Trucker Dukes touched the hearts of many people throughout Maui, the Hawaiian Islands, and the United States as he battled neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer affecting nerve cells in the fetus called neuroblasts. After bravely fighting one of the most aggressive forms of pediatric cancer, 3-year-old Trucker’s battle ended on March 3, 2017. The annual Trucker Dukes Memorial 5K … [Read more...] about Run for Trucker: The memorial 5K keeps Trucker’s memory alive while supporting others battling cancer
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Part of the proceeds from the Trucker Dukes Memorial 5K run and walk, held Mar. 17, were awarded to Kahalau Au Hoon, a 4-year-old Wailuku girl battling neuroblastoma. The 5K event was held in honor of Trucker Dukes, the 3-year-old Maui boy who courageously battled stage 4 neuroblastoma before passing away in 2017. The 5k community event attracted more than 500 participants, … [Read more...] about Trucker Dukes Memorial Run raises money for Wailuku girl
What is it with Mayor Alan Arakawa’s obsession about banishing Maui’s homeless to Old Maui High School, a 23-acre venue on the far side of traffic-clogged Paia with no sewer, water or social services? The lame duck mayor emphasized the “lame” part of that title this week by pontificating in a May 4 Maui News opinion piece about the County Council’s decision to cut the $2.5 … [Read more...] about Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa complains about County Council cutting $2.5 million Project Aloha–which still has no plan
Mayor Alan Arakawa made some news this week with his announcement during his State of the County address that he wants to move Maui’s homeless population—at last count numbering 800-plus—to the Old Maui High School Hamakuapoko campus outside Paia. Of course, this should come as no surprise to MauiTime readers. Last year, after the TEACH organization failed in its attempt to … [Read more...] about Mayor Alan Arakawa wants to move homeless to Old Maui High, but there’s no actual plan to do so
The organization formerly known as TEACH (Technology, Education, Agriculture, Community, Health) disappeared so quickly this week that the door couldn’t even hit its butt on the way out. In much the same way as it arrived last year, TEACH vanished in a haze of hubris and new age babble. Frontmen Mark Chasan and Jason Hobson made no public statements, opting only to write a … [Read more...] about Did the County of Maui learn anything from TEACH’s failure?