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Unusally large algae blooms and increased reports of staph infections by surfers and paddlers have raised serious questions about the use of wastewater injection wells. But the County wants to build more
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:“What would you do if you looked out your window and saw a trio of unicorns grazing?”pg.29
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5 NEWS & VIEWS
THIS WEEK’S QUESTION What state or county agency would you like to flush down the toilet? Editor: Jacob Shafer (808) 283-1308 / email@example.com Just one? Calendar Editor/Staff Writer: Anu Yagi (808) 264-8039 / firstname.lastname@example.org Fire and Public Safety Data Manager: Philippa Tilley Proofreader: Dina Wilson The LC Intern: Sierra Brown Contributors: Caeriel Crestin, Beau Ewan, Nancy Kanyuk, Doug Levin, Jared Libby, Greg Mebel, Rob Parsons, Ron Pitts, Chuck Shepherd, Sara Tekula, Ynez Tongson, Barry Wurst II Photographer: Sean Michael Hower Planning Department Art Director: Chris Skiles (808) 281-8975 / email@example.com Department of Motor Vehicles Graphic Designers: Amy Mendolia, Christina Tarleton Advertising Executive: Brad Chambers (808) 283-3260 / firstname.lastname@example.org Housing and Human Concerns General Manager: Jennifer Russo (808) 280-3286 / email@example.com Public Works Administrative Executive: Judy Toba (808) 244-0777 / firstname.lastname@example.org The Fashion Police
Coconut Wireless jumps from Maui's new baseball team to an anti-birther law to an assassination lesson in Alabama. The proposed countywide cell-phone-whiledriving ban is popular. But Kimberly Bowker wonders if it's necessary. Hawaii consumers rack up credit card debt in By the Numbers. Mayor Tavares employs circular logic in Spin Cycle. Open Letters feels sorry for empty restaurants. Quizunderstood finds out Maui Wowie is a song, too. Oil spill anger seeps into Reader Feedback. Boob-touching leads to a life sentence in News of the Weird. Eh Brah! praises a tow-truck driver.
10 FEATURE STORY The County says wastewater injection wells are perfectly safe. Ocean enthusiasts, environmental groups and the EPA beg to differ. Who to believe? Rob Parsons investigates.
15 FOOD & DRINK Jen Russo digs into—and digs—the burgers at Fat Daddy's.
16 MUSIC SCENE Ynez Tongson overcomes her '80s hatred and has fun at Mulligans' Battle of the Bands.
17 FILM CRITIQUE Anu Yagi tears Princess Ka'iulani a new one, while Barry Wurst II says Just Wright is mostly wrong.
19 Film Capsules/Listings
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20 THIS WEEK’S PICKS Micah Nelson and The Reflectacles play two Valley Isle shows, zinfandel flows at Maui Culinary Academy and MAPA dances in many styles.
22 Da Kine Calendar 23 Grid
29 BACK PAGES Sign Language tells Capricorn to roll with the waves.
30 Classified 31 Mind, Body & Spirit
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