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Say goodbye to polystyrene foam food service containers in Maui County

It seemed drastic when Maui County implemented a ban on single-use plastic bags in January 2011, but we adjusted quickly.A major source of pollution was erased. Today, it's nice to not see grocery store bags floating in the ocean and hanging from trees along our highways.Maui County is taking ...

State and county failing to protect our beaches

Policies to conserve and enhance beaches, public access and coastal open space are failing in Hawaii, according to a recently published study by University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers.Read more at www.hawaii.edu/news/2018/12/10/failure-to-protect-beaches-rising-sea-level/.Chip Fletcher, ...

Football program fostering our leaders of the future

Throughout the decades, the Lahainaluna High School football program has represented the integrity of sportsmanship, self-sacrifice, discipline, dedication and unwavering effort. The 2018 Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II State Championship victory thus becomes an extension ...

Impact county government by volunteering on a panel

Want to play an important role in county government without the hassle of running for office? Consider applying to serve on a Maui County board, council, commission or committee.The deadline to submit an application is Dec. 31. Forms are available on the West Side at Lahaina Public Library and ...

Help create a vision statement for West Maui’s future

What is your vision for West Maui? What does the community want more of and less of?What must be preserved on the West Side, and what are our values?Tell county Department of Planning officials at a visioning workshop for the West Maui Community Plan from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at ...

Paddle on Thanksgiving to support Maui Food Bank

Before your big meal on Thursday, help feed the needy on Maui and raise awareness by participating in the annual Paddle for Hunger hosted by Hawaiian Paddle Sports.Participants can join in this fun "anything that floats" paddling race, bring either financial or food donations to help feed ...

Glad to see the council’s new order

We are all relieved that the midterms are over.It's been a brutal year, with our tweeter-in-chief setting the tone all year long, every day, 24/7, like a chorus of 1,000 off-key coqui. Against all odds, the election results were mostly heartening. It seems a semblance of sanity has been ...

Dine out and support Hospice Maui

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, community members and Maui visitors are encouraged to come together, share ono meals and show their support for Hospice Maui's compassionate care program.Thirty-three popular Maui restaurants are participating in the ninth annual "Dine Out for Hospice Maui!" this year.It's ...

Show up and vote!

Despite some great match-ups - headlined by Gov. David Ige vs. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic Primary - the Maui County turnout for the Aug. 11 Primary Election was terrible.Out of 94,194 registered voters, only 34,105 (36.2 percent) participated.If you care about Maui and its future, you ...

County welcomes input on Lower Road erosion

After decades of bombardment by winter swells - and recent flooding by Tropical Storm Olivia - there is serious shoreline erosion along Lower Honoapiilani Road at Kaopala Bay in Kahana. The county Department of Public Works will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. in ...