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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 :: 6769 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 :: 4477 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 :: 5443 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 :: 3407 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 :: 6350 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 :: 4551 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 :: 5607 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 :: 3378 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 :: 3457 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 :: 5092 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 :: 4576 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 :: 4661 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 :: 4359 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 :: 4374 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 :: 5241 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 :: 5302 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 :: 6600 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 :: 4051 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 :: 6291 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 :: 4768 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 :: 4507 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 :: 4646 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 :: 4749 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 :: 4776 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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Sunday, February 8, 2015
Maui Democrats Release Names of 13 Applicants for HD13 Vacancy
By News Release @ 1:43 AM :: 5792 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Hawaii State Government

The final three names as identified by the nominating committee will then be forwarded to the Governor....

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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Wes Lo's Smoking Gun: Improvement of Medical Services on Maui Started With Fight for Second Hospital
By Andrew Walden @ 7:34 PM :: 6733 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

If the Legislature fails to grant MMMC permission to negotiate a partnership agreement with HPH and MMMC goes bankrupt, this interview will be the smoking gun....

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Monday, January 26, 2015
$100M Penalty? Federal Court Again Finds Maui County in Violation of Clean Water Act
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 4986 Views :: Maui County, Environment

Maximum penalties in this case already exceed $100 million, and the meter is ticking at a rate of over $100,000 per day....

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Saturday, November 15, 2014
Temporary Injunction: Judge Blocks Enforcement of Maui Anti-GMO Law
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 AM :: 15395 Views :: Maui County, GMOs

...the ban will "probably bankrupt Molokai"....

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
VIDEOS: Maui Anti-GMO Activists Steal Signs, Suffer Road Rage
By Video @ 5:52 AM :: 5277 Views :: Maui County, GMOs

Must See: Anti-GMO activist stops his Volvo in middle of busy highway....

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Source: Maui News Shutting Down Weekly
By Andrew Walden @ 5:40 AM :: 4882 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment

Maui Weekly competed with Maui Time which continues to publish an independent bi-weekly print newspaper on Maui....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Photos: Molokai Unites to Defend GMO Agriculture
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:36 PM :: 5574 Views :: Maui County, GMOs

Moloka’i: A Community that Comes Together When Faced with Adversity....

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Elle Cochran Fired Staffer Because he had National Guard Duty?
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 5:03 AM :: 6829 Views :: Maui County, Military

At the least, this appears to be a violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Right Act....

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Friday, September 26, 2014
Carlisle: Maui Anti-GMO Law Would Send Farmers, Gardeners to Jail
By Video @ 2:22 AM :: 6807 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, GMOs

...gardeners growing GM corn, GM papaya, or GMO marijuana may be arrested and imprisoned for one year under the anti-GMO law....

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Thursday, August 7, 2014
Oahu, Maui, Hawaii County Shelter Locations
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 6299 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Maui County

...List of designated shelters for Hawaii , Maui, and Honolulu .... 

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Video: Anti-GMO Maui Mayoral Candidate Runs from Cop, Gets Tazed
By Andrew Walden @ 5:00 PM :: 8004 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, GMOs

"Witnesses say that the suspect ran from the police earlier that day, for allegedly not having license plates or a driver’s license...."

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Sunday, May 18, 2014
Follow the Money: The Mainland Anti-GMO SHAKA Movement
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 PM :: 5932 Views :: Maui County, GMOs

SHAKA posted the voter registration of Maui voters online.  It included people’s names and addresses....

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Monday, May 12, 2014
Molokai Ranch Achieving Success with … Ranching
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 7184 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Agriculture, Tourism

Moloka'i Ranch is launching initiatives to achieve sustainability, starting with the re-establishment of ranching operations....

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Saturday, May 10, 2014
Settlement Brings Free Speech Victory for MAUIWatch
By News Release @ 6:36 PM :: 4614 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment

The federal lawsuit alleging unconstitutional interference with plaintiff Neldon Mamuad’s prominent “MAUIWatch” Facebook feed settled on 5/8/14....

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Monday, May 5, 2014
Maui Council Approves Budget with Tax and Fee Cuts
By News Release @ 2:36 PM :: 4391 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

...real property tax rates were reduced by 3.1 percent across the board from fiscal year 2014 rates....

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Monday, April 21, 2014
Parties Reach Agreement in Na Wai Eha Water Flow Case
By News Release @ 8:58 PM :: 5865 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

Under this agreement, more water will be returned to the streams of Na Wai ‘Eha, particularly to ‘Iao stream....

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Monday, April 21, 2014
No New Taxes! Maui County Budget Hearing April 24
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 5865 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, TEA Party
County Budget Hearing
April 24th, 6pm, County Council Chamber, Wailuku
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Monday, March 24, 2014
Guilty: Physical abuse, exploitation, and barbaric security measures at Maui Pineapple
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 8199 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Ethics, Agriculture, Labor

Kobayashi cited examples of physical abuse, exploitation, and barbaric security measures at Maui Pineapple Company's historic pineapple plantations and old worker dormitories where the Thai workers were forced to live and other abuses throughout Hawaii.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014
Video: Freedom and Film
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:52 AM :: 4862 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment

interview with Chuck Boller, Director Emeritus of the Hawaii International Film Festival....

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Saturday, March 15, 2014
ACLU Sues Maui County over Employee’s Website
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 6224 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Law Enforcement

...based on the County’s efforts to restrict what Neldon Mamuad may say on his prominent “MAUIWatch” Facebook feed....

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Monday, February 24, 2014
Kanoho Helm Debunks 'Developer-Driven' Big Cable Scheme
By Selected News Articles @ 7:19 PM :: 5606 Views :: Maui County, Energy

The sequence of events seems to go like this: Elected officials – in this case our Governor – are treated to a persuasive sales pitch and sign off prematurely on a “bold new concept.”....

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Saturday, February 8, 2014
Guilty: Mainland Bisexual Moves to Maui, Adopts and Rapes Foster Boys
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 PM :: 6748 Views :: Maui County, Family, Law Enforcement

"He specifically targeted troubled and special-needs children...."

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Thursday, February 6, 2014
Full Text: Maui Mayor Arakawa State of the County Address
By News Release @ 2:55 PM :: 3668 Views :: Maui County
Mayor Alan Arakawa presented his 2014 State of the County Address today at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Theater....
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Sunday, February 2, 2014
ACU Chair Al Cardenas to Speak at Maui TEA Party Event
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 5167 Views :: Maui County, TEA Party

... at Grace Bible Church, 635 South Hina Avenue, Kahului on Friday, February 7th, 2014 starting at 5:30 PM....

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Saturday, January 11, 2014
Stung by Reports of Whale Collisions, Pacific Whale offers Feel-Good Seminar
By News Release @ 11:54 AM :: 6478 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Tourism
Idea: Go to their meeting and shout out embarrassing questions.  Demand they enact an immediate moratorium on propeller-driven whale-watching tours.  Tell them to stop killing baby whales.  Videotape the entire encounter and put it on Youtube. 
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Sunday, January 5, 2014
Tourist Boats Operated by Anti-Superferry Activists Hitting More Baby Whales Than Ever
By Andrew Walden @ 3:26 AM :: 7973 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...the bleeding baby whales are left to suffer an unknown fate in shark-infested waters....

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