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Susan Halas is a Senior Political Contributor at MAUIWatch. She has followed Hawaii politics since 1976 when she moved to the Valley Isle. She was formerly a staff writer for the Maui News as well as other local print and digital publications.

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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Antsy audience not so sure that “Lawmakers Listen”

The public meeting at the Haiku Community Center on Tues., Oct 13 hosted by Rep. Lynn DeCoite (D) featured an all star cast of members of the Hawaii State House including all six members of the Maui delegation and five of the top leadership. It drew a good crowd who soon grew restless with the format. House members fielded an …

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OPINION: Conspicuous by Their Absence

Is any one old enough to remember the days of the Kremlin when the analysts read the intentions of the USSR by who sat on the podium for May Day parade? In a way, Saturday’s convention of Maui County Democrats was a bit like that, though most of the usual suspects were there, I counted more than 125 in attendance; …

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