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Have a voice at the legislature

Opening day (Jan. 19) at the Hawaii State Legislature will be here in no time. The Public Access Room encourages citizens to get prepared now. PAR noted, “For advocates, that means it’s not too soon to be talking with lawmakers about what you’d like to see happen next session. ...

County boards need volunteers

Want to get involved in Maui County government without having to run for office? Volunteers play an important role in our local government by serving on Maui County boards and commissions. Right now, the County of Maui seeks applicants to fill multiple vacancies on county ...

Should voter districts be used in council elections?

Two major, decades-old complaints about the election system for the Maui County Council are that Central Maui has too much voting clout, and that a candidate can lose the race for a district but still be elected to represent it. Maybe there is a better way. The Maui County ...

Cheyene Trecita Kaina personified the warmth of the West Side

Beloved Lahaina resident Cheyenne Trecita Kaina passed away with loved ones by her side on Aug. 9, 2021. Born and raised and living most of her life in Lahaina, she manifested the warm and kindly nature of the West Side. She was 65. She became a familiar fixture at Ace Hardware in ...

Recognize Native Hawaiian leaders

Maui residents are encouraged to nominate Native Hawaiian leaders in our community for the Empowering ‘Oiwi Leadership Award (E OLA). The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement is partnering with Kamehameha Schools to elevate and support the development of emerging leaders ...

Make donations to help end hunger

All through September, when you visit your local Safeway store on Maui, you’ll see signs announcing the annual Nourishing Neighbors fundraiser. In the campaign sponsored by the Safeway Foundation and supported by the Food Research and Action Center, donations at Valley Isle ...

Mahalo to Coach Todd Rickard

He is a man that manifests the strength and solidarity of the Lahaina community. He comes from a family that has long represented the integrity and care that courses through the cohesive personality of our Island home. In so many ways, the Rickards of Lahaina have contributed to ...

Get involved with Hawaii2Work

Just this month, we’ve heard from TS Restaurants, Merriman’s Kapalua, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and other West Side companies looking to fill open positions. According to Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, employers across the state continue to struggle to hire new workers. ...

Hawaii gets an ‘F’ for its financial state

In its “Financial State of the States 2020” analysis, Truth in Accounting gave Hawaii an “F” financial grade and ranked us 47th out of the 50 states. Find out why — and hear ideas on how we can right the ship — at “The real state of government finances in Hawaii” ...