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October 13, 2015

Commission Rejects Proposal to Consider Cane Smoke When Granting SMAs

The Maui Planning Commission today rejected a request for the inclusion of sugar cane smoke as a factor when granting special management area use permits.
October 13, 2015

Rep. DeCoite to Host Lawmakers Listen with House Leadership

Representative Lynn DeCoite and leaders from the Hawaiʻi State House of Representatives will update the community on the 2015 Legislative Session during a “Lawmakers Listen” event scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Haʻikū Community Center.
October 12, 2015

Maui Homeless Offered One-Way Plane Tickets to Mainland

The Hawaiʻi Lodging and Tourism Association will present a $25,000 check to Kahului's Family Life Center as part of its initial neighbor island funding to send 120 homeless individuals on Maui to locations outside of Hawaiʻi.
October 12, 2015

New Kuhua Corridor Proposed Mauka of Cane Haul Road

The proposed Kuhua Street Extension project is designed to provide an alternate local transportation corridor parallel to the Honoapiʻilani Highway between Front Street and Keawe Street in West Maui.
October 12, 2015

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Set for November 21, 22

Free residential household waste collection service is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21 and 22, 2015, by appointment only.

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October 12, 2015

Maui Ocean Center Celebrates Makahiki Season

Maui Ocean Center, The Hawaiian Aquarium, will celebrate the islands' Makahiki season in November with traditional Hawaiian games, food, live music, hula and special guest lectures/demonstrations by members of the Hawaiian community.
October 08, 2015

25th Celebration of Hula O Nā Keiki, Nov. 13-15

The 25th anniversary celebration of “Hula O Nā Keiki”, Maui’s only children’s hula competition, is set to take place November 13-15, 2015 at the Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel in West Maui.
October 08, 2015

Emmanuel Lutheran to Host Pumpkin Fest

Emmanuel Lutheran School in Kahului will host a one-night-only Pumpkin Fest on Friday, Oct. 23, from 3 to 10 p.m. The event will include a pumpkin patch, games, craft and food vendors, a country store, silent auction, fun house and a used book fair.
October 08, 2015

George Kahumoku Jr. Slack Key Show Every Wednesday in Napili

George Kahumoku Jr. will present his Grammy Award-winning slack key show, Masters of Hawaiian Music, every Wednesday this month at 7:30 p.m. at Napili Kai Beach Resort’s Aloha Pavilion.
October 08, 2015

Sean Robbins’ ‘The Olanui Tour’ to Come to Maui

Sean Robbins made a big impact with the debut of his first album, Olanui, which was nominated for three awards in 2015. He now follows up with the first leg of The Olanui Tour, which will have the 21-year-old musician visiting fans old and new in Hilo, Kahului and Lihu‘e.

Maui Food VIEW ALL

October 12, 2015

35 Restaurants Participating in ‘Dine Out for Hospice Maui’

Nourish your community and your appetite with “Dine Out for Hospice Maui.”  On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 35 participating restaurants around the island will donate a portion of the proceeds from their meals to Hospice Maui. Calling it an “inclusive and community-spirited fundraising event,” Hospice Maui invites residents to “Dine Out” and support the non-profit.  Hospice Maui has been serving... Read more »
October 09, 2015

‘Day of the Dead’ Party and Special Menu at Sangrita Grill

If you'd like to get some extra wear out of your Halloween costume, Sangrita Grill + Cantina will host a Day of the Dead, or Dia De Los Muertos party Nov. 1 in Kaʻanapali, to support Imua Family Services, with a prix-fixe menu, costume contest, prizes and live Flamenco music by Indio & Avi.
October 09, 2015

Ka‘ana Kupboard Cooking Class Brings the Heat

The debut 2015 Ka'ana cooking class on Saturday, Oct. 3 shared new methods of grilling local food, making go-to rubs and crafting marinades at Andaz Maui in Wailea. It's the first in a series of classes that will run through 2016.
October 08, 2015

Chef Peter Merriman Debuts Cookbook

Chef and restauranteur Peter Merriman plans to release his first cookbook, "Merriman's Hawaiʻi, The Chef, The Farmer, The Food, The Islands," in December. It gives readers a glimpse of Hawaiʻi through the eyes of the chef and restaurateur who has helped shape the cuisine and agriculture of Hawaiʻi for more than 25 years.
October 07, 2015

‘The Best of Both Worlds’ Helps Aspiring Chefs

You're invited to experience "The Best of Both Worlds" at Pūlehu, an Italian Grill in Kā‘anapali on Wednesday Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The fundraising dinner, which is part of Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi Magazine’s ‘Aipono Wine Dinner Series, will benefit Maui Culinary Academy.

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October 13, 2015

What It’s Like to Live in Wailuku

Wailuku residents are centrally located in relative to all parts of the island. Wailuku is conveniently located near many unique small businesses, including restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and coffee shops.
October 07, 2015

About Maui Property Taxes for 2015-16…

Maui properties are assessed at 100% true market value every year (average of cost and market comparison) and leasehold properties are assessed by complete value; this is how a "fair market value" is established.
October 06, 2015

Sotheby Affiliates Celebrate ‘The Art of Giving’

Affiliates from four Sotheby's International Realty offices in Hawai‘i gathered at the Honolulu Museum of Art on Friday, Sept. 18, to celebrate the "Art of Giving" and the launch of the Hawai‘i Affiliates of Sotheby's International Realty Charitable Fund.
September 29, 2015

What’s it Like to Live in Pā‘ia?

