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Sunday, October 15, 2023
Feds on the Job: Child Molesting Drug Dealer gets 10.5 years
By News Release @ 4:03 AM :: 1825 Views :: Maui County, Drugs

... doing the job the State courts just won't do ....

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
Lahaina Fires: 'Cultural awareness' at forefront of Corps of Engineers Mission
By Selected News Articles @ 9:28 PM :: 1686 Views :: Maui County, Military, Religion

... An estimated 400-700,000 tons of fire-damaged debris will be removed ....

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
West Maui tourism decision should be individual choice
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:12 PM :: 1510 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... leave it to each resident’s own timeline, not government officials ....

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
Maui Emergency Sirens 'can be inoperable for extended periods'
By Selected News Articles @ 2:07 PM :: 1522 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

... On Oct. 2, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) conducted a statewide test of the emergency warning sirens statewide ....

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
EPA: No 'Toxins' in Lahaina Air
By News Release @ 1:52 PM :: 1689 Views :: Maui County, Environment

"... The results do not show evidence of poor air quality or any hazardous levels of contaminants in the air...."

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Thursday, October 12, 2023
Maui: Water Meters Taken from Fire Victims
By Selected News Articles @ 11:40 PM :: 1994 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development

... For customers whose houses were destroyed, the Director of the Department of Water Supply has temporarily canceled water service until the property owner is ready for reconnection ....

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Mayor: Lahaina to be Sprayed with Soil Stabilizer
By News Release @ 3:27 PM :: 1505 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Once the liquid product is applied, a crust will form to prevent ash and dust from migrating into the environment ....

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Monday, October 9, 2023
DLNR: Official Who Withheld Firefighting Water Gets Job Back
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 2336 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Land Use

... fake 'investigation' ends as soon as Maui Council ponies up political capital ....

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Sunday, October 8, 2023
Who Really Pays?
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1688 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Development

... the costs of corruption, fraud, and related bad behavior ....

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Sunday, October 8, 2023
Let Maui tourism recover at its own pace
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:36 AM :: 1500 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... Should the government have the last word in creating a tourism timeline? ....

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Friday, October 6, 2023
Hawaii AG Investigating Fraudulent Lahaina Fundraising
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 1884 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... several unregistered fundraisers have registered with the department. Some fundraisers have voluntarily ceased solicitation, while other fundraisers are currently subject to further departmental review and scrutiny ....

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Thursday, October 5, 2023
Governor’s housing proclamation could be a ‘Pandora’s box’
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:37 PM :: 1609 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

“...once in a while, go in and break the system....” 

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Monday, October 2, 2023
Molokai Reefs: DLNR Listening to Walter Ritte
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 1737 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Idea:  Let's go attack some Oahu fishermen again ....

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Monday, October 2, 2023
Lahaina Fire Caused by Anti-Cane Smoke Activism
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 2149 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

... Hawaii’s burn ban came about as a result of lawsuits and lobbying campaigns waged by activists and organizations, including Earthjustice and the Sierra Club. The effort succeeded in ending prescribed agricultural burns, which contributed to the demise of a historic 36,000-acre sugar plantation in 2016 ....

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Sunday, October 1, 2023
Lahaina fires prompt questions about state water policy
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:11 PM :: 1713 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

... Are Hawaii’s water policies sufficient for fighting fires? ....

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Sunday, October 1, 2023
LahainaFires: 600 families put out of Hotels
By News Release @ 6:44 PM :: 2074 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... 2,200 of the families displaced by the Maui wildfires who are receiving shelter in hotels and similar lodging have completed the required eligibility process ... 600 haven't ....

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Sunday, October 1, 2023
New Shelter Built to Keep Lahaina Homeless out of Burn Zone
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 1482 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

... multiple military-grade tents, that can house a total of approximately 150 people ....

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Sunday, October 1, 2023
Let the Donor Beware
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:46 AM :: 1797 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Ethics

... the fund directs the user to a page on ActBlue, a fund-raising platform used by Democrats ....

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Saturday, September 30, 2023
Before the Disaster: Hawaii Unemployment 3.1%
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 1453 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Data are collected each month from sample establishments for the single pay period that includes the 12th of the month. ...

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Friday, September 29, 2023
Maui Tourists Shift to Other Islands
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 1579 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... In August 2023, visitor arrivals to Oahu +11.0%, Hawaii Island +4.1% and Kauai +9.0% increased while visitor arrivals to Maui -57.8% dropped significantly ....

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Will HECO be Saved? JSC Unveils Choices for Two Supreme Court Seats
By News Release @ 6:43 AM :: 1766 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Judiciary

... HECO Suits: Two Vacant Hawaii Supreme Court Seats Loom Large ....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023
HI-EMA Clarifies Siren-Activation Rules
By News Release @ 7:51 PM :: 1512 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

“...These protocols haven’t changed....”

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023
FBI Forensics Lending a Hand in Lahaina
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 1513 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... Within days of the fire, FBI resources such as the Evidence Response Team (ERT), forensic identification, and victim services deployed to Lahaina. ...

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Time for Action, Mayor Bissen
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 1797 Views :: Maui County, Development

... Theoretically, Bissen’s proclamation makes it easier to build housing for displaced families.  But there are a couple problems .…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023
HECO Postpones Time-of-Use Rate Hikes
By News Release @ 7:30 PM :: 1654 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Cost of Living

... Bissen asked the Commission and Hawaiian Electric for a temporary suspension of the pilot program for the randomly selected customers on Maui due to the recent wildfires ....

