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QuizUnderstood: How Well Do Know Linda Lingle’s Current Employer?

1. According to an Oct. 24 Maui News story, all of the following staffers and assistants to Maui Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa make at least $67,000 a year except one–and that one makes just a little over $49,000 per year. Which one makes the lower salary figure? A. Executive Assistant Mike Molina B. Executive Assistant Randy Piltz C. Communications Director Rod Antone D. Administrative Assistant Joe Pontanilla E. Administrative Assistant Bill … [Read More...]

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Eh Guy With The Vulgar Message On Your Truck!

I saw your truck around Kahului and at Sakamoto Pool. Both times, it has a vulgar message in the window. Many things frustrate me about your message. First, this is NOT Aloha! Maybe the message is the driver of the truck does not have Aloha and everyone else is f%#@ed! Second, your message is vulgar. It’s one thing to be talking to the group and use the f-bomb, but it’s another thing to put this on your back window. I don’t know what caused you … [Read More...]

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Manao Hana Hou Radio is back on the air, but will it survive in our new digital media world?

It’s a quarter after 10 on Tuesday morning and Tony Novak-Clifford is sitting out front of a small office at Hart’s Corner in Wailuku Town smoking a cigarette. As is usually the case these days, he’s thinking about money. Novak-Clifford, a renowned local photographer, is also the general manager and program director for Manao Hana Hou Radio, Maui’s only independent, nonprofit radio station. He also does a show on Manao from 6-10am on Tuesdays, … [Read More...]

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For First Time In 15 Years, Hawaii Public Radio Ends Pledge Drive With Shortfall

At a time when there's just one alternative newsweekly in the state (you're looking at it) and a single company owns every daily newspaper in the state except for The Maui News, the variety and independence of the programming on Hawaii Public Radio is both refreshing and vital. Funded largely by listeners, HPR depends on regularly scheduled pledge drives. For regular listeners, the drive's constant interruptions for station personnel to ask for … [Read More...]

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UPDATED: Hawaii Congress Members Weigh In On VA Chief Shinseki’s Resignation

[The following post has been updated to include a statement from Senator Mazie Hirono, which arrived after it was first published] Normally I don't publish items on national stories, but given my recent cover story on my friend who killed himself six months after his discharge from the U.S. Army, I'll gladly make an exception. My story dealt with the large numbers of veterans who kill themselves every year–which is in excess of the civilian … [Read More...]

The Sacred Moment: On The Wonders Of Yoga Breath

You've probably heard the term "take a deep breath" many times, often during a time when you’re losing your mind, super-frustrated or just need to calm down. … [Read More...]

Mother Nature Meets The Federal Government: Exploring how the Affordable Care Act affects Naturopathic Doctors

Most people probably don’t realize that the federal Affordable Healthcare Act (HR3590) includes provisions preventing discrimination of alternative medicine. … [Read More...]

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Sign Language: Virgos Will Be Able To See In Infrared This Week

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Each astrological sign is a sort of reaction to the one preceding it. Thus, in many ways, they’re like opposites. But because they’ve just been there, each tribe has a pretty good understanding of the one before theirs on … [Read More...]

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QuizUnderstood: How Well Do Know Linda Lingle’s Current Employer?

1. According to an Oct. 24 Maui News story, all of the following staffers and assistants to Maui Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa make at least $67,000 a year except one–and that one makes just a little over $49,000 per year. Which one makes the lower salary … [Read More...]

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NOTW: Prohibition, Canine Blood Transfusions and Ducks With Issues

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER The Osiligi Maasai Warrior choir, from Kenya, in ornate, mystifying native costumes and uncalled-for headdresses, happened to be touring the U.K. this fall, coinciding with the recent Paris Fashion Week in which the most … [Read More...]

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Eh Guy With The Vulgar Message On Your Truck!

I saw your truck around Kahului and at Sakamoto Pool. Both times, it has a vulgar message in the window. Many things frustrate me about your message. First, this is NOT Aloha! Maybe the message is the driver of the truck does not have Aloha and … [Read More...]

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Don’t Know How To Vote In The Upcoming Election? We Can Help!

Oh, joy, it’s time for another General Election. In Hawaii, this is a special kind of treat. Voters only got to see a new campaign finance report this week, after what seemed like months of candidate and political action committee (PAC) spending and … [Read More...]

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The Initiative: Trying to understand Maui County’s GMO Ballot Measure

In the Haiku autumn dusk, a circle of farmers hand in hand stands to give thanks for the earth, food and the breath of life. In the sacred scene before a potluck of hand-grown and handmade foods, there are many hands, 120 heads, and waiting … [Read More...]

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Monsanto Election Spending Is Out Of Control But We’re Still Saying To Vote No On The Maui County GMO Initiative

So by now most everyone on the island knows that Monsanto–a giant corporation that says it cares about feeding the world but is far more concerned about profits and market share–has spent more than $6 million to try to defeat the upcoming Maui County … [Read More...]

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UH Maui College Office Offering Free Copies Of College Guide For Adults

When we think of people trying to determine what college program will meet their scholastic needs, images of high school students pouring over a pile of university information packets come to mind. However, in light of the economic environment that … [Read More...]

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UPDATED: Say Goodbye To Venerable Old Maui Weekly

Today, Maui Now reported that Hawaii Publications, Inc. has closed the venerable old Maui Weekly. Published in various forms and and under different names (and owners) since 1986, the Weekly ceased publication on Monday, Oct. 27. "The Maui Weekly … [Read More...]

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Big Kaanapali Beach Restoration Takes Small Step Forward

Way back in 1964, when the Ka‘anapali Resort was still in its infancy, its owner American Factors paid for a 19-minute promotional film to bring rich tourists to Maui (click here to watch it on Youtube). Titled Kaanapali, the film called the area a … [Read More...]