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Mahalo to Coach Todd Rickard

He is a man that manifests the strength and solidarity of the Lahaina community. He comes from a family that has long represented the integrity and care that courses through the cohesive personality of our Island home. In so many ways, the Rickards of Lahaina have contributed to ...

LETTERS for the Aug. 26 issue

Lure tech workers to Maui Our family spent the week of August 8th in “L Town.” (I don’t know if Lahaina is called that, but the “L” on top of the mountain is pretty cool.) I followed the arguments for and against an economy based on tourism. I visited the ...

Get involved with Hawaii2Work

Just this month, we’ve heard from TS Restaurants, Merriman’s Kapalua, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and other West Side companies looking to fill open positions. According to Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, employers across the state continue to struggle to hire new workers. ...

Control your camera with your voice

On your iPhone, you can set up Voice Control to instantly take a picture without touching the screen. So, get ready for another good one. Go to Settings, select Accessibility then activate Voice Control. Now open up your Camera app and simply say, “Turn up the volume” or ...

LETTERS for the Aug. 19 issue

Housing is a Human Right On July 19, 2021, Stand Up Maui, Maui Tomorrow and Share Your Mana rallied in Kahului and Wailuku in support of the Comprehensive Affordable Housing Plan developed by Hawaiian Community Assets (HCA) under contract with the County of Maui. That plan is ...

Hawaii gets an ‘F’ for its financial state

In its “Financial State of the States 2020” analysis, Truth in Accounting gave Hawaii an “F” financial grade and ranked us 47th out of the 50 states. Find out why — and hear ideas on how we can right the ship — at “The real state of government finances in Hawaii” ...

Check out the FilmBox App

Did you know that iPhone users can change the font size on an app-by-app basis? This means you can have a different font size on Twitter than you do when using Facebook or Instagram. Microsoft just came out with a new app called “Team.” This is a walkie- talkie app that works ...

LETTERS for the Aug. 12 issue

Put a cap on rooms To the mayor and all other elected officials: I had to laugh when I heard talk of trying to limit flights and overtourism. Before a single hotel room can be built, it has to be permitted by local government. Those permits, rules, limits, etc. are and have ...

Native Hawaiian farmers encouraged to apply for new program

Hawaiian Community Assets is working to build the capacity of low- and moderate-income communities to achieve and sustain economic self-sufficiency with a particular focus on Native Hawaiians. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit, HUD-approved housing counseling agency and community lending ...