The State House of Representatives approved $337.4 million in Capital Improvement Project funding for the fiscal years 2020 and 2021. The funding was announced after the House adjourned its 2019 session last week. CIPs are defined as renovations, repairs, and major maintenance to existing facilities, landscape improvements, new construction, land acquisition, and utility … [Read more...] about Maui County Receives Millions From State for Capital Improvements
Last week, MauiTime publisher Tommy Russo saw something on his way to work that made him pull over and take photos – and no, it wasn’t for the ‘Gram. Rather, the unfortunately unsexy pictures taken beside Hana Highway show a Hawai‘i Gas employee covered head to toe, face-strapped with a respirator and spraying glyphosate (Roundup) in the company's lot, which is adjacent to … [Read more...] about So, how cool are we with Roundup?
Eh Brah, why do you burn abandoned cars? When you do, you unleash an environmental disaster. All those fluids and plastics and kinds of rubber go into the air. One car that was burned on Hana Highway caused a drool of black slime to run down the gutter toward the nearest gulch–and the ocean. When you leave a car with the “orange sticker of death” alone, the county takes it away … [Read more...] about Eh Brah: Why are you burning abandoned cars on Maui?
1. Recently Republican 2nd District Congressional candidate Angela Kaaihu got herself denounced by Hawaii GOP Chair Fritz Rohlfing for her wildly racist Facebook rants. How many votes did she get in the Hawaii Primary Election? A. 5,874 B. 6,314 C. 7,449 D. 8,192 E. 9,583 2. Through Sept. 5, the Maui Police Department is taking part in the national “Drive Sober or Get … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know the Maui Police Department’s drunk driving crash statistics?
I’ve written a few novels now about Maui. Always noirish in tone and style, they focus on unsavory characters and femme fatales around the island. I like to think I can imagine some pretty off-the-wall stuff, but nothing I’ve written comes close to the non-fiction tale of the Dadow sisters that’s playing out right now. Flashback to Sunday, May 29. For reasons still murky, a … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Report: Maui noir comes to life with tale of Dadow sisters