Eh Brah, I’m sure you enjoy your daily brushes with death winding out your hella loud motorcycle at 110 mph on the highway between Ka`anapali and Kahana. But no one is impressed by your wheelies. I’ve seen the cops try to catch you but no can. Not only do I hope I am not behind you when you finally accomplish your eventual suicide, but I wonder if you think about how many … [Read more...] about Eh Brah: Quit being such an obnoxious motorcycle rider!
Lahaina West Maui
On Mar. 17, reader Deren Ash posted a complex comment on the MauiTime Facebook page to my Mar. 16 cover story "The County of Maui is already in hot water over sewage in the ocean off West Maui, but a new study says that the Kihei coast is far worse." The story detailed recent study published in Marine Pollution Bulletin concerning the possibility that treated sewage injected … [Read more...] about Kihei marine pollution researchers respond to reader criticism following MauiTime story
Friends of Moku‘ula and Maui Nei Native Expeditions are offering 2016 West Maui high school graduates two Akoni Akana Po‘okela Scholarships in the amount of $500 each–one for each gender. Akoni Akana was the first executive director of Friends of Moku‘ula. After his death in 2011, a scholarship fund was established to perpetuate a vision of sharing Native Hawaiian culture … [Read more...] about Akoni Akana Pookela scholarships offered to West Maui high school seniors
Well, you can now take heart in the fact that researchers have discovered four entirely new species of marine algae (known as "limu" in Hawaiian culture) here in Hawaiian waters, and at surprising depths. The researchers, who were working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) office of National Marine Sanctuaries found the limu species at 200-400 feet … [Read more...] about NOAA scientists discover four new limu species in Hawaiian waters
Last month we reported that state Representative Angus McKelvey, D–West Maui, was in hot water over some alleged campaign reporting violations. Well, today McKelvey has apparently settled the matter with a no contest plea in district court, according to a Nov. 6 press release sent out by the Hawaii Attorney General's office. "State Representative Angus McKelvey, District 10 … [Read more...] about Hawaii AG: West Maui Rep. Angus McKelvey pleads no contest to campaign reporting violations