First home to immigrant families and plantation workers, Pā‘ia now has become a melting pot of cultures. Pā‘ia still boasts a solid local culture of amazing Hawai‘i-born families, but also consists of an international mix of residents including European and South American water sports enthusiasts, West Coast hippy migrants from the counterculture revolution (and, now, their children), New Age folks, surfers, liberals, and a myriad of residents who are attracted to Pā‘ia and the North Shore for the bohemian culture, healthy lifestyle, fabulous tropical weather and awesome ocean conditions.
September 14, 2015

RAM Reports Good News for Real Estate Buyers

"The good news is that with half of the sales being below the current price point of $550,000 for single-family residences and $355,000 for condos, we have sales at a more 'affordable' level then when the price points are higher."


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  • Re: BREAKING: Maui Homeless Offered One-Way Plane Tickets to MainlandPosted by Iwa on 10/13/2015 8:34am

    WOO HOO!!! Plenty in Kihei. Hasta Luego. Hopefully, they are forced to clean up all their trash hoarding camps.

  • Re: BREAKING: Maui Homeless Offered One-Way Plane Tickets to MainlandPosted by Kula Farmer on 10/13/2015 6:08am

    You dont comprehend very well do you

  • Re: BREAKING: Maui Homeless Offered One-Way Plane Tickets to MainlandPosted by Erik on 10/13/2015 5:17am

    I think that's why they make a family member or loved one pay for half of the ticket. If they are using this service to visit family members, then only ~25% of the roundtrip airfare is actually being 'subsidized'. Worst case scenario, that's about $150-$200 to get rid of them for a while and clear out their homeless camp.

  • Re: BREAKING: Maui Homeless Offered One-Way Plane Tickets to MainlandPosted by commenter#37 on 10/13/2015 4:53am

    In my area, the homeless are passed out drunk. Can I blame that on greedy developers? But no, you're right. Lets get rid of tourism, our tax base.

  • Re: Ask the Mayor: Should Drunk Swimmers Be Fined?Posted by Rod Antone on 10/13/2015 4:15am

    Actually Hannah this is my fault, I was editing the mayor's response and took out a reference to a state law that prohibits bogus 911 calls, which is the closest law we have on the books for something like this. Because this woman didn't call for help I didn't think it applied but I also removed the part where he said "there is no other law that applies to this case." Again I apologize.

  • Re: BREAKING: Maui Homeless Offered One-Way Plane Tickets to MainlandPosted by Stand Alone on 10/13/2015 1:32am


  • Re: BREAKING: Maui Homeless Offered One-Way Plane Tickets to MainlandPosted by Kula Farmer on 10/13/2015 12:32am

    Our homeless issues are a symptom of deeper issues,
    For many of our homeless their plight is directly related to the politicians insistance on pandering to developers and the tourist industry rather than assuring a solid base in production of one sort or another, in this case the change from an agriculture based economy to one entirely dependent on tourism and development,
    THAT is a recipe for eventual disaster and we are seeing some of these chickens coming home to roost.
    You can see the results all around you, those of you who grew up here and are over 50 know what im talking about, development has done not much good for our island home except foster that argument that bigger and more is better, in reality, bigger and more is just that and does not translate to a more sustainable and fulfilling existence. How many of you have kids that had no choice but to move away to pursue a career or actually be able to afford to buy a home? How many of you have extended family and more than 2 generations living under one roof because prices are too high and cant afford to buy or rent a home and their part time restauraunt or hotel job doesnt cover everything?
    By embracing and supporting tourism and development as our primary industries these elected buffoons have sold us down the road. The idea that development and tourism can be sustainable to support our economy and inversely us is a dream, and one that ends in disaster and over crouding and over allocation of resources.
    When i see the homeless folks i say to myself,
    "But for the grace of God, there go I"
    The trajectory we have been put on by the greed of some people will end nowhere good for any of us.

  • Re: Road Closure: Lahainaluna Road at Lahaina BypassPosted by Kona on 10/12/2015 9:49pm

    This article is 2 sentences long. Brilliant.

  • Re: Alternate Parallel Route to Honoapiilani ProposedPosted by ShArKtRaInEr on 10/12/2015 7:07pm

    Since we're hell bent on unnecessary means of transportation and blowing piles of cash, I propose a Tram going up and over from Iao to Lahaina.

  • Re: Mauna Kea Emergency Rules InvalidatedPosted by rickokona on 10/12/2015 5:27pm

    Science is often poisoned by bias and at that not science at all. Notice you avoided my question and thus your bias.

  • Re: BREAKING: Maui Homeless Offered One-Way Plane Tickets to MainlandPosted by Grinnin2Day on 10/12/2015 4:45pm

    Exactly what does repatriation mean?

