Reckoning with a rising cost of living in the most expensive U.S. state

How much does it really cost to live in Hawaiʻi, why, and is there anything we can do about it? 

MAUI TIMES’ JANUARY EVENTS CALENDAR

BIG GIGS 2022 SENTRY TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS - January 5-9. This will be Maui’s 24th year hosting the championship golf event, featuring only winners from the PGA Tour. For ticket and event information, go online. The Plantation Course at Kapalua (200 Plantation Club...

Pickleball Rising on Maui, But Are There Enough Places to Play?

Seventy-seven-year-old Ron Lau’s days of surfing and diving for volleyballs at Kanaha Beach are over. The Haiku resident’s knees and other joints just can’t handle the strain. Still, he craves the thrill of competition and the camaraderie of sports.Now, he’s a...
Maui’s Psychedelic Bard

Maui’s Psychedelic Bard

Randall Rospond’s goal is to create a musical tapestry that is unique to every show. He is inspired by movie soundtracks that invoke a mood and the beat poets of the early ‘60s. But there is a myriad of sounds and experiences that lead Rospond’s latest album, “Storyland…The New While.

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Drawing Inspiration

Drawing Inspiration

At eight years old, R. Kikuo Johnson read his first comic book from Compleat Comics, a bygone of old Wailuku. After completing his first book, Johnson can’t recall a time he wasn’t consuming comics, other than when he was illustrating his own. 

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