1. On June 9, the Maui Police Department (MPD) announced the results of their annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign to pressure auto drivers and passengers into using their seat belts. During the two-week effort, the department issued 1,596 violations. According to the MPD’s June 9 press release, how many of those were actually for seat belt violations? A. 1,182 B. 909 C. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know the Maui Police Dept.’s Click it or Ticket numbers?
4th Marine Division Park
How often do you go to the beach? The calm majestic waves on the beautiful grains of sand while you enjoy the sun’s great warmth? Then, while you’re feeling great, you suddenly need to go to the bathroom. You’re running to the nearest one and when you get inside you’re faced with the grim sight of a dirty bathroom with a toilet seat you don’t trust. Maui public park bathrooms … [Read more...] about Our irregular guide to Maui’s public restrooms
The above photo shows U.S. Marines and an amphibious tank at Big Beach in Makena in early 1945. It's taken from a new 501-page report from the National Park Service–Hawaii, the Military, and the National Park: World War II and Its Impacts on Culture and the Environment, written by William Chapman. Today, the Park Service posted a brief write-up on the report here. More than … [Read more...] about National Park Service Report Shows How WWII Impacted Maui & Haleakala
The date Dec. 7 is one of those historical touchstones that instantly spurs a rush of memories and emotions for most Americans. But the date also recalls a dark event in Maui history. This year, Dec. 7 marks the 70th anniversary of one of the worst air tragedies in the island’s history. It happened in 1943, at the height of World War II. Two U.S. Navy Dauntless dive bombers … [Read more...] about On The 70th Anniversary Of One Of The Worst Air Disasters In Island History, We Look Back On Life On Maui During World War II
By Anthony Pignataro Kohler, which has been making bathtubs and bathroom appliances since about 1883, has a new toilet that will quite possibly take your breath away. Called Numi, the toilet “marks a new standard of excellence in the bathroom,” according to the company. At first glance, it’s just a sharp, if slightly irregularly shaped, white box that you could easily find on … [Read more...] about Going To The Toilet: Our Guide To Maui County Public Park Restrooms