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Participate in the West Maui Affordable Housing Survey

Do you live or work on the West Side? The West Maui Taxpayers Association (WMTA) is conducting a survey to understand where you would like to see housing built for you and your family. There is no question that affordable housing is needed. WMTA explained that the mission ...

Help clean up Honolua Bay

Honolua Bay stewards seek volunteers for a major cleanup on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 8 to 11 a.m. Volunteers will meet in the Honolua Bay small parking area across from the purple food truck. Drop in any time between 8 and 10:30 a.m. and you’ll be directed to different areas that ...

Help fund scholarships for students

Plans for the Rotary Club of Lahaina’s Feb. 27 fundraiser are quickly taking shape. Members have an aggressive goal to raise $25,000 in scholarship funding this year. Join the community-minded Rotarians for the virtual “A Night Under the Stars III” featuring entertainment by ...

Learn about the Lahaina Education Center’s resources

The University of Hawaii Maui College Lahaina Education Center has a new coordinator, Dean Louie, who is eager to let the West Maui community know about its services and resources. In partnership with the West Maui Taxpayers Association (Louie is a director for the nonprofit), the ...

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 ...