December 18, 2013Anthony PignataroTRUMP TRUMPS TRUMP ON MOLOKAI CRASH
If you happen to visit the website for the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Waikiki (Trumpwaikiki.com), which opened in 2006 and holds 456 residences and six penthouses, you’ll find that the hotel chain itself describes itself as "Unbound by conventional thinking." Considering that the company is named after Donald Trump, the wealthy real estate mogul, it’s hard to find truer words anywhere elsewhere on the Internet.
For most of his public life, Trump was merely an obnoxious rich guy with a double comb-over who confined himself to making (and ...MoreCoconut Wireless
October 24, 2012Anthony PignataroMs. Bottom,
You’ve been running the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Honolulu Division for five months now, which I can only imagine is quite a change from your previous postings in Washington, DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. But I see from the May 21 FBI press release announcing your new assignment that your most recent job was chief of the Public Corruption/Civil Rights Section at the FBI’s Washington, DC headquarters, and that, more than anything, is why I’m writing you this open letter.
You see, the County of Maui Department of Liquor Control is out ...MoreLC WATCH 1
December 18, 2013Suzanne KayianThe Maui District Student Council Organization at Maui Preparatory Academy is reaching out to spread the word about the Jan. 12 all-island Maui Cigarette Butt Beach Cleanup. The 10am-12pm cleanup is tentatively scheduled to be held at various island beaches including Olowalu in West Maui; Paia Bay and Ho‘okipa on the North Shore; and the Kamaole Beaches in Kihei. The organization may have a team in Molokai; they are also looking to contact Lanai High School for participation in the event.
Maui Prep’s Student Activities Coordinator is asking other SACs, MDSCOs and Student Senates to ...MoreUpfront News
December 18, 2013Suzanne KayianWhen you think of fruit grown in Hawaii, pineapple, papaya and mango usually come to mind. But breadfruit has been a primary staple food in the Pacific for thousands of years. Next month, a half-day workshop will help the public become more aware of this island-grown produce.
The "Breadfruit—From Tree to Table" workshop will be held Jan. 9, 2014 from 8:30am-12pm at the Community Services Building at UH Maui College in Kahului.
The workshop is designed to help Hawaii’s growers in supplying grocery stores, restaurants and farmers markets with high quality breadfruit. It will provide ...MoreUpfront News
December 18, 2013Suzanne KayianMaui’s Bio-Beetle ECO rental car company took top honors in Green America’s People & Planet Awards, which honors innovative businesses that feature environmental and social considerations in their operations. The Kahului-based company was one of three winners—and among 10 finalists—in the quarterly competition. This round of the People & Planet Awards focused on green businesses that have taken superior steps to make transportation and travel greener and more sustainable.
"Bio-Beetle ECO Rental Cars is honored to be selected as one of the winners in the People & Planet ...MoreUpfront News
June 16, 2011Jacob Shafer29 percent
Portion by which hotel-room tax collections have increased in Hawaii in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year, compared to last year
Portion by which individual income ...MoreBy the Numbers
Upfront NewsDecember 11, 2013Netbooks, eMagazines and a mobile app are among the new free services offered by the Hawaii State Public Library System. The HSPLS also has added services More...
Coconut WirelessDecember 11, 2013NEW WEST MAUI LAND APPRAISALS IN!
If Maui County Council Member Mike White’s mission was to gum up Mayor Alan Arakawa’s proposal to buy 186 More...
Upfront News 2December 11, 2013This year’s Na Mele O Maui Song and Art Competition—held at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center on Dec. 5—featured Maui county students More...
News of the WeirdDecember 11, 2013SOMETHING IN THE AIR
Is the signature smell of Texas A&M University more "Italian lemon, bergamot and iced pineapple" (that open into "a body of vivid More...
Upfront NewsDecember 04, 2013So Governor Neil Abercrombie has decided to replace outgoing Board of Education member Wesley Lo with Grant Chun. In October, Maui Memorial Medical Center More...
Upfront News 2December 04, 2013Are you artistic? Do you look at designs of cell phone cases and say: "I could have drawn that." Well, now’s your chance. Maui’s 808 Shells More...
Coconut WirelessDecember 04, 2013PONTANILLA WANTS OLD JOB BACK
So apparently life in the mayor’s office isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. According to the Nov. 27 Maui More...
Upfront News 3December 04, 2013Maui Culinary Academy and the Maui County Farm Bureau were among ten beneficiaries that received a total of $228,5000 in donations from the Hawaii Food More...
News of the WeirdDecember 04, 2013FAMILY OF MAN
The notorious white separatist Craig Cobb is currently soliciting like-skinned people to move to his tiny town of Leith, N.D. (pop. 16), More...
Upfront NewsNovember 26, 2013New research shows that ocean corals previously thought to be at low risk of extinction may be facing risks after all. A team of scientists are challenging More...
Upfront News 2November 26, 2013Those hesitant to purchase an electric vehicle for fear of not having enough charge to cross the island can rest a bit easier. Volta Industries—which More... 2
Coconut WirelessNovember 26, 2013MAUI POLICE OFFICER NELSON JOHNSON ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT
Shortly before noon on Wednesday, Nov. 20, the Maui Police arrested one of their own—Nelson More...
Upfront News 3November 26, 2013Local AIDS activist Kekoa Yap was named to POZ Magazine’s top 100 list of national "Unsung Heroes." POZ—an award-winning print and online More... 1
News of the WeirdNovember 26, 2013EVERYBODY NEEDS A HUG
After its launch was delayed for a month by the Madison, Wis., city attorney, the Snuggle House was cleared and scheduled to open More...
Upfront NewsNovember 20, 2013Hawaii’s keiki can win a trip to Japan by showing off their artistic skills in the 2014 Dream Car Art Contest. Students age 15 years and younger More...
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