It’s not about how or for whom you vote. It’s about being informed—and participating.
Anyone who has heard the mating call of the coqui frog remembers it. The nocturnal native of Puerto Rico, believed to have arrived in bromeliads shipped to Hawaiʻi from a nursery there in the 1980s, has a two-note chirping call that can exceed the legislatively-established state health standard of 70 decibels
The Maui Invitational has been a local institution for nearly four decades. But for the last two years, it wasn’t played on Maui
On May 18, David Raatz donated one-third of his liver to a child he’ll probably never meet
According to the state Department of Health, one in six Mauians and one in five Maui keiki live with food insecurity, a 62 percent increase from ten years ago. The Maui Food Bank is an essential resource for such people
Hawaiʻi has the highest vaping rate in the country among middle schoolers and the second-highest among high schoolers, according to a CDC report
Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “The Woman King” has become one of the year’s most-discussed and controversial films, and the talking points highlight valid questions about representation
The 808 General Store just opened in a revamped ground-floor space in the 5 Palms. The store, related to 808 Deli and 808 on Main, serves up their legendary paninis and salads along with a fabulous Keawakapu Beach view
Marty’s dreads are about as long as his musical career, and that means that they reach past his waist when he lets them loose. But he keeps his namesake locks tucked neatly into a colorful tam most days, because they’ve grown so darn heavy
While not obvious to the casual visitor, Maui’s sandy beaches, wind, and waves are engaged in a seasonal tug of war where sand builds up on shore and then gets pulled back to sea year after year
On Sept. 9, my dear comrade in so many causes, Mark Sheehan, graduated into his soul’s next big adventure. Sept. 9 also happened to be my 75th birthday
When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 100-year-old New York state law in June that required a license to carry a concealed firearm in public—and which limited them to individuals who could demonstrate a heightened need for self defense—it sent ripples across the nation, all the way across the Pacific to Hawaiʻi
I am 87 years old and have never smoked. What bothers me most is when I see drivers or passengers not using their ashtrays
Here’s a look at the candidates running for national, state, and county office. That’s everything from the governor to the council to the mayor to the folks who’ll represent us in Washington, D.C.
Maui County has a local council, and we also elect two Senators and one member of the U.S. House to represent us in Washington, D.C. But what about the folks we send to Oahu?
So you’ve done your civic duty—kudos! Get that “I Voted” sticker and pat yourself on the back. But, uh oh, what if you made a manini mistake and your vote isn’t counted? No good
In August, Maui County held a primary election. If you’re among the 75.2 percent of eligible voters who didn’t turn in a ballot, maybe you forgot. Maybe you didn’t care
The Maui County Charter is, essentially, our local constitution. It sets the rules for county government and the way things operate, from mayor’s office to the council to codes of ethics to finances and so on. In short, it’s a pretty big deal
Money. It’s been a force in politics practically since the birth of American democracy, and its influence doesn’t seem to be diminishing despite widespread agreement that it gives certain individuals and groups an outsized advantage come election day
The list of things that make Hawaiʻi unique among U.S. states is a long one. Our pristine waters, world-class surf, towering volcanoes, tropical climate, and the complex and beautiful Polynesian host culture all set us apart and give island residents a sense of pride