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Lahaina Fires: Where are the students?
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 1784 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

... they continue to re-enroll in other options, including other HIDOE schools or distance learning programs, charter schools, private schools or withdraw to homeschool or relocate out of state ....

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Green Updates Lahaina Emergency Price Controls
By News Release @ 6:02 AM :: 1384 Views :: Maui County, Cost of Living

... including rentals of residential dwellings ....

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Sunday, September 24, 2023
​Lahaina fire lawsuits hamstring release of information
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:26 PM :: 1613 Views :: Maui County

‘...Yes, it’d be nice if we could actually get some healing and apologies out there, but the legal natures of this make that hard to do....’

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Sunday, September 24, 2023
Lahaina Scammers
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1854 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... there is a darker side ....

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Saturday, September 23, 2023
Biden Amends Hawaii Disaster Declaration
By News Release @ 2:36 PM :: 1527 Views :: Maui County

... authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures ....

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Saturday, September 23, 2023
Hawaiian Electric begins restoration work in Lahaina
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 1331 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... Temporary equipment to provide safe, reliable power to essential services, surrounding neighborhoods ....

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Friday, September 22, 2023
State Water Commission Holds Marathon 12 Hour Meeting
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 1596 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

... Despite some, who testified during Tuesday’s 12-hour-long meeting, claiming the suspension of the water code during the fire emergency set everything back to before 1987, Chang said that is not accurate ....

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Friday, September 22, 2023
Fire Insurance Claims? Senate Field Hearing Set for Lahaina
By News Release @ 9:07 PM :: 924 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

... Thursday, September 28, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lahaina Civic Center ....

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Friday, September 22, 2023
Wildfires deliver heavy blow to Maui economy
By UHERO @ 4:30 PM :: 1541 Views :: Maui County, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Hawaii economists say Lahaina locals could be priced out of rebuilt town without zoning changes  ....

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Friday, September 22, 2023
Senators Push to Restore Official who Denied Firefighting Water for Lahaina
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 3398 Views :: Maui County, Greenmail, Land Use

... Yes.  'Your' legislators are supporting Kaleo Manuel ....

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Friday, September 22, 2023
Can One Government Official Really Hold Up Necessary Water Uses? The Hawaii Public Water Trust In Action
By Robert Thomas @ 12:05 AM :: 4664 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Greenmail, Land Use, OHA

... this just had some devastating consequences ....

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Thursday, September 21, 2023
RedCross: 78% of Lahaina Staying in Shelters
By Video @ 10:43 PM :: 1746 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... “Our primary focus at this time is caring for about 78 percent of the pre-disaster population of Lāhainā — who are staying in dozens of non-congregate shelters (NCS)” ....

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Thursday, September 21, 2023
Lahaina Residential Reentry Begins Monday
By News Release @ 3:48 AM :: 1483 Views :: Maui County

... To gain access to a re-opened zone, county-issued vehicle passes will be required ....

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
EPA deems about 40% of burnt Maui land parcels safe for residents to return
By Selected News Articles @ 11:45 AM :: 1509 Views :: Maui County

... The EPA identified 1,500 parcels that needed to be checked for hazardous materials. Green said about 637 properties are clear ....

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Lahaina Fires: Chinese Disinformation Circulates at State Capitol
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:24 AM :: 1985 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

... China's most recent act of using artificial intelligence to circulate false images and videos worldwide, which purported the Maui wildfire was caused by the U.S. government thru the use of a meteorological weapon ....

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Can BJ Penn tap out broken zoning code?
By News Release @ 4:24 PM :: 3199 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... the EP didn’t and doesn’t create any permanent change in government.  We need our legislature and county councils to do that ....

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Attorney Calls for Three Year Mortgage Deferral and Foreclosure Moratorium for Lahaina Homeowners
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 1828 Views :: Maui County, Development

... Federal regulations permit most homeowners a ninety day forbearance on the payment of their mortgages due to natural disaster. After that time, they must begin making payments again and also pay the three months of missed payments ....

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Monday, September 18, 2023
VIDEO: Green Addresses UN About Global Warming or Something
By Video @ 9:23 PM :: 1809 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... We are no longer anticipating the destructive effects of climate hysteria — we are now fully enduring them ....

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Monday, September 18, 2023
Turmoil at the Top: HEI Gets Bankruptcy Expert as Temporary New CFO
By News Release @ 8:04 PM :: 2473 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... Scott DeGhetto has been appointed EVP, CFO & treasurer of HEI, effective October 1, 2023 through approximately December 31, 2024. DeGhetto joins HEI from Moelis & Company ....

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Sunday, September 17, 2023
Challenging the Housing Czar
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1741 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development, Land Use

... Threats of violence ....

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Sunday, September 17, 2023
Rebuild? Give More Rights to Lahaina Property Owners
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:00 AM :: 1926 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... policies the Maui Council can implement to boost the County's economy and encourage reconstruction in Lahaina ....

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Sunday, September 17, 2023
Maui devastation will worsen statewide housing crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:01 AM :: 1628 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

"...we can't continue to do nothing and expect the problem to just go away....”

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Saturday, September 16, 2023
Lahaina: The Price List
By Selected News Articles @ 7:56 PM :: 1776 Views :: Maui County

... the price list is buried in Maui vs HECO ....

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Saturday, September 16, 2023
Six House Working Groups Investigate Lahaina Fires
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 1573 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

... Each working group will produce a preliminary report by November 1 and deliver a final report by December 15, 2023 ....

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Saturday, September 16, 2023
Lahaina Death Toll Lowered from 115 To 97
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 1445 Views :: Maui County

... FBI released the fourth list of the names of 31 individuals who have been reported unaccounted for ....

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