There is one thing we can all do to make a change during this pandemic, and that is vote. All it takes is the flick of a pen with this year's mail in ballot. Before you get out your primary ballot, be sure to get to know your candidates. MauiTime asked each candidate about their key platforms and posted their candid answers here. Maui County Council, … [Read more...] about MauiTime Primary Election Candidate Guide 2020
At some point today my bedroom, which now functions as an office, school, and meeting room, will be turned into a wild playground. While trying to write these words, my three school-aged children will pile in out of routine boredom, looking for something to do after making their daily rounds through the house. When this ruckus happens, as is inevitable after weeks stuck at … [Read more...] about Parenting in the Time of COVID: How the pandemic presents challenges and opportunities for Maui’s mothers
Rep. Lynn DeCoite (L) and Sen. J. Kalani English (R), who represent the areas, remain concerned, confused, and angry by the lack of information coming from county officials, hospital staff, and the Department of Health Up until around noon on Thursday, April 2, life was pretty normal on Molokaʻi. While the COVID-19 pandemic was spreading around the state, Molokaʻi’s 7,500 … [Read more...] about ‘Underwhelmed’: As Hana and Moloka’i confront their first COVID-19 cases, elected officials are frustrated with notification procedures
The mayor's budget proposal cuts the hotel tax rate and increases funding for the Maui County Visitor Association Against a backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maui Mayor Michael Victorino released his $870-million county budget proposal last week. It includes a number of measures that Victorino said were responses to the impacts of COVID-19, such as $10 million allocated for … [Read more...] about Mayor’s Budget Boosts Tourism: Is it the Best Way to Recover from COVID-19?
Maui County Council Vice Chair Keani Rawlins-Fernandez. Image courtesy Maui County. by Keani Rawlins-Fernandez Hawai‘i’s move to vote by mail (VBM) is critical in maintaining democratic inclusion in a place that consists of communities scattered across many islands. For this process to be successful, it is equally important that the legislature enact Automatic Voter … [Read more...] about Op-Ed: Vote by Mail Would Be Enhanced If Automatic Voter Registration Was Enacted in 2020