Well, another year’s in the books. On the whole, 2015 wasn’t any more disastrous or violent than any other recent year, I suppose (we did get a new Star Wars film out of it), though at times it certainly seemed otherwise. Murder rates have risen in many large American cities, and a series of horrific mass shootings put everyone on edge. The great movie actors Maureen O’Hara, … [Read more...] about 2015 MauiTime Year In Review
Dust can be a big hassle. Even a health hazard. Ask the good people at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar (HC&S), which runs Pu`unene sugar mill–the last one in the state. State health officials recently busted the mill for producing too much dust in one of its fields. But a warning to those members of the public who wish to complain about it: you’re in for a long and … [Read more...] about Dust to Dust: The Anatomy of a health complaint against Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar
If it seems to you that the problems facing Maui today–more traffic, less affordable housing, stream flow politics, cane burning–seem overwhelming, it just means that you’re paying attention. Maintaining even our current quality of life on Maui isn’t easy, and making it better for the next generation can seem all but impossible. It’s not impossible, of course, but it’s also … [Read more...] about ‘Maui Still Has A Chance’ – Talking story with Albert Perez, Maui Tomorrow’s new executive director
There’s a lot going on in the world these days–shark attacks, celebrity attacks–and sometimes it seems tough just to keep your head above water. So we asked Drew Toonz to put it all in his rather unique perspective. Enjoy! … [Read more...] about Drew Toonz: Now With Even More Words And Stuff!
The other day we told you that Hawaii had opened its first-ever Environmental Court. Well, the organization Stop Cane Burning wasted no time filing the court's first lawsuit in hopes of ending Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar (HC&S)'s practice of burning sugarcane in the field during harvesting. "On July 1 Stop Cane Burning filed suit against the Hawaii Department of … [Read more...] about Stop Cane Burning files first Hawaii Environmental Court lawsuit