So yesterday a friend of mine on Facebook posted that Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa had just said on his radio show on 105.5 FM that in 2018 he would run for the office of Hawaii Lieutenant Governor. We'd been hearing rumors here and there for some time that Arakawa wouldn't actually retire when he's termed out in 2018, but would seek higher office. We (and others) had thought he'd … [Read more...] about Did Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa just announce he wants to run for Hawaii Lieutenant Governor?
A new video and mapping initiative to disseminate information about mosquito-borne illness has been jointly launched by the Maui District Health Office and the County of Maui. The initiative includes information about the general locations, virus type and lab status of mosquito-borne cases. While there is presently no local spreading of these cases, Maui County is seeing an … [Read more...] about Maui District Health Office launches new mosquito-borne illness resources
The Mayor's Office of Economic Development has teamed up with Expeditions Maui-Lanai Ferry and the Lanai Chamber of Commerce to urge Maui residents and visitors to support Lanai businesses. The group has set up round-trip ferry and ground transportation between Maui and Lanai—including a special late-night ferry that leaves Manele Harbor at 9:30pm–as an incentive to … [Read more...] about County of Maui secures special ferry package for this month’s 5th Friday Town Party on Lanai
Beau Hawkes makes his living at Maui Wowie, which sells bongs made from bamboo (pictured above), but that's not why Maui Police arrested him on Wednesday, July 23. No, a Maui cop tased Hawkes and then arrested him for a variety of traffic offenses, including but not limited to driving without license plates and the ever-popular resisting arrest. The Maui News ran a detailed … [Read more...] about Maui Police Arrest Yet Another Mayoral Candidate
This afternoon Second Circuit Court Judge Peter Cahill ruled that since Neldon Mamuad, the founder and chief administrator of the MAUIWatch Facebook page, did not file a new financial disclosure statement with his nomination papers on June 3, he was not "complying with the law" and thus could not be a candidate for the office of Maui County Mayor. "There was no financial … [Read more...] about Judge Cahill Rejects Neldon Mamuad’s Maui Mayoral Candidacy