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Saturday, February 26, 2022
​Mayor Victorino repeals all Maui County Public Health Emergency Rules as of March 1
By News Release @ 1:55 AM :: 1038 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

... The repeal is only for county rules, the state’s Safe Travels Program and the statewide requirement to wear masks indoors will remain in effect, subject to Gov. David Ige’s proclamation ....

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Friday, February 18, 2022
Maui County ​Vaccine and testing requirements for restaurants, bars and gyms to be eliminated beginning Feb. 21
By News Release @ 11:17 PM :: 1295 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

... Maui County’s indoor mask requirement must be lifted by the governor ....

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Thursday, February 10, 2022
Naming Names: Who Will Cullen and English Rat Out?
By Andrew Walden @ 6:21 AM :: 5926 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

... In the federal system the little fish eats the big fish.  We've got a menu .... 

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Grand Wailea Lucrative Target of Next Birdlights Suit
By Court House News @ 2:59 PM :: 1377 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Grand Wailea Resort isn't the only place on Maui with night lighting ....

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Maui Fentanyl Dealer Gets 15 Years
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 1757 Views :: Maui County, Drugs

... the four lbs of fentanyl was being transported to Dayton, Ohio on December 10, 2014 by a drug trafficking organization operating on Maui and in Northern California ....

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Monday, January 31, 2022
“11th Hour” changes could jeopardize property rights of Kahoma Village residents
By News Release @ 10:28 PM :: 1958 Views :: Maui County, Development

..."I am always concerned by any piece of legislation that is not signed by Corporation Counsel...." -- Mayor Victorino

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Maui County to implement COVID-19 booster requirement
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 1947 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, COVID-19

... The revised rules require proof of a booster shot to confirm patrons are “up to date” with their COVID-19 vaccinations if they want to dine indoors at a restaurant or bar, or exercise inside of a gym ....

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Saturday, January 8, 2022
Hotel moratorium bill: Maui Council Overrides Veto
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 2357 Views :: Maui County, Development, Tourism

“If we don’t provide the right type of visitor accommodations in the right places, we could see an influx of vacation rentals in our residential neighborhoods."

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Friday, December 31, 2021
​Maui Revises Definition of 'Fully Vaccinated'
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 1983 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

... “fully vaccinated” to include getting a booster shot ....

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Thursday, December 30, 2021
Maui County Delays Plastic Disposable Foodware Ban
By News Release @ 10:14 AM :: 2973 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Small Business

... Banned items include plastic disposable food service containers and utensils such forks, spoons and knives, and plates, trays, bowls, cups, hinged (plate lunch) containers and straws ....

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Maui No-shows leave COVID-19 test gaps
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 1396 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

... Personnel at COVID-19 test sites are reporting that many individuals who made appointments are failing to show up as scheduled ....

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021
MECO Plan: Replace Kahului Power Plant with Solar and Batteries
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 2592 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... As the oldest power plant on Maui, with the first generating unit placed in service in 1948, KPP’s four steam-generating units currently provide power and system stability on the island's transmission system ....

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Friday, December 17, 2021
Sterile Mosquitoes to Suppress Avian Malaria on Maui
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 1357 Views :: Maui County, Environment, GMOs

... not a peep from the anti-GMO activists ....

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Hawaii Ethics and Audit Function at Lowest Level in Years
By Andrew Walden @ 3:41 AM :: 3147 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... This proves there is much more corruption to be ferreted out--and the crooks know it ....

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Saturday, December 11, 2021
Maui: Property Tax Relief for Long-Time Families in SMA
By News Release @ 5:54 AM :: 1208 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... Mayor Michael Victorino has signed Bill 118 -- the ʻAina Kūpuna bill -- that establishes a mechanism to provide long-time Maui families with tax relief for inherited real property in a Special Management Area ....

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Saturday, December 11, 2021
NextHealth Fined $58K for Conducting COVID Testing
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 1474 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

"... NextHealth was operating without a CLIA Certificate of Waiver and a State of Hawaii Clinical Laboratory Class I Permit ...."

