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  • Re: Ask the Mayor: What Can Be Done About Roaming Dog Pack?Posted by Nailbanger on 10/20/2016 3:42pm

    Benjamin marauder .25

  • Re: Maui False Alarm Reduction Program Aims to Curb “Cry Wolf” CallsPosted by guy on 10/20/2016 7:22am

    MAUI NOW - By your own popularity ranking you have a hot issue here. Please do a background story. Who promoted this legilsation, could it possibly have been a service vendor, which Council Committee passed it?

  • Re: Investigative Report on Maui Housing Inventory Includes “Tiny Home” OptionsPosted by nomakelidat on 10/20/2016 6:19am

    "Allow accessory or affordable accessory dwellings on smaller lots." Key sentence as far as I'm concerned.

  • Re: Ask the Mayor: What Can Be Done About Roaming Dog Pack?Posted by Dr. Feelgood on 10/19/2016 10:51pm

    pepper spray.....or a more lethal tool. And maybe some cracks for the dog owner, but it's probably some big moke so better bring your A game.

  • Re: County to Restrict Overnight Access to Kanahā Park Starting Nov. 1Posted by Dr. Feelgood on 10/19/2016 10:48pm

    Where will all the homeless "campers" go now?

  • Re: Makawao Woman Indicted for Alleged Wire Fraud Against Maui SurferPosted by Stand Alone on 10/19/2016 1:49pm

    SHAMEFUL. ......

  • Re: Maui Hospital Seeks $5.65 M to Mitigate Issues Related to DelayPosted by Mauiday on 10/19/2016 9:08am

    The stated purpose of this meeting was "patient safety and quality of care". The suggested remedies put forth during the meeting, in my opinion, fall short of bringing the patient safety and quality of care up to industry standards that the people of Maui deserve.
    It was stated there are 400 vacancies or 25% if the work force. Their remedy is hiring 55 more nurses at an additional cost to Hawaii taxpayers of $2.65 million. So how does 55 compensate for 400??? And if there are 400 vacancies then there should be plenty of money not being paid out to cover for 55 positions. Why then is the administration asking for $2.65 million MORE tax payer's money???
    Wes Lo and Barry Shitamoto state they are having a hard time recruiting new hires (nurses and doctors). Hence the 400 vacancies. So how will having an additional $5.65 million magically fix the recruiting difficulty??? Are they planning to offer higher than normal salaries to attract new hires??? If so, how would that affect the morale of those nurses already working there, to see that the new hires getting paid more than them??? Will the new doctors hired be Kaiser employee doctors??? And will they not be competing with doctors in the same field in private community based practices??? How is that fair to the many doctors that have served our community all these years to now be competing with a state of Hawaii backed corporate giant like Kaiser???
    Another suggestion was to use more (student) nurses in training programs to staff the shifts and have them supervised by the spread out experienced staff. Is this how you ensure safety and quality of care????
    This meeting did nothing to address the morale issue of the remaining workers and there was no invitation for these workers to give their input. If the hospital staff are always running short staff, over worked, seeing temp workers coming in and being paid more, and hearing their union being blamed for the hospital woes, how can that be good for morale. Morale of the work force is crucial in delivering safety and quality of care.
    An audit should have been done of the hospital's finances, management, and quality of care/hospital operation as soon as the financial problems became chronic (years ago.) A mini fast track audit should be done now!!!
    The legislators are trying to get recommendations from the same administrative team that sunk the hospital into the red in the first place. Do the mini fast track audit BEFORE giving any more tax payers money out.

  • Re: 200 Acres Scorched in Unscheduled Cane FirePosted by Stand Alone on 10/19/2016 8:26am

    Yeti, it all good. But we'll just have to wait and see what happens in the future.
    I've been doing just that all my life here.nothing different.

  • Re: 200 Acres Scorched in Unscheduled Cane FirePosted by LegendaryYeti on 10/19/2016 8:19am

    I'm sorry that you were offended, Stand. I don't think I wrote anything offensive per se - I just don't agree with your point of view.

  • Re: Maui’s Glick Design Earns Five 2016 American Graphic Design AwardsPosted by John Hills on 10/19/2016 7:47am

    Congratulations Robert ! Our collaborations go back to 1986 with your much appreciated help in designing the look and feel of MAUI INC. Magazine.

  • Re: Maui Hospital Seeks $5.65 M to Mitigate Issues Related to DelayPosted by commenter#37 on 10/19/2016 4:59am

    This current monetary crisis is a direct result of UPW's legal action. Let UPW pay for it. Not once, in this whole process, have the hospital's unions said anything about improving patient care. It is only about handouts for their workers.

  • Re: Emergency Road Work: Temporary Closure of South Kīhei RoadPosted by jt65turner on 10/18/2016 6:14pm

    South Kihei Rd is a mess in spots & they just keep filling in pot holes over. Very bad sections & I have to drive on the shoulder to miss them. Not safe do something

  • Re: Maui Police Ready for 2016 Halloween in LahainaPosted by Maui_Mike on 10/18/2016 5:30pm

    It has to be hot as heck in that costume, what's the motivation?......lolo?

