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Ask the Mayor

January 15, 2015 Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: In recent weeks, on two occasions, I saw survey teams on Puukolii Road in Lahaina. more »»

New stuff for 2015

January 15, 2015 With the new year in full swing, we will see some new and exciting hardware and apps hitting the market. So, let’s begin.. more »»

Santa returns and a reader responds

January 1, 2015 LAHAINA — If you happen to get to the beach this New Year’s weekend, and especially if you have keiki, you may see a white-bearded older gentleman whose middle shakes like a bowl full of jelly... more »»

Joy is a muscle that needs to be exercised

December 25, 2014 LAHAINA — Following up a previous column recounting our family’s challenges with our son, it is wonderful to remember that there are plenty of good things to write about here as well. more »»

Looking back on a successful year for West Maui

December 25, 2014 As we wrap-up 2014, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the past year and to thank all of you who supported me as your council member for West Mau. more »»

A pardon for Christmas?

December 18, 2014 KAANAPALI — When the future Kalei Jaramillo attended court to see her fiancé sentenced to serve six years and eight months in prison for dealing drugs, no one expected he would be taken immediately... more »»

More iPhone tricks, tips and apps

December 4, 2014 Aloha! Is your iPhone ready to explode with the latest tricks, tips and apps? Apple has created the new “Recently Deleted” folde. more »»

A family secret for the ohana

November 27, 2014 LAHAINA — When you write a column for eight years, your readers become a kind of ohan. more »»

Tips for the new iPhone

November 27, 2014 It’s finally here. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7- or 5.5-inch screen . So, what is APPLE PAY? Consumers will be able to use their iPhone to purchase items that you used your credit cards fo. more »»

Gecko looking forward to basketball, politics

November 20, 2014 LAHAINA — Kapano Gecko, the fictional character who sometimes writes for this column from the new computers at the Lahaina Library, is declaring island fever — the desire of some to get away from... more »»

Wrapping up September, October

November 13, 2014 LAHAINA — It has been an amazing two months on once sleepy Maui with great festivals, an unprecedented election campaign and Kaanapali becoming a more happening place. more »»

Candidates focus on jobs, housing and budget at forum

October 30, 2014 LAHAINA — What would Alan Arakawa or Tamara Paltin do if elected mayor next Tuesday? Answers emerged from a variety of questions posed to candidates for county mayor at a forum sponsored by the... more »»

Candidates for mayor state views in fast-paced exchange

October 23, 2014 LAHAINA — One of the luxuries of a column is you can go in-depth more than in a news story. more »»

Why it has been a great month... almost

October 16, 2014 LAHAINA — At the recent TEDxMaui forum founded by highly talented Katie McMillan, the first speaker suggested that a good way to start each day after popping out of bed is to say, “It is going to be... more »»

Lahaina or Chicago: Which is the greatest?

October 2, 2014 CHICAGO — This, the 180th “Voices of Maui,” begins the columns’ eighth year in Lahaina News. more »»

It’s SCARY out there

September 25, 2014 There are so many scams and viruses out there right now that it’s scary to even turn on your computer. A few months ago, I wrote about a deadly ransomware called CryptoLocker. The U.S. more »»

Ask the Mayor

September 25, 2014 Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I am writing to make a complaint about excessive private businesses at Ukumehame Par. more »»

Interesting election food for thought

September 18, 2014 LAHAINA — You cannot drive past any major intersection these days without seeing a dizzying array of political signs for candidates running for election. more »»

Pregnancy and oral health, Part I

September 11, 2014 There are two common myths about the effects of pregnancy on your teeth: you lose a tooth for every pregnancy you have, and if you don’t get enough calcium during your pregnancy, your body takes it... more »»

Max’s passions: Ukulele, dirt bikes and fishing

September 4, 2014 LAHAINA — Shopping for a ukulele as a gift, an obvious place to go is Jason Jerome’s Lahaina Music on the other side of the highway from First Hawaiian Bank. more »»



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