Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Change the destination to California and the paper would scream 'racism'

Maui residents rail against spike in tourism during water shortage

For summer travelers, the weather in Maui was close to perfect last month, with highs in the mid-80s, lows in the mid-70s and not a rain cloud in sight.

For locals, that has actually been a huge problem: Recent drought conditions have led officials to declare a water shortage in parts of the Maui County archipelago. Residents in those areas can be hit with a $500 fine if they use water for nonessential activities, such as washing a car or watering a lawn.

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