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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Did Anti-GMO Activist Rip You Off?  Maui County Can Help
By News Release @ 3:00 AM :: 3859 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, GMOs

...Maui County Office of Economic Development is accepting invoices from vendors who provided goods and services under the recently terminated $100,000 grant awarded to an executive assistant of County Council Member (and anti-GMO activist) Alika Atay....

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Would You Pay $10 for Maui Beachfront Land?
By Robert Thomas @ 3:51 PM :: 3340 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

...Welcome to newspeak, takings edition.... 

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Lawsuit Challenges 'Illegal' Maui Council Frankenbill
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 3916 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development

...changing of the ordinance to benefit of private developers, at the expense of the residents, was never publicly noticed as required under the State of Hawai’i Sunshine Laws, and, that it violated adopted Council Rules....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Process Begins for Maui County to Acquire a Portion of Wailuku Water Company
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 2946 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

...the county to obtain approximately 8,764 acres of WWC land in the West Maui watershed area along with its water conveyance system. The proposed acquisition price is $9.5 million....

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Hawaii Supreme Court to Decide if Land Can be Stolen from Owners Without Compensation?
By Robert Thomas @ 2:51 AM :: 3594 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

...The land was zoned for single-family residences, but the County of Maui decided it should be used as a public park. Instead of buying the land, however, the County wielded its regulatory authority to prevent the Leones from developing their property in any way....

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Friday, August 31, 2018
Former Maui Police Department Officer Sentenced For Stealing Money And Conspiring To Bribe Witness
By News Release @ 2:33 PM :: 3930 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

...Former Maui police officer Anthony Maldonado stole $1,800 from a motorist because he thought the motorist was a drug dealer, had stolen drugs and money from drug dealers before, gave some of the drugs to his mistress and sold steroids to at least one other officer....

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Thursday, August 30, 2018
“It’s not me, it’s us.” Tupola finds receptive audience on Maui
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 PM :: 4144 Views :: Maui County, Republican Party

...“I’m here to change your mind,” said Andria Tupola, Republican nominee for Hawaii governor....

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Sunday, August 19, 2018
Maui County Community Budget Meetings Announced
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 2121 Views :: Maui County

...Mayor Alan Arakawa and his administration will host a series of community meetings in September and October to receive comments and suggestions from the public regarding the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020....

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Fast-Track Process Helps Two Affordable Housing Projects
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 3931 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

...Mayor Alan Arakawa instructed all departments to give priority to processing permits for affordable housing projects....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Another Hawaii Hi-Tech Scam Busted
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 3035 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

...Also named in the lawsuit is Maui-based artist and sculptor Spar Street, who the SEC says received investor money as commissions for indentifying and recruiting new investors....

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Friday, June 29, 2018
Hawaii Sierra Club Leader Hit With $1000 per day SMA Fines
By Andrew Walden @ 12:07 PM :: 7227 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Greenmail, Land Use

... Fines in excess of $236,000—still accruing at $1000 a day—and a lawsuit--are forcing into the open a 13-year battle over alleged violations of numerous State and County permitting and land use laws on a Huelo, Maui shoreline property owned by Hawaii Sierra Club Vice Chair and Maui Tomorrow President Lucienne De Naie ....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Maui Planning Department Finalizes Short-Term Occupancy List
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 4633 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Small Business, Tourism

...The list can be used by the public, property owners, realtors and the County for a quick determination about whether short-term occupancy – defined by the county as fewer than 180 days – is allowed without a permit....

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Friday, May 25, 2018
FEMA Rewards Maui With Lower Flood Insurance Rates
By News Release @ 3:29 AM :: 3353 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Cost of Living

...Maui County was upgraded from Class 8, which has a 10 percent discount on flood insurance premiums, to Class 7, which allows a 15 percent discount. This means the average premium will drop from $763 to $721....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Good Intentions Pave Road to Hawaii Housing Crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:28 PM :: 4606 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness, Land Use

...Regulating Paradise: Land Use Controls in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Hawaii Recycling is Polluting China--But No More as of May 1
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 3398 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...In an effort to clean its environment, China has restricted recyclable commodities and set strict contamination limits. The E-Cycling program cites this shift in the worldwide recycling commodities market for local restrictions....

