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Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Maui Hospital Coverup? COVID-19 Cluster Developing Since Mid-March
By News Release @ 8:30 PM :: 6005 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, COVID-19

...Health officials say the outbreak started in mid-March.  But HNN learned top members within the emergency command weren’t privy to the information until Wednesday morning....

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
COVID Crackdown? "Online registration required to leave the home"
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 4426 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

"...Only one family member should be allowed to leave the home at any time...."

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Monday, April 6, 2020
Attorney: Emergency Declaration Did Not Suspend Transparency Requirements of County Charter
By News Release @ 10:13 PM :: 2386 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, COVID-19

...As recently as several months ago, the governor was enjoined by the First Circuit Court from using his emergency powers to infringe upon the constitutionally protected traditional and customary practices of Native Hawaiian practitioners at Mauna Kea....

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Friday, April 3, 2020
COVID Reaches Hana: Tourists Blockaded, but Local Resident is Source
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 2031 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

...we have met the enemy and he is us....

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Monday, March 30, 2020
Maui Companies to Begin Assembling Ventilators
By News Release @ 8:33 PM :: 2477 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, COVID-19

...The ventilators are based on an emergency design developed at the University of Texas at Austin, which is being used nationwide....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Maui Budget: Property Tax Cut Proposed
By News Release @ 10:16 PM :: 2182 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

...Mayor Victorino presents administration’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Shelter-In-Place ordered for Honolulu and Maui through April 30; Curfew for Kaua‘i through May 3
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 3533 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii County is still going its own way....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
UPDATE: Maui County Stay-Home Order: Tourists Blocked from Road to Hana
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 3167 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Mayor Victorino announces Public Health Emergency Rules for Maui County....

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Finalists for two UH Board of Regents positions announced
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 2243 Views :: Maui County, Higher Education

...one Maui County seat for a 5-year appointment and one student seat for a 2-year appointment....

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
After Decade Long Crime Spree State Gives 1 Year in Jail--Then the Feds Step In
By News Release @ 1:05 AM :: 2653 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

...responsible for committing 81 offenses, resulting in 185 charges....

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Thursday, February 27, 2020
​Maui County Council Vote For Climate Litigation Is Misguided
By News Release @ 7:06 PM :: 2388 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... the climate litigation campaign has proven unsuccessful and is counterproductive .... 

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Gap Between Buying & Renting Narrows on Big Island
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 AM :: 3550 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii County's median listing price decreased by 10%....

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Senators Vote to Give Maui County One More Chance to Raise GE Tax
By News Release @ 8:46 PM :: 2176 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

...SB2140 relating to taxation, extending the period in which a county may adopt a surcharge on state GE Tax ... to June 30, 2021....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Maui Telescope Begins Making Observations--Thanks to Mayor Arakawa and Maui PD
By Video @ 2:23 AM :: 4314 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Higher Education, OHA, Police

...here's what happens when the police are allowed to enforce the law....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Doing the Job the State Won't Do: Feds Sentence MCCC Escapee to 46 Months in a Real Prison
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 2441 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

...Maui burglar sentenced to 46 months of prison after pleading guilty to possession of stolen firearms....

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Monday, January 6, 2020
Larry Ellison in Talks to Buy HECO's Lanai Grid
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 2720 Views :: Maui County, Energy

...Maui Electric purchased the assets of the Lanai City power plant in 1988....

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Friday, December 13, 2019
Maui on $10K per day: New Vacation Rental Fines
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 2961 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Tourism

...a civil fine of $20,000 plus $10,000 per day for each day the unlawful operation persists....