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Saturday, November 20, 2021
Maui County Will Not Appeal Injection Well Ruling
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 1226 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... When the case was returned to Judge Mollway, she determined that the County needs a Clean Water Act NPDES permit ....

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Saturday, November 20, 2021
Mindless Hysteria: Maui County Council Passes Anti-Sunscreen Bill
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 1757 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Chemical Company Behind Anti-Sunscreen Campaign ....

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Thursday, November 18, 2021
How is Maui Saving Hawaiian Lands?
By Video @ 11:42 PM :: 1432 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... ʻĀina kupuna bill to help long-time Maui families keep ancestral lands passes first council reading ....

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Friday, November 12, 2021
‘Community Based Energy’: $27.5M in GEMS for Hawaii Democratic Party Officials, Maui Councilmember
By Andrew Walden @ 8:20 PM :: 3634 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Energy, Ethics

... To fund this insider giveaway, the HGIA board voted to take away $2.5M set aside for low and middle income households and $5M set aside for multi-family projects ....

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Thursday, November 11, 2021
Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 1164 Views :: Maui County

... Applicants are being sought for 63 vacancies on various Maui County boards, commissions, councils and committees ....

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
7,000 Legal Vacation Rentals on Maui in Jeopardy
By Video @ 4:19 PM :: 2412 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Tourism, Cost of Living

... a Maui County Council proposal that aspires to create more housing on Maui by phasing out about 7,000 vacation rentals ....

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Thursday, November 4, 2021
Former Maui Police Officer Receives 30 Months in Prison for Soliciting Sexual Relationship for Official Acts
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 1841 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

... he engaged in a bribery scheme wherein he solicited a sexual relationship with a female motorist in exchange for an official act as an MPD officer ....

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Maui County TAT Takes Effect
By News Release @ 5:23 PM :: 1639 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

... the Maui County Transient Accommodations Tax (MCTAT) goes into effect November 1, 2021 ....

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Maui Council Proposal Would Outlaw 7,300 Legal Vacation Rentals
By News Release @ 5:53 AM :: 2168 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Tourism

... eliminating TVR use from these subject condominiums would result in a possible loss of $23 million in revenue annually, and upwards of $74 million in annual revenue lost overall ....

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Friday, October 22, 2021
'Karma is a Bitch' -- Maui Mayor's Office Rips Anti-Vaxxer
By Andrew Walden @ 4:06 AM :: 6035 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

... Anti-vaxxer antics are a key argument for continuing to exclude direct public testimony ....

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Friday, October 22, 2021
UHERO Looks at Maui County Plan to Impose $1.17B Tax Hike on Housing
By UHERO @ 2:42 AM :: 1617 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, Cost of Living

... How to build affordable housing?  Impose a $1.169 billion tax on housing.  Clue: 'Boondoggle' ....

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Anti-vaxxers Expose Maui Mayor to COVID
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 2465 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

"...We only found out about the exposure because of a social media post....”

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Maui: No Tents for Anti-Vaxxer Rally
By News Release @ 7:51 PM :: 1806 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, COVID-19

"... event planners have recently requested that the event include food, live music and tents on County property ...."

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Outsider Chosen as Maui PD Chief
By News Release @ 6:23 AM :: 1714 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

... the vote was unanimous for Las Vegas PD Cap't John Pelletier ....

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Taxpayer Debt Burden: Honolulu Grade 'F', Maui Grade 'D'
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:43 AM :: 1775 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

“When combined with their share of the state debt, Honolulu taxpayers each owe $61,300.”

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Saturday, October 2, 2021
Maui Council Approves 3% TAT Hike--Will use Money to buy 'Open Space'
By News Release @ 2:41 PM :: 2004 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Tourism

... In anticipation of the new tax, the council also passed on first reading today a bill to increase anticipated revenue for the Open Space Fund ....

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Maui: 80 Homeless Meth Addicts Leave Behind 54 Junk Cars and 58 Tons of Garbage
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 4049 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

..."In recent weeks, our staff has reported individuals blocking the roadway entrance to the plant, starting verbal arguments and jumping on a truck in at least one instance in which police were called."...

