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In Favor of Smart Growth

August 11, 2014 Besides the fact that the Pi‘ilani Promenade project violates the Kihei-Makena Community Plan (KMCP), which the developers refuse to acknowledge and the County of Maui ignores, the project, if built... more »»

Keep Molokini ll Open and on Maui for the Benefit of the Mental Health of our Youth

August 5, 2014 The Ho‘omoana Foundation (www.hoomoanafoundation. more »»

When Approaching Legislators, Present a Full, True Picture

August 5, 2014 As the psychologist for the interdisciplinary team that developed and opened Molokini II originally in 1996, I am of course saddened at the news of its pending closure. more »»

Monitor your kidney health

July 30, 2014 In Hawai‘i, hundreds are waiting for transplants. More than 134,294 people nationwide are waiting on an organ transplan. more »»

Make GMO decisions based on credible and substantial scientific data

July 23, 2014 I am writing in response to the anonymous commentary to the Maui Weekly (July 10 issue) titled “Why We don’t Trust Monsanto. more »»

Cyberbullying Must Stop

July 17, 2014 Did you know that 13 million kids from ages 6 to 17 are cyberbullied? In Hawai‘i, one-third of kids are cyberbullied online. more »»

Input Sought on Native Hawaiian Governing Entity

July 17, 2014 In the absence of Akaka Bill passage, Native Hawaiians have a two-and-a-half-year window under island-born President Barack Obama to achieve a form of federal recognition. more »»

Why We Don’t Trust Monsanto

July 10, 2014 In response to Monsanto employee Dan Clegg’s letter to the editor (“False Claims About Monsanto Continue, June 5-11 issue of the Maui Weekly),” he gives no evidence or studies that show GMOs are safe. more »»

Congress Must Pass the Marketplace Fairness Act

June 30, 2014 It is important for Congress to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) for fair competition in today’s world of commerce. more »»

Stop Playing Politics With Veterans

June 30, 2014 Our legislators in Washington must stop playing politics with our veterans. This is especially true of Vietnam War veterans. more »»

Political Changes are Certain for November Elections

June 24, 2014 The politics-as-usual game here on Maui--big money corporate rule, paid off politicians giving away land and water rights to the highest bidder or to their friends--is being seriously jeopardized... more »»

Correction: KCA Not Partner With Pi‘ilani Promenade Developers

June 24, 2014 The Kihei Community Association (KCA) wants to clarify that we in no way partner with the proclaimed landowners Sarofim Realty Advisors of Dallas Texas or their representatives on Maui, and are... more »»

We Need to be Better Stewards of Our Resources

June 17, 2014 We live on an island. We need to be better stewards of our resources. In 2008, when the EPA came to Lahaina, the community supported water reuse over injection wells. Water is a valuable resource. more »»

What is This Maui GMO Moratorium Initiative About?

June 17, 2014 If you live in Maui County, you’ll soon be bombarded with misinformation and blatant lies from GMO corporations--the corporations poisoning our keiki, the worlds food supply and our ‘aina. more »»

The New MHS CEO Could Make a Huge Difference to Maui’s Animals

June 10, 2014 It’s hard to judge anyone by reading a few words chosen to describe them. [See “Maui Humane Society Names New CEO” at more »»

Expectations High for NEW MHS CEO

June 10, 2014 With the Maui Humane Society (MHS) Board of Directors’ announcement of Sandy Shelby as the new CEO, effective July 15, one wonders what to expec. more »»

Examination of the Justification for a GE Moratorium Bill

June 10, 2014 The proposed bill for a moratorium in Maui County on cultivation of genetically engineered crops contains 22 “findings” that presumably provide the justification for the measure. more »»

SHAKA Initiative Does Not ‘Ignore Science’

June 5, 2014 Alicia Maluafiti, GMO lobbyist and professor of communications at Pacifica University in Hawai‘i, is not a scientist but an owner of a public relations firm, Loihi Communications, utilized by GMO... more »»

The Facts About GMOs

June 5, 2014 In a Maui Now article (May 22) about the anti-GMO petition, it was reported that “Sheehan’s argument countered that claim [that the anti-GMO campaign would devastate our county’s fragile agricultura... more »»


Free Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program Sundays through Thursdays September 1, 2014

Free Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program Sundays through Thursdays Learn the names of the fish you’ve seen while snorkeling at Pacific Whale Foundation’s free Coral Reef Information Station. A great place to visit if you’re new to snorkeling in Hawai‘i. more »

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"The Weekly Dish" April 4, 2014

April 4, 2014 Happy Friday! Miss this morning's live broadcast of "The Weekly Dish" radio show on KAOI 1110Am/96.7FM? No worries. You can listen now at the links section below or here: http://www. more »

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