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Doggies Will Dash At Keopuolani Park

The Maui Humane Society will host Doggie Dash Maui on Oct. 11 at Keopuolani Park in Central Maui. The pet- and family-friendly event will feature a 1.5 mile course appropriate for all skill levels. Participants can run or walk the course with or without their canine family members. Doggie Dash also will feature pet entertainment; pet product vendors; and food vendors for pets and their people. The course at Keopuolani Park will have water … [Read More...]

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Eh Rotten Driver!

Eh person in the maroon pickup with a half bondo grey tailgate: obviously, Driver's Ed was not mandatory when you got a license (assuming you actually have one). Next time you’re tailgating, honking, speeding and passing (in a "no passing" stretch of road) a "Driver Training" vehicle, I hope there’s an officer to stop and teach you the rules of driving. Common courtesy is in The Golden Rule book and guess you missed that lesson, … [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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This Saturday, Sept. 13: Democratic Candidates David Ige, Shan Tsutsui Will Appear At Grand Opening Of Their New Maui HQ

If you have no idea how the four-way Hawaii Governor's race is going to shake out, join the crowd. Republican James "Duke" Aiona has run before and lost badly, Democrat David Ige may have smashed incumbent Neil Abercrombie but he's largely unknown to most voters, Independent Mufi Hannemann is probably too well known to the electorate and Libertarian Jeff Davis is, well, a Libertarian (no offense!). In fact, today Honolulu Civil Beat quoted … [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...]

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Doggies Will Dash At Keopuolani Park

The Maui Humane Society will host Doggie Dash Maui on Oct. 11 at Keopuolani Park in Central Maui. The pet- and family-friendly event will feature a 1.5 mile course appropriate for all skill levels. Participants can run or walk the course with or … [Read More...]

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Volunteers Needed To Help Refurbish Giggle Hill Playground

The Haiku Community Association is working to re-open the Kalakupua Playground at 4th Marine Park (Giggle Hill) and it needs your help. HCA will hold a general meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Haiku Community Center to discuss what is needed to … [Read More...]

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This Thursday, Sept. 18: Meet The Final Five UH Maui College Chancellor Candidates

Clyde Sakamoto has been chancellor of UH Maui College (and before that, Maui Community College) since 1991. But he retires next month. Finding a successor has been a tough job for the university, but now they've apparently narrowed the list of … [Read More...]

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This Saturday, Sept. 13: Democratic Candidates David Ige, Shan Tsutsui Will Appear At Grand Opening Of Their New Maui HQ

If you have no idea how the four-way Hawaii Governor's race is going to shake out, join the crowd. Republican James "Duke" Aiona has run before and lost badly, Democrat David Ige may have smashed incumbent Neil Abercrombie but he's largely unknown to … [Read More...]

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News of the Weird: Forehead Horns, Austrian Porn and TV Pundit Violence

HORNY NEWS German Rolf Buchholz, who owns the Guinness Book world record for most body piercings (453), said he was upset to be denied entrance into United Arab Emirates in August to fulfill a performance of sorts at Dubai's Fairmont Hotel. … [Read More...]

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U.S. Senator Brian Schatz: Let’s Remember 9/11 By Starting Yet Another War In Iraq

Before Sept. 11, 2001, the darkest and arguably most important reason anyone would remember that particular date is because on Sept. 11, 1973, a coup toppled Salvador Allende's democratic government in Chile. The CIA–at the behest of President … [Read More...]

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QuizUnderstood: Four Maui PD Officers Did WHAT At The Lahaina Station?

1. On Sept. 5, the University of Hawaii sent out a news release saying that grad student Mohuhano “Mo” Tu‘ikolongahau had just won the 2014 Hawaii Woodshow’s Spirit of the Show Award for “the most creative use of underutilized Hawaii-grown non-native … [Read More...]

Staycation: Westin Maui Resort and Spa

For most people, the word "staycation" means taking a vacation at home, spent perhaps in the backyard pool. Here in Hawaii, we have a different meaning that applies to a vacation where you check into a resort just a few miles from home. At a recent … [Read More...]

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Sign Language: Sagittarians Should Just Accept Their Bad Tattoos

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You’re not eligible for sainthood until after you’re dead, so chill. Your empathy is dangerous right now. Because of the things you’re involved in, you’re brought into close proximity with people whose lives are profoundly … [Read More...]

18.13.EH BRAH

Eh Rotten Driver!

Eh person in the maroon pickup with a half bondo grey tailgate: obviously, Driver's Ed was not mandatory when you got a license (assuming you actually have one). Next time you’re tailgating, honking, speeding and passing (in a "no passing" stretch of … [Read More...]