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Justice for All

January 28, 2010 Once again this year, the Hawai’i State Legislature is poised to vote on the matter of extending equal rights to all Hawai‘i citizens by authorizing civil unions for same-sex couples. more »»

Furlough Friday Solutions

January 21, 2010 There were many times when I disagreed with former superintendent Pat Hamamoto, but I am a product of the Hawai‘i Public School System and so I thank her for her many years of service. more »»

What Now Toons - Haitians Need Our Help!

January 18, 2010 Haitians need our help! What we can do… Online: Phone: 1 800-RED-CROSS Text: HAITI TO 90999 Texting this will donate $10.00 to the Red Cross instantly. ©Keith Tucker www.whatnowtoons. more »»

State Bills Would Regulate Fireworks

January 14, 2010 As chair of the State House Committee on Public Safety, I have been working diligently alongside many of my colleagues in the House and Senate to pass legislation to address the deleterious effects... more »»

A Copenhagen Climate Copout

January 7, 2010 Despite President Obama’s best efforts at the recent Copenhagen Climate Summit, a meaningful, binding agreement to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change could not be achieve. more »»

Hawai‘i in Doghouse for Animal Abuse

December 31, 2009 According to a recent annual nationwide report conducted by the California-based Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), Hawai‘i was named one of the top five states with the worst animal protection... more »»

Are You “Safe and Well?”

December 24, 2009 One of the most vital services the American Red Cross provides to families during a disaster is the peace of mind that comes from knowing that friends and family are safe and well. more »»

We Deserve Better Representation

December 17, 2009 The Maui Weekly’s De. more »»

Paradigm Shift for a Successful Future

December 10, 2009 For those of us that believe that climate change and resource mismanagement have left us a future with some repair work needed, how do we broaden the conversation to include and involve others? In... more »»

Loose Change

November 30, 2009 My open palm accepts the coins. I am at the reclamation center—seven returned plastic bottles equals $.35. more »»

Back to the Future

November 19, 2009 Have you been to the grocery store lately and noticed that you are paying no less than $20 for just two bags of groceries? It is only going to get worst as inflation kicks in. more »»

Pressure Lingle to End Furloughs

November 12, 2009 Parents feel sick with the draconian decision of closing school on Fridays and are now scrambling to figure out what to do. more »»

A Golden Opportunity

November 5, 2009 The quality of primary/secondary education in Hawai‘i is dismal. more »»

Halloween Horror

October 29, 2009 If going Lahaina-side for Halloween, incorporate steel-toed boots into your costume. Following the fabulous afternoon family and keiki parade, Front Street will be reopened. more »»

Expansion Needs Explanation

October 22, 2009 It was good to see the Maui Weekly receive the half-page paid ad from the Grand Wailea with the 49 smiling housekeepers proclaiming they love working there for the benefits and that they support the... more »»

Domestic Violence Hurts Everyone

October 15, 2009 October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It’s a heartbreaking reality that domestic terrorism continues to take place within our neighbor’s homes. more »»

Time to Move On

October 8, 2009 Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman cautiously affirmed what Newsweek recently announced on its front cover: “The Recession is Over. more »»

Citizens Need Treatment, Not Incarceration

October 1, 2009 The U.S. has the highest per-capita rate of incarcerated citizens of any country in the world, with about 2.03 million people behind bar. more »»

We Need Smarter Growth

September 24, 2009 I am just astounded that the Olowalu project was approved, given so many issues. more »»

A Healthier Reef

September 17, 2009 I am fortunate to have become a teacher of SCUBA instructors. My job at Maui Dreams Dive Co. began 10 years ago, and I have loved every moment. more »»



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