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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: 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.

Lawmakers May Call Special Session To Aid Maui Hospital Workers Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Lawmakers May Call Special Session To Aid Maui Hospital Workers

UPDATED: Gov. Ige has said he might veto a current aid bill, calling $40 million in severance or pension bonuses to public employees "too generous."
Surviving Twin Charged With Murder Courtesy: Maui Police

Surviving Twin Charged With Murder

Fatal car crash on Maui results in sister's arrest.
Tom Yamachika: What Will We Do Next for Maui Hospital Workers? Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: What Will We Do Next for Maui Hospital Workers?

The union is just looking out for its members, but the Legislature had no business passing a bill to give hospital workers special treatment.
Maui’s Decision On Lifeguard Pay Raises May Scuttle A Statewide Deal Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Maui’s Decision On Lifeguard Pay Raises May Scuttle A Statewide Deal

UPDATED: Pay increases for hundreds of public safety workers have been approved by the Legislature and every other county.
Why The Big Island Is So Unhealthy Olja Latinovic/Flickr.com

Why The Big Island Is So Unhealthy

In a national study of health at the county level, Oahu ranks highest in the Aloha State and the Big Island lowest.
Study: Large Cane Burns Linked to Acute Respiratory Distress Courtesy of Maui Tomorrow Foundation

Study: Large Cane Burns Linked to Acute Respiratory Distress

A Maui Department of Health official says field burning should be limited to 75 acres or less at a time.  
Maui Gives State Utility Regulators an Earful on NextEra Dealma Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Maui Gives State Utility Regulators an Earful on NextEra Dealma

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission held its first of seven listening sessions on the proposed sale of Hawaiian Electric Industries to NextEra Energy.
Maui County Hires Firm to Study Utility Options

Maui County Hires Firm to Study Utility Options

The county has hired Guernsey to look at alternative business models for the electric utility company on Maui.
Maui County Plans to Post List of Lobbyists Online County of Maui

Maui County Plans to Post List of Lobbyists Online

A simple request from a citizen leads to a colorful exchange with a county attorney and, eventually, a change in policy.