Maui High School student Chassen Kosi-Cortez has been named the Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui, earning him a $2,500 scholarship from the Eugene & Ruth Freedman Family Foundation. Kosi-Cortez will travel to O‘ahu on March 29 to contend for the State of Hawai‘i Youth of the Year title and a $5,000 college scholarship from Boys & Girls Clubs of … [Read more...] about Chassen Kosi-Cortez Named Youth of the Year, Awarded $2,500 scholarship
There was certainly a lot to fear last week. And this week, for very different reasons, seems just as frightening. Hurricane Madeline was coming! Then Hurricane Lester was right behind! Two hurricanes bearing down on the state! Then nothing much happened (though high surf from Lester did wash a bunch of debris onto Baldwin Beach, closing it for a few days). Sure was … [Read more...] about Hurricanes, hospitals and unions: Fear and Loathing on Maui
1. Last week Forbes reported that a national chain had failed to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and may have to liquidate all its stores. Which chain (which also operates on Maui) is this? A. Lowe’s B. Ace C. Home Depot D. Sports Authority E. Barnes & Noble 2. On Apr. 30, Wesley Lo–CEO of Hawaii Health Systems Corp.’s Maui region–announced that he … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know outgoing Maui hospital CEO Wesley Lo?
Well, another year’s in the books. On the whole, 2015 wasn’t any more disastrous or violent than any other recent year, I suppose (we did get a new Star Wars film out of it), though at times it certainly seemed otherwise. Murder rates have risen in many large American cities, and a series of horrific mass shootings put everyone on edge. The great movie actors Maureen O’Hara, … [Read more...] about 2015 MauiTime Year In Review
The saber-rattling between Maui County's hospitals and their many friends in the county and state Legislature on one hand and Governor David Ige and the powerful Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA) that backs him on the other is getting serious. The future of Maui's hospitals–most predominantly, Maui Memorial Medical Center–has been hanging over this legislative … [Read more...] about Saber-rattling over future of Maui’s hospitals getting scary