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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
VIDEO: DOCARE Raids Nude Beach looking for mask violators
By Video @ 1:56 PM :: 455 Views :: Maui County, Police, COVID-19

...Officers cited one woman, a nurse, who had just moved to Maui from Colorado....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Blackmail and Doctored Video Targets Maui Police Chief
By Video @ 11:30 AM :: 1054 Views :: Maui County, Police

... Notice the missing frames of video when the truck actually hits the bike ....

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Thursday, November 12, 2020
MBloom: Hawaii Hi Tech Scam Snares Another Biden Insider
By Selected News Articles @ 10:15 PM :: 2282 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Tax Credits

...Joe Biden’s Transition Aide Helped Steer $3M to Hunter Biden-Linked Firm....

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Maui Liquor Comm Selects Son to Replace Father as Director
By News Release @ 11:25 PM :: 786 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... Really Obvious Question: Would the son expose any wrongdoing committed under the father? ....

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Lanai: Entire Island on COVID Lockdown
By News Release @ 6:56 AM :: 587 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

...Lanai residents and visitors may leave home or their place of lodging for only essential work and essential activities....

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Monday, October 26, 2020
MECO Plan: Replace Kahului Power Plant with Solar and Batteries
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 633 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... As the oldest power plant on Maui, with the first generating unit placed in service in 1948, KPP’s four steam-generating units currently provide power and system stability on the island's transmission system ....

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Monday, October 12, 2020
Lemming News: Maui County Jumps on 'Sue Big Oil' Bandwagon
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 755 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...every court to reach the substance of the allegations has dismissed them—including the U.S. Supreme Court....

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
COVID Tourism: Maui to Attempt 'Voluntary' 2-Test System
By News Release @ 3:46 AM :: 641 Views :: Maui County, Tourism, COVID-19

...to urge transpacific travelers to voluntarily take a second test after they arrive in Maui County....

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Sunday, September 20, 2020
Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 709 Views :: Maui County

...Applicants are being sought for 46 vacancies on Maui County boards, commissions, councils and committees....

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Liberalize West Maui Plan to encourage more housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:42 PM :: 632 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

... The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii advises Maui planners against adding more regulations if they wants more housing ....

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
Maui News workers seek to prevent outsourcing of community coverage
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 755 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Labor

...Ogden Newspapers is seeking the ability to have Mainland workers edit stories and design the pages....

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Thursday, August 20, 2020
List of Current COVID Clusters in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:22 AM :: 2515 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, COVID-19

...including a strip club, bars, Honolulu Hale, homeless shelter, and jail.... 

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Friday, August 14, 2020
Underage Maui Girl Gets Sex Change Hormones--ACLU Celebrates Court Victory
By News Release @ 3:06 PM :: 1203 Views :: Maui County, Family

...some parents or guardians are hesitant for their trans child to start hormones before they’re eighteen...Now I’m 19 years old and about three years on testosterone....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
Attorney: Homeless Disenfranchised by all-mail voting system
By Selected News Articles @ 6:29 PM :: 1097 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness, Office of Elections

...an individual may only obtain "general delivery" for 30 days in any 12 month period. This forces such registered voters to choose between having a ballot delivered for the primary or for the general election, but not both....

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Sunday, July 26, 2020
90 MPH Hurricane Douglas Passes North of Kauai
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 3279 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County

...3 foot storm surge at center of hurricane....

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Saturday, July 25, 2020
Maui County Actually Reduces Budget
By Joe Kent @ 3:49 PM :: 765 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

...Maui lawmakers should be congratulated for trimming this year’s county budget to $1 million less than the previous year....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
Mayor Victorino urges Maui County Council to reopen for public testimony
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 836 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

...“The Kalana O Maui Building reopened June 22,” Mayor Victorino said....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Federal Lawsuit Challenges Revocation of Molokai TVR Permits
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 1341 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Tourism

... On March 10, 2020 Maui County passed Bill 22, signing into law Ordinance 5059 that set the Molokai legal, short term rental cap to zero. This, effectively, canceled the operations of 17 families ....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
Victorino: Maui Council Should not Bypass Charter Commission
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 727 Views :: Maui County

"...Our Charter is our County Bible, our foundational document. It’s not something that should be changed on a whim, or on the idea that if something sounds good it’s the right thing to do....”

