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Support automatic voter registration

Launched with great timing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voting by mail helped increase turnout during the 2020 elections. Hawaii saw record-high voting for the primary, and in all, 579,165 citizens voted last year for 69.6 percent turnout. The League of Women Voters of ...

Get active at the legislature

Hawaii’s legislative session began last week Wednesday. While the Hawaii State Capitol is closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions, you can still connect effectively with lawmakers and keep track of what’s going on. The legislature recommends using phone calls and ...

Voice your ideas on affordable housing

The County Council seeks community feedback on one of Maui County’s biggest issues: solutions for affordable housing. Input will help shape recommendations for a comprehensive affordable housing plan for review and approval by the council and guide the building of 5,000 ...

Download the AlohaSafe Alert app

County and state officials hope residents will take one more step to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Hawaii. All you have to do is download AlohaSafe Alert, the free State of Hawaii-approved exposure notification app. This voluntary app is free and can be ...

DHHL polling beneficiaries about Kapolei casino proposal

The Hawaiian Homes Commission last month made a controversial decision to help address the Department of Hawaiian Homes Lands’ “dire financial state.” Commissioners approved a draft legislative proposal to authorize limited gaming in the form of a single integrated resort ...

What issues should the state address when the Legislature convenes?

A West Side community leader is helping Tenth District Rep. Angus McKelvey prepare for the next Hawaii Legislative Session. With serious revenue shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the next session opening on Jan. 20, 2021, will be a tricky one. Former West Side ...

Koa Arnold’s bright legacy lives on

You knew from the very beginning that Koa Arnold would grow up to be a happy boy that exuded the sunshine warmth of the Valley Isle. We watched him grow up in the Kuhua Mill Camp neighborhood here in Lahaina with a constant smile on his face and a positive life energy at his core. ...

Community loses Irene Hueu Kalawaia

She will be remembered for her bright smile and kindly, gentle demeanor. She will remain a fond memory of the closeness and congeniality of the Kuhua Mill Camp neighborhood where she spent the last years of her 86 years on this Earth in one of the few remaining Pioneer Mill cottages of the ...

Donate wreaths for fallen veterans

Maui’s Civil Air Patrol Squadron is participating in National Wreaths Across America Day, this year set for Saturday, Dec. 19. Wreaths Across America’s mission “… to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National ...

211 Resource line now has staff focusing on Maui County

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many unforeseen challenges for local families. Many people turn to the statewide 211 Resource line for help. Since the start of the pandemic in March, call volume has increased more than 500 percent. 211 is a free, confidential referral ...