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Quizunderstood: How well do you know W.S. Merwin’s palms?

1. In September 2013, Molokai’s unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) was 10.8 percent. According to an Oct. 20, 2014 news release from the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, what was Molokai’s unemployment rate in September of this year? A. 11.6 percent B. 12.6 percent C. 13.6 percent D. 14.6 percent E. 15.6 percent 2. According to a survey written about in the Oct. 20 Maui News, how many feral cats are estimated … [Read More...]

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Eh, Annoying Helicopter Pilot!

Eh brah, what’s that noise? A Humvee in the sky! Apocalypse Wow! I’m guessing you must be feeling really important. When I saw your black Huey at the movie shoot for Point Break 2 last winter, I thought it was an obnoxious but cool movie prop. Now eight months later, you’re frequently flying that loud piece of junk over quiet Upcountry, sometimes as early as 6:30am! I would like to follow you home and run a lawnmower outside your home during your … [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...]

14 in ’14: MauiTime Profiles 14 Local Hawaii Style Makers and Maui Designers You Need To Know

Credits: Photographer: Bo Montalvo; Makeup artist/hairstylist: Ry-n Shimabuku; Model: Brittney Baker; Dress and jacket: Kojo couture by Koa Johnson Maui’s … [Read More...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Holly Huden of Faces by Holly

Holly Huden, Aesthetics Extraordinaire   Faces by Holly [email protected] 206-697-7377   How many years experience in the industry? I have been … [Read More...]

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Quizunderstood: How well do you know W.S. Merwin’s palms?

1. In September 2013, Molokai’s unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) was 10.8 percent. According to an Oct. 20, 2014 news release from the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, what was Molokai’s unemployment rate in September of … [Read More...]

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NOTW: Selfie Fever, Unfortunate Ice Cream Names and Race in America

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Sign Language: It’s time for Capricorns to learn pole dancing

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) I was poised to type your horoscope when a falling yellow leaf blew in the open window and landed under my fingers on the keyboard, prompting me to rethink exactly how I was going to word this week’s fortune. I’d … [Read More...]

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Eh, Annoying Helicopter Pilot!

Eh brah, what’s that noise? A Humvee in the sky! Apocalypse Wow! I’m guessing you must be feeling really important. When I saw your black Huey at the movie shoot for Point Break 2 last winter, I thought it was an obnoxious but cool movie prop. Now … [Read More...]

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Election Wit & Wisdom From The Late Blackie Gadarian

Arsene "Blackie" Gardarian did many things on Maui: bar owner, machinist, jazz enthusiast, county liquor commissioner, curmudgeon. It was in that last role that he really seemed to shine. In fact, Gadarian was an inveterate letter writer–mostly to … [Read More...]

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Conde Nast Traveler Says Maui Is NO LONGER Top Island In World

After two consecutive decades of getting named Conde Nast Traveler's "Top Island In The World," Maui has dropped to mere third in this year's rankings. "Hawaii’s second-largest island boasts rugged terrain, volcanic beaches, and the towering Mt. … [Read More...]

Wailea Beach Villas Named Top Resort in Hawaii

Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice awards has named Wailea Beach Villas Hawaii's top resort. The Maui property also was the only resort in the state to be listed as one of the Top 25 Resorts in the U.S.; it also was named as one of the Top 100 … [Read More...]

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Maui PD Releases ‘Stop Or Get Stopped’ Campaign Results

And yet another cutesy-titled Maui Police campaign has come to a close. You can breathe easier, kids: the MPD’s 14-day “Stop or Get Stopped” push against people who run red lights and stop signs is over. “As with all of our traffic enforcement … [Read More...]

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Hurricane Ana Coming Soon To A Hawaiian Island Near You

Though it's not forecast to hit Maui County directly, Hurricane Ana could still bring a lot of moisture, wind and swell to us this weekend. To be safe, Haleakala National Park closed today at noon and will remain closed "until park managers can … [Read More...]

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NOTW: Bionic Shoes, Recycled Dog Hair and Naughty Plastic Surgeons

BIONIC SHOES Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and commandeered a list of about 1,500 purchasers of the company’s signature “tosatsu shoes”–shoes with built-in cameras. Investigators have begun visiting the … [Read More...]