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Public Access Room can help citizens navigate the legislature

The Hawaii State Legislature will convene on Jan. 15 and hit the ground running to meet the bill introduction cutoff of Jan. 23.Is this the year lawmakers propose legalizing marijuana for recreational use?What West Maui funding requests and proposed bills will be introduced by Rep. Angus ...

Learn about area projects at WMTA Annual Meeting

For updates on West Side projects and what's planned in 2020, attend the West Maui Taxpayers Association's Annual Members' Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Lahaina Civic Center.Complimentary food service begins at 5 p.m., followed by a short WMTA business meeting and the main program.Attendees ...

Comment on the Maui 2019-22 Transportation Improvement Program

The Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization wants to hear from you on its latest draft of the Maui 2019-22 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is the four-year list of highway and transit projects that will be built by the State of Hawaii and County of Maui and funded in part with ...

Community will miss Harold Kaniho

The legacy of the Kaniho family of Lahaina is woven deeply into the rich character of the West Side community. Generations of the 'ohana have dedicated their lives to the betterment of those closest to them and to the leeward side of Maui that they call home. Such was the life of Harold Hale ...

County making popular parks more accessible to ocean users on Sundays

The County of Maui last week announced a move that will make "Weekend Warrior" ocean enthusiasts pleased.The county will prohibit Commercial Ocean Recreation Activities at county beach parks on Sundays and holidays starting Jan. 1, 2020, following review of comments from the community and CORA ...

Remember the hungry this holiday season

Maui Food Bank recently sent out an important reminder: Don't forget your hungry neighbors in the holiday rush.This vital charity helps to provide hunger relief to the needy by collecting and distributing food to organizations and agencies throughout Maui County.Maui Food Bank is incredibly ...

New program can help county residents access health care

Are you uninsured or under-insured with health insurance enrollment? A new program can help Maui County residents.Imua Family Services and the Kokua Outreach Program are holding Open Enrollment Events in Lahaina and around the island.Enrollment runs through Dec. 15 for coverage beginning in ...

Help the homeless this holiday season

Lahaina's Mauna Kahalawai Lions Club Branch is once again gearing up to help the less fortunate.Lahaina Lions plan to go out to the homeless not living in shelters and distribute "Fall Blessings Bags."The community is encouraged to donate any small items, such as soap, deodorant, shampoo and ...

Take The Coral Pledge

Prompted by this year's coral bleaching event and threats to our fragile reefs, staff with the state Division of Aquatic Resources last week introduced The Coral Pledge.It's a common sense, six-step reminder of how everyone can help by not adding stress to coral reefs during this time of ...

Lesley Pfeiffer will be remembered for her kindness

Those who knew her well - housekeepers, gardeners, medical service providers and most especially her family - all saw the kindness and aloha that permeated the spirit of Lesley Pfeiffer to the very end.She passed away last month at the age of 86, but she will be remembered as a loving soul who ...