So the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (OED) just released their new Maui County Tourism Industry Strategic Plan (TISP) for 2017-2026. It’s a 10-year plan that, at least on paper, is supposed to guide the visitor in the county. “This strategic plan addresses the pillars of a healthy tourism economy that must be of benefit to local residents,” said Teena Rasmussen, OED … [Read more...] about New Maui County tourism plan calls for more visitors, infrastructure, international flights and reef protection
By Maddox Royce When the invasive plant Miconia calvescens threatened to destroy Maui’s rainforest as it had in Tahiti, Maui scientist Lloyd Loope stepped forward to help to organize a committee to successfully control it. “Lloyd was very key in helping to set the course,” recalled Teya Penniman, a Maui Invasive Species Committee official. A Celebration of Loope’s life … [Read more...] about Remembering the late Maui scientist Lloyd Loope
1. A new Honolulu Civil Beat poll shows Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D–Second District, has a 58 percent approval rating in her home district. What was her approval rating in the Second District in the same poll back in 2015? A. 87 percent B. 77 percent C. 67 percent D. 57 percent E. 47 percent 2. On May 30, U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono announced that Kahului Airport would get … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s approval rating in Hawaii’s 2nd District?
Kanaha Beach Park is a wondrous place for those who live for ocean activities. Famous for the winds that attract kite surfers, Kanaha is also great for paddling and swimming. That being said, the park also attracts more than a few homeless people. In fact, you don’t have to scroll too far down the beach’s Yelp page before you find people–and not just mainlanders–calling out the … [Read more...] about County of Maui places camping permits at Kanaha Beach Park on indefinite hold
For the last 30 years, Don Shearer’s Windward Aviation has carried out a wide variety of contracts for local, state and federal agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Agency’s marijuana eradication flights. He’s a committed anti-drug warrior. But recently he decided to start a new company: Grateful Meds. That’s right: Don Shearer applied to open a medical marijuana dispensary … [Read more...] about Don Shearer has been a drug warrior on Maui for 30 years. Now he wants to open a medical marijuana dispensary