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Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Mayor Victorino to reserve additional water source allocation for affordable housing
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 1685 Views :: Maui County, Development

“...I am prioritizing our resident workforce as the first beneficiaries of this water to motivate construction of right-priced housing as soon as possible....”

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Na Wai Eha: 20 Years of Litigation 'fundamentally changes water distribution system'
By News Release @ 11:31 PM :: 4357 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Land Use

"...the most comprehensive application of the Hawai‘i Water Code to water use and protection in history...."

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
41 Junk Cars Removed from Oceanfront Kahului Homeless Camp
By News Release @ 9:22 PM :: 1843 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

... Most vehicles tagged for removal had been filled with trash from the nearby homeless encampment. ...

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Sunday, June 27, 2021
Secret Tax Relief for Hotels on Maui?
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2552 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Taxes, Tourism

“...the coronavirus pandemic has challenged the County to make many unprecedented decisions. One such decision was to reduce the Assessed Values of Hotel and Resort properties due to the catastrophic drops in occupancy experienced by that industry....”

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Saturday, June 26, 2021
Who Will Run for DeCoite's House Seat? -- Not Ritte
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 2069 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County

... CALL FOR CANDIDATES -- Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm HST ....

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Sunday, June 20, 2021
State Supreme Court: With Environmentalism Anybody Can Veto Affordable Housing
By Robert Thomas @ 4:54 AM :: 3601 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development, Greenmail, Judiciary, Land Use

... Anyone Claiming That An Affordable Housing Project Might Impact Their Property Interests In A "Clean And Healthful Environment" Has Standing To Object ....

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Thursday, June 17, 2021
Ige appoints Rep Lynn DeCoite to State Senate
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 1680 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County

... Maui County Democrats will now scramble for the next prize--appointment to DeCoite's vacant House seat ....

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Thursday, June 17, 2021
Cockfighting Arrests on Molokai - The investigation and arrests were long in coming
By Video @ 11:13 PM :: 2279 Views :: Maui County, Gambling, Law Enforcement

... Police reported seizing more than $160,000 in cash, along with gambling ledgers and paraphernalia, from an illegal cockfighting derby attended by 300 to 400 people last month on Molokai ....

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Sunday, June 6, 2021
Enjoying Your Maui Resort Condo? Now Pay Up!
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2235 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... Some taxpayers on Maui are getting a nasty surprise this year because they didn’t do anything, and their real property tax rate doubled ....

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Saturday, May 29, 2021
Ige: More Re-openings at 60% Vaccination Rate
By News Release @ 3:09 AM :: 2368 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

... wait until the State of Hawaii has vaccinated at least 60 percent of residents before allowing higher occupancy ....

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Mayor Victorino offers sneak peak of Governor Ige’s Tuesday press conference
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 1530 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

... imminent changes to state emergency rules related to youth ocean sports and mask-wearing ....

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Public Hearing for Maui County Firing Range
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 1948 Views :: Maui County, Second Amendment

... ​Online public hearing scheduled for proposed rules for firing range at Ukumehame, Maui ....

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Friday, May 21, 2021
Successful program audit helps Maui County consumers maintain low flood insurance rates
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 1549 Views :: Maui County, Cost of Living

... Maui County policyholders save an estimated $1.4 million annually ....

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Thursday, May 20, 2021
Instream Flows Set for Taro-Growing Areas of Kauai, Maui
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 1892 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Agriculture

... the Commission approving of natural streamflow conditions to serve as the instream flow standard ....

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
EEOC Collects Over $4.8 Million on Judgment in Labor Trafficking Case Against Maui Pineapple
By News Release @ 11:41 PM :: 2060 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Labor

... $4.8 million has been recovered to satisfy a judgment in a national origin and race discrimination lawsuit brought by the EEOC against Maui Pineapple ....

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Saturday, May 15, 2021
Maui Democrats Nominate Three for Senate Dist 7 Seat
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 3028 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County

... Walter Ritte not nominated .... 