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Friday, April 20, 2018
Former Maui Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Theft Under Color of Law and Witness Tampering
By News Release @ 3:56 PM :: 4319 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

...The driver, who was alone in the car, used crutches to stand when he got out of the vehicle and spoke limited English....

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Ige Selects Troy Hashimoto for Souki Seat
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 5853 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County

... Hashimoto has served as executive assistant to Maui County Council Chair Mike White since 2011 ....

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Friday, April 6, 2018
Chief Justice Appoints Kirstin M. Hamman as Maui District Court Judge
By News Release @ 10:15 PM :: 3185 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

...Recktenwald has today appointed Kirstin M. Hamman to the District Court of the Second Circuit (Island of Maui) to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Keith E. Tanaka....

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Monday, April 2, 2018
Lahaina Injection Wells: Is WOTUS Just too Complicated to Enforce?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:20 PM :: 3419 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...If the goal is to guide human action, environmental markets work better than indecipherable regulations....

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Saturday, March 24, 2018
Maui Tax and Spend: Massive Property Tax Hikes to Cover $114M in New Spending
By News Release @ 3:20 PM :: 4045 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

...Spending would increase by $114.8 million, or 16.3%, over current period....

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Friday, March 16, 2018
SB648 Amended to Increase Sister Islands TAT Share
By News Release @ 1:29 PM :: 6420 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

... The TAT amount for the City & County of Honolulu is unchanged ....

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Maui: Six Nominees for 2nd District Court Judge
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 3464 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

...Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald announced today that he is seeking public comment on judicial nominees for a vacancy in the District Court of the Second Circuit (Maui), to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Keith E. Tanaka....

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Friday, March 2, 2018
Maui Mayor Signs Sea Level Proclamation: County Will Grab for More Oceanfront Land
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 5067 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Land Use

...calls on the Planning Department to propose rule changes to the Maui, Molokai and Lanai Planning Commissions to include sea level rise in their shoreline setback calculations....

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Sunday, February 18, 2018
UH Maui Activists Tear Down US, Hawaii Flags
By Selected News Articles @ 1:07 AM :: 4525 Views :: Maui County, Higher Education, OHA

“...Our identity has been erased, beaten, battered and thrown to the side....”

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Sunday, February 11, 2018
Former Armed Robber Running for Maui Mayor
By Andrew Walden @ 7:05 PM :: 14159 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...Elle Cochran attempted to wrestle the gun away from the security guard before she could be subdued....

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Thursday, February 1, 2018
Lahaina Injection Wells: 9th Circuit Rules Against Maui County
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 3958 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...no surprise here....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Chin's Crackpot Theory: Eminent Domain Abuse, Hawaii Style
By Robert Thomas @ 7:03 PM :: 4253 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

...“No court in the United States has accepted that argument, and no condemning authority has had the chutzpah to make that argument."....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Lack of Buyer forces Changes to Recycling Programs on Maui
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 4102 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...You may have been hearing new terms like China’s Green Fence and The National Sword and wondered what they are and how they impact our community....

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Maui hospitals point the way
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:16 AM :: 4876 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

...the state should consider privatizing more of its medical facilities....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
State pension woes raise specter of county bankruptcies
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:15 PM :: 6524 Views :: Maui County, Labor, Taxes

...Hokama also asked Thom Williams, executive director of the ERS, if the debt would still be owed if the county went bankrupt....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Applications Being Accepted for Maui County Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 4:33 PM :: 2840 Views :: Maui County

...deadline for applications is December 31, 2017....

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Saturday, November 25, 2017
DLNR Hearing: Should Maui Windfarm be Allowed to Kill More Nene and Bats?
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 4502 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...Plan to kill 41 Nene and 48 bats....

