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POLL: Should we build a H4 Highway to/from West Maui?

The last few weeks or even months for that matter, residents and visitors alike have all been caught in the horrific traffic on Honoapi’ilani Highway. Held hostage to just one major artery to access West Maui, emerging situations such as major accidents, brush fires, and even just whale season will snarl up traffic for miles. A discussion in our private …

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Community Voices: ‘Show Me The Water’ needs repealing

Water on Maui can be difficult to come by — not because we are running out of water, but because of bureaucracy.  An ordinance called “Show Me the Water” has slowed down many home builders who desire to build communities that include affordable housing, who try to get their applications through a Water Department with a history of dragging it’s …

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OPINION: Despite Sugar’s Demise, Aloha The People

By: Mahina Martin For my entire life since first hearing as a teen the adage “I may not believe in what you say, but I believe in your right to say it” I have believed it wholeheartedly and it has served me well to learn tolerance. Yet, with the announcement of the closure of HC&S this tolerance that I value, …

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Community Voices: Why is Island Hopping so Expensive?

Have you ever wondered why island hopping is so expensive? About $15.28 of every airline ticket goes to taxes and fees for security and administration, and this can add up for island residents who travel often to visit family. But part of the cost of every ticket goes to the monopoly pricing we pay for the lack of competition in …

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OPINION: The Maui Film Industry Rant

Why is it millions and millions $$ later the Maui film industry is still largely imaginary? Case in point – today’s Maui News (10/25/15) update on film/tv industry here, a long desired much courted economic component with jobs the Valley Isle really wants, but “Gee whiz”, like our tech industry, (and every other industry except sugar and tourism), it has …

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POLL: Should people pay for rescues on Maui?

Should people who get themselves into trouble be forced to pay for their rescue? Growing concern is building with people who exhibit reckless behavior and show no regard for the safety of themselves of others, or what some may call “gross negligence.” Cast your VOTE!

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Viewpoint: Our Commitment to Hawai‘i – A More Affordable, 100 Percent Renewable Energy Future

Gov. David Ige’s recent comments raised important questions about our pending merger and Hawaiʻi’s clean energy future, questions that we continue to work diligently and transparently to address with all of our stakeholders. We want to make our position clear and reiterate our full and unequivocal support of the State of Hawaiʻi’s goal of achieving 100 percent renewable energy by …

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POLL RESULTS: To burn, or not to burn.. (CANE)

This poll conducted on July 6, 2015 allowed Mauians a chance to highlight their preferences for how cane burning should be treated. The online poll presented here is not scientific and as such poll results generated should not be taken as representative of the views of the public or internet users who have chosen to participate. The MAUIWatch Community Network …

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Community Voices: Overtime Expenditures Out of Taxpayers’ Pockets

Lack of transparency is always a concern in public departments, especially when it can be so tempting for public employees to abuse the system to spike their pensions. One common way public employees increase their pensions is by maximizing overtime. The money spent on overtime expenditures is not “free money”, it comes from somewhere (or rather someone). Any guesses to …

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POLL: Should open-air sugar cane burning be allowed to continue?

This poll is to allow Mauians a chance to highlight their preferences for how cane burning should be treated. Cast your vote below and let your voice be heard. The online poll presented here is not scientific and as such poll results generated should not be taken as representative of the views of the public or internet users who have …

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