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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: Why Breadfruit Belongs On Our Tables Tad Bartimus/Civil Beat

Tad Bartimus: Why Breadfruit Belongs On Our Tables

As researchers look for ways to preserve and expand the varieties, a pair of Maui events are set to celebrate the ubiquitous food.

Tad Bartimus: Abandoned Pets Find Aloha In Northwest Courtesy of Julie Syring

Tad Bartimus: Abandoned Pets Find Aloha In Northwest

The Maui Humane Society partners with Alaska Airlines to fly dogs and cats to West Coast shelters where people are anxious to adopt them.

Tad Bartimus: Building A ‘Farewell Place’ For Maui Pet Owners Courtesy of Tracey Harrap

Tad Bartimus: Building A ‘Farewell Place’ For Maui Pet Owners

A woman gathers a group of volunteers to construct a facility at the Humane Society where people can say goodbye.

Tad Bartimus: Can Rat Contraception Be A Weapon In War On Lungworm? Tad Bartimus/Civil Beat

Tad Bartimus: Can Rat Contraception Be A Weapon In War On Lungworm?

The rodent population on a Hana school campus was recently assessed by representatives of a company that produces the liquid contraceptive.

Tad Bartimus: Rare Glimpses Of The Creatures Of Papahanaumokuakea Courtesy of David Liittschwager and Susan Middleton

Tad Bartimus: Rare Glimpses Of The Creatures Of Papahanaumokuakea

A Maui Ocean Center exhibit offers visitors magical views of the air and sea inhabitants of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands’ national marine monument.

Tad Bartimus: Life-Saving Rescue Tubes Date Back 100 Years Courtesy of Monty Downs

Tad Bartimus: Life-Saving Rescue Tubes Date Back 100 Years

Thanks primarily to volunteer efforts, more than 1,000 yellow rescue tubes have been installed on beaches on the Mainland and Hawaii, including 240 on Kauai.

Tad Bartimus: Maui Hopes New Rescue Tubes Will Reduce Drownings Erica Tait

Tad Bartimus: Maui Hopes New Rescue Tubes Will Reduce Drownings

Ocean drownings, which claimed 143 lives, are second only to suicide as the leading cause of fatal injuries in Maui County between 2006 and 2016.

Tad Bartimus: How Anne Morrow Lindbergh Battled Maui’s Wild Side Library of Congress

Tad Bartimus: How Anne Morrow Lindbergh Battled Maui’s Wild Side

Today, the famous author’s granddaughter faces similar struggles keeping the critters and climate at bay in remote Kipahulu.

Tad Bartimus: Erin Lindbergh Shares Famous Grandparents’ Passion For Maui Dean Wariner/Civil Beat

Tad Bartimus: Erin Lindbergh Shares Famous Grandparents’ Passion For Maui

As the caretaker of a remote church in Kipahulu, she sees many visitors pay their respects to the famous aviator buried there.

Tad Bartimus: Maui Grads Bring Passion To Problem Solving Courtesy of Dwight Baldwin

Tad Bartimus: Maui Grads Bring Passion To Problem Solving

Four UH Maui College graduates hope to find sustainable solutions for preserving Maui’s environment and culture.

Tad Bartimus: It’s A Little Lonely On Maui Without ‘Our’ Kolea Oscar Johnson

Tad Bartimus: It’s A Little Lonely On Maui Without ‘Our’ Kolea

The Pacific Golden-Plover just finished their annual, 2,500-mile spring migration from Hawaii to their Alaska breeding grounds.

Tad Bartimus: In The Shadow Of Rat Lungworm, Hana Celebrates Itself Courtesy of Iris Bilodeau

Tad Bartimus: In The Shadow Of Rat Lungworm, Hana Celebrates Itself

A remote Maui community holds its annual festival even as it continues to mobilize against a disease striking close to home.

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