Right across from Keokea park, nestled into the vibrant jacarandas on the slopes of Haleakala, there’s a small coffee house that has been quietly humming with business for over three decades. Right next to Fong’s general store, which has a hundred years of old Maui history tucked into the building, Grandma’s Coffee House shares with its neighbor the same no-frills approach in … [Read more...] about Grandma’s: Keokea’s Coffee Tradition
As a result of two complaint letters written by Maui resident Mahina Martin, the Maui County Liquor Commission held a special hearing on Tuesday, May 9 on their recent liquor rule changes. Though the Commission approved more than two dozen regulation amendments back in February, Martin’s complaints centered on three: the legalization of 24-hour alcohol sales at stores and … [Read more...] about Dozens of residents blast Maui Liquor Commission over 24-hour alcohol sales, hostess bars rule changes
Elmer Cravalho was a rare individual who made a mark on both Maui and Hawaii history. A man of considerable intelligence and energy, he wielded tremendous power on state and county stages for 25 years. But in the days following his death on June 27 at the age of 90, the obituaries for Cravalho that appeared in The Maui News and Honolulu Star-Advertiser amounted to thin … [Read more...] about Using newly declassified documents, we examine the legacy of Elmer Cravalho, Maui County’s most important political leader.
Maui County Councilmember Gladys Baisa can't run for reelection because of term limits, which means there's a lot of interest in succeeding her. Of the four candidates running, one of them–Yuki Lei Sugimura–has extensive experience with the Maui Democratic Party. Her campaign website doesn't have a lot of information on her political views, but we managed to pin her down with a … [Read more...] about Know your 2016 Maui County election candidate: Yuki Lei Sugimura