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End the use of injection wells

It’s long past time for the County of Maui and Maalaea condominiums to end stone age wastewater treatment practices. Specifically, the use of injection wells — sending treated wastewater into the ground, where it mixes with groundwater and eventually pollutes the ocean. ...

Need to paste a photo in a document?

People always ask me how to move or copy and paste a photo or document to another place on their hard drive. Today, I’m going to show you how to do that on your Apple laptop. Let’s click on the Finder Window on the lower lefthand side of the Dock. Once its opened, click on ...

LETTERS for the July 29 issue

County should crack down on illegal rentals Mayor Victorino, instead of asking the airlines to have fewer flights — which I am sure they got a good laugh from — why don’t you go after the root of the problem? Illegal Airbnb’s and VRBO’s are being fined heavily on ...

Why are young professionals leaving Hawaii?

How many of your family members and friends have left Hawaii for the Mainland in search of job opportunities/careers, affordable housing and better climates to launch businesses? The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii last week pointed out that Hawaii has the third-fastest population ...

LETTERS for the July 22 issue

State tourism policy truly a mish-mash If you want to find something that perfectly captures Hawaii’s schizophrenic tourism policy, you couldn’t do much better than House Bill 862. The bill sends an inconsistent message about tourism, suggesting that the industry ...

Contribute ideas to help diversify our economy

How can the Maui County Council support new and emerging industries during this post-COVID era? Maui County Council Chair Alice Lee seeks input from the community through a survey accessible from her newsletter. She noted, “The COVID-19 pandemic has been a stark ...

iPad iOS 15 will offer cool new features

The iPad iOS 15 coming out soon has some really cool features that I would love to share with you. Like on the iPhone, you now have Widgets that you can place on the desktop. Split View offers a new way to display two apps that are opened up at the same time. So if you ...

LETTERS for the July 15 issue

Police should take action on speeding, illegal fireworks Where is the best place in West Maui to see illegal fireworks? Right next to the Lahaina Police Department. Desire to speed like on a racetrack? Go in front of the Lahaina Police Department. Best place to hide a ...

Choosing a college major

Choosing a college major is one of the more important decisions a student will make. Ideally, a major should lead the way to whatever career path one may choose to take. It is important to understand what is involved with a given major (like prerequisites or electives) and what kind of job ...

Kaukau 4 Keiki helping Maui families

A recent University of Hawaii study found that nearly half of Hawaii families with children reported struggling to pay for meals as of March 2021, with an estimated 54,700 children facing hunger. According to Feeding America and the Maui Food Bank, one of every five children is ...