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Lahaina Arts Society Honors George Allan as Living Treasure

On June 25, the Lahaina Arts Society (LAS) held their annual meeting and celebration at Lahaina’s Pioneer Inn. Each year, LAS honors one of their members with a Living Treasure Award to recognize that individual’s outstanding service to the organization. This year’s recipient is Maui artist George Allan, who has helped shape the society through his contributions over the past 40 years. During the award ceremony, LAS president Michael Stark … [Read More...]

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Eh, Stop Taking Your Dogs To Baby Beach!

To the multitudes of people who take their dogs to Baby Beach, and then let them run off the leash.... ugh! How come you think it’s appropriate to let your dogs run up to strangers to sniff, shake, lick, jump on, leap near, dig around or in many other ways invade a person’s private space and wreck the beach? I saw an irresponsible elder couple walking ahead of their unleashed little dogs this morning. Their dogs were shitting all over the sand, … [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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HPR Worried About Future Of Hawaii’s Addiction To Military Spending

As you can see from the above photo, which was taken at Hickam Field (now known as Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam) on Oahu in 1940, the U.S. military has maintained  a large presence in Hawaii for a long time. In fact, since the U.S. annexed the islands in 1898 (the U.S. Navy's wanted Pearl Harbor for a coaling base). It's funny, really: the U.S. military began its time in Hawaii as a force of occupation, and has since evolved into a massive … [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...]

George Allan award recipient courtesy LAS

Lahaina Arts Society Honors George Allan as Living Treasure

On June 25, the Lahaina Arts Society (LAS) held their annual meeting and celebration at Lahaina’s Pioneer Inn. Each year, LAS honors one of their members with a Living Treasure Award to recognize that individual’s outstanding service to the … [Read More...]

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Maui Police Arrest Yet Another Mayoral Candidate

Beau Hawkes makes his living at Maui Wowie, which sells bongs made from bamboo (pictured above), but that's not why Maui Police arrested him on Wednesday, July 23. No, a Maui cop tased Hawkes and then arrested him for a variety of traffic offenses, … [Read More...]

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Leilani Farm Sanctuary Needs Help To Deal With Tropical Storm Wali Damage

Looks like Tropical Storm Wali did some damage to the eight-acre Leilani Farm Sanctuary, the volunteer-run refuge for rescued goats, cats, chickens, rabbits, deer, peahens, pigs, ducks and even donkeys in Haiku. "Huge trees crushed three animal … [Read More...]

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Friends of Haleakala National Park Seek Volunteers For Service Project

The Friends of Haleakala National Park has an opportunity for those looking to serve their community and experience the beauty of one of Maui's most treasured natural resources. FHNP is looking for volunteers for their monthly service project in the … [Read More...]

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County Of Maui Thinking About Banning Styrofoam Containers

  The ubiquitous plate lunch has found a home in large polystyrene (known commercially as Styrofoam) containers since the dawn of time (or perhaps a bit later). But for those of you who largely subsist on large quantities of chicken katsu … [Read More...]

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Special Mostly Political Weekly Maui News Quiz!

1. On July 21, the Planned Parenthood of Hawaii Action Network announced their Primary Election endorsements. Just one of the following state officials representing Maui received their endorsement. Which one was it? A. Rep. Mele Carroll B. Rep. … [Read More...]

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Your Super Accurate MauiTime Horoscope!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) No matter what happens, you seem to retain an enviable sense of humor, and a consequent ability to have fun. Even when dark and heavy shit goes down, you manage to see the funny side of it, or at least maintain your faith … [Read More...]

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Toilet Training, Scary Nana Mizuki Fans and Banning Pet Tattoos

TOILET TRAINING Enric Girona recently donated his prototype pet commode to the town of El Vendrell, Spain, hoping to spark worldwide interest. Conscientious owners would train their dogs on the station–a hole in the ground with a flush handle–which … [Read More...]

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Eh, Stop Taking Your Dogs To Baby Beach!

To the multitudes of people who take their dogs to Baby Beach, and then let them run off the leash.... ugh! How come you think it’s appropriate to let your dogs run up to strangers to sniff, shake, lick, jump on, leap near, dig around or in many … [Read More...]

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Maui County Council primary elections are normally bland, but this year’s four-way race over Mike White’s Makawao-Haiku-Paia district is different

He says it used to happen a lot more, but the last time was at about four or five years ago. Mike Molina was still a Maui County Councilmember then, and he’d just walked into the Burger King on Dairy Road in Kahului. Immediately, he says, the woman … [Read More...]