Last week, I found myself sitting on the floor in Down to Earth in Kahului, which was a new experience for me. I was pumping liquid peppermint soap into a previously-used Dr. Bronner’s bottle. It’s with some shame that I’ll admit that this was my first time refilling a bottle from the bulk products. I’ve always recycled–I learned from my mom, who recycles everything from tea … [Read more...] about Green Eating: The Theory and Practice of Reducing our Trash
Kimberly Fuson is the new Senior Director of Long Term Care and Critical Access at Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital. Fuson brings to the position more than 20 years of healthcare experience, specifically working with senior housing and human service organizations. She most recently worked as Vice President of Operations at Seacrest Village Retirement Communities in … [Read more...] about Maui Health System Names Kimberly Fuson For Leadership Role
Hell of a year we've had, don't you think? Death, destruction, hopeless–and that's just the latest Star Wars film! For a miserable year like this, there can be no greater tribute than a look at all the claims the State of Hawaii paid out to Maui residents during the 2016 fiscal year (under $10,000, of course). Everything that's below comes from this report–State of Hawaii … [Read more...] about Missing dentures, paint overspray and weed whackers: 2016 in paid Maui claims against State of Hawaii
Oh, what a magical time it is. Here we are in the couple weeks of January–the nights have gotten a bit chilly, the whales are starting to splash around and the state Legislature is preparing to go into session. The actual sausage-making doesn’t start until Jan. 20, but that doesn’t mean we can’t go rummaging around the Legislature’s online attic, looking for interesting stuff … [Read more...] about 2015: The Year in Paid Claims Against the State of Hawaii
1. UH Law professor Kapua Sproat has won an award from the International Union for Conservation of Nature, according to an Oct. 23 UH press release. Which environmental organization did Sproat work for before she started teaching at UH? A. Sierra Club Hawaii B. Life of the Land C. Earthjustice D. Maui Tomorrow E. Hawaii Conservation Alliance 2. On Oct. 22, the State of … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know UH Law professor Kapua Sproat’s recent award?