  • Re: BREAKING: Maui Homeless Offered One-Way Plane Tickets to MainlandPosted by Stand Alone on 10/12/2015 4:30pm

    Many of the homeless that's from the state that came here in the beginning were some that could not adapt to our high cost of living here in hawaii and fell into their lowest and could not get out of it and just simply got stuck out here.
    I've seen it happen with some that I've met in the pass that we became freinds. To make a long story short they became homeless and went into the homeless shelter in puunene. I've helped them purchase a ticket back to where their from and now they are doing really well. Maybe it's because they're familiar with their ways of living back home.
    Here in hawaii it's not all paradise as some may think. And trys to move out here and try to survive. It's not that easy.
    But. I do think with this they are on the right track......

  • Re: BREAKING: Maui Homeless Offered One-Way Plane Tickets to MainlandPosted by Stand Alone on 10/12/2015 4:01pm

    Kind of sketchy but, it will be good. Cause when all the loose ends is being taken care of then then and at the same time maybe the local homeless will be better taken care of with some help. This is really a good start. We all know that some will take advantage of this some how. But, hopefully they won't soil it for the ones that really needs the help to get up on their feet and have that start to stand on their own. If this works out our economy will get better. Smart move........
    Really hope you succeed in your mission.......

  • Re: BREAKING: Maui Homeless Offered One-Way Plane Tickets to MainlandPosted by ShArKtRaInEr on 10/12/2015 3:01pm

    When they get back to the mainland, they'll tell all their friends of the awesome deal Hawaii provides.

  • Re: Ask the Mayor: Should Drunk Swimmers Be Fined?Posted by Hannah Smith on 10/12/2015 2:12pm

    Way to not even answer the question Mayor. What's the point of doing this if you're not even going to answer the actual question?

  • Re: BREAKING: Maui Homeless Offered One-Way Plane Tickets to MainlandPosted by joan on 10/12/2015 2:02pm

    Is there a limit on how many tickets they are willing to issue to one person? What if we send someone back and they somehow scrounge the money to get back here - because it's too cold - because they had a fight with their family - would we buy them another ticket next year or the year after that? There MSUT be some control . . .

  • Re: BREAKING: Maui Homeless Offered One-Way Plane Tickets to MainlandPosted by kiheilocal on 10/12/2015 1:42pm

    Just in time for the holidays.

  • Re: Three Rescues Conducted ʻĪao as Flash Floods Catch Teens UnawarePosted by Dr. Feelgood on 10/12/2015 11:11am

    Oh.....so tourists aren't the only ones who do stupid things.

  • Re: Three Rescues Conducted ʻĪao as Flash Floods Catch Teens UnawarePosted by nomakelidat on 10/12/2015 8:52am

    Thanks MFD. Aloha.

  • Re: Hot and Hazy Today, Possible PM RainPosted by Iomana Pueoaina on 10/12/2015 3:14am

    Why they replanting, and so soon ? Fear of the possible burn moratorium ? Plant something helpful, more healthful, and more profitable ! Grow food, medicine, construction hemp !

  • Re: Hot and Hazy Today, Possible PM RainPosted by Iomana Pueoaina on 10/12/2015 3:10am

    7am, haze in central valley sure is here ! When they gonna quit burning cane?, giving me horrible headaches, sinus issues, and pumping CO2 into the environment ? It's Sick. Come on, it's the 21st century ? Grow hemp, poppies, anything useful !

  • Re: Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i’s Medicare Plan Receives Top RatingPosted by Sonora Sniper on 10/11/2015 3:52pm

    i've had several health plans over the years as jobs changed. I found Kaiser to be the best. Yes, I had co pays but they were worth it for superior care. They have a high priority on preventive care which saves everyone in the end.

  • Re: What’s it Like to Live in Pā‘ia?Posted by Stand Alone on 10/11/2015 1:40pm

    The parking situations in the town of paia is one of the biggest factors why I don't stop there anymore.

  • Re: What’s it Like to Live in Pā‘ia?Posted by Stand Alone on 10/11/2015 1:32pm

    I'm not saying that the town of paia is an bad place. It's just an old looking town with new tourism shops hidden in it. I don't stop there no more cause there's really nothing for me to stop there for. Except for that minute stop for snack and a soda. I'm actually from the west side of maui and grew with lahaina as time went by. So I rather stop in lahaina then in paia.
    Every time I drive through the paia town I see it's growing into more a commercialized town like lahaina.
    I liked paia and lahaina as it was like before with all the local flavors. But, sad it'll never be like that anymore.

  • Re: Mauna Kea Emergency Rules InvalidatedPosted by Stand Alone on 10/11/2015 1:14pm

    Whatever, you still don't deserve the respect. You're just trying to turn the story around. As for facts that you already know about yourself that you're full with hate and disrespect that you've already have shown in your past post. Oh, and not to forget your selfishness. That's fine. You are what you are and it's just sorry that you're that way. I hope you're happy being the way you are. It must be lonely. Your life not mine.
    One of these days you'll find your beliefs when you really need one to get through the difficulties in life.
    Good luck to you.

    Ps. Teddy bears count........ LOL.......

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