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Friday, December 6, 2019
Two Judicial Vacancies on Maui
By News Release @ 7:17 PM :: 2508 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

...District Family Judge, Second Circuit and District Judge, District Court of the Second Circuit....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
An Interesting Agreement
By Selected News Articles @ 10:43 PM :: 3961 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, OHA

...On an idle Wednesday this last week, a thunderclap of a bulletin came across the 5:00 p.m. local news....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Maui Windfarm: BLNR Approves Plan to Kill 345% More Bats, 147% More Nene
By News Release @ 5:27 PM :: 3577 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...Kaheawa Wind Power II increases incidental take for the Hawaiian hoary bat from 11 to 38 adults (345% increase), and for the Hawaiian goose from 30 to 44 adults (147% increase) during the remaining 20-year permit....

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Friday, November 22, 2019
Monsanto Fined $10 Million in Plea Deal Over Use of Banned Pesticide
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 AM :: 3510 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, GMOs

...the government agreed to dismiss two felony charges for unlawfully transporting and storing hazardous waste at locations on Maui and Moloka’i....

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Sunday, November 10, 2019
An Expensive Charter Crisis on Maui
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 2771 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...Who’s going to pay all these attorneys? They don’t work for free....

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Thursday, November 7, 2019
Hot Take On The Maui Clean Water Act Arguments
By Robert Thomas @ 2:12 PM :: 3482 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Tourism

...It all turns on the language of the Clean Water Act, and what does the term "from" mean....

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Thursday, November 7, 2019
Maui Sewage Case Makes a Supreme Court Splash
By Selected News Articles @ 1:53 PM :: 3389 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Tourism

“...There are more than 500,000 similar underground injection wells in the country and nearly 6,000 in Hawaii alone....”

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Thursday, November 7, 2019
OHA premieres new Maui water rights film
By News Release @ 1:33 PM :: 3893 Views :: Maui County, Greenmail, Land Use, OHA

...The community event, called E Ola I Ka Wai: Elevating Advocacy to Protect Our Precious Waters, is a partnership between OHA and the Waiwai Collective....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Full Text: Maui Injection Wells Case Oral Arguments Before Supreme Court
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 3262 Views :: Maui County, Environment

..."Their questions were insightful, and I felt that they truly understood the complexity of the issues in this case and the potential effects of the expansion of the Clean Water Act on governmental entities and private properties.”....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
UPDATE: Activists Sabotage Wailuku River Diversion Gates, Responsible for Fish Kill
By News Release @ 8:44 AM :: 5708 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Environment

...Chumbley said vandalism has occurred on Wailuku Water Co. land before, typically during “periods of high emotions and reactions"....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
With Help from Maui Council, Convicted Sovereignty Scammer Keanu Sai Launches ‘Hawaiian Kingdom’ Bond Sales
By Andrew Walden @ 5:16 AM :: 6158 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Higher Education, OHA

...there’s only one problem, the bonds have already expired.... 

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Maui Enviros Sue in State Court to Yank Case Away from US Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 4:06 AM :: 3587 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Judiciary

... If this were federal court with its Article III case and controversy standing requirements, we'd bet the court might have a difficult time finding standing. But this is a Hawaii court applying Hawaii law, and anyone who might be able to allege even "butterfly effect" linkage to the desired outcome has a very good argument for standing ....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Sue Big Oil? Of Course it is Maui that Falls for Debunked Litigation Scheme
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 3957 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...Mayor Victorino Announces Planned Lawsuit....

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Monday, October 14, 2019
SCOTUS: Who is in charge at the County Of Maui?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:38 AM :: 3580 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...SCOTUS Oral Argument Hinges On Internal Dispute Over Who Can Settle....

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Why Flushing the "Clean Water Rule" Was the Right Thing to Do
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:44 PM :: 3971 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

...The Trump administration announced that it had finalized its repeal of President Barack Obama’s infamous 2015 Clean Water Rule....

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Monday, September 9, 2019
Lahaina Injection Wells: Maui Mayor Scores Council for Refusing to Consider County's Settlement Offer
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 3795 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Cost of Living

...The effects of the Ninth Circuit Court’s expansion of the Clean Water Act on our already tight housing market could be severe....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
LGBT activist: Kamehameha School girls should change in nurse’s station if they don’t like boy in locker room
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 5689 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Family

...meanwhile at public schools girls don't have locker rooms for trannies to push their way in to....

