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Sunday, November 19, 2023
The Lahaina Recovery Fund
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1484 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... Claimants who want a distribution from the fund agree not to sue the fund contributors ....

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Saturday, November 18, 2023
VIDEO: Bissen open to Seizing Condotels Which Compete with Full-Service ILWU-Controlled Hotels
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 2842 Views :: Maui County, Development, Labor, Land Use

... 'Minatoya List' short-term rentals are condotels competing with the ILWU controlled hotels.  That is why they are being targeted ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
VIDEO: “60 Minutes” Chronicles Lahaina Fire
By Video @ 4:45 AM :: 2718 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... '60 Minutes' interviews DLNR forester .... 

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Fronting for the Contractors: CNHA Hosting Debris Removal Meeting
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1863 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Military

...  CNHA fronts for the 8a contractors which scored the lucrative no-bid USACE contracts to clean up properties in Kula and Lahaina ....  

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Democrats Taking Applications for House Dist 10 Vacancy
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 1451 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County

... Applications will be accepted digitally beginning Wednesday, November 15 through Tuesday, November 28 ....

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Monday, November 13, 2023
While Lahaina Waits, One Business Quickly Allowed to Reopen
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 1844 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Drugs

... its a cannabis dispensary ....

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Sunday, November 12, 2023
Owning in a Burn Zone
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2194 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

“... It’s absurd, the socialist mentality, they think they own the land ....”

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Friday, November 10, 2023
Audio Reveals HECO Informing Maui PD Lahaina Power is Off
By Audio @ 7:23 PM :: 3554 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Ethics, Police

“The BBC obtained audio of a conversation between Maui police and Hawaiian Electric in which the power company confirms that power has been turned off in the town of Lahaina.”

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Thursday, November 9, 2023
Green Appoints Hashimoto to Senate Dist 5 Maui
By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 3163 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

... there is now a vacancy in HD 10 ....

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Thursday, November 9, 2023
Inverse Condemnation and Hawaii's Wildfires
By Robert Thomas @ 2:07 AM :: 1667 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

... the role that ‘damaging clauses’ found in more than half of state constitutions across the United States play in inverse condemnation claims related to natural disasters ....

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Lahaina Fires: HECO Drops $75M to Buy Off Plaintiffs
By News Release @ 7:44 PM :: 1842 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... Those who choose to participate will waive their ability to get compensated again through litigation related to associated claims ....

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Lahaina Fires: House Working Groups recommend disaster response changes
By Selected News Articles @ 10:35 AM :: 3046 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

... On September 6, 2023, the House formed six bipartisan working groups to evaluate specific topics related to the Lāhainā wildfire ....

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Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Insurance Division: Nearly $700M Paid on Maui Wildfire Claims
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 1672 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics

... data collected from 200+ insurers ....

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Monday, November 6, 2023
USACE awards $53 million contract to Pono Aina Management for temporary elementary school construction
By News Release @ 3:48 PM :: 2088 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Ethics

... 'Pono Aina' -- another 8a, another no-bid contract ....

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Saturday, November 4, 2023
Restoring Lahaina’s Economy: Time is of the Essence
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:53 PM :: 1786 Views :: Maui County, Development, OHA

“My family is getting very desperate and deciding whether to leave Hawaiʻi.”

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Thursday, November 2, 2023
Maui Fires: Three bills offer property tax relief
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:56 AM :: 1787 Views :: Maui County, Tax Credits, Taxes

... Bill 102 best of three bills but should be retroactive ....

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Thursday, November 2, 2023
HIEMA Rewrites 'Hazard Mitigation Plan'
By News Release @ 3:11 AM :: 1690 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government, Military

... FEMA requires that states must have an approved hazard mitigation plan to qualify for numerous federal assistance and mitigation grants ....

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Wednesday, November 1, 2023
SD5 Election Set to Replace Gil Keith-Aragan
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 1723 Views :: Maui County, Politicians

... SD5 is now up for election in 2024 cycle ....

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023
DoH Survey: Housing Among Lahaina Top recovery needs
By News Release @ 9:41 PM :: 1709 Views :: Maui County, Development, Hawaii Statistics

... The greatest needs identified by the community included financial recovery (26%), finding permanent residence (24%), and finding employment (9%) ....

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Monday, October 30, 2023
Maui PD releases body cam footage from Lahaina Fire
By Video @ 10:21 PM :: 2619 Views :: Maui County, Police

... body cam video from Lahaina Fire ....

