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Myths About Pi‘ilani Promenade

December 13, 2012 A recent commentary in the Maui Weekly (Dec. 6-12) described a number of “myths” concerning the Pi‘ilani Promenade Outlet and Retail Centers. Let’s take a look at them one by one: Myth No. more »»

Mega-Mall Myths

December 6, 2012 The veracity of the state Land Use Commission (LUC) has been challenged by the effort to build two side-by-side Southern California-style mega-malls adjacent to affordable homes and the planned new... more »»

HC&S Must Stop Burning Cane

November 29, 2012 Dear HC&S employees, this letter is for you! Your profit-making employers should be aware of both the effectiveness and the morality of converting to clean, green harvest alternatives to burning. more »»

Maui County Council Support Repeal of Act 55

November 22, 2012 I applaud our County Council’s unanimous vote in support of a resolution seeking a repeal of Act 55 by the state Legislature. more »»

Community Support for Pi‘ilani Promenade Shown at Land Use Meeting

November 15, 2012 The Maui Weekly is to be commended for their continuing coverage of the Pi‘ilani Promenade outlet and retail centers planned for South Maui residents and visitor. more »»

Governor Should Support the Arts

November 8, 2012 On behalf of my organization’s board, we respectfully urge Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s administration to support funding for the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Biennium Grant Program. more »»

Pi‘ilani Promenade Moves South Maui Forward

November 1, 2012 A recent commentary (Maui Weekly, Oct. 25-31) made the incorrect assertion that a meeting of the state Land Use Commission (LUC) held Aug. more »»

Our Children Deserve a Permanent High School

October 25, 2012 Charter schools are a great addition to educating our children, and they, as well as the Kihei High School, need a larger and more appropriate permanent facility. more »»

Hawai‘i’s Most Invasive Plant Species is Sugar Cane

October 18, 2012 The sugar cane industry has played a major role in Hawai‘i’s past and will play an important role in transcending into Hawai‘i’s agricultural futur. more »»

Campaigning with Aloha

September 13, 2012 I am disappointed that the Hawai‘i Republican Party and State Rep. more »»

Wailea 670

September 6, 2012 Headlines read: “Honua‘ula clears major approval hurdles.” In reality, a number of important reviews and approvals lie ahead. more »»

Swimming Lessons Should be Encouraged

September 6, 2012 The plight of our nonprofit that offers swimming lessons is severe. more »»

Believe, Respect and Defend the ‘Aina

August 30, 2012 The preservation of Honolua holds genuine importance to me. It’s where my roots stem from. I was “born and raised” in West Maui and my connections with Ahupua‘a Lipoa run deep. more »»

The Kihei ‘Mega Mall’ is Not About Shopping

August 23, 2012 According to Maui Tomorrow, the project was presented to the state and county for light industrial park, and the 1994 traffic study was for light industrial use. more »»

Justice Needed at Little Beach

August 16, 2012 I was disappointed in the Maui Weekly’s article from the Aug. 2-8 issue entitled, “The State’s Had Enough. more »»

Wailea 670 Realities

August 16, 2012 Headlines read: “Honua‘ula clears major approval hurdles.” In reality, a number of important reviews and approvals lie ahead. more »»

Is the Mega Mall a Good Example of Capitalism?

August 2, 2012 We are continually redefining the meaning and role of government, as well as its relationship to all people and things. more »»

Has Mainland-Style Consumerism Become More Important Than Education?

August 2, 2012 I have a hard time digesting the lack of the much-needed Kihei High School while the Pi‘ilani mega-mall is being built adjacent to the high school’s vacant lot. more »»

It’s Time to Create a Different Model for Housing

July 26, 2012 Recently, the story broke that foreclosures were at the lowest level since 2007. That sounds like great news--we’re finally cleaning up the mess from the real estate bubble. more »»

Commentaries Exemplify Extreme Paradigms

July 26, 2012 In the July 12-18 issue of the Maui Weekly on the opinion page, it felt like a ping-pong match between the two very contrasting “left” and “right” commentaries. more »»

 
 

 

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