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Friday, January 19, 2018
Chin's Crackpot Theory: Eminent Domain Abuse, Hawaii Style
By Robert Thomas @ 7:03 PM :: 256 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 :: 420 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 03, 2018
Maui hospitals point the way
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:16 AM :: 737 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 :: 1992 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 :: 661 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 :: 931 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

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

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Arakawa Quits Lt Gov Race
By Andrew Walden @ 9:16 PM :: 1395 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 :: 1169 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 03, 2017
Haleakala: Police Again Clear Anti-Telescope Demonstrators from Road
By News Release @ 5:43 AM :: 1910 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 :: 1799 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 :: 1427 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

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

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Kaiser Takes Control of Maui County HHSC Hospitals
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 1354 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 :: 1097 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 :: 2146 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 07, 2017
Maui Mayor Signs Polystyrene Ban
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 1594 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 Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 4:28 AM :: 1170 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 02, 2017
Rep Kaniela Ing: Bin Laden Was “Leading a Movement Against the American Crusade”
By Andrew Walden @ 4:50 PM :: 7690 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 :: 1350 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 :: 3869 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 :: 1541 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 02, 2017
Carnival Cancelled Thanks to OHA Money Grab?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:32 PM :: 2242 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 :: 2342 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 :: 1234 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 :: 2627 Views :: Maui County

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

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Rep Kaniela Ing: Tickets, Lies, and Bin Laden
By Andrew Walden @ 6:10 PM :: 2426 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Politicians

...Legislative Candidate Mark Ing: Bin Laden Was “Leading a Movement Against the American Crusade”

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Hawaii Supreme Court: Do County Plans Override Zoning Laws?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:55 PM :: 1645 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

... the parcel is zoned "Hotel" but is designated on the Community Plan as "park" ....

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Friday, January 06, 2017
Report: Only 46% of HC&S Cane Workers Find New Jobs
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 2260 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Labor

The sole purpose of the taskforce was to help the 675 workers who were laid off last year....

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Saturday, December 17, 2016
Maui Says Aloha to Island’s Last Sugar Cane Producer
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 PM :: 1784 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

...the end of 145 years of harvesting and processing sugar cane on Maui....

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Friday, December 16, 2016
Interest in building ohana units rising on Maui
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:32 AM :: 2006 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Cost of Living

Instead of spending money on enforcement, it would be better to use resources to expedite the permitting process....

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Homeowners with Exemptions Reminded to File State Tax Returns—Or Else!
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 1903 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

...due to a change in requirements, those residents who have qualified for exemptions in the past must now file a state resident income tax form or risk being disqualified....

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Friday, December 02, 2016
Maui Seeks Volunteers for County Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 1498 Views :: Maui County

...deadline for applications is December 31, 2016....

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Tuesday, November 08, 2016
New Open Data Program Improves Access to Maui County Financial Information
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 1359 Views :: Maui County

Members of the public will now be able to more easily access Maui County financial performance data, thanks to new open data software....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Brewbaker: The Future of Agriculture on Maui
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:35 PM :: 1796 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture
Thursday, October 27th, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Maui Country Club, Paia
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Friday, October 07, 2016
Victory: Hawaii Supreme Court Approves Haleakala Solar Telescope
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 2738 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Higher Education, Land Use, OHA

By a 3-2 majority the court affirmed the state land board’s decision in 2012 to grant a permit to build the Telescope....

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Friday, October 07, 2016
2016 Hawaii elections: proposed amendments, part 1
By Rachelle Chang @ 12:21 AM :: 4714 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County

In addition to selecting the best candidates for elected office, Hawaii voters have many decisions to make that will have a big impact on County charters and our future....

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Maui County Buys Haiku Sugar Lots for Nature Preserve and Organic Ag Park
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 1675 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

...267.74 acres of former plantation land for $9.49 million....

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Maui Hospital Names Interim CEO
By News Release @ 5:04 AM :: 1687 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

Dr. Barry Shitamoto as Interim Chief Executive Officer effective Nov. 1, 2016.....

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
HIDOT Demands Money: Threatens to Cut off Lahaina
By News Release @ 1:37 AM :: 1895 Views :: Maui County, Environment

The state has estimated that it would cost around $800 million to realign and widen Honoapiilani Highway from Maalaea to the Lahaina bypass....

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Friday, September 16, 2016
Maui Memorial Hospital CEO Resigns
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 2026 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

...the Maui Region Board announces Chief Executive Officer Wesley Lo’s departure effective October 31, 2016....

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Sunday, September 04, 2016
Hospital deal is stalled, roadblocked and obstructed in every way
By News Release @ 5:42 AM :: 3806 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

...Why are matters of life and death not taking precedence over every other issue facing the state at this time?....

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Friday, September 02, 2016
Hospital delay heightens vulnerability to Hurricanes
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 5:47 PM :: 1705 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

At the very moment when they should be preparing for a possible hurricane, Maui is looking at cutting back health services....

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Thursday, September 01, 2016
Thanks to Union Stalling Tactics, Maui Hospital to Cut Beds, Services
By News Release @ 3:49 AM :: 2257 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

The impact of the bed closures will mean a decreased capacity with critical services such as Stroke, Heart, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Trauma and other critical care needs requiring transport to Oahu....

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Monday, August 29, 2016
Kaiser: Union Stalling Pushes Maui Hospital Transfer Date to July 1, 2017
By News Release @ 7:34 PM :: 2219 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

With a new date of July 1, 2017, we will all avoid the perpetual raising and dashing of expectations as interim closing dates are repeatedly set and cancelled....

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Monday, August 29, 2016
Molokai Ferry to Shut Down—Can’t Compete With Subsidized Airfares
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 1775 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

SLH’s water carrier service is regulated by the PUC....

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Rep. Kaniela Ing Pleads "Not Guilty"
By Selected News Articles @ 12:36 PM :: 2887 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police, Politicians

Maui State House Rep. Mark "Kaniela" Ing (D) was arraigned today ....

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Saturday, August 13, 2016
Maui: Zika May Have Spread to Local Mosquitoes
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 1916 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

"...we have been searching house to house the areas where the cases live and visited on Maui. We are looking for additional human cases and looking for mosquitoes and breeding sites....”

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Friday, August 12, 2016
Full Text: State, UPW Reach Maui Hospital Agreement
By News Release @ 11:55 PM :: 2202 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

The Maui Region hospitals will be transferred from Hawai‘i Health System Corporation management to Kaiser not earlier than November 6, 2016....

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Full Text: ERS Files Suit to Stop SB2077 ‘Catastrophe’
By News Release @ 4:06 PM :: 2530 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

... contributions would be included in the employees’ income and taxed as normal wages when contributed. Further, the employees would be subject to federal income taxes on the portion of their benefits funded by the employer at the time that the benefits vest ....

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Tuesday, August 09, 2016
$188K Cesspools: EPA Fines State, Counties
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 2040 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Environment

EPA today announced separate agreements with the County of Hawai‘i, the County of Maui and the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources to close illegal large-capacity cesspools....

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Sunday, August 07, 2016
Aftermath of the Maui Hospital Benefits Veto Override
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2492 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

...what happens if a benefit plan does get disqualified? According to the IRS’ website, there are potentially severe consequences to the employer, the employees, and the plan itself....

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