Tad Bartimus

Tad Bartimus, Civil Beat’s Maui columnist, is an award-winning journalist and author and founder of the Journalism and Women Symposium. She lives in Hana.

Tad Bartimus: The Hana Highway Has Become A Vehicle Dumping Ground Courtesy: Maui County

Tad Bartimus: The Hana Highway Has Become A Vehicle Dumping Ground

The number of abandoned vehicles on Maui has tripled in the last four years. You can see a number of them along the road to Hana.

Tad Bartimus: The Road To Hana Is Sometimes Paved With Bad Intentions Courtesy: Maui County

Tad Bartimus: The Road To Hana Is Sometimes Paved With Bad Intentions

Some vehicles left behind by motorists with car trouble are vandalized. To make matters worse, emergency call boxes frequently don’t work.

Tad Bartimus: Maui, Me and Bobby McGee Tony Novak-Clifford

Tad Bartimus: Maui, Me and Bobby McGee

Eighty-year-old singer and actor Kris Kristofferson and his wife have been a big part of small-town Hana for more than 20 years.

Tad Bartimus: A Piece of Maui History Gets A Million-Dollar Makeover Tad Bartimus/Civil Beat

Tad Bartimus: A Piece of Maui History Gets A Million-Dollar Makeover

Along a remote stretch of the Piilani Highway, a small town comes together to restore a schoolhouse and teacher’s cottage.

Tad Bartimus: From Beach Trash To Bikinis Courtesy of Manakai Swimwear

Tad Bartimus: From Beach Trash To Bikinis

Two Maui women are finding success with a company that turns recycled plastic junk into swimwear.

Tad Bartimus: Woman Who Started March On DC Is A Real Trailblazer Courtesy of Teresa Shook

Tad Bartimus: Woman Who Started March On DC Is A Real Trailblazer

The tenacity that pulled her through breast cancer and near-blindness led a Maui woman to issue a call to action heard around the world.

Tad Bartimus: How A Maui Woman Launched A Global Movement Tad Bartimus/Civil Beat

Tad Bartimus: How A Maui Woman Launched A Global Movement

They call her “The Firestarter.” From a keyboard in Hana, Teresa Shook ignited the upcoming Women’s March On Washington.