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 […]

Holding Maui Police Commission at UH Maui College apparently a success

So apparently holding Maui Police Commission meetings at an easily accessible place like the University of Hawaii Maui College campus is popular with residents. According to this Jan. 22 Maui News story, 14 members of the public attended the Wednesday, Jan. 21 commission meeting. Woohoo! Fourteen! Now I know 14 may not sound like a […]

Thursday, Jan. 29: Native Bee Talk

Want to catch up on the latest buzz? Good, because this Thursday, the Friends of Haleakala National Park (FHNP) is hosting biologist Raina Kaholoa’a and Dr. Karl Magnacca. They’ll discuss Hawaii’s native bee species (there are 62 of them). They’ll talk about invasive species, too. Free. 7pm. Hannibal Tavares Community Center, pool-side Multi-Purpose Room (90 Pukalani St, Makawao); 808-878-8015, -Marina Satoafaiga […]

NOTW: Mood Dresses, Useless Cops & Rocket Ships To Nowhere


SPIDEY SENSE GETS REAL Among the breakthroughs demonstrated by the computer chip company Intel’s RealSense system is a cocktail dress from Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht that not only senses the wearer’s “mood,” but also acts to repel (or encourage) strangers who might approach the wearer. Sensors (including small LED monitors) measure respiration and 11 other […]

Quizunderstood: How well do you know Jones Act history?

1. Last week, Hawaii Governor David Ige named former state Senator Randy Iwase the new Public Utilities Commission Chairman. The last time Iwase ran for office was 2006, when he tried to unseat then-Governor Linda Lingle. What was Iwase’s vote percentage in that race? A. 47.9 percent B. 44.9 percent C. 37.9 percent D. 34.9 […]

Hawaii U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono calls veteran suicide rates ‘unacceptable,’ urges passage of new VA reform bill

Describing the current rates of suicide for American veterans as “unacceptable,” U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono, D–Hawaii, today called for the passage of a new bill that would, at least on paper, make life a little easier for people seeking treatment from the U.S. Veterans Administration. “It is simply unacceptable that 22 American veterans commit suicide each day,” […]

Maui County Council Celebrates Opening Of 28th Hawaii Legislature With New Bill Attacking Sunshine Law

The 28th Legislature opened today, Jan. 21, at the Hawaii state capitol in Honolulu. And to help ring in the 60-day festivities that are to follow, the Maui County Council submitted two bills that it would like to see pass. The first is a nice little bill that would allow UH Maui College to research […]