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Saturday, April 13, 2024
E Maui Water Diversion: Sierra Club Loses at ICA
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 1404 Views :: Maui County, Development

... Sierra Club requested a contested case hearing on the issuance of any revocable permits for calendar year 2021. The BLNR denied the request and voted to continue the permits ....

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
DOH announces new RFPs for ground ambulance services for Kaua‘i and Maui Counties
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 1000 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County

... replacing the RFPs that were canceled on Oct. 23, 2023, after concerns were raised ....

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Friday, April 12, 2024
Health Department: Lahaina Ocean Waters Safe for Recreation
By News Release @ 3:07 PM :: 1003 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... 'Toxic' hysteria has been used to keep property owners away from their lots in the Lahaina burn zone--but the DoH just can't find any toxins ....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Case: FEMA should build housing on Maui
By Ed Case @ 6:58 PM :: 1164 Views :: Maui County, Development

... Case said relying only on rehousing is extremely difficult given the severe shortage of homes on Maui ....

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Monday, April 8, 2024
Lahaina: 43.8% of businesses “critical, on life support"
By News Release @ 9:53 PM :: 1256 Views :: Maui County, Small Business

...43.8% of businesses described themselves as “critical, on life support,” with only 3.1% reporting “doing great, feeling great.”....

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Monday, April 8, 2024
Hours extended for re-entry access into Lahaina Wildfire Disaster Area
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 1008 Views :: Maui County, Development

... Re-entry activities, such as sifting, may be restricted ....

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Sunday, April 7, 2024
Road to rebuilding Lahaina paved with obstructions
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:40 PM :: 1395 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... regulations and objections by various special interests ....

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Sunday, April 7, 2024
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – District Family Judge, Second Circuit
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 640 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... nomination deadline May 20, 2024 ....

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Saturday, April 6, 2024
Judge Dismisses Claims: State cannot be Sued in Federal Court over Lahaina Fire
By Court House News @ 5:00 AM :: 1723 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Hawaii State Government, Judiciary

... The state is dismissed from a set of federal cases that aim to hold it liable for the deadly wildfires but may still face claims in state court ....

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Friday, April 5, 2024
Lahaina Fire Solution: A Rate Hike, of Course
By Selected News Articles @ 3:32 AM :: 1362 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Cost of Living

"Making ratepayers to pay for the cost of their negligence and mismanagement is not the way to go"

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Thursday, April 4, 2024
Lahaina: 500 Properties Cleared, Zero Building Permits Issued
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 1537 Views :: Maui County, Development

... No Lahaina burn zone property owners have been given building permits ....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Lahaina Fire: COFA Citizens may now Apply for FEMA Aid
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 1405 Views :: Maui County, National News

... Biden recently signed the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2024, which extended federal benefits to COFA citizens who legally reside in the United States ....

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Thursday, March 28, 2024
Green Maui Update: Will not seize TVRs
By Video @ 3:12 AM :: 1500 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... Green: No Permits to rebuild Until End of 2024 ....

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Saturday, March 23, 2024
Maui, land of infernal regulations
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:10 PM :: 1787 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Development

... the harsh limits on the allowable number of water fixtures per property could render density-increasing measures essentially meaningless ....

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Friday, March 22, 2024
HECO's Secret Wildfire Plan: Congress Demands Answers
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 1785 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Ethics, Congressional Delegation

... the Hawaii Public Utility Commission revealed it had not seen the document prior to the fires and only learned of its existence when HECO referenced it in HECO’s September 19, 2023, response ....

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Thursday, March 21, 2024
Mortgage Delinquencies Spike After Lahaina Fires
By UHERO @ 6:38 PM :: 1511 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics

... In total, 296 mortgages have been delinquent sometime in the period between August and November 2023; only 17 of which had already been delinquent in July 2023 prior to the fires .....

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Roadblocks to Re-Building on Maui
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:33 PM :: 1760 Views :: Maui County, Development

... Zoning Code, Permitting and Water Rules ....

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Monday, March 18, 2024
AG Points Finger at Maui County: 53 Subpoenas Delay Lahaina Fire Report
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 1928 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Ethics

... The more Maui County is responsible, the less Hawaiian Electric owes.  And Maui County has sovereign immunity against lawsuits ....

