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Hāna, by Wendy Osher.
Ask the Mayor: Portable Toilet Situation in Hana a “Hazard”
April 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (3) · Maui Discussion
 

The mayor explains the porta-pottie situation at Hana Ball Park, and the pavement rehabilitation project and how it applies to Well Street and roads in the Wailea area.


Cove Park, March 10, 2014. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Ask the Mayor: Dumping of Fish Entrails Near Ocean Users
April 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (5) · Maui Discussion
 

The mayor clarifies the parking situation by Mama’s Fish House in Paia, the legality of the dumping of fish entrails near ocean users, and when the Old Haleakala Highway’s sidewalk project will begin.


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LETTER: Hawaii Bicycling League Weighs in on Kihei Fatality
April 14th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (36) · Maui Discussion
 

“The Hawaii Bicycling League calls for the application of the state’s Vulnerable User Law in this case. … the lawbreaking motorist is subject to more severe punishment, such as elevating a misdemeanor to a felony.”


A view from the lower level of Aloha Stadium during the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl. Photo by Josh Pacheco.
OPINION: Neighbor Islands Lost Pro Bowl Before Honolulu Did
April 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

The NFL’s new draft format for the Pro Bowl kept the neighbor islands from hosting annual youth clinics with the league’s players last season.


A hydrant near the "Blue" golf course by Mulligan's pub erupts Sunday, March 30 around 5 p.m., according to reader Rick Kempnich (also provided photo).
Ask the Mayor: How Much Water is Wasted on Hydrant Tests?
April 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (12) · Maui Discussion
 

Arakawa discusses when the new bus shelter by the State Building will be built, the re-paving of Amala Place by Kahului Harbor, and the complexities of fire hydrant testing procedures.


Councilmember Mike White. File photo by Wendy Osher.
LETTER: Councilman Urges Return of TAT Money to Counties
March 31st, 2014 · 1 Comment · Maui Discussion
 

“The clear majority of visitor needs are filled by the counties, not the state. It is the counties that provide water and sewer service; police, fire and ocean safety protection; development and upkeep of most roads …”


The state is proposing to upgrade Hawai`i's current vehicle safety sticker, shown above, in favor of a one-piece sticker printed out at the inspection station. Photo by Dave Smith.
Ask the Mayor: New Requirements for Car Safety Checks?
March 30th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (4) · Maui Discussion
 

Arakawa covers why some safety stickers are valid for two years instead of one, who is responsible for rainwater retention pond maintenance, and the issue of additional buses for Upcountry.


Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito with the Hawaii Dept. of Consumer Affairs. Courtesy photo.
LETTER: Insurance Commissioner Clarifies Obamacare for Maui
March 27th, 2014 · 40 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion
 

As the deadline to obtain healthcare approaches, Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito with the Hawaii Department of Consumer Affairs explains who is exempt, as well as what income bracket qualifies for tax credits.


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Ask the Mayor: How to Report Excessive Dog Barking
March 24th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (10) · Maui Discussion
 

Arakawa explains why the county has water issues despite the abundance of rain, when Kaupakalua Road will be re-surfaced, and the procedure for reporting excessive dog barking.


Neldon Mamuad. Photo by Wendy Osher.
ANALYSIS: The Real Story Behind Mamuad’s Free Speech Lawsuit
March 20th, 2014 · 24 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (19) · Maui Discussion
 

Is the Maui County administration attacking MauiWATCH, and thus free speech, or is this really all about an employee harassment case against Neldon Mamuad being spun in a very different direction?


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