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Monday, August 26, 2019
Maui Officer Arrested After Sex Harassment Complaints
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 3939 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

...He has been charged with attempted perjury, attempted hindering prosecution in the first degree, and tampering with a witness....

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Saturday, August 24, 2019
Oahu Traffic 4th Worst in USA
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 4139 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics

...The average Oahu driver spends 64 hours in congestion each year....

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
840 Maui Hospital Workers Liberated from HGEA—UPW Next?
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 4843 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

...By joining more than 32,000 sisters and brothers at UNAC/UHCP, the Maui Health System members gain significant strength in dealing with Kaiser Permanente....

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Friday, May 24, 2019
Let’s get smart about government spending
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:29 AM :: 5878 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Taxes

...Kauai is looking at a budget increase of 10.7%; Honolulu, 8.6%; Maui 8.1%; and Hawaii County 12.7%....

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Friday, April 19, 2019
Are Hawaii officials paid too much or too little?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:19 PM :: 4533 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

...Steve Frates, a Pepperdine University professor and president of the Center for Government Analysis, discusses how the salaries of Hawaii officials compare with officials across the nation....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Lahaina Injection Wells: EPA won't regulate pollution that moves through groundwater
By Selected News Articles @ 5:14 PM :: 4301 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...the memo contradicts arguments EPA and the Department of Justice made on the same case three years ago....

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Saturday, April 13, 2019
JSC Seeks Nominees for Maui Circuit Court
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 4955 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

...The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancy....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
PIT: Homelessness Down 21% on Big Island -- Volcano Forces Homeless to Accept Shelter
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 6447 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Madame Pele shows the way to solve homelessness--APPLY MORE FORCE....

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Relax Maui zoning to allow more urban dwellings
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:28 AM :: 5493 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Cost of Living

...For many Maui families, purchasing a home is a pipe dream. However, there may be an opportunity for them to realize that dream, if county residents would be open to reforming local housing regulations....

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Friday, April 5, 2019
Kiss of Death: OHA Endorses Amended Water Bill Just Before Senate Committee Kills It
By News Release @ 4:29 AM :: 5088 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Agriculture

...Killing this bill sends $62M from A&B to Mahi Pono which has its staff larded up with anti-GMO activists....

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Thursday, April 4, 2019
Full Text: MCCC Officers Tell Riot Story, Slam 'Upper Echelons' of PSD
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 4276 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

...Right before the riots took place there were (214) inmates housed in the Modules, all playing " pretend lockdown", fully capable of breaching their cell doors at will....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Maui Mayor Proposes $869.5M Budget
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 5501 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

...tax increases would affect commercial, up by 14 cents per $1,000 of valuation; industrial, up by 3 cents per thousand; hotel and resort, up by 23 cents per thousand; and short-term rental, up by 27 cents per thousand....

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Friday, March 15, 2019
Seeking Applications for Independent Grand Jury Counsel – Second Circuit
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 3803 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

...The Circuit Court of the Second Circuit (Maui, Molokai, and Lanai) is seeking applications for independent grand jury counsel for 2019 to 2020....

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
WOTUS: Lahaina Injection Wells Case to be Heard by US Supreme Court
By Selected News Articles @ 1:15 PM :: 4894 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...Maui’s attorneys argue the Ninth Circuit’s “radical expansion of point source permitting” goes beyond the CWA’s scope....

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Monday, February 11, 2019
Hearing: Should Auwahi Windfarm Be Allowed to Kill 140 Bats?
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 4652 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... the DOFAW hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on February 15, 2019 at Kula Elementary School, 5000 Kula Highway in Kula ....

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Friday, January 18, 2019
$10 Maui Oceanfront Parcel? Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case
By Robert Thomas @ 1:40 AM :: 4926 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Land Use

...Would You Pay $10 for Maui Beachfront Land?....

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