Island Air Aloha & Passwords

I have a tumultuous relationship with my mother and her passwords. I have been a computer teacher’s assistant many times and pride myself on being a patient and friendly teacher but I admit I have lost my patience with my own mother. I usually try to laugh it off but there was this one-day that […]

Raising Maui Girl Power Gets Good

Personal Reflections of Raising Maui Women Its a quiet feat to bottle your nervousness about raising a young woman in times like this. Itʻs there, the nervousness exists. As a mother of girls you are constantly saying things of reassurance that you donʻt terribly believe as you say them. You encourage and reiterate statements of […]

Biocide Decisions for Communities Causes Political Suicide

The recent failures of the Hawai‘i State Legislature have resulted in an elevated reactive public. This last legislative session failed to pass a common sense pesticide disclosure bill, catering to multinational agrochemical companies and absolutely failing to protect local school kids and residents. This is a time wherein Hawai‘i residents sleep with one eye open […]

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Maui County Shenanigans Capture National Attention

RE: Maui County Council Early Announcements, Questionable Press Release, Sunshine Law, Inauguration Interruptions The new year of 2017 is starting out mean. The January 2nd Maui County Council inauguration ceremony appears to be an invitation to test truth and transparency rather than elected candidate celebration. Premature Council Chair declarations and recent staff dismissals has raised […]

Maui Activists Set Stewardship Standard

More hotels, urban sprawl, tourist traffic, new malls, and dust. This is what the nay sayers rant about the future for this tiny isle. On the contrary, Maui folk are shaping its future with community action. With the lead agriculture of sugar production over, 36,000 acres left behind are argued over in a panicked tone. […]

Illegal Tour Operators Create Crowds

A concerted effort to deal with the overcrowding of Maui’s delicate east side has brought residents and businesses together. A new organization, Hana Highway Regulation Authority, has developed mechanisms to inform the Public Utilities Commission, Maui County government officials, and the Department of Transportation about illegal tour operations. Residents are also helping to share news about […]

East Maui Demands Veto on Special Interest Legislation HB2501

Honolulu, Hawai‘i – With all of Hawai‘i watching, the Hawai‘i State Senate voted 17 in favor and 8 opposed to bestow status enabling sugar conglomerate, Alexander & Baldwin (A&B), to continue a 130-year reign of water control over Maui’s east side. Senator Riviere’s testimony in opposition provided factual details of the existing court ruling and […]

Taro Festival Best Ever Stage for Water Rights

As the 24th Annual Taro Fest commences this Saturday, the headline hogging water issue could not find a better stage. In a series of rapid measures, sugar cane conglomerate Alexander & Baldwin (A&B), through political persuasion, has recently authored legislative bill language trying to undue a court decision ruling that temporary permits for water diversions […]