Maui nonprofit specialist Kelly McHugh was honored as one of Hawai‘i’s “40 Under 40” future leaders during a celebratory event on June 8 at the Sheraton Waikiki. The event, sponsored by Pacific Business News, recognized exceptional business and community leaders in the state of Hawai‘i. McHugh, the new marketing manager at the Pacific Whale Foundation, is best known for her … [Read more...] about Maui’s Kelly McHugh honored as one of 40 under 40
Michele Chouteau McLean
Recently, I went into the Maui Community Correctional Center. I was there to meet with the Warden and another official to talk with them about the problems facing MCCC that are becoming increasingly critical, namely the vast overcrowding that is plaguing all jails and prisons in Hawaii. I entered through the guard house, under the high fence topped with razor wire, where I … [Read more...] about What will we do about the ‘egregious overcrowding’ at Maui Community Correctional Center?
Even without the election of Republican Donald Trump to be President of the United States, this was a monstrous year. We’ve had to deal with job losses, outrageous giveaways to big business and just a general slide away from democratic protections and open government assurances. We like to think of Hawaii (and Maui especially) as existing outside the world’s troubles, but it’s … [Read more...] about MauiTime 2016 Year In Review
When Alexander & Baldwin announced back in January that they would close their Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar (HC&S) mill in Pu`unene–the last operating sugar mill in the state of Hawaii–nervous eyes looked around the island. What would become of the land? they asked. Company officials announced that some manner of "diversified agriculture" would be their prime focus, … [Read more...] about Maui County Planning Officials say they want to change ‘the process’ of crafting community plans