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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 :: 603 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 :: 180 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 :: 380 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 :: 554 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 :: 622 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 :: 623 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 :: 813 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 :: 2520 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 :: 588 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 :: 730 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 :: 863 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 :: 1764 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 :: 1605 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 :: 935 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 :: 1428 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 :: 1003 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 :: 1119 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 :: 759 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 :: 793 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 :: 746 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 :: 2526 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 :: 1121 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 :: 1186 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 :: 1005 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 :: 995 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

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

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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 :: 964 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 :: 1093 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 :: 1097 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 :: 1285 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 :: 1291 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 :: 1655 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 :: 901 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 :: 1324 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 :: 1559 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 :: 1289 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 :: 889 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 :: 919 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 :: 855 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 :: 977 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 :: 1224 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 :: 2047 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 :: 1145 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 :: 1079 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 :: 1083 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 :: 2940 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 :: 2697 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 :: 1743 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 :: 1689 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 :: 1465 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 :: 1987 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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