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There are many ways to stay in contact with loved ones

I just want to let everyone know that with the "BeerVirus" closing schools, bars, restaurants and the Makawao Dog Park, we're gonna keep our 234 employees working 24/7 fighting any viruses.Call us anytime - and be sure to wash your keyboard!Now is a time to keep in contact with your loved ones, ...

Why it’s a good idea to visit your chiropractor for headaches

Headaches are characterized by throbbing pains in the head. The pains can be located around the scalp and temples, behind the head, atop the eyes, on the forehead and behind the neck. During episodes of headaches, sufferers avoid bright lights and struggle to function normally in the workplace, ...

LETTERS for the April 2 issue

Support local businessesOur world as we know it has changed and unfortunately something I never thought possible: shutting down an entire island of restaurants and businesses has become our reality.A few weeks ago, we thought this virus was not something that was going to affect us heavily, but ...

Lahaina community loses Doug Shue

Beloved Lahaina community personality Doug Shue passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 8 at the age of 83.He is survived by his wife, Carrie Irwin; children Robin, Steve and Greg; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as his first wife and mother of the children, Lynn Shue. Doug was ...

Online programs and distance learning

With our new reality now, including the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, most colleges and universities have shut down their brick and mortar classrooms and opted for students to complete their terms in an online format.What will this mean for the future of higher education once the pandemic is ...

Clearview AI App can help you identify people

There is an iPhone app called "loT Assistant." Downloading it lets you find out if someone is watching you with their video camera, which could be located in shopping mall bathrooms or your neighbor's upstairs window.Give it a shot and find out if your 89-year-old neighbor is watching you.While ...

LETTERS for the March 26 issue

Sad to cancel David Malo DayAloha, Lahainaluna Ohana.It is with heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of our iconic, time-honored David Malo Day Ho'olaule'a scheduled for April 4, 2020. It is also with an enormous amount of care, caution and concern that we be stewards of our community, ...

Be prepared for a new threat

We hope and pray that the Coronavirus won't become a major problem on the island.If it does, what are the implications for remote West Maui?The West Maui Taxpayers Association (WMTA) is continuing to advocate for emergency planning for our isolated community. Now, there are new concerns ...

LETTERS for the March 19 issue

Mahalo nui loa to Lahaina Restoration FoundationWhat started as a basic third grade science lesson on animal and plant adaptations morphed into an exciting exploration of endemic, indigenous, and canoe plants of Hawaii.As an alumnus, and now teacher, of King Kamehameha III School, I am filled ...

What can be done to better protect West Maui from fires?

It's sad that House Bill 2518 promptly died at the Hawaii Legislature, because it would have initiated steps to help address two major issues in West Maui.Introduced by Maui representatives, the doomed bill would have facilitated the reuse of treated wastewater and established a network of ...