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Friday, July 22, 2016
TS Darby heading to Hawaii, tropical storm watch issued for Big Island, Maui Co
By News Release @ 2:03 AM :: 4400 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County

Darby will pass very close to, or over, Hawaii Island on Saturday....

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Thursday, July 21, 2016
Ige: The concerns expressed in my veto message have not changed
By News Release @ 3:45 AM :: 4047 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

"The bill jeopardizes the Employees Retirement System’s tax exempt status...."

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Thursday, July 21, 2016
Maui Hospital Veto Override will jeopardize the Employee Retirement System
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:11 AM :: 4930 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

... Grassroot Institute Exposes Flaws in Veto Override Regarding Maui Hospitals ....

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Maui HGEA Payoff: Still $25M too Much
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:04 PM :: 4396 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

"The legislature must avoid establishing a costly disincentive that would hinder the saving of other neighbor islands' hospital systems through healthy public-private partnerships...."

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Sunday, July 10, 2016
HGEA: Ige Preparing Reduced Hospital Severance Package
By News Release @ 9:10 PM :: 4655 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

...In a Special Session, Legislators may amend the bill and take a vote - bill passes with a simple majority....

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Sunday, July 10, 2016
HGEA Maui Endorsements Leaked
By Andrew Walden @ 9:07 PM :: 4793 Views :: Maui County, Labor, Politicians

...these endorsements are approved by Maui HGEA leaders but have not been officially ‘blessed’ by State HGEA HQ....

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Sunday, July 10, 2016
$42 Million Bid May Stall Hospital Transition and Jeopardize Union Jobs
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:23 PM :: 3998 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

...The new hospital public-private partnership is estimated to save the state $260 million in costs over the next decade....these savings could disappear if the costs for the transition is too great....

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Sunday, July 10, 2016
Full Text: Lawsuit Accuses Movie Mogul of Pressuring Maui Mayor to Fire Film Commissioner
By Selected News Articles @ 12:42 AM :: 4205 Views :: Maui County, Tax Credits

"...the specs of the stages aren’t enough to shoot a porn...."

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Friday, July 8, 2016
Judge Finds No Evidence to Support So-Called ‘Whistleblower’ Lawsuit Against Maui County
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 4418 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

An investigation showed that he had physically threatened his fellow employees, been insubordinate, attempted to use his position as a Liquor Control Officer to obtain special treatment from a licensed liquor establishment....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Ige Signs HB2501: A&B Keeps E Maui Water
By News Release @ 4:17 AM :: 4620 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Land Use

...HB2501 provides time to transition to a process that ensures water is distributed fairly in accordance with the public trust doctrine....

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Maui: Half of Overtime Goes to 376 Police Officers
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:00 PM :: 5638 Views :: Maui County, Labor, Police

“We looked at the payroll from July 2014 to June 2015"

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Friday, June 17, 2016
Court Lifts Stay—Allows Maui Hospital Privatization to Proceed
By News Release @ 9:06 PM :: 4438 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

...negotiations continue and the order still prevents the parties from actually closing the transaction....

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Sunday, June 5, 2016
What Will We Do Next for Maui Hospital Workers?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4246 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

"All patients of all ages will be negatively impacted by service cuts, so please support privatization.”

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
With HC&S Closing Anyway, A&B Settles Cane Burning Lawsuit
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 3849 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

...the lawsuit was meritless and the plaintiffs' post-settlement claims are inaccurate....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Temporary Injunction Blocks Maui Hospital Privatization
By News Release @ 1:55 AM :: 4630 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

Today’s order lasts only until September 30, 2016, unless sooner terminated by the Court. The Court also ordered the parties to the lawsuit to file a joint status report on or before June 30, 2016....

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Saturday, May 14, 2016
Kaiser Names New Leadership for Privatized Maui Hospitals
By News Release @ 10:27 AM :: 3698 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

...Maui Health System will manage operations at each of the hospitals effective July 1, 2016....

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Maui Dancing Law Update
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:15 PM :: 2958 Views :: Maui County

...Jiva Jive of the Maui Dance Advocates speaks with Joe Kent to discuss the dancing laws on Maui....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Grassroot Institute Event Highlights Need to Support Maui Agriculture
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:36 PM :: 3478 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

A large crowd attended and listened as Mayor Alan Arakawa, Councilwoman Elle Cochran, and Grassroot President Keli'i Akina, Ph.D. discussed the future of farming on Maui....

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Friday, April 8, 2016
9th Circuit Judges Consider Blocking Maui Hospital Privatization
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 AM :: 5041 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

A federal judge refused the unions' request for an emergency stay in February, leading to Wednesday showdown in the Ninth Circuit....

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Judges Lobby to Pause Hospital Privatization
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 3387 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit lobbied hard Wednesday for Hawaii to pause its plan to privatize money-pit hospitals on Maui and Lanai....

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The Future of Farming on Maui
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:54 AM :: 3730 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

...Mayor Alan Arakawa, Councilmember Ellie Cochran, Grassroot Institute President Kelii Akina....

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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Maui Budget: Mayor Arakawa Says No Property Tax Rate Increase Necessary
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 4150 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

Citing higher property tax valuations this year....

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Friday, March 11, 2016
Maui Council Rejects 300% Agriculture Tax Hike
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:00 PM :: 5113 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Taxes

Combined with a regulatory scheme that allows the county to intrude on property rights by requiring approval of the "economic feasibility" of a farmer's planned use for his or her land....

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Friday, March 11, 2016
Maui: Auditor Undervalues our Garbage
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 2641 Views :: Maui County

The county values each "hypothetical future landfill cell" at $30 a ton ....

