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
OOPS! A man playing with a baseball on the roof of a parking structure in Honolulu on Mar. 23 had to be rescued by firefighters after he fell into the space between two buildings and got stuck, KHON2 TV reported. Security guard Ray Rodrigues was dispatched to the roof to run the 55-year-old off, but found the man had fallen into a seven- to nine-inch-wide space between the … [Read more...] about NOTW: Unusual Honolulu rescues, Lucky Charms pothole repairs and people who marry trees
Though he's only running for the Kahului seat on the Maui County Council, soon-to-be-termed-out Mayor Alan Arakawa will hold a $1,000/person fundraiser with Honolulu's wealthy and powerful on Wednesday, April 11, according to a campaign notice recently posted by the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission. Organized by the developer Stanford S. Carr, the fundraiser will take place … [Read more...] about Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa to hold $1,000/person fundraiser at swanky Waikiki restaurant