Just because Earth Day has passed, that doesn’t mean we can all go back to our fast food meals, sports utility vehicles and 15 gadget chargers. Sure, Maui seems more enlightened than many places on matters like protection for endangered species and clean energy, but on others we can use considerable improvement. To get a […]
On Feb. 7, Hawaii’s U.S. Senators Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono, along with freshman 2nd District Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, announced that the County of Maui has won a technical assistance grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the Agency’s Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program. Maui County was one of 43 […]
It’s finally election night! It’s nearly over! Tonight, you’re going to be deluged with voter information: electoral vote counts, exit polls, early returns–and that’s just to determine who has the best Taco Tuesday specials. Seriously, this is a close presidential race, and there are a lot of local races and ballot measures to watch. Here’s […]
Ms. Bottom, You’ve been running the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Honolulu Division for five months now, which I can only imagine is quite a change from your previous postings in Washington, DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. But I see from this May 21 FBI press release announcing your new assignment that your […]
1. On July 21, county officials began distributing cans to about 1,650 residents in a pilot curbside recycling plan that involves each household receiving separate cans for trash, grass clippings and mixed recyclables, according to a July 22 Maui News story. Over on Oahu, about 160,000 residents enjoy the benefits of curbside recycling. When did […]
Their mission is simple–“[H]elp the hungry in Maui County by collecting and distributing food through community partnerships”–but executing it is anything but. Food, especially on an island out in the middle of the Pacific, is expensive, and Maui Food Bank relies on donations from regular type people. And they need a lot of donations, since […]
The Maui County Department of Liquor Control has a rather sinister reputation. They’re seen as tough, uncompromising, even harsh. Now when I’ve spoken with LC Director Frank Silva and a few of his agents, they’ve always insisted that they’re just enforcing the state and county liquor laws; just making sure bars and restaurants serve alcoholic […]
[Image: Waihe’e area marked in red. Maui County (lower, B&W) + Hawaiian archipelago (top, color; L-R) Ni’ihau, beige (Kaua’i County); Kaua’i, beige (Kaua’i County); ‘Oahu (City & County of Honolulu), beige; Moloka’i (Kalawao County + Maui County) , orange; Lana’i (Maui County), orange; Maui (Maui County), orange; Kaho’olawe (Maui County), orange; Hawai’i Island (i.e. Big […]
UPDATE: Yesterday Antone informed me that the opening has been delayed while A&B looks into “liability issues,” but said it’s still on track for “later this month.” Just spoke to Maui County Communications Director Rod Antone, who informed me that beginning Wed., April 6, the County will license the Paia “mini”-bypass road from A&B and […]
Just released by the County: WAILUKU, Maui, Hawaii – The County of Maui has just been informed that Maui Electric Company workers plan to walk off the job and go on strike at 3:30 this afternoon. The County wants to assure the public that it has taken every precaution to prepare for the potential of […]
Here are the last two missives from the County on the islandwide weather related mayhem: Sent at 9:10am Public works officials have closed off Hauoli Road in Maalaea after the road partially collapsed under the weight of a county vehicle. Public works has deemed the road impassable. More information will be released once engineers complete their inspection. State […]
Last week, a Molokai veterans group filed suit against Maui County, Mayor Charmaine Tavares and several other officials, claiming that they have endured “years of senseless, relentless roadblocks” in their effort to build a veterans center in Kaunakakai. Molokai Veterans Caring For Veterans says the County has hamstrung the project since 2005 and refused to […]
County announces highway closed due to fire. No injuries reported yet, and cause remains unknown. Here’s the County release.
Though we haven’t gotten official confirmation, all signs point to this being a near miss for Maui and Hawaii. A representative with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center told the Honolulu Star-Bulletin that it appears Hawaii “dodged a bullet.” Reports of roads opening in South and Central Maui were also coming in via Twitter. A more […]
Hawaii is going “Legally Blonde” on us and plans on decking out all new licenses in pink gradients and rainbows. Post a rainbow on a car bumper in any other state in the USA and it signifies gay pride, here it is simply our staple image… Basically, we can have rainbows or spam-musubis as our image. Considering the reputation of being “hick” food that
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