Quizunderstood: How well do you know Hawaii’s pending bills?

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, […]

The Hawaii Legislature may soon legalize medical marijuana dispensaries–too bad that won’t help MCCC inmate Brian Murphy

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Quizunderstood: How much do you know about local protests?

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who’s up for another Ikaika Extreme 5k Challenge at Mendes Ranch?

The Ikaika Nui Extreme 5k Challenge returns this Saturday at Mendes Ranch. Featuring 12-16 obstacles and challenges, participants ages 13 and up are invited to crawl, climb and slide their way through the 5K course, testing their mental and physical stamina all the way. Immediately following the race is a pau hana celebration complete with music, awards and refreshments. Queen […]

County of Maui commissions broadband study on our crappy Internet speeds

Acknowledging that Maui County residents are dealing with substandard internet browsing speeds, the County of Maui has hired Joel Ogren of the U.S. Navy-sponsored Applied Research Laboratory at the University of Hawaii to “evaluate, develop and recommend a preliminary telecommunications strategy for Maui County,” according to a Feb. 2 county news release. “We see broadband access […]

Sunday, Feb. 8: V-Day 2015 at Iao Theater

Women Helping Women Maui invites you to join the global initiative to end violence against women and girls by attending V-Day 2015 this Sunday at the Iao Theater, where they’ll be showing The Vagina Monologues. Eve Ensler’s play consists of a series of monologues on different aspects of the feminine experience. The Vagina Monologues will show […]

Saturday, Feb. 7: Maui Aids Foundation Mardi Gras 2015

Grab your beads for the benefit of the season. The Maui Aids Foundation is presenting Mardi Gras 2015 this Saturday at the King Kamehameha Golf Club. Trish Da Dish will be the Mistress of Ceremonies while a DJ will serve up all the beats. Live musical performances include the Deborah Vial Band and Amy Hanaialii. Don your best […]

Saturday, Feb. 7: Observe and Play

Gather the ohana for a fun art project this Saturday at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery. In honor of the Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2015 exhibit, the public is invited to Observe and Play. It’s a hands-on opportunity for everyone to create a portrait art project, meet artists and stroll the current exhibit. Don’t miss […]

Friday, Feb. 6: Wailuku First Friday

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Feel the love during February’s Wailuku First Friday town party this Friday. Body Alive Yoga will serve up another round of free yoga (4:45 pm). I Want Candy takes the Maui Thing stage (6pm-9pm); shortly after, a lion dancer will kick off the Year of the Ram. Grab dinner and enjoy beats courtesy of Maui Rumba. Pau hana begins […]