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Mayor Victorino opposes Maui Council Charter Amendments Creating New Departments
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 795 Views :: Maui County

...which would inflate the cost of government while Maui’s economy has been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Friday, June 26, 2020
COVID vs Sunshine: Supreme Court Order Opens Planning Commission Meeting
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 937 Views :: Maui County, Development, COVID-19

..."Without the intervention of the Hawaii Supreme Court, this case would have continued in the darkness of closed proceedings. We look forward to a formal announcement on how the public may observe the conduct of these proceedings." said attorney Lance D. Collins....

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Saturday, June 20, 2020
Mayor Victorino returns budget to Maui Council without signature
By News Release @ 3:36 PM :: 1057 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, COVID-19

...Victorino said his proposed property tax rates would have provided relief for hotels, resorts and short-term rentals from the economic downturn....

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Monday, June 15, 2020
Maui Planning Commission sneaks Hawaiian burial group’s motion onto agenda
By Selected News Articles @ 3:17 PM :: 1390 Views :: Maui County, Development, COVID-19

... The Maui Planning Commission appears to have violated both the Sunshine Law and its own rules by failing to give the public required notice of a hearing item ....

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Saturday, June 6, 2020
Hawai'i Supreme Court Orders Maui Planning Commission To Answer Petition on Media Access
By News Release @ 5:07 AM :: 1155 Views :: Maui County, Development, COVID-19

... Pandemic no excuse for government hostility to sunshine laws ....

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Thursday, June 4, 2020
Sierra Club: Maui Mayor Exploits Corona Emergency Powers to Fast-Track Shoreline Development
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 1354 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development, COVID-19

... On May 30, Mayor Victorino issued a directive indicating certain shoreline development approval requests will be reviewed within fifteen days or be automatically approved ....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Mayor Victorino announces broad reopening of businesses and services on June 1 in Maui County
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 1171 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, COVID-19

...The County’s proposed rules and reopening date have been sent to the Governor and Attorney General’s Office for review and approval....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
Pandemic no excuse for government hostility to sunshine laws
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 PM :: 2006 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, COVID-19

..."This time of emergency does not justify government secrecy. The Resort is certainly not entitled to have their permits fast-tracked behind closed doors while public gatherings are banned and also excluding the press."....

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Thursday, May 14, 2020
Feeding Molokai - Malama Meals Brings Hope Amidst Coronavirus
By Video @ 2:33 PM :: 1010 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

...Mālama Meals, a new group formed by Da Spot and other partners, currently provides more than 10,000 meals a day to kupuna and others in need....

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
COVID Wipes Out 69% of Jobs on Maui
By UHERO @ 9:45 PM :: 2585 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

...total job reductions between January and April in Honolulu county were 34% of full-time jobs and 41% of part-time. These numbers were much higher on Hawaii (50% and 67%), Maui (69% and 68%), and Kauai (56% and 62%)....

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Monday, May 4, 2020
Supreme Livestream: Maui Water Rights Case
By Robert Thomas @ 10:09 PM :: 1173 Views :: Maui County, Greenmail, Judiciary, OHA

...Hawaii Supreme Court Livestream Oral Argument In Water Rights, Admin Law Case (Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 10am HT)....

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Sunday, May 3, 2020
Do Our Laws Still Apply?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1455 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...the governor has suspended many laws....

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Wall Street Journal Denounces Maui Liquor Commission
By Selected News Articles @ 3:35 AM :: 1639 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, COVID-19

...Wiser regulators than those in Maui would avoid bloody-minded enforcement that deters voluntary civic action to help the public in a crisis....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
Lahaina Injection Wells: Ad hoc rules and non-exhaustive lists of "factors"
By Robert Thomas @ 3:57 AM :: 1183 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...the usual result is going to be that you run a big risk if you don't get a permit....

