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New hotline launched to report derelict fishing gear

Marine debris is a major problem in West Maui and throughout the state. According to the state Department of Land & Natural Resources (DLNR), derelict fishing gear, such as nets, is responsible for entangling turtles, humpback whales and other marine life. It’s not ...

LETTERS for the June 10 issue

West Maui needs affordable and workforce housing West Maui Taxpayers Association has been advocating for affordable housing in West Maui for over 40 years! As a founding board member of WMTA in 1979, I know that we advocated for governmental intervention to address the need ...

Participate in Hulihia

What dramatic changes can we make today to improve Maui County for the future? Thirty community leaders recently met at the University of Hawaii Maui College to launch Hulihia, which means “complete change” in Hawaiian. The two-year pilot project will apply ...

Need to record video and take a picture at the same time?

When I need to type a number using my iPhone’s Message App, I have to tap the “123 key,” and all the numbers appear. After typing in the number, I have to tap the “ABC” key to return back to letters. Well, I have a much faster way of doing this. Press on the “123” ...

LETTERS for the June 3 issue

Family misses John Delatori This is a message of the celebration of one year (June 4, 2020) since my “Big John” left us on his journey. In the early morning sun by the area between Jodo Mission beach and the Mala Wharf beach, where he grew up playing in the late 1920s and ...

Prepare for hurricane season

For us, the Central Pacific hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. It’s a good time to establish a preparedness plan and assemble a disaster kit that you can grab on short notice. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s Central Pacific ...

LETTERS for the May 27 issue

Loosen restrictions on businesses (The following letter was sent to state and county officials.) I understand the tough job that has been asked of you. The CDC just came out with new guidelines. No mask wearing for fully vaccinated people indoors or outdoors. Here is the big ...

Take advantage of new Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the importance of Internet connectivity in Hawaii today. “The COVID-19 pandemic transformed the way we live, work and learn, and made it abundantly clear that Internet connectivity is a necessity,” said Gov. David Ige. “As many ...

My 200th column for Lahaina News!

Hello, folks! This is my column’s 200th issue for the Lahaina News. I want to thank Mark, the editor, for struggling over the editing of all my grammar mistakes and misspelled words. It’s been fun meeting people on the streets that recognize me from my photo and thank me for writing ...

LETTERS for the May 20 issue

Letter based on left wing views The Lahaina News is one of the most informative, balanced news outlets in the country. It may be small but the messages are huge, equally or fairly written and disseminated. Recently, Jim Hightower wrote a letter titled “Go big again, ...