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Help equip students for the new school year

We are just days away from the scheduled opening of the 2020-21 school year in the Lahaina Complex on Aug. 4.While many facets of the upcoming year are up in the air due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two things are certain: students need school supplies, and many West Maui families are struggling ...

LETTERS for the July 30 issue

Practice aloha - Don't accost people for wearing a maskHaving moved recently to Lahaina to make it my permanent home, I was always under the impression that being "pono" and practicing aloha was very important in regards to people who make Maui and especially Lahaina their home. It was one of ...

What will happen with fall sports?

As an integral part of the high rate of success of Lahainaluna High School sports for over two decades, Athletic Trainer and Assistant Athletic Director Jon Conrad has had an inside perspective of the complex mechanics of the programs at the historic West Side campus. So today, with educational ...

College Spotlight: Sonoma State University, and WUE

Sonoma State University is one of 23 schools within the California State University System, the largest four-year public university system in the country. It is located about 45 minutes north of San Francisco in a suburban/rural setting on the outskirts of the California Wine Country.So, what ...

LETTERS for the July 23 issue

Open up tourism and let us earn a livingThis morning, there was a line for one box of food organized by the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. The line was over a mile, and now the money from the CARES Act is over. Thank you and God bless you, Ritz-Carlton, but what now? How does our Maui 'Ohana survive? ...

Help explain the impact of COVID-19

Chambers of Commerce across the state and the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO) are partnering to conduct a survey to study the business impact of COVID-19. Businesses can go to www.surveyshare.com/s/AYA9K9C to take the survey.This is a follow-up survey that measures ...

New Apple laptops to feature ARM chips

Apple decided to build their own CPU chip called ARM and ditch the Intel chip.What that means is the new MacBook Pro laptops coming out soon with the new ARM chip will run all the same apps that you have on your iPad and iPhone. COOL But the bad part is that you can't run Bootcamp to install ...

LETTERS for the July 16 issue

Start a tourism tax to benefit localsReflections of being "free" in paradise's lock down.Da beach was incredible.Kids and the people that are not usually at the beach were everywhere laughing and having fun, as we finally were able to enjoy the beach after weeks staying at home wondering what ...

Register and vote from home

Are you registered to vote? If you want to vote from home, the deadline to register for the Aug. 8 Primary Election is Thursday, July 9, at 4:30 p.m.Simply visit elections.hawaii.gov and click "Register to Vote." You must have a current Hawaii Driver's License or State ID to enter the online ...

LETTERS for the July 9 issue

Pay raises for public workers?Our stingy and greedy leaders are at it again - this time by awarding themselves a $152 million pay raise for all public workers during this Corona-virus, that they insist was already allocated into the budget before the crisis. And at a time when our people are ...