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Sunday, February 28, 2016
Bureaucracy on Maui Leading to Water Shortage
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:31 PM :: 4537 Views :: Maui County, Development
“Show Me the Water”
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Monday, February 22, 2016
Grassroot Salutes Court Decision Protecting Maui Hospital Plan
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:44 PM :: 4129 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

...Watchdog group expresses hope that there will be no more roadblocks to better patient care....

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Incumbents Challenged on Day One--Candidates Begin Filing on Maui, Big Island
By Selected News Articles @ 12:56 PM :: 5932 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Politicians

First in line after the 7:45 a.m. office opening in Hilo was state Rep. Joy San Buenaventura....

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
Maui County Report: Co-op Should Buy MECO Transmission Grid
By News Release @ 2:42 AM :: 3909 Views :: Maui County, Energy

There would be little physical infrastructure that would need to change hands, and as such the capital costs for this approach are relatively low....

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Thursday, January 14, 2016
Full Text: Ige Signs Agreement Privatizing Maui Hospitals
By News Release @ 8:36 PM :: 4798 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

...transferring the operation and management of the HHSC Maui Region health care facilities from the state to Kaiser Permanente....

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Hana Pier to be Removed due to Public Opposition to Repairing it
By News Release @ 9:30 PM :: 2981 Views :: Maui County

The estimated cost of the removal is $3.5 million. The additional $16.5 million assigned to the project will be returned to the Harbors Division for use in other improvement projects....

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
A&B to Shutter State’s Last Cane Plantation
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 5406 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

...“We are happy" -- Burning Anti-Cane Activists ....

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Maui Homeless Initiative: 'Rapid Deployable Emergency Shelters'
By News Release @ 9:26 PM :: 4018 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

...this includes the acquisition of rapid deployable emergency shelters....

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Monday, November 23, 2015
DHHL Approves NextEra Windfarm on Maui
By News Release @ 6:41 PM :: 4872 Views :: DHHL, Maui County, Energy

...500 acres of land on the southern flank of Haleakala for wind power generation....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
New Tracking System for Maui Bus Implemented
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 2982 Views :: Maui County

...the ability to track their bus in real-time....

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Thursday, October 29, 2015
Grassroot Institute Launches Maui Radio Program
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:09 AM :: 3008 Views :: Maui County

Grassroot Institute President Keli'i Akina launches a one-hour program on Maui's 1110AM KAOI....

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Friday, October 23, 2015
State, Kaiser Begin Maui Hospital Negotiations
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 4443 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

"The state will negotiate in good faith to secure the best possible outcome for our citizens and for employees of the facilities involved,” said Gov. David Ige....

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Relativity Media Issues Statement on Behalf of Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa
By News Release @ 2:06 PM :: 4016 Views :: Maui County, Tax Credits

No.  This is not satire....

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Kaiser Selected to Operate Maui Memorial Hospital
By News Release @ 5:08 PM :: 4132 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

Act 103 authorized Maui Region to transfer its facilities to a new entity as a way to mitigate future budget deficits....

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Maui Hires Consultant to Study Utility Takeover Options
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 3819 Views :: Maui County, Energy
“...options analysis of the alternative forms of ownership and the alternative utility business models for Maui County’s electric utility company....”
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Travel Technology Industry Applauds Maui's Proactive Approach to Short-term Rentals
By News Release @ 2:55 PM :: 3844 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

The Travel Technology Association supports formal regulations that legalize short-term rentals....

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Saturday, August 15, 2015
Maui's New Public-Private Partnerships--Panel Discussion on Possibilities and Challenges Ahead
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:02 PM :: 4611 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor
Mayor Alan Arakawa
Dr. David Ulin of Kaiser Permanente
Dr. Nicole Apoliona of the Kula Hospital, Maui
Dr. Gerard Livaudais, of Hawaii Pacific Health
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Sunday, August 9, 2015
Ige to hear Testimony on Maui Memorial Partnership Plan Tuesday
By Selected News Articles @ 12:40 AM :: 4726 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor
Maui Waena Intermediate School – Kahului
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Anti-Cane Burning Suit to be First Case Heard by Hawaii Environmental Court
By Andrew Walden @ 8:23 PM :: 5756 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture, Judiciary

Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction will be heard by the Honorable Joseph E. Cardoza, Judge of the Environmental Court of the Second Circuit on September 16, 2015 at 9:30 a.m....

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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Overtime Expenditures Out of Taxpayers’ Pockets
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:48 AM :: 3557 Views :: Maui County, Labor

One common way public employees increase their pensions is by maximizing overtime....

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Anti-GMO Activists Attack State’s Last Cane Plantation
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:07 PM :: 5585 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, GMOs

...ugly comments happily hoping to send people who work on these farms back to where they came from....

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Friday, May 8, 2015
Kaiser to Bid for Maui Hospital Partnership
By News Release @ 9:26 PM :: 4318 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

Due to the passage of recent legislation, Kaiser Permanente is preparing to submit a letter of interest to participate in the process for the selection of a partner for Maui Memorial Medical Center....

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Monday, May 4, 2015
Securities Fraud: Former Maui Mayoral Candidate Sentenced to 20 Years
By News Release @ 9:06 PM :: 4057 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

"In total, Mr. Waikiki’s schemes scammed up to 21 victims for more than $100,000.00.”

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Souki: HB1075 'Will open the doors for a vital public-private partnership'
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 4156 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

... But the Maui News isn't so sure it still won't be sabotaged....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Let Your Voice Be Heard for Maui Hospital!
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:29 AM :: 4217 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

HB1075 concerns the creation of a public-private partnership for the Maui Hospital System....

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Video: Rep Thielen Questions NextEra on Big Cable
By Video @ 8:22 PM :: 4248 Views :: Maui County, Energy

...HB1468 Removes the authorization granted to the public utilities commission to establish an interisland high-voltage electric transmission cable....

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