Eh Brah! Absentee Homeowners

People use Maui Nui as their part-time playground. It’s nice, I understand. Good place to stash a getaway. But for those of us who live here and love it year-round, why not use those houses for the homeless? ...
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Illustration by Ron Pitts

Eh absentee and part-time homeowners: There are many homeless here. Maybe you see them when you visit. MauiTimes has reported on them. They need places to live. There are also many long-term vacant houses. People use Maui Nui as their part-time playground. It’s nice, I understand. Good place to stash a getaway. But for those of us who live here and love it year-round, why not use those houses for the homeless? 

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Welcome to VOTE

Welcome to VOTE

It’s not about how or for whom you vote. It’s about being informed—and participating.

State Releases $294 Million in Tax Refunds

State Releases $294 Million in Tax Refunds

Beginning Sept. 9 and extending through the end of October, about $294 million will be refunded to taxpayers who filed their 2021 returns and have been Hawaiʻi residents for at least nine months

War of the Frogs

War of the Frogs

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

Maui Invitational Bounces Back

Maui Invitational Bounces Back

​​The Maui Invitational has been a local institution for nearly four decades. But for the last two years, it wasn’t played on Maui