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Monterey operating system offers cool new features

The new operating system for the Macs is called Monterey. It will now give you a really cool option to reset your Mac. In the past, if you wanted to reset or wipe out your laptop, it would delete all of your data and operating system, then install a new system. Monterey will ...

LETTERS for the July 1 issue

Women, power and politics in Hawaii What percentage of Hawaii lawmakers at the state and county level are women? The below information details the gender equity or inequity that currently exists among lawmakers currently serving in public office at the state and county level. The ...

Solutions sought for workforce shortage

Friends who work at restaurants and hotels have been complaining about being overworked and understaffed since Maui’s visitor industry revved up again. Results of a recent survey by the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii confirm that a workforce shortage is affecting Hawaii businesses. ...

College Spotlight: Gonzaga University

Today we are going to head to the Pacific Northwest, to Spokane, Washington and Gonzaga University. Gonzaga is a private, Catholic (Jesuit) school that is probably best known for its basketball program, but Gonzaga has a lot to offer its students and is well worth a look. One does ...

LETTERS for the June 24 issue

Foundation appreciates support for beach access project Napili Bay and Beach Foundation has recently learned of several Maui County grants to help pay for the new public access path, stairs and beach shower at south end of Napili Beach. We are very appreciative!! This ...

Prepare for growing wildfire risk

Firefighting agencies statewide recently kicked off the annual Wildfire & Drought LOOKOUT! awareness campaign. The announcement came as the Big Island experienced a 1,400-acre brush fire that swept through former sugar cane fields in Pa‘auilo on June 4. It’s also ...

Keep seeing the same videos on Facebook?

If you’re watching all the same junk on Facebook — like airline stewards punching out passengers on flights to Cuba — then open up a Facebook page, press on the three dots on the top right and select a setting so you won’t get the same. Another cool feature is when ...

LETTERS for the June 17 issue

Mahalo to the Napili Fire Station crew To the men and women of the Napili Fire Station, my family and I would like to express our deepest gratitude for your kindness in helping us last Thursday, June 3. With my wife’s hand bleeding from an inch-and-a-half incision caused by ...

New hotline launched to report derelict fishing gear

Marine debris is a major problem in West Maui and throughout the state. According to the state Department of Land & Natural Resources (DLNR), derelict fishing gear, such as nets, is responsible for entangling turtles, humpback whales and other marine life. It’s not ...

LETTERS for the June 10 issue

West Maui needs affordable and workforce housing West Maui Taxpayers Association has been advocating for affordable housing in West Maui for over 40 years! As a founding board member of WMTA in 1979, I know that we advocated for governmental intervention to address the need ...