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Puʻu Kekaʻa "Black Rock". Maui Now graphic.
Ask the Mayor: Why no Lifeguards at Puʻu Kekaʻa “Black Rock”
October 27th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Discussion

The county is currently meeting with state and Kāʻanapali Resort officials to work toward establishing a contract similar to the one for Mākena Beach, to allow for a state-funded lifeguard tower near Black Rock with a land easement provided by the land owner.

Kalana o Maui (Maui County Building) building. File photo by Wendy Osher.
LETTER: Administration Shifts Developers’ Costs to Taxpayers
February 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion

“I am stepping forward to alert my fellow citizens of the destructive impact of these unexplainable clouds on our property titles.”

Maui Bus, photo by Wendy Osher.
Ask the Mayor: Missing Kihei Bus Route
February 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion

Arakawa covers the missing Kihei Villager bus last Saturday, unknown fecal matter on beaches, and why there is an additional fee to register a vehicle online.

Kahului Airport. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Ask the Mayor: Where to Recycle Plastic Bottles at the Airport?
December 23rd, 2013 · 2 Comments · Maui Discussion

The mayor answers questions from the public in this series. By Mayor Alan Arakawa Q: I am a Lahaina business owner and also work for one of the global hospitality leaders. A few months ago I took a trip to the Mainland.  My travels included stops at the St. Louis, Denver, Eugene and San Francisco airports. […]

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.
Changes to Vehicle Safety Inspections Labeled “Brutal”
October 11th, 2013 · 40 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion

The program has been described as a “charity” as inspectors propose fees be raised $25 to $50 per inspection, exacerbated by the state’s plan to computerize the process starting Nov. 1.