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
Another Maui COVID Coverup: Three Cases, 65 Exposed at Merrimans Restaurant
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 2293 Views :: Maui County, Tourism, COVID-19

...When asked why the cases tied to the restaurant had not been disclosed earlier, Hauptman said that the incident had proven not to warrant public concern....

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
Maui Injection Wells: Supreme Court Overturns 9th Circuit, Creates New Test
By Court House News @ 1:30 PM :: 1250 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...a 6-3 majority found that the Ninth Circuit’s ruling went too far. At the same time, however, the court declined to adopt the reading of the law advanced by the county....

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Friday, April 17, 2020
Judge Orders Habitat Protection for 14 Hawaii Species
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 1281 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Environment

...The rare species, which are now required to receive protection no later than Feb. 29, 2024, include 12 plants, one anchialine pool shrimp and a picture-wing fly....

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Thursday, April 16, 2020
Maui Hospital COVID Cluster Spreads to Nursing Home
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 935 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

...six of our nursing home residents were potentially exposed to COVID-19 during their stay at MMMC prior to being admitted to Hale Makua.  One of them has tested positive....

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Maui Hospital Coverup? COVID-19 Cluster Developing Since Mid-March
By News Release @ 8:30 PM :: 4296 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, COVID-19

...Health officials say the outbreak started in mid-March.  But HNN learned top members within the emergency command weren’t privy to the information until Wednesday morning....

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
COVID Crackdown? "Online registration required to leave the home"
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 3143 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

"...Only one family member should be allowed to leave the home at any time...."

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Monday, April 6, 2020
Attorney: Emergency Declaration Did Not Suspend Transparency Requirements of County Charter
By News Release @ 10:13 PM :: 1184 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, COVID-19

...As recently as several months ago, the governor was enjoined by the First Circuit Court from using his emergency powers to infringe upon the constitutionally protected traditional and customary practices of Native Hawaiian practitioners at Mauna Kea....

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Friday, April 3, 2020
COVID Reaches Hana: Tourists Blockaded, but Local Resident is Source
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 1149 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

...we have met the enemy and he is us....

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Monday, March 30, 2020
Maui Companies to Begin Assembling Ventilators
By News Release @ 8:33 PM :: 1144 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, COVID-19

...The ventilators are based on an emergency design developed at the University of Texas at Austin, which is being used nationwide....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Maui Budget: Property Tax Cut Proposed
By News Release @ 10:16 PM :: 1036 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

...Mayor Victorino presents administration’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Shelter-In-Place ordered for Honolulu and Maui through April 30; Curfew for Kaua‘i through May 3
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 1608 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii County is still going its own way....

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Monday, March 23, 2020
UPDATE: Maui County Stay-Home Order: Tourists Blocked from Road to Hana
By News Release @ 12:13 AM :: 1648 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Mayor Victorino announces Public Health Emergency Rules for Maui County....

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Finalists for two UH Board of Regents positions announced
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 1279 Views :: Maui County, Higher Education

...one Maui County seat for a 5-year appointment and one student seat for a 2-year appointment....

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
After Decade Long Crime Spree State Gives 1 Year in Jail--Then the Feds Step In
By News Release @ 1:05 AM :: 1660 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

...responsible for committing 81 offenses, resulting in 185 charges....

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Thursday, February 27, 2020
​Maui County Council Vote For Climate Litigation Is Misguided
By News Release @ 7:06 PM :: 1279 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... the climate litigation campaign has proven unsuccessful and is counterproductive .... 

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Gap Between Buying & Renting Narrows on Big Island
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 AM :: 1684 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii County's median listing price decreased by 10%....

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Senators Vote to Give Maui County One More Chance to Raise GE Tax
By News Release @ 8:46 PM :: 1170 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

...SB2140 relating to taxation, extending the period in which a county may adopt a surcharge on state GE Tax ... to June 30, 2021....

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