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Friday, May 14, 2021
Everyone wants affordable housing
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:38 PM :: 2014 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

... We want a Hawaii where everyone who wants to buy a home can buy one in their price range ....

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021
DoH Revokes License of Maui Weed Dealer
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 2005 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Drugs

... The NOVO was issued due to the licensee’s ongoing failure to submit annual independent financial audits ....

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The affordable housing trap - Mandates can't create more housing
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:16 PM :: 1983 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

... why housing prices have soared statewide and why affordability mandates won’t have the desired results ....

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Saturday, May 8, 2021
Mayor Victorino Bill 10 Veto Upheld, Saves Affordable Housing
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 4416 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

"... In theory, Bill 10 would require more affordable housing to be built, but in reality, history has shown that such additional restrictions have the opposite effect ....”

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Saturday, May 1, 2021
Extended Deadline: Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the Second Circuit
By News Release @ 9:57 AM :: 3572 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

...The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations....

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Friday, April 30, 2021
Maui, Kona Rental Car Rates Top $900/wk
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 2958 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Tourism, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... Kahului, Hawaii, is the most expensive U.S. destination in which to rent a car this spring ....

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Maui, Kauai Mayors to Pursue TAT Tax Hike
By News Release @ 5:24 AM :: 2598 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

... House Bill 862 authorizes counties to impose a new hotel room tax of up to 3% ....

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Red tape hurts Maui housing
By Video @ 6:06 AM :: 2382 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

... Maui County Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura discusses with Grassroot Institute president Keli’i Akina the detrimental impact such a well-intentioned but wrong-headed policy might have on affordable housing ....

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Friday, April 9, 2021
Maui Beware!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:48 PM :: 3225 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... This would give Maui the second most restrictive affordable-housing law in the country ....

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
DLNR: Court Ruling Balances Municipal Water Needs with Protection of East Maui Streams
By News Release @ 11:17 PM :: 2583 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Greenmail, OHA

...“This is a classic balancing”, the court ruled, “and the court is persuaded and finds and concludes that applying the applicable law…it was not unreasonable for the BLNR to balance these considerations as it did.”...

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
COVID Cluster at King’s Cathedral Kahului
By News Release @ 8:57 PM :: 2480 Views :: Maui County, Religion, COVID-19

... People who attended events hosted by King’s Cathedral and Chapels in the past 14 days are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 ....

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Friday, March 26, 2021
Mayor Victorino presents fiscal 2022 Maui County budget proposal
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 1508 Views :: Maui County

... Maui County Council members will now review and deliberate the administration’s budget proposal. The fiscal year 2022 budget goes into effect July 1, 2021 ....

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Friday, March 26, 2021
Molokai Walk-In Vax Age 18+
By News Release @ 1:21 AM :: 1874 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

... The Molokai Community Health Center is excited to sponsor 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐖𝐚𝐥𝐤-𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐕𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐌𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐤𝐚'𝐢 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝟏𝟖 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐫 (𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭-𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 & 𝐅𝐮𝐥𝐥-𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬) ....

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Thursday, March 11, 2021
 How 'Affordable' Housing rules often result in no homebuilding
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:04 AM :: 3186 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... A Maui bill to increase affordability requirements is the backdrop for a discussion on how current housing policy can be improved ....

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Maui: Drought and Flood Disasters Declared on Same Day
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 1976 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

... March 9, 2021: Feds declare Maui drought disaster, State declares Maui flood disaster ....

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Flooded Kaupakalua Dam Slated for Removal this Summer
By News Release @ 4:28 AM :: 1971 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

... A Notice of Civil Resource Violation from DLNR for “failure to comply with the remediation and monitoring actions and deadlines...” was issued on February 24, 2021 ....

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021
15 Years After Ka Loko: Another Hawaii Dam Floods--Houses, Roads Wiped Out
By Video @ 4:22 AM :: 3652 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Hawaii History

... Almost 15 years to the day since deadly Ka Loko flood March 14, 2006 ....

