Hale Aloha Kekahi I Kekahi (meaning "Love one another") on the road to Kanaha is not a house by societyʻs standards, but to its residents it is Home. We were talking about public housing options when it started to drizzle. Raindrops tapped on the sunbaked blue tarp that half-covered our heads and evaporated quickly from the hot ground. As the sprinkle turned to a shower, I … [Read more...] about The Kanaha ʻOhana Finds its Voice: How COVID-19 has rallied the forgotten homeless
WORST COUNTY BLUNDER HOMELESS Maui’s biggest County blunder is our homeless issue. It’s actually not an issue, it’s a serious problem. When you think about homeless folks on Maui, your mind might go to Kanaha Beach Park. In fact, that’s the Hollywood version of homeless life on Maui. Folks, this is a huge problem that we all have a part in restoring. The first thing you … [Read more...] about MauiTime Best of Maui 2018: Worst County Blunder on Maui: Homeless
What is it with Mayor Alan Arakawa’s obsession about banishing Maui’s homeless to Old Maui High School, a 23-acre venue on the far side of traffic-clogged Paia with no sewer, water or social services? The lame duck mayor emphasized the “lame” part of that title this week by pontificating in a May 4 Maui News opinion piece about the County Council’s decision to cut the $2.5 … [Read more...] about Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa complains about County Council cutting $2.5 million Project Aloha–which still has no plan
Mayor Alan Arakawa made some news this week with his announcement during his State of the County address that he wants to move Maui’s homeless population—at last count numbering 800-plus—to the Old Maui High School Hamakuapoko campus outside Paia. Of course, this should come as no surprise to MauiTime readers. Last year, after the TEACH organization failed in its attempt to … [Read more...] about Mayor Alan Arakawa wants to move homeless to Old Maui High, but there’s no actual plan to do so
I’ve been picking panini cactus for over a decade. It’s very hard work over rough terrain, but I do this because I donate most of my earnings to orphans and the homeless. But then you went and stole my most recent pick. You should be glad that I didn’t see you, because I go for the jugular when I’m enraged. No matter, because I believe in karma, so good luck with what’s … [Read more...] about Eh Brah! Why’d you steal my panini cactus?