Sometimes the fish wins the tug of war.
At best 10% of US plastic waste gets recycled. Another 13% gets burned, sometimes to generate electricity. Most of the remaining plastic is buried in landfills, but each year at least 1 billion pounds of plastic finds its way into our oceans.
For Hawai‘i residents low on funds, a simple court fee or fine can perpetuate poverty and entrenchment in the criminal justice system.
Maui lei makers preserve the authenticity of lei made from their surroundings while hotels import purple orchids by the thousands.
AS HOME PRICES SPIKE NATIONWIDE, MAUI FACES THE PEAK OF A SYSTEMIC HOUSING CRISIS. MANY BORN AND RAISED ON-ISLAND ARE LEAVING FOR MORE AFFORDABLE STATES AS AFFLUENT NEWCOMERS BUY PROPERTIES AT RECORD SPEED.