By Susan Halas As a Wailuku resident for more than 30 years and a property owner for going on 15, I’m always surprised how much I like the area and continuously dismayed that such a charming town is treated as such a step-child by local officials for decades on end. Wailuku has the nicest people, the best weather, the most creative zoning and a wide variety of bold face name … [Read more...] about Wailuku Town: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Maui Police Officer Keith Taguma writes thousands of traffic tickets every year. The story is that he’ll write anyone–ANYONE–a ticket, so we decided to have some fun and find out how many Maui County candidates on the 2014 Hawaii Primary Election ballot have felt the sting of a Taguma ticket. Here are the results: Number of Maui County candidates on ballot: 30 Number of … [Read more...] about Special Maui Candidate Index–Maui PD Officer Keith Taguma Edition!
Best Scary Public Official Photo credit to Sean M. Hower Keith Taguma We’re going to have switch up this category next year, because Fearless Maui PD Office Keith Taguma keeps winning. Does he strike that much terror into the hearts of MauiTime readers? He writes parking tickets in Wailuku Town, people! Parking tickets! Sometimes speeding tickets, and occasionally he … [Read more...] about MauiTime Best of Maui 2014: Best Scary Public Official on Maui: Keith Taguma
Yesterday the Hawaii Office of Elections released the official roster of official political candidates. The primary election isn't until Aug. 9, but that doesn't mean we can't have some fun with them now. Here are the candidates for Maui County Mayor, in alphabetical order, exactly as they appear on the ballot: ARAWAKA, Alan M.: The incumbent Maui County Mayor. HAWKES, Beau … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Seven People Want To Be Maui County Mayor For Some Reason
[NOTE: The following post has been updated to include an official statement from the County of Maui on the settlement.] Oh beautiful irony, where have you been? I thought I'd lost you, but then you popped up your pretty little head in, of all places, a press release from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announcing that the federal MAUIWatch lawsuit–brought about … [Read more...] about UPDATED: MAUIWatch Declares Victory In Lawsuit Against County, Celebrates By Praising Maui PD