Today, it was announced by the Maui Jim Maui Invitational that this year’s event will be moved from the Lahaina Civic Center to Asheville, North Carolina. The decision was made as a result of the ongoing circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Councilmember Riki Hokama, chair of the Council’s Healthy Families and Communities Committee which oversees the … [Read more...] about Councilmember Hokama Expresses Support for Maui Jim Maui Invitational
Family Life Center on Maui will receive CDBG funding Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) announced that Hawaii will receive an additional allocation of more than $10 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG-CV) to provide critical assistance for the community as it continues to combat the coronavirus pandemic. These CDBG-CV funds are the third round of CDBG … [Read more...] about Hawaii to Receive $10 Million in Additional Community Development Block Grants to Respond to COVID-19 Crisis
Plastic pollution on Kaho‘olawe. Image courtesy Greenpeace If there’s one thing I took away from PBS NewsHour’s special feature, “The Plastic Problem,” (other than, Here’s yet another way we humans have screwed ourselves and our planet) it’s that plastics are everywhere, from the tops of mountains to the depths of ocean trenches. One scene in particular sticks out in my … [Read more...] about Honolulu Takes on the Plastic Problem: Will their leadership encourage Maui to do the same?
The Story of Hawai‘i Museum at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center is getting some big publicity this month. On Thursday, May 17, the Travel Channel show Mysteries at the Museum will air a segment on the museum’s steel guitar exhibit (which we wrote about in this April 4, 2018 story). “I’m part of the narration in this segment,” museum owner Bryant Neal told me. “It features the … [Read more...] about Maui’s Story of Hawai`i Museum getting Travel Channel exposure in May
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina (reported as one city) ranks as the number four cleanest city in the nation for year-round particle pollution, according to The American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2018 report. The Maui “city” was also ranked as one of the cleanest cities for short-term particle pollution. The ALA's report reveals that Hawaii continues to have some of the … [Read more...] about American Lung Association says Maui and Oahu have nation’s cleanest air