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Saturday, September 18, 2021
Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 1:30 AM :: 1176 Views :: Maui County

... The application deadline is Nov. 15, 2021 ....

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
How COVID Rules Affect Maui Businesses
By Video @ 3:02 AM :: 1717 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, COVID-19

... Questions include whether the mandates are practical, whether they are supported by data, and whether they are narrowly tailored to achieve a specific goal without violating the freedoms of Maui residents generally ....

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Thursday, September 9, 2021
89% of DoE Employees Vaxxed--Lower on Maui
By News Release @ 3:20 AM :: 1821 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, COVID-19

...the Hāna-Lahainaluna-Duckburg Complex Area is the lowest at 75%....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Sweet Deal for Maui Developer--DHHL Affordable Housing Credits
By Andrew Walden @ 6:49 PM :: 3566 Views :: DHHL, Maui County, Ethics

... the affordable housing credits paid to Dowling are worth $1.4M to $20.6M over and above DHHL’s $10.8M parcel valuation ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Poisoning of People
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:11 PM :: 3600 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, GMOs, COVID-19

... I have to laugh because they mocked me as being sheep but, uh, they are the ones taking enough of a toxic substance made for sheep! ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Maui Council Passes Organic Pesticide and Fertilizer Bill
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 1974 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

... Bill No. 72, which only allows pesticides and fertilizers that are compatible with organic systems and permitted under the USDA National Organic Program to be used on county property ....

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Tourist Busted after Lifting Turtle out of Sea and not Eating it
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 2606 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, Tourism

... tourist fails to uphold traditional Hawaiian cultural practices ....

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Monday, August 2, 2021
Mayor Victorino requests postponement of return to classroom learning
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 1867 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, COVID-19

... Hawaii public schools stand ready to reopen classrooms for the new school year on Tuesday, August 3, even though the Hawaii Department of Health reports the state’s COVID positivity rate has climbed 163% over the past two weeks ....

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Friday, July 30, 2021
Victorino signs agreements with Expedia and Airbnb to curb illegal TVRs
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 2417 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, Tourism

... Both platforms will now require host-provided tax map key numbers to appear on online listings ....

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
Maui County accepting applications for First-Time Homebuyer's Down Payment Assistance Program
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 1468 Views :: Maui County, Cost of Living

... up to 5 percent of the home purchase price, not to exceed $30,000 ....

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
Hawaiian Electric collecting feedback on shared solar program for Molokai
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 1559 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... a subscription to a generation facility on their island in exchange for credit applied to their electricity bill ....

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Monday, July 26, 2021
Maui Tourism Recovery Brings Bond Upgrades
By News Release @ 9:46 PM :: 1458 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... Moody’s cites the Aa1 rating “reflects the continued economic recovery of Maui driven by the rebound of tourism-related activity” ....

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Friday, July 23, 2021
HD 13 Vacancy: Ige Appoints Linda Clark
By News Release @ 7:14 PM :: 3759 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County

... Clark currently serves as an independent process server for the Child Support Enforcement Agency, State of Hawai‘i ....

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
More Homesteading Opportunities for Native Hawaiians on Moloka‘i After Water Commission Decision
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 2117 Views :: DHHL, Maui County, OHA

... the water rights for this aquifer had been litigated for thirty years ....

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Mayor Victorino vetoes hotel construction moratorium bill
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 2107 Views :: Maui County, Development, Tourism

"... concerned about unintended consequences such as pushing hospitality developments into communities outside of Maui’s resort areas ...."

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Thursday, July 8, 2021
Hana Hwy: HTA asks visitors to travel with tour companies
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 1647 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... HDOT announced in a press release on June 10 that it has installed approximately 70 “no parking” signs on Hana Highway ....

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Thursday, July 8, 2021
Ige Nominates Canto to BLNR
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 1726 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

"... Canto is currently employed as a processing assistant for Maui Grown Therapies ...."

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