Habitat for Humanity Maui hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 12 for 10 homes it will be building in the Kahoma Residential Subdivision in Lahaina. Habitat Maui received 142 applications for the 10 single family homes. Applicants were screened to ensure they met Habitat’s criteria to be a “partner homeowner;” those who passed were entered into a lottery overseen by Maui … [Read more...] about Habitat for Humanity Maui breaks ground for Kahoma Subdivision
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
There’s been a lot of talk recently about making some radical changes to the County of Maui’s system of government. Specifically–reducing the elected mayor’s powers (or eliminating the position entirely) in favor of hiring a professional “County Manager.” Because much of the talk about such a change has been both arcane and emotional, and because it won’t be ending any time … [Read more...] about 20 questions answered about the new Maui County Manager proposal
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In a move that's sure to keep the county's anti-Monsanto/GMO activists buzzing for months (but perfectly illustrates the very tight bonds that connect local government with big business), Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa has appointed Carol Reimann to be the new Housing and Human Concerns Director. Reimann, as you might have known, has spent the last two years as a lobbyist … [Read more...] about Maui County Mayor Arakawa appoints Monsanto lobbyist Carol Reimann to administration