Lately, there’s been a great deal of buzz about the health of Maui’s coral reefs. While not a new topic–the reefs have been threatened for many years–there are nonprofits, watersheds, scientists and marine biologists, Maui County officials and state departments like the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Aquatic Resources working to sustain the reefs. The … [Read more...] about Maui’s reefs face many threats–here’s how you can help
And it's official: Maui County Councilmember Elle Cochran is running for Mayor. Her new campaign website, Elle4mayor.com, went live Wednesday night. "I became involved in government because I realized that the leaders in office at the time were not representing my voice or the will of the people," Cochran says on the website. "I went from never having voted in my life, to … [Read more...] about Maui County Councilmember Elle Cochran officially announces Mayoral campaign
1. According to a Jan. 27 Pacific Business News blog post, the average daily hotel room rate in Hawaii during the week Jan. 15-21 was $266.89. What was the average daily room rate for Maui County during that week? A. $336.34 B. $308.73 C. $283.07 D. $265.91 E. $240.22 2. Which state legislator from Maui County announced on Jan. 20 support for a new study on strategies to … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about hotel room rates on Maui?
1. An astonishing quarter of all surveyed coral reefs in Maui waters died in the last two decades, according to a Jan. 16 news release from the Maui Nui Marine Research Council (MNMRC). According to the MNMRC, what percentage of Maui’s reefs are in decline? A. 20 percent B. 30 percent C. 40 percent D. 50 percent E. 60 percent 2. In a Jan. 10 news release, U.S. Senator … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know the decline of Maui’s coral reefs?