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Saturday, March 16, 2024
Green Releases 'The Hawai‘i We Deserve' policy report
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 1589 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

... a comprehensive outline of the Green Administration’s plans to confront key issues facing the state of Hawai‘i ....

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Saturday, March 16, 2024
Hana Joins 'Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area'
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 1435 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Kīpahulu joins Hā‘ena on Kaua‘i and Miloli‘i on Hawai‘i Island, as the third designated CBSFA in the state ....

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Friday, March 15, 2024
SB3381 Lahaina Landgrab Bill: Akaku Hosts Community Forum
By News Release @ 2:04 AM :: 1978 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... at Akakū Maui Community Media on Saturday, March 16th from 9:30am - 1pm ....

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Friday, March 15, 2024
State, FEMA Agree on Plan to Push Lahaina Survivors out of Hotels
By News Release @ 1:05 AM :: 1821 Views :: Maui County

... survivors in NCS seeking support through the state of Hawaiʻi’s Housing solution will be given two opportunities to accept an housing option ....

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Thursday, March 14, 2024
House Passes State Budget
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 1506 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

"... will come at an extraordinary cost ...."

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Monday, March 11, 2024
Lahaina: Purposefully Making Rebuilding Slow, Expensive, and Frustrating
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:04 PM :: 2399 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development

... Federal aid money is pouring in, but “no one seems to know where it’s going” ....

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Sunday, March 10, 2024
Water agency ID’d as major Lahaina recovery roadblock
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:09 PM :: 1738 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... “We’ve got this long line of developers who have been trying for decades to get a permit at the Water Commission” ....

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Sunday, March 10, 2024
Bill 21: Reform emergency permitting to quicken Lahaina recovery
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:01 PM :: 1491 Views :: Maui County, Development

“...amend the County’s emergency permitting statute to speed up approval times, waive building permit fees and expand the types of structures to which the statute applies....”

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Friday, March 8, 2024
TAT Audit: Maui County fails to Collect Millions from Vacation Rentals
By News Release @ 1:50 AM :: 1643 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... the County recognized over $56.9 million of MCTAT revenue on its financial statements. However, as of June 30, 2022, only $40 million (1) was actually deposited ....

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Your cost of living just went up
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:31 AM :: 1749 Views :: Maui County, Labor, Cost of Living

... a new “administrative directive” that requires all state construction projects worth more than $1.5 million to be performed under so-called project labor agreements ....

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Monday, March 4, 2024
Short-term Rental Crackdown: State, County Bills Threaten Residents
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:58 PM :: 1659 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Tourism

... to phase out short-term rentals and impose higher taxes on them ....

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Saturday, March 2, 2024
Lahaina aid should be about quality, not quantity
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:46 PM :: 1550 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... “There’s not been a lot of transparency” regarding how wildfire relief funds are being spent ....

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Friday, March 1, 2024
Rebuilding Nonconforming Structures After Lahaina Fire
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:11 PM :: 1705 Views :: Maui County, Development

... After Hurricane Iniki struck Kauai in 1992, the Kauai County Council adopted an ordinance similar to this bill to foster the reconstruction of old, nonconforming structures ....

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Friday, March 1, 2024
Waive permitting fees to help Maui residents rebuild faster
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:53 PM :: 1443 Views :: Maui County, Development

... reform the County’s emergency housing permitting policies to help facilitate a quicker recovery for the residents of Lahaina ....

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Lahaina: Army Corps of Engineers Transfers Temporary School to DoE
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 1474 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

... turnover of the temporary King Kamehameha III Elementary School in Lahaina to the Hawai‘i State Department of Education Feb. 27 ....

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Lahaina: State Senators Push for 1,000 Permanent FEMA Units
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 1412 Views :: Maui County

"... to advocate for the construction of one-thousand permanent FEMA-built housing units to house the wildfire survivors ...."

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Green Launches Compensation Fund for Lahaina Dead, Injured
By News Release @ 2:33 AM :: 1441 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

"...The Fund Will Help Families of Deceased Avoid Lengthy, Uncertain Litigation...."