  • Re: Maui Hospital Seeks $5.65 M to Mitigate Issues Related to DelayPosted by Stand Alone on 10/18/2016 3:09pm

    Now somebody wants money..... GET THIS DAM THING SETTLED ALREADY!!!!!
    Hello,!!!! Your main concern is the people....
    GET YOUR S**T TOGETHER!!!!!! or just drop everything and forget it!!! It'll be the same thing that is right now... NOTHING.........
    If you guys would have resolved the problems sooner you guys wouldn't need the money. ... the longer you fools take the more money you'll need. And we'll lose more medical personals. And the less medical quality we'll have.
    Don't give them the money.... make them squeeze to get this s**T resolved. Give them the money the longer they'll take to resolve this problem they created.
    Think about giving them the money after they resolve this s**t.....

  • Re: Ask the Mayor: What Can Be Done About Roaming Dog Pack?Posted by LG on 10/17/2016 2:29pm

    It was very interesting to read this. I live in Kahana too and my dog has been attacked about four or five times when on a leash - by another dog that's always in a pack of three or four. This dog always goes right for her jugular and thankfully she hasn't been seriously hurt yet. The worst thing is, the owner has been there on a couple of the occasions and still doesn't leash it. It's maddening.

  • Re: Female Snorkeler Bitten by Shark in Kīhei, MauiPosted by Bobby Giordano on 10/17/2016 7:00am

    What ever happened to the woman? Would be nice to know despite the obvious effects on tourism, if you know what I mean.

  • Re: Joint Task Force Created for County-Owned Fairways LotsPosted by guy on 10/17/2016 6:56am

    I just googled: "Maui County Fairways Settlement Arakawa". Only this story and a few county press releases on this same current story story came up.

    Could we see a story on how/why these 50 market rate lots came to be purchased by the County? I recall there was a height conflict, but I don't recall the County buying these 50 lots. What was the sale price of each?

  • Re: Search Suspended for Missing Free Diver Near Hāna, MauiPosted by Stand Alone on 10/17/2016 6:56am

    With all of the efforts from all of the searching from the search and rescuers had done it's sad they couldn't locate Mr. Goodwin.
    Prayers of comfort to his families and freinds.

  • Re: Status of Health Care Focus of Maui BriefingPosted by Mauiday on 10/17/2016 4:53am

    From an editorial article in the MAUI NEWS, the public is allowed to attend today's meeting at 5:30 in the Ike Lea science auditorium on UH Maui campus. (But not allowed to participate in the discussion.)

    A high quality, high functioning and efficient hospital is very important to our community. Hope all community leaders and the public attends.

  • Re: Capobianco Trial: Cross Exam of Evidence Specialist, Trial Takes 2 Week BreakPosted by B Cash on 10/17/2016 1:38am

    I agree Logan. I have never heard of a trial being so sporadic. strange. I really wish they would video it again.

  • Re: Piʻilani Highway Closed in Kahikinui Due to Brush FirePosted by Stand Alone on 10/16/2016 2:22pm

    Yep, taking a break at ulupalakua ranch store and seen the first little fire truck pass by then later a bigger fire truck then another big fire truck then the fire department tanker the two police cars. We was wondering what was happening. Now we know.
    Be safe out there MFD and whoever is stucked out there.

  • Re: Motor Vehicle Accident Hāna Highway Near Hansen RdPosted by Stand Alone on 10/15/2016 3:00pm

    Blue tide, instead of trying to make everything that others say sounds like it's a racist comment you should just swallow the facts. If you haven't noticed yet of what kind of stupid idiots that drive like morons and that has no regards on our roads then you're as blind as hell..... I see it everyday and compare all the time. And I say the truth and facts and I'm not afraid to say what I say. So who's a dik? Realy it's you.... swallow the facts and stop trying to make like you're better then me. Your comments don't mean nothing to me unless it's true and facts.
    So, Blue Tide when you're out driving around or standing near the road or parking lots . Pull your eyes out of your pants and see for yourself. And stop being stupid with me.
    Have a nice life. Try anyway. And learn to accept the facts.
    You can block my post all you want it doesn't matter to me in anyways it just to show you're just another jerk that can't handle the truth. And only thinks that your comments are a one way thing. And others are not worth listening to. You're a big joke and a coward. Don't waste my time.....

  • Re: Motor Vehicle Accident Hāna Highway Near Hansen RdPosted by BlueTide on 10/15/2016 7:53am

    I'm sure you saw my post... Just FYI I am blocking your posts... so now I will never see anything you have to say... Just click the username and the menu "Block"... No time for ignorant racists in my life...

  • Re: Search Launched for Missing Free Diver, Josh Goodwin Near Hāna, MauiPosted by Stand Alone on 10/14/2016 5:14pm


  • Re: Status of Health Care Focus of Maui BriefingPosted by Bobby Giordano on 10/14/2016 4:15am

    2017 premiums for individual plans equal to 2016 plans are rising close to 90%. Take a look!

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