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Monday, March 8, 2021
Nurses at Maui Health System Vote to Approve Contract
By News Release @ 1:22 PM :: 2366 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor, COVID-19

... The contract rewards the risks taken and sacrifices made by these workers during the pandemic ....

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Saturday, February 27, 2021
Maui Nurses Tentative Contract
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 2325 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

... The registered nurses and other health care workers of Maui Health System reached a tentative contract agreement with MHS management just past 1:00 am HST Friday morning ....

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Friday, February 26, 2021
Good intentions not a great foundation for building houses
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:22 PM :: 2193 Views :: Maui County, Cost of Living

... Instead of creating more affordable homes, they reduce development and cause prices to go up ....

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Thursday, February 18, 2021
9/11 Conspiracy Theorist to Rewrite Maui County Charter?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:19 AM :: 3484 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... One of the nation’s leading 911 conspiracy theorists has been nominated to serve on the Maui County Charter Commission ....

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Saturday, February 13, 2021
Federal Judge Sends Maui County 'big oil' lawsuit to State Court--Will SCOTUS Intervene?
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 3742 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... Federal District Court Judge Derrick K. Watson ruled in County of Maui v. Chevron that the federal court does not have jurisdiction over the case and remanded the action back to state court ....

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Friday, February 12, 2021
Bills on the Move: Conveyance Tax, Pension Suspension, Un-Affordable Housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:28 AM :: 2747 Views :: Maui County, Development, Taxes, COVID-19

... increasing Hawaii's tax burden at a time when its economy is in its worst depression ever ....

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Maui County Charter Commission Named
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 1519 Views :: Maui County

... “This vitally important commission is charged with a once-in-a-decade review of our County’s constitutional backbone,” Mayor Victorino said ....

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Senate Judiciary Committee Backs Maui Judicial Appointees
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 3694 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald today appointed two individuals to fill judicial positions in the District and District Family Courts of the Second Circuit....

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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Mayor Victorino Appoints Andrew Martin Maui County Prosecutor
By News Release @ 12:39 AM :: 1732 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... Martin has been a deputy prosecuting attorney in the Maui County Department of the Prosecuting Attorney since February 2015 .... 

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Saturday, January 9, 2021
Sign up Here: Hospitals Start Vaccinating Age 75+
By News Release @ 4:55 AM :: 4201 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Health Care, COVID-19

... Maui Memorial and Adventist Health are not waiting for the DoH any more ....

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021
VIDEO: DOCARE Raids Nude Beach looking for mask violators (again)
By Video @ 11:56 PM :: 5629 Views :: Maui County, Police, COVID-19

...drum circles, nudity, illegal alcohol and other illicit substances, coupled with hundreds of mask-less people in close contact with one another....

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Friday, December 18, 2020
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees 
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 1899 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... comment on judicial nominees for positions in the District Court and District Family Court in the Second Circuit, island of Maui ....

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Maui County seeks bar closures
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 2098 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Tourism

"...The Maui District Health Office reported that numerous positive cases are tied to close interactions among patrons in bar settings...."

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Sunday, December 6, 2020
Maui County Has The Highest Jobless Rate In America
By Selected News Articles @ 9:14 PM :: 3239 Views :: Maui County, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... With a population with a strong demographic base, what has happened to the job situation which makes it so high? The answer in a word is “tourism” ....

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Saturday, December 5, 2020
Maui County to accept applications for Prosecuting Attorney
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 1769 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

...“The Council’s action closes this workplace violence investigation and recommendation for removal of Mr. Guzman,” Mayor Victorino said....

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Friday, December 4, 2020
Spying on You: Victorino announces AlohaSafe Alert app rollout for Maui County
By News Release @ 8:10 PM :: 2798 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

... There are currently 14 States and the District of Columbia that are participating in the Google Apple Exposure Notification (“GAEN”) system ....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Blackmail and Doctored Video Target Maui Police Chief
By Video @ 11:30 AM :: 3719 Views :: Maui County, Police

... Notice the missing frames of video when the truck actually hits the bike ....

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