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Monday, February 26, 2024
SHOPO & Maui County Reach Agreement on COVID Hazard Pay
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 1386 Views :: Maui County, Labor, Police, COVID-19

... officers who worked in a patrol function through the pandemic will receive 20% Hazard Pay based on the actual number of hours worked during the pandemic. All other officers will receive 15% Hazard Pay. All officers will receive 15% Hazard Pay for actual overtime hours ....

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Monday, February 26, 2024
Hawaii needs better budgeting for Maui recovery
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:16 PM :: 1502 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

... it was only a year ago that state lawmakers had a healthy budget surplus to work with. But then they went on an ill-advised spending spree ....

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Friday, February 23, 2024
UHERO: Hawaii Economy Slowing
By UHERO @ 6:17 AM :: 1396 Views :: Maui County, Economy, COVID-19

... disasters from COVID to Lahaina are the only thing holding Hawaii's economy together ....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
SB3381: Stop Lahaina Property Owners from Rebuilding
By Andrew Walden @ 9:07 PM :: 4710 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development, Labor

... will Lahaina literally be handed over to the HCDA and an appointed ‘Community Board’ comprised of Josh Green’s hand-picked Carpenters Union representatives? ....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Rule Forcing Corrupt Project Labor Agreements Will Face Legal Challenges
By News Release @ 1:54 AM :: 1480 Views :: Maui County, Labor

... a construction contract that required a PLA would be more expensive ....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
More cost, More delay: Green Signs 'PLA' for Lahaina Rebuild
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 1478 Views :: Maui County, Labor

"...the rebuilding of housing units in Lahaina alone will require at least 2,000 additional construction workers...."

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Hawaiian Electric 2023 Annual report: Still profitable except for Lahaina Litigation
By News Release @ 2:15 AM :: 1432 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... Hawaiian Electric is still profitable, unless litigation losses wipe company out ....

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Saturday, February 10, 2024
​Nearly 5,000 Maui fire victims remain in hotels
By Selected News Articles @ 7:46 PM :: 1495 Views :: Maui County

... To date, 7,796 people have been moved into housing through the American Red Cross non-congregate sheltering program, but 4,961 more people remain in hotels ....

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Friday, February 9, 2024
Maui Fires: Green, Bissen Feds Six-Month Update
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 1234 Views :: Maui County

... An estimated 9,806 people have been displaced because of the wildfires, 3,971 properties were destroyed, and 100 souls were lost in the fires ....  

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Thursday, February 8, 2024
UHERO: After Six Months of 'Relief' Lahaina Survivors Health Worsens
By UHERO @ 3:30 PM :: 1454 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics

... About half of Maui residents impacted by the August wildfires say their health is worse now compared to a year ago ....

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Kula Fire Recovery: "No one is coming to save you"
By Selected News Articles @ 4:47 PM :: 1767 Views :: Maui County, Development, Small Business

“For a long time, people looked to government like it was their job to take care of everything. But the best course of action is not to go through elected officials, it’s to stand up and do it."

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024
DLNR: Court Ruling Protects Endangered Hawaii Birds from 'Save the Mosquito' Activists
By News Release @ 7:29 PM :: 1317 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... granting summary judgment and finding the Environmental Assessment prepared for using the Incompatible Insect Technique (IIT) to control mosquito born avian malaria on east Maui ....

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Lahaina Fire: Maui PD After Action Report Full Text
By News Release @ 2:49 PM :: 1648 Views :: Maui County, Police

... the fires claimed 100 lives and destroyed dozens of homes upcountry and over 3,000 dwellings and units in Lahaina ....

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Sunday, February 4, 2024
Hawaii: Never a shortage of costly and grandiose project proposals
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:48 PM :: 1746 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... how to facilitate homebuilding in Hawaii at no cost to taxpayers ....

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Sunday, February 4, 2024
Maui 'Renewable' Power Plant--Surprise, its Diesel!
By News Release @ 3:12 AM :: 1486 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... Biofuel power plant technology is identical to diesel.  When nobody is looking, the plant will switch to diesel, thus saving ratepayers a bundle.  Hawaiian Electric has already done this at least twice ....

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