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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 »»

Miracle on Maui: Tear it down, put it back

August 21, 2014 LAHAINA — Launching a digital news site recently to supplement this column, it seemed only logical recently to cover Hurricane/Tropical Storm Iselle before it hit and after. more »»

What makes the columnist run?

August 7, 2014 LAHAINA — Ubiquitous senior May Fujiwara at the recent Relay for Life asked the columnist where he got so much energy. more »»

More cool apps and tricks

July 31, 2014 Hi everyone! In this issue are some really cool apps and tricks. So, let’s get started with this quick on. more »»

Lady Luck shines, and the Carrolls capitalize

July 24, 2014 LANAI CITY — Lady Luck has shone brightly on highly successful artist Mike Carroll and his wife, Kathy, and both have made the most of i. more »»

Voices of Maui

June 12, 2014 LAHAINA — There’s good news and not so good news. more »»

Principal Nakamura reflects on her final year at LIS

June 5, 2014 LAHAINA — Woooo-hooooo! It’s the end of the school year! What a year this has been.   HSA testing ended last week. All results are in. more »»

Captain Cook: His end could have been on Maui

June 5, 2014 LAHAINA — People in these parts know just two things about Capt. James Cook. He was credited as the first westerner to find what he named the Sandwich Islands and was killed on Hawaii Island. more »»



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