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Monday, October 30, 2023
Lahaina Fires: Tourist Arrivals Down for Second Straight Month
By News Release @ 4:50 PM :: 1764 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... spending on Maui down more than 50% in September ....

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Friday, October 27, 2023
​Grassroot testifies before county councils on housing, property tax relief, permitting
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 1974 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Development, Land Use

... testimony to the Honolulu, Maui and Kauai county councils about measures that could increase the supply of housing ....

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Friday, October 27, 2023
Respect property rights, remove red tape for Lahaina rebuild
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:12 AM :: 1948 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... The families and individuals who owned homes and businesses in Lahaina should not have their property rights arbitrarily stripped away from them to satisfy the grand plans of some bureaucracy ....

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Thursday, October 26, 2023
DoE sees Lahaina Fires as latest excuse to eliminate accountability
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 1693 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...Public comment for a 2022-23 waiver request under Section 8401(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended, due the Maui Island wildfires....

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
UHERO: Reduce fire risk with regulation, restoration of fallow ag lands
By UHERO @ 10:12 PM :: 1840 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Land Use

... Fallow agricultural lands now comprise approximately 40% of all agricultural lands or 25% of lands across the state ....

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Lahaina: AG Looking for Illegal Evictions and Rent Hikes
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 1601 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... inform the Department of the Attorney General if their landlords are illegally raising rent or threatening them with eviction ....

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Maui, Kauai Ambulance Procurement to be Re-Started
By News Release @ 4:02 PM :: 1618 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County

... following a protest by the incumbent service provider that was not selected, American Medical Response (AMR) ....

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Sunday, October 22, 2023
Right to Rebuild? No Building Permits Issued Since Lahaina Fire
By Andrew Walden @ 5:47 PM :: 7051 Views :: Maui County, Development

... Not a single building permit has been granted within the Lahaina burn zone since the August 8-9, 2023, disaster .....

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Saturday, October 21, 2023
Inverse Condemnation and Paying for Disasters
By Robert Thomas @ 10:36 PM :: 1961 Views :: Maui County, Development, Judiciary, Land Use

... Hawaii Bar Association discusses Lahaina fires .... 

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Saturday, October 21, 2023
Maui Unemployment Jumps to 8.4% After Fires
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 1754 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Maui’s unemployment rate surges for second straight month ....

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Saturday, October 21, 2023
Mayor Bissen hosting Maui community budget meetings for Fiscal Year 2025
By News Release @ 2:09 AM :: 1570 Views :: Maui County

... provide input on the budget for Fiscal Year 2025, which begins July 1, 2024 ....

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Thursday, October 19, 2023
100s Still Without Power Outside Lahaina Burn Zone
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 1698 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... crews are continuing repairs to restore an approximate 350 remaining customers in Lahaina ....

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Thursday, October 19, 2023
Property Tax Relief for Maui Fire Victims
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:08 AM :: 1937 Views :: Maui County, Tax Credits, Taxes

... Maui County Council Bills 95 and 102 ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Debris Removal: Corps of Engineers Contractors Purposefully Damage 100s of Properties to Make More Money
By News Release @ 9:46 PM :: 2771 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Military

"... an intentional effort to capitalize on this tragedy by defrauding the government ...."

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Political Connections Pay Off: USACE awards $52.5 million site assessment, debris removal contract to Dawson Solutions
By News Release @ 3:00 PM :: 3606 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Military

... insiders profit while residents leave for mainland .... 

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
County of Maui identifying vehicles damaged or destroyed in wildfires
By News Release @ 5:40 AM :: 1671 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... owners of electric vehicles (Evs) and hybrid vehicles should NOT attempt to start, work on, or sit in their vehicles that remain in the disaster area ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Kula Fire: DoH Arsenic Scare Tactics
By News Release @ 5:06 AM :: 1766 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... The ash samples were collected on September 21 from eight burned homes in Kula ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Lahaina Slush Fund: USACE awards $19 million 'cultural monitoring' contract
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 2767 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Military

... DTL founder gets a cut of the action ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Lahaina: Corps of Engineers Fake 'Toxic' Cleanup Money Spinner for CNHA, 8a Companies
By News Release @ 2:24 AM :: 2895 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Military

... The announcement comes as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares to initiate the next phase of the recovery ....

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Sunday, October 15, 2023
Tourists, Keep Out!
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1950 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... government should not be there to take choices away ....

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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 :: 2013 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 :: 1968 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 :: 1695 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 :: 1699 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 :: 1869 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 :: 2197 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 :: 1720 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 :: 2596 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 :: 1897 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 :: 1660 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

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

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