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Thursday, November 7, 2019
Hot Take On The Maui Clean Water Act Arguments
By Robert Thomas @ 2:12 PM :: 4551 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Tourism

...It all turns on the language of the Clean Water Act, and what does the term "from" mean....

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Thursday, November 7, 2019
Maui Sewage Case Makes a Supreme Court Splash
By Selected News Articles @ 1:53 PM :: 4403 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Tourism

“...There are more than 500,000 similar underground injection wells in the country and nearly 6,000 in Hawaii alone....”

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Thursday, November 7, 2019
OHA premieres new Maui water rights film
By News Release @ 1:33 PM :: 5154 Views :: Maui County, Greenmail, Land Use, OHA

...The community event, called E Ola I Ka Wai: Elevating Advocacy to Protect Our Precious Waters, is a partnership between OHA and the Waiwai Collective....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Full Text: Maui Injection Wells Case Oral Arguments Before Supreme Court
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 4074 Views :: Maui County, Environment

..."Their questions were insightful, and I felt that they truly understood the complexity of the issues in this case and the potential effects of the expansion of the Clean Water Act on governmental entities and private properties.”....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
UPDATE: Activists Sabotage Wailuku River Diversion Gates, Responsible for Fish Kill
By News Release @ 8:44 AM :: 7001 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Environment

...Chumbley said vandalism has occurred on Wailuku Water Co. land before, typically during “periods of high emotions and reactions"....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
With Help from Maui Council, Convicted Sovereignty Scammer Keanu Sai Launches ‘Hawaiian Kingdom’ Bond Sales
By Andrew Walden @ 5:16 AM :: 8085 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Higher Education, OHA

...there’s only one problem, the bonds have already expired.... 

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Maui Enviros Sue in State Court to Yank Case Away from US Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 4:06 AM :: 4767 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Judiciary

... If this were federal court with its Article III case and controversy standing requirements, we'd bet the court might have a difficult time finding standing. But this is a Hawaii court applying Hawaii law, and anyone who might be able to allege even "butterfly effect" linkage to the desired outcome has a very good argument for standing ....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Sue Big Oil? Of Course it is Maui that Falls for Debunked Litigation Scheme
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 5146 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...Mayor Victorino Announces Planned Lawsuit....

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Monday, October 14, 2019
SCOTUS: Who is in charge at the County Of Maui?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:38 AM :: 4584 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...SCOTUS Oral Argument Hinges On Internal Dispute Over Who Can Settle....

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Why Flushing the "Clean Water Rule" Was the Right Thing to Do
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:44 PM :: 5181 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

...The Trump administration announced that it had finalized its repeal of President Barack Obama’s infamous 2015 Clean Water Rule....

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Monday, September 9, 2019
Lahaina Injection Wells: Maui Mayor Scores Council for Refusing to Consider County's Settlement Offer
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 4912 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Cost of Living

...The effects of the Ninth Circuit Court’s expansion of the Clean Water Act on our already tight housing market could be severe....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
LGBT activist: Kamehameha School girls should change in nurse’s station if they don’t like boy in locker room
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 7156 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Family

...meanwhile at public schools girls don't have locker rooms for trannies to push their way in to....

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Monday, August 26, 2019
Maui Officer Arrested After Sex Harassment Complaints
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 4968 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

...He has been charged with attempted perjury, attempted hindering prosecution in the first degree, and tampering with a witness....

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Saturday, August 24, 2019
Oahu Traffic 4th Worst in USA
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 5415 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics

...The average Oahu driver spends 64 hours in congestion each year....

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
840 Maui Hospital Workers Liberated from HGEA—UPW Next?
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 5869 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

...By joining more than 32,000 sisters and brothers at UNAC/UHCP, the Maui Health System members gain significant strength in dealing with Kaiser Permanente....

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Friday, May 24, 2019
Let’s get smart about government spending
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:29 AM :: 7236 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Taxes

...Kauai is looking at a budget increase of 10.7%; Honolulu, 8.6%; Maui 8.1%; and Hawaii County 12.7%....

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Friday, April 19, 2019
Are Hawaii officials paid too much or too little?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:19 PM :: 5753 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

...Steve Frates, a Pepperdine University professor and president of the Center for Government Analysis, discusses how the salaries of Hawaii officials compare with officials across the nation....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Lahaina Injection Wells: EPA won't regulate pollution that moves through groundwater
By Selected News Articles @ 5:14 PM :: 5159 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...the memo contradicts arguments EPA and the Department of Justice made on the same case three years ago....

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Saturday, April 13, 2019
JSC Seeks Nominees for Maui Circuit Court
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 5676 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

...The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancy....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
PIT: Homelessness Down 21% on Big Island -- Volcano Forces Homeless to Accept Shelter
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 7748 Views :: Hawaii County , Kauai County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Madame Pele shows the way to solve homelessness--APPLY MORE FORCE....

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Relax Maui zoning to allow more urban dwellings
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:28 AM :: 6555 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Cost of Living

...For many Maui families, purchasing a home is a pipe dream. However, there may be an opportunity for them to realize that dream, if county residents would be open to reforming local housing regulations....