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Arakawa Quits Lt Gov Race
By Andrew Walden @ 9:16 PM :: 4329 Views :: Maui County, Politicians

The following message was sent out to Arakawa campaign supporters Tuesday Nov 7, 2017....

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Saturday, October 28, 2017
Audit: New Clause in Union Contract Boosts Overtime 50%
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 3898 Views :: Maui County, Labor

...a correspondence received on October 20, 2017 from the Fire Chief, essentially claiming the Office of the County Auditor has no right to audit the MFD....

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Thursday, August 3, 2017
Haleakala: Police Again Clear Anti-Telescope Demonstrators from Road
By News Release @ 5:43 AM :: 5704 Views :: Maui County, Higher Education, OHA, Police

... See how it works when the police are allowed to do their job? ....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Auditor: Anti-Superferry Activists Wasted $71M of Taxpayer Money
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:49 PM :: 5947 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Environment, Greenmail

...Underwater: State’s Costs of Hawai‘i Superferry....

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Saturday, July 15, 2017
How to Lower the Cost of Health Care and Bring Doctors Back to Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:22 PM :: 4060 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

...Presentation featuring Dr. Kyle Varner, former Hawaii physician....

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Kaiser Takes Control of Maui County HHSC Hospitals
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 4089 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

"It has been a long journey to bring us to this historic transition"

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Monday, June 19, 2017
Panos: Statewide Surface Transportation Challenges and Opportunities
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:05 PM :: 3631 Views :: Maui County, Rail

Stuck in traffic? Panos Prevedouros will share traffic solutions that will free up our state's gridlock and get traffic flowing again....

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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Audit Catches Maui County Finance Directory Abusing P-Card–Exposes Hostess Bar Loophole
By News Release @ 2:15 AM :: 4786 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

...The County Finance Director’s travel was presumed to be to attend an Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in Nashville, TN, relating to “bribery and corruption”....

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Maui Mayor Signs Polystyrene Ban
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 5376 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Small Business

The law is set to go into effect on Dec. 31, 2018....

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Friday, May 26, 2017
Maui Hospital: The Little Engine That Could
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:28 AM :: 4507 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

...Despite multiple attempts to stop or derail it, things keep chugging along. And come July 1, it looks like Maui residents are finally going to start getting the care they deserve....

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Rep Kaniela Ing: Bin Laden Was “Leading a Movement Against the American Crusade”
By Andrew Walden @ 4:50 PM :: 14397 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Military, Politicians

...Orig published June 23, 2012.  Republished to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the extermination of Osama bin-Laden....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Maui Council to Consider 7.6% Property Tax Hike
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 3680 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

The hearing will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday April 26 in Council Chambers on the eighth floor of Kalana O Maui at 200 S. High St....

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Sunday, April 23, 2017
IRS: Hawaii Legislature Voted to Destroy Employee Retirement System
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 7344 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor, Taxes

IRS Ruling: Act 1 Cash Payout to HGEA members would cost ERS its nonprofit status .... 

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Sunday, April 16, 2017
Tax Casualty? Maui County Carnival
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4357 Views :: Maui County, Jones Act, Taxes

The 2nd Annual Maui County Carnival, scheduled for April 6-9, 2017, has been cancelled. Skyrocketing state government fees have been blamed....

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Sunday, April 2, 2017
Carnival Cancelled Thanks to OHA Money Grab?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:32 PM :: 5589 Views :: Maui County, OHA, Small Business

“A little over half of this increase is attributable to State wharfage charges"

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Saturday, March 25, 2017
Maui Man Stabs Girlfriend to Death Because She Refused Abortion
By Selected News Articles @ 2:59 PM :: 5936 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, Life

Charli Scott, was five months pregnant with their unborn child when she was killed....

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Friday, March 24, 2017
Maui: Arakawa Submits $795.3 Million Budget Proposal
By News Release @ 11:34 PM :: 3266 Views :: Maui County

The budget proposal calls for anticipated revenues of $720.3 million....

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Friday, March 10, 2017
Full Text: Maui County State of the County Address
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 4517 Views :: Maui County

One side doesn’t have to lose in order for the other side to win....

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