Quizunderstood: How well do you know Maui ag exports?

1. There’s a new Maui Police Officer doing parking enforcement in Wailuku Town. What is the officer’s name? A. Nick Krau B. Peter Delima C. David Wikoli D. John D. Jakubczak E. Keith Taguma 2. On Feb. 22, The Maui News reported that though agricultural export shipments from Hawaii ports rose 5.2 percent in 2014, […]

Anthony Pignataro

About Anthony Pignataro

Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He started work as MauiTime's Editor in 2003, took a couple years off starting in 2008, then returned to the staff in 2011. He's the author of "Stealing Cars With The Pros," a 2013 collection of his journalism and the Maui novels "Small Island" (2011) and "The Dead Season" (2012)–all of which were published by Event Horizon Press. In 2014, his one-act play "War Stories" won second place in the Maui Fringe Festival.

As cannabis co-op owner Brian Murphy languishes in prison, the Hawaii Legislature may finally legalize medical marijuana dispensaries

The modern American drug war is now deep into its 43rd year. Every year, the federal government spends between $20 billion and $25 billion on measures designed to combat the sale of illegal drugs like cocaine, heroin and marijuana. The results of these expenditures are a monument to failure: despite the fact that one in […]

Anthony Pignataro

About Anthony Pignataro

Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He started work as MauiTime's Editor in 2003, took a couple years off starting in 2008, then returned to the staff in 2011. He's the author of "Stealing Cars With The Pros," a 2013 collection of his journalism and the Maui novels "Small Island" (2011) and "The Dead Season" (2012)–all of which were published by Event Horizon Press. In 2014, his one-act play "War Stories" won second place in the Maui Fringe Festival.

Car accident takes out utility pole in Wailuku

UPDATE: 11:50PM. Waiehu Beach Road closed in both directions for electric pole replacement. Several MECO crews on site working at the corner of Linekona and Waiehu Beach Road. Power is out for Linekona Pl while repairs are made.  Our publisher Tommy Russo shot these a few minutes ago in Wailuku – the accident is […]

Anthony Pignataro

About Anthony Pignataro

Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He started work as MauiTime's Editor in 2003, took a couple years off starting in 2008, then returned to the staff in 2011. He's the author of "Stealing Cars With The Pros," a 2013 collection of his journalism and the Maui novels "Small Island" (2011) and "The Dead Season" (2012)–all of which were published by Event Horizon Press. In 2014, his one-act play "War Stories" won second place in the Maui Fringe Festival.

This Saturday, Feb. 28: Ki Aikido Self Defense Class

This Saturday, sharpen your self-defense skills at Maui Ki Aikido. Their two-hour course will feature basic form, tips for remaining aware of your environment and introduce simple self-defense techniques. Students will also learn about how to react in a high-stress environment. Teens and adults welcome. $10. 10am-12pm. Maui Ki Aikido (194 S. Market St., Wailuku); 808-357-5172, Mauiaikido.com […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

Thursday, Feb. 26: Afternoon Tea for breast cancer survivors and patients

Connect and converse with breast cancer survivors and patients this Thursday at the Cameron Center. It’ll be a time of tea and talking story, aimed at fostering support and healing. The Pacific Cancer Foundation hosts this time of rejuvenation, while providing support. Seats are limited and guests must RSVP. Free. 12pm. J Walter Cameron Center (95 Mahalani […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

Quizunderstood: How well do you popular Hawaii legislation?

1. On Feb. 11, the state House of Representatives press office sent out a news release saying a committee chaired by Maui Democrat Kaniela Ing has received “almost 4,000 pieces of written testimony” on a single package of bills. What do the bills concern? A. Tax reform B. Gambling legalization C. Marine life D. Hawaii’s […]

Anthony Pignataro

About Anthony Pignataro

Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He started work as MauiTime's Editor in 2003, took a couple years off starting in 2008, then returned to the staff in 2011. He's the author of "Stealing Cars With The Pros," a 2013 collection of his journalism and the Maui novels "Small Island" (2011) and "The Dead Season" (2012)–all of which were published by Event Horizon Press. In 2014, his one-act play "War Stories" won second place in the Maui Fringe Festival.

The Maui Certified Nursing Assistant Training Center wants you

Maui needs certified home health care providers to care for elderly and special-needs individuals. A recent AARP survey determined that 85 percent of island residents feel it’s very important for those needing help with the basic tasks of life due to aging or illness to have well-trained certified home health care providers in order to remain […]

Suzanne Kayian

About Suzanne Kayian

Suzanne Kayian is a Maui-based writer, public relations specialist and social media zealot. With more than 20 years experience, Suzanne has contributed to a variety of publications ranging from local independent magazines to corporate international websites. She also designs and implements PR and promotional campaigns for an assortment of clients including musicians, filmmakers and art galleries. Twitter: https://twitter.com/MauiZan

It’s Lovers vs. Haters at this Saturday’s Maui Roller Girls opener

It’s a new year and that means new skates will hit the pavement during Maui Roller Girls Season Opener this Saturday at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Maui. The ladies are back and this round is for the Lovers and Haters. Students and military are free. 3pm doors open/ 4pm show starts. $5 general. $15 VIP. […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

This Friday, check out the Boy Scouts’ Scout-o-Rama at the Boys and Girls Club in Kahului

This Saturday, grab the ohana and head over to Scout-O-Rama 2015 at the Boys & Girls Club in Kahului. The Boy Scouts of America will host demonstrations, derby-car racing and informational booths about scouting. Enjoy entertainment and bring canned foods for their food drive. Food will be available for purchase. Come ready for friendly competition. Free. 10am-2pm. Boys […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

CORRECTED: Na Hoku winner Uluwehi Guerrero will play at Picnic for Poki this Thursday

Come up for fresh air from your work day and enjoy this month’s Picnic for Poki with musical guests Uluwehi Guerrero and Halau Hula Kauluokala. Guerrero has won the Na Hoku Hanohano Award, and his* career spans three decades, playing a significant role in the traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music category. Enjoy a time of dance and song while […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity