Exhibit: Art Maui

Celebrating its 37th year of presenting the work of artists from Maui County, this annual juried exhibit is a community favorite presented by the Art Maui organization. Always interesting and diverse with artists of many skill levels, this popular show offers something for everyone with a range of contemporary explorations in drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, […]

2014 Made in Maui County Festival

November 8, 2014 • 8 am – 4:30 pm Over 130 vendors will offer a wide variety of made in Maui County products, including foods, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, gifts, collectibles and more; plus demonstrations and food trucks ALL in one location! Public admission is $3, children 12 and under are free. The Festival […]

Maui GMO Initiative Aside, County Voters Embrace Status Quo

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Given the strong mobilization of voters for the GMO Initiative, you’d expect more of an impact on the rest of the couple dozen local races on the ballot. But no. In fact, no Maui County incumbent lost on election night. The pro-GMO Initiative people even put together a slate of candidates–with the exception of incumbent […]

Maui County GMO Ballot Initiative Passes; Monsanto Vows Lawsuit

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Now that’s what I call an election. And yes, the voter initiative to bring about a “moratorium” on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the county passed. It was a real nail-biter, too. The first batch of votes (released around 7:30 or so) showed the initiative failing by nearly 20 percentage points. But when the state Office […]

The Initiative: Trying to understand Maui County’s GMO Ballot Measure

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In the Haiku autumn dusk, a circle of farmers hand in hand stands to give thanks for the earth, food and the breath of life. In the sacred scene before a potluck of hand-grown and handmade foods, there are many hands, 120 heads, and waiting plates. At this September meeting of Maui Farmers United (a […]

Maui PD Releases ‘Stop Or Get Stopped’ Campaign Results

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And yet another cutesy-titled Maui Police campaign has come to a close. You can breathe easier, kids: the MPD’s 14-day “Stop or Get Stopped” push against people who run red lights and stop signs is over. “As with all of our traffic enforcement campaigns our goal is to raise awareness, educate the public as well […]

POSTPONED: Maui County Cultural Resources Commission May Soon Decide New Lahaina Town Sign Guidelines

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[Ed. Note: On Sept. 3, the county announced that a “lack of quorum” was forcing the postponement of the hearing described below. It is now scheduled to take place on Thursday, Oct. 2.] Because the County of Maui considers much of Lahaina Town to be an “historic district,” there are a ton of rules and regulations […]

Maui Police Arrest Yet Another Mayoral Candidate

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Beau Hawkes makes his living at Maui Wowie, which sells bongs made from bamboo (pictured above), but that’s not why Maui Police arrested him on Wednesday, July 23. No, a Maui cop tased Hawkes and then arrested him for a variety of traffic offenses, including but not limited to driving without license plates and the ever-popular resisting […]

Maui County Youth Attend Global Youth Leadership Summit in San Diego

As you read this, 40 young members of the Hawaii Leaders Core are gaining valuable leadership experience as they take part in the Global Youth Leadership Summit, an esteemed international convention at the University of California, San Diego. Running July 20-24, this five-day program allows children ages 14 to 17 from all over the world […]

Maui County Mayor’s Race Dwindles To Five Candidates When Maui PD Arrests Nelson Waikiki

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And then there were five. Last night, Maui Police arrested Maui mayoral candidate Nelson Waikiki moments after the big forum at Seabury Hall in Olinda concluded, states a Maui PD news release just sent out. The news release is pretty thin on why the police took Waikiki into custody, but this story in today’s Maui News […]