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Da Kidney Da Kine Day

April 28, 2011 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) currently afflicts one in seven Maui residents. But unfortunately, most people don’t even know they have this “silent disease” until their kidneys are already failin. more »»

The Charter for Compassion

April 21, 2011 Ironically, many different calls for “unity” echo throughout the world nowadays. However, the steps toward the realization of any kind of harmony are slow and painstaking. more »»

Dengue Fever

April 14, 2011 While we were preoccupied with the possibility of radiation riding the winds from Japan, a real and pernicious danger may be buzzing around in our own backyards. more »»

Powerful Palm Education

April 7, 2011 Tomorrow’s leaders have a unique opportunity to cultivate careers in paradise in the promising clean energy sector, as a gamut of eco-friendly companies and forward-thinking educators continue to... more »»

Open Hearts and Homes

March 31, 2011 Earthquake, tsunami, nuclear cataclysm. It’s estimated that over 450,000 people have already been displaced in Japan. Some have not only lost their homes, but their entire families. more »»

Don’t Panic

March 24, 2011 We averted the affects of tsunami here by simply heading for the hills, but some believe we also need to protect ourselves from nuclear impacts by taking iodine pill. more »»

Emergency Measures

March 17, 2011 Around 9:05 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2011, I tried hard to ignore the texts and calls that began illuminating my cell phone as I cruised down the Pi‘ilani Highway. more »»

County on Your Corner

March 10, 2011 A unique advantage of living in a small community like Maui County is our ability to “get to know” our governmental leaders on a whole other level than do most metropolises and suburban areas. more »»

Rainbow Warriors

March 3, 2011 It seems like only yesterday I was spitefully smirking as former Hawai‘i Gov. more »»

A Bad Rap for RAP

February 24, 2011 Funding for Read Aloud America’s (RAA) signature “literacy experience,” the Read Aloud Program (RAP), will be eliminated from the Hawai‘i Department of Human Services’ (DHS) budget as of April 1. more »»

Leaps and Bounds

February 17, 2011 Several years ago, I was watching a George Carlin stand-up routine on HBO, and one [and yes, I’ve edited it] quip continues to resonate: “When does a kid ever get to sit in a yard with a stick... more »»

Paying It Forward

February 10, 2011 There are opportunities available for adults to learn and hone their safely skills through programs such as the Community Emergency Response Team training sponsored by Maui Civil Defense and the Mau... more »»

The Fruits of Creativity

February 3, 2011 Over 2,700 made it to the Historic ‘Īao Theater last weekend to tickle their funny bones during one or more of the 13 screenings of Maui’s own feature farce, Get A Job. more »»

Join the Team

January 27, 2011 In a real emergency, what would you do? If you are not sure, consider enrolling in the free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program sponsored and developed by FEMA, and sponsored b... more »»

Global Goals

January 20, 2011 Setting goals is always good. They can be personal, between friends or family, between the leaders and citizens of a nation, or they can be global—among us al. more »»

Animal Instinct

January 13, 2011 Is it possible to have your heart broken twice—perhaps even three, four times—in one day? You bet. And there’s a good chance it’s happened to you—especially if you own a television. more »»


January 6, 2011 If you are still trying to train yourself to bring your own shopping bag into stores in preparation for Maui County’s first new law of the year, well, you need to be ready for the real thing real... more »»

What if...

December 30, 2010 The holiday season has the potential to change all of our cherished beliefs and dogmatic illusions. more »»

A Wish for a Fishpond

December 23, 2010 Kimokeo Kapahulehua, who turned 63 last Wednesday, was in search of a creative way to raise money for the Ko‘ie‘ie fishpond project in Kīhei’s Kalepolepo Park, when he came up with an... more »»

Positive Peer Pressure

December 16, 2010 ’Tis the season to be jolly. And to attain that festive state, many of us overindulge in alcohol this time of year. But underage drinking is not just a holiday bing. more »»



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