief interlude, but turned out to be closer to four decades of love-hate romance with Hawaii politics. That’s the year I became a general assignment reporter for The Maui News. Before moving to Maui I had written both staff and freelance for […]

Maui Police Stepping Up DUI Enforcement During Super Bowl Weekend

Super Bowl XLIX happens this Sunday, and that means the Maui Police Department will celebrating by taking part in the national “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk Campaign.” And the campaign looks pretty serious, according to a news release the MPD sent out on Jan. 28: “Starting today and throughout the weekend the Maui Police Department […]

Got bad teeth and no insurance? UH Maui College can help you

Has the cost of going to the dentist stopped you from taking good care of your teeth? If so, the Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Hawaii Maui Campus has opened a free dental clinic. The free clinic open to the public. Any individual interested in a dental screening to determine if they meet […]

UPDATED: Gov. Ige Heralds Dark Times For Hawaii Environmentalists

[Ed. note: this post was updated on the afternoon of Jan. 26 to include the text of David Ige’s State of the State Address] Hey Hawaii Democrats: still happy you guys gave the boot to Governor Neil Abercrombie in favor of David Ige? Sorry, but I can’t help but ask after seeing last week’s news […]

Here’s a great way you can help the whales this Saturday

Join hundreds of supporters this Saturday at Ma’alaea Harbor in a great benefit for whales. Run and Walk for the Whales with the Pacific Whale Foundation in a 2.5 mile walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon run. An optional Marine Education program will be available for keiki while you race (6am; $35). A post-race celebration […]