You can now connect with the Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) using the COM Connect app on a smartphone. It's a mobile communication tool that gives citizens the ability to alert Maui County officials to various issues like abandoned vehicles, potholes, graffiti as well as report invasive species. "One of the ways to keep [Maui] beautiful is by preventing outbreaks of … [Read more...] about You can now connect to Maui Invasive Species Committee with your smartphone
Little fire ants
We’ve all the seen the video. Posted on YouTube on Feb. 16, 2014, it showed a young local man repeatedly cursing some white people at Kalama Beach Park in Kihei, all why they record him with their smart phone. It all started when one of the people spoke up after seeing a local guy–apparently not the guy in the video–throw something at a nearby dog. “This is Hawaii, we do … [Read more...] about County of Maui wants to teach us all Aloha because of the 2014 Kalama Park video guy
1. The Maui News reported on Oct. 4 that the state Department of Agriculture confirmed that little fire ants are infesting a 20-acre area on Maui. Where is the ant infestation? A. Keokea B. Keanae C. Kipahulu D. Huelo E. Nahiku 2. On Oct. 5, The Maui News published its endorsement for the Hawaii Governor’s race. Who got the nod? A. Republican James “Duke” Aiona B. Democrat … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know little fire ant infestations?
About three minutes after I posted last week's story about how little fire ants were infesting the Andaz Maui Resort in Wailea, questions from readers (and my colleagues) started rolling in. How did the ants get there? Where did they come from? These aren't trivial questions. Considering the potential dangers little fire ants pose to people and pets, it would be best if state … [Read more...] about No One Seems To Know (or wishes to say) How Little Fire Ants Infested The Andaz Maui Resort
Why. There are six questions every cub reporter gets taught before he or she ventures out on a story: Who?, What?, When?, Where?, Why? and How? Of those, perhaps the most important–and the one that typically gets the least play in news stories–is Why. The Maui News and Maui Now rarely run stories that explain why events take place. Perhaps they're so constrained by budget … [Read more...] about Andaz Little Fire Ant Infestation Story Shows Why Maui News Organizations Need To Explain Why