Illustration by Ron Pitts A message to narcissistic dog owners who feel privileged and allow their dogs to run free and defecate on the beach. That includes you, Sprecks residents. You let your dogs wander the beach far and wide while you enjoy your morning walk. I've watched them poop while you're yards ahead totally oblivious. Then there's the jerk who lets his dog crap in … [Read more...] about Eh Brah! Leash laws are real!
It’s been a helluva year, and that’s not a good thing. For the United States, the watchwords for 2017 have been violence and hatred–against women, African-Americans, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals and basically everyone who isn’t a straight white male. You don’t have to be a master at reading the room to know that greed and ignorance are triumphing over notions of cooperation … [Read more...] about 2017 MauiTime Year In Review
I think we all can now breathe a little easier that Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin’s office has gotten justice in the big Case of the Maui Resident Who Didn’t Properly Leash His Dogs. That's right–today Lady Justice's hammer fell on Maui Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Mark Simonds (granted, it was a tiny hammer, but still). "The defendant pled no contest to one count of … [Read more...] about Hawaii Attorney General finally closes big Maui leash law case
It's remarkable that websites like Maui Now and MauiWatch describe themselves as "news organizations." Maui Now "is 100% focused on covering news that matters to Maui," it says. Maui Watch says it's "the model for high quality crowd sourced news in the 21st century." Sorry, I just laughed so hard I fell on the floor. Seriously though, Maui Now and MauiWatch are what we call … [Read more...] about Maui ‘news’ organizations ‘cover’ Hawaii AG prosecuting deputy prosecutor for dog leash violations
My first dog was named Bandito. I adopted him when I was 16. Okay, I didn’t officially adopt him–I stole him from a drug-dealer who'd left him in a truck with the windows rolled down for two days. Bandito was a four-month old brindle American Staffordshire Terrier with a broken hip when I found him. He'd been living with a broken hip for two months; his back left leg growth was … [Read more...] about 15 Ways You Can Be a Better Dog Owner on Maui