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Give the Post Office a Break

April 18, 2013 The Postal Service says it’s going to stop delivering mail on Saturdays. This won’t happen until August, but the overseers of our postal workers in Congress are already swoonin. more »»

Déjà Vu for Maui Recycling Advocates

April 4, 2013 Maui’s longtime recycling advocates are feeling like they have seen it all before. And they hav. more »»

In Order To Have a Reliable Water System, We Must Invest In It

March 28, 2013 Those of us who own our homes know that it pays to maintain them. We know that if we defer needed repairs for too long, we will only have to pay even more in the future to fix them. more »»

Dreams of Maui Crash on the Shores of Harsh Reality

March 14, 2013 After a lifetime dreaming of visiting the Hawaiian Islands, that dream finally came true recently… or so I thought. Unfortunately, skepticism arose soon after leaving the airport in Kahului. more »»

Too Busy to Care

January 24, 2013 In the past two to three weeks, I’ve noticed inexcusable behavior among the Realtors and apartment managers of Maui. It’s a small disease; but one that modern medicine has not found a cure for. more »»

Kihei Fourth Friday Town Party a Huge Success

January 17, 2013 We had a fantastic turnout at the first Kihei Fourth Friday Town Party on Dec. 28, 2012. more »»

How’s it Working, America?

January 10, 2013 Well, we’ve passed the supposed Mayan-predicted apocalypse. The astute observer might wonder what possibly could have prompted the prophets from an ancient civilization to foretell the end of time. more »»

Inouye Touched Many Lives

January 3, 2013 Sen. Daniel Inouye came home for his final rest. Audrey and I joined our fellow citizens at our State Capitol that evening to pay our respects and bid Sen. Inouye aloha. more »»

Tis the Season for Thanks

December 13, 2012 I send my thanks to Mark Hyde, Maui-Tomorrow Executive Director Irene Bowie, and Kihei resident Daniel Kanahele, who have received the name of “Interveners,” and rightly so. more »»

Myths About Pi‘ilani Promenade

December 13, 2012 A recent commentary in the Maui Weekly (Dec. 6-12) described a number of “myths” concerning the Pi‘ilani Promenade Outlet and Retail Centers. Let’s take a look at them one by one: Myth No. more »»

Mega-Mall Myths

December 6, 2012 The veracity of the state Land Use Commission (LUC) has been challenged by the effort to build two side-by-side Southern California-style mega-malls adjacent to affordable homes and the planned new... more »»

HC&S Must Stop Burning Cane

November 29, 2012 Dear HC&S employees, this letter is for you! Your profit-making employers should be aware of both the effectiveness and the morality of converting to clean, green harvest alternatives to burning. more »»

Maui County Council Support Repeal of Act 55

November 22, 2012 I applaud our County Council’s unanimous vote in support of a resolution seeking a repeal of Act 55 by the state Legislature. more »»

Community Support for Pi‘ilani Promenade Shown at Land Use Meeting

November 15, 2012 The Maui Weekly is to be commended for their continuing coverage of the Pi‘ilani Promenade outlet and retail centers planned for South Maui residents and visitor. more »»

Governor Should Support the Arts

November 8, 2012 On behalf of my organization’s board, we respectfully urge Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s administration to support funding for the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Biennium Grant Program. more »»

Pi‘ilani Promenade Moves South Maui Forward

November 1, 2012 A recent commentary (Maui Weekly, Oct. 25-31) made the incorrect assertion that a meeting of the state Land Use Commission (LUC) held Aug. more »»

Our Children Deserve a Permanent High School

October 25, 2012 Charter schools are a great addition to educating our children, and they, as well as the Kihei High School, need a larger and more appropriate permanent facility. more »»

Hawai‘i’s Most Invasive Plant Species is Sugar Cane

October 18, 2012 The sugar cane industry has played a major role in Hawai‘i’s past and will play an important role in transcending into Hawai‘i’s agricultural futur. more »»

Campaigning with Aloha

September 13, 2012 I am disappointed that the Hawai‘i Republican Party and State Rep. more »»

Wailea 670

September 6, 2012 Headlines read: “Honua‘ula clears major approval hurdles.” In reality, a number of important reviews and approvals lie ahead. more »»



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