And now, hopefully, we can bring the curtain down on one of the scariest political dramas to hit Maui County in the last decade. Yes, kids: it looks like the battle over the future of the county hospitals–including Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC)–may have finally ended (which, to be fair, was more exciting than Saturday night’s Mayweather-Pacquiao bout). On May 1, the … [Read more...] about Is the worst hospital drama ever finally over for Maui County?
1. Starting this week, conferees from the state House and Senate got together to start talking about this year’s proposed budget. Of the 25 conferees, three are from Maui. Representative Kyle Yamashita and Senator J. Kalani English (both Democrats) are two of them. Who is the third? A. Senator Gil Keith-Agaran B. Senator Roz Baker C. Representative Angus McKelvey D. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Hawaii Gov. Ige’s reasons for delaying Thirty Meter Telescope construction?
Don’t say we didn’t warn you. In our Nov. 13, 2014 and Jan. 29, 2015 cover stories, we reported that the financial situation at Maui Memorial Medical Center, and the rest of the Maui hospital region as a whole, was pretty grim. According to Wesley Lo, the Maui region CEO for the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (which oversees hospitals throughout Hawaii), the Maui region … [Read more...] about Maui hospital region to undergo major budgetary surgery