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Friday, April 5, 2019
Kiss of Death: OHA Endorses Amended Water Bill Just Before Senate Committee Kills It
By News Release @ 4:29 AM :: 6055 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Agriculture

...Killing this bill sends $62M from A&B to Mahi Pono which has its staff larded up with anti-GMO activists....

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Thursday, April 4, 2019
Full Text: MCCC Officers Tell Riot Story, Slam 'Upper Echelons' of PSD
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 5131 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

...Right before the riots took place there were (214) inmates housed in the Modules, all playing " pretend lockdown", fully capable of breaching their cell doors at will....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Maui Mayor Proposes $869.5M Budget
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 6756 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

...tax increases would affect commercial, up by 14 cents per $1,000 of valuation; industrial, up by 3 cents per thousand; hotel and resort, up by 23 cents per thousand; and short-term rental, up by 27 cents per thousand....

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Friday, March 15, 2019
Seeking Applications for Independent Grand Jury Counsel – Second Circuit
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 4580 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

...The Circuit Court of the Second Circuit (Maui, Molokai, and Lanai) is seeking applications for independent grand jury counsel for 2019 to 2020....

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
WOTUS: Lahaina Injection Wells Case to be Heard by US Supreme Court
By Selected News Articles @ 1:15 PM :: 5844 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...Maui’s attorneys argue the Ninth Circuit’s “radical expansion of point source permitting” goes beyond the CWA’s scope....

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Monday, February 11, 2019
Hearing: Should Auwahi Windfarm Be Allowed to Kill 140 Bats?
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 5719 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... the DOFAW hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on February 15, 2019 at Kula Elementary School, 5000 Kula Highway in Kula ....

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Friday, January 18, 2019
$10 Maui Oceanfront Parcel? Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case
By Robert Thomas @ 1:40 AM :: 5841 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Land Use

...Would You Pay $10 for Maui Beachfront Land?....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
DoH cites Maui Land & Pineapple for wastewater violations
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 4900 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...The company has been ordered to pay a penalty of $230,000 and construct a new wastewater treatment plant....

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Friday, January 4, 2019
US Solicitor General Urges Supreme Court to Hear Maui Injection Wells Case
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 4965 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...the petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 18-260 should be granted, limited to the first question presented ... whether a “discharge of a pollutant” occurs when a pollutant is released from a point source, travels through groundwater, and ultimately migrates to navigable waters....

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Saturday, December 29, 2018
Maui Woke? Hindus urge Hawaii firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha shoes
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 6233 Views :: Maui County, Religion

...Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to adorn one’s feet for mercantile greed....

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Friday, December 21, 2018
HC&S Land Sold to Real Farmer
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 7051 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Land Use

...All of A&B's existing agricultural personnel will be offered positions with Mahi Pono....

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Monday, December 17, 2018
Maui County Pays Vendors Ripped Off by Anti-GMO Activist
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 6105 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, GMOs

...The Mayor's Office of Economic Development (OED) announced today that its office received a total of $8,730.28 in requests for payments for unpaid invoices for the 250th Celebration of Queen Kaahumanu grant, which was terminated in October....

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Sunday, December 16, 2018
The County Strikes Back (part 4)
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 5413 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

...We continue with our series about a timeshare association suing Maui County seeking to invalidate its “Time Share” property classification, with the county then striking back.... 

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Sunday, December 9, 2018
The County Strikes Back (part 3)
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 5480 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

...We continue with our series about a timeshare association suing the county, with the county then back assessing the association for $10 million.... 

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Saturday, December 8, 2018
Auwahi Wind Farm Requests Approval to Kill 140 Hoary Bats
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 6954 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...The requested total bat take is 140 bats (119 in addition to the 21 authorized).... 

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Monday, December 3, 2018
WOTUS: Supreme Court Asks US Solicitor General to Weigh in on Maui Injection Wells
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 4841 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...In its petition for certiorari, Maui calls the 9th Circuit Court ruling a “radical expansion of point source permitting,” poised to carry massive liability for Maui and its taxpayers....

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Sunday, December 2, 2018
The County Strikes Back (part 2)
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 5557 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

...Timeshare association sues county; county then back assesses association for $10 million.... 

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Stream Flow Ruling Cuts off Lahaina Water Supply
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 5938 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development

...the County intends to develop a new groundwater source within five years, or sooner, which will eventually provide for the full instream flow standard....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Wanna Buy a House on Maui? County has $30K to Give You
By News Release @ 2:14 PM :: 4731 Views :: Maui County, Cost of Living

...Public Encouraged to Apply for the County's First-Time Buyer's Program....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
The County Strikes Back (part 1)
By Tom Yamachika @ 2:03 PM :: 5591 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

...a long and hotly litigated property tax case from Maui....

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Maui rental fines not fine
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:25 AM :: 6321 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Tourism

...Renting out your room illegally to someone vacationing on the island for 10 days would mean more than $100,000 in fines....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Applications Being Accepted for Maui County Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 3563 Views :: Maui County

...Positions are appointed by the Mayor, confirmed by the County Council and have terms lasting two to five years....

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Sunday, November 4, 2018
It’s Real Property Because We Said So!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 6023 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Taxes

...a case now pending in the Hawaii Supreme Court that may give us some insight on county real property taxes and their limits....

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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 :: 6560 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 :: 5523 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 :: 6167 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 :: 4858 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 :: 5627 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 :: 6328 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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