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Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Healthcare Crisis on the Island of Molokaʻi
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:00 PM :: 2435 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

... Imagine an island with no doctors permanently living there, where patients must travel by air to access specialized medical care ....

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Sunday, July 30, 2023
Getting Kids to School in Kihei
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2312 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

... In early 2020, when DoE approached Maui County for permits, it said that the design of the pedestrian overpass was already started and projected for it to be built in 2022 and 2023 ....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Bill 49: Maui GET surcharge could eliminate jobs, reduce growth
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:20 AM :: 1907 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... 0.5% county surcharge to the state’s 4% general excise tax for the purpose of funding “housing infrastructure” ....

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Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Maui GE Tax increase guaranteed to hurt poorer residents
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:17 PM :: 1425 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... increase the tax burden, risk losing nearly 300 jobs for residents and lower economic output in the county by $49 million a year ....

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Sunday, July 9, 2023
New law could help resolve Maui’s axis deer problem
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:08 PM :: 1773 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Homelessness

... venison for the homeless ....

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Feds Back Hawaii Sterile Mosquito Plan
By News Release @ 5:59 PM :: 1906 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Environment

... Implementing cutting-edge strategies to control and eradicate invasive mosquitoes that spread avian malaria, which has ravaged Hawaiian forest bird populations ....

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Monday, June 26, 2023
Grassroot Institute urges Maui Council to reject higher tax burden
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:40 PM :: 2021 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... A proposed 0.5% county surcharge added to the state's 4% rate would jack up the cost of living, cost jobs and harm productivity ....

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Oil Spills: EPA Hammers Pacific Biodiesel
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 1995 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... Failure to implement measures required by the SPCC Rule can threaten public health or the welfare of fish and other wildlife ....

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Maui Mayor accepting applications to Independent Nomination Board
By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 1713 Views :: Maui County

... The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. June 29 ....

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023
OIP Issues Three New Formal Opinions
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 1703 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Higher Education

... seeking the names of all students and faculty serving on the UH William S. Richardson School of Law Admissions Committee ....

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Thursday, May 25, 2023
Wailuku: DLNR, NOAA Raid 'Antique Freak' Shop
By News Release @ 2:00 AM :: 1775 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Law Enforcement

... 26 counts of prohibited wildlife trafficking (HRS 183D-66) and 26 counts of possession of endangered and protected wildlife ....

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Axis Deer Venison: Opportunity for Hawaii Ranchers?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:11 PM :: 2168 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

... On today’s episode of 'Hawaii Together,' host Keli'i Akina speaks with Mayer about the state of Hawaii’s meat industry ....

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Maui Antivaxxers Sue to Save Mosquitoes from Eradication
By Court House News @ 1:38 PM :: 1877 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... The Birds, Not Mosquitoes program looks to curb the mosquito populations by implementing the “incompatible insect technique” as a form of birth control ....

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Thursday, April 27, 2023
Trumpsters Fight Antivaxxers for Control of Maui GOP--Preview for Republican State Convention
By Andrew Walden @ 12:23 AM :: 3109 Views :: Maui County, Republican Party, COVID-19

... The fight over control of the Maui County Republican Party provides a preview for the Upcoming Hawaii GOP State Convention set for May 5-6, 2023, in BJ Penn’s hometown of Hilo ....

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Two public Maui events this week will honor National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 2057 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... A dramatic reading of “Seven” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the ProArts Playhouse in Kīhei ....

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Friday, April 14, 2023
Senate Confirms Green's First Judicial Appointment
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 3687 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... Michelle L. Drewyer to serve as Circuit Court Judge for the Second Circuit, to fill the vacancy created by now-Maui County Mayor Richard Bissen Jr. ....

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Friday, April 14, 2023
HB1255: Crunch Time for West Maui Hospital
By News Release @ 6:43 AM :: 2154 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

... HB1255 and SB1476 in support of $20 million Special Purpose Revenue Bond (SPRB) for West Maui Hospital ....

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Sunday, March 26, 2023
Maui: Sterile Mosquitoes to Reduce Avian Malaria
By News Release @ 3:11 PM :: 1862 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... The NPS will use an incompatible insect technique (IIT) which consists of repeatedly releasing incompatible male mosquitoes into the wild ....

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Thursday, March 23, 2023
Maui Physician Charged with Unlawful Distribution of Hydrocodone
By News Release @ 6:13 PM :: 1742 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Drugs

... in June 2022, an undercover agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) sought an appointment with Boulange, posing as a new patient seeking a prescription of opioids ....

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Monday, March 20, 2023
​Fire and Flooding Risks Surrounding of the Paeahu Solar Project in Kihei, Maui
By News Release @ 10:45 PM :: 1809 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... the large lithium-ion batteries that are proposed for this project, could make gaining control of a fire more difficult and dangerous due to the increased risk of electrocution and thermal runaway ....

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Thursday, March 16, 2023
Haleakala Insanity: Secretary of Defense Briefed on 700 Gallon Fuel Spill
By News Release @ 7:39 PM :: 1801 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Military

... The meeting included the Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr., Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment William A. LaPlante, INDOPACOM commander Admiral John C. Aquilino, Joint Task Force Red Hill commander Vice Admiral John Wade, and other senior leaders ....

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Saturday, March 4, 2023
​Two Maui Men Sentenced for Racially Motivated Attack on White Man
By News Release @ 3:37 AM :: 2358 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

“...The defendants in this case nearly killed a man because they believed he did not belong in their neighborhood because of the color of his skin....”

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Saturday, February 25, 2023
Maui: Feds Take Aim at Alleged $145M Ponzi
By News Release @ 12:02 AM :: 2783 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... accepted at least $144,043,883 from approximately 913 pool participants ....

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Friday, February 17, 2023
Green Seeks Comment on Maui Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 1637 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... Governor Green must make his appointment by Saturday, March 18, 2023 ....

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Sunday, February 12, 2023
Audit: Why did DoE Give DoT $16M for Useless Kihei Roundabout?
By News Release @ 6:54 PM :: 1345 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Ethics

... a financial audit of the DOE to help determine how the $16 million was transferred to DOT and where this money came from ....

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Decade In Prison For ‘Brazen’ Maui Official Who Took Bribes
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 1934 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... Once again: The Feds doing the job the State and Counties just won't do ....

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Monday, February 6, 2023
Maui Council Tries Again: Finally Selects Lutey County Clerk
By Selected News Articles @ 7:14 PM :: 1380 Views :: Maui County

... the Council also moved Bill 4 (2023): Conversion of certain legal short term condo rentals in West Maui to long term use ....

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Monday, January 30, 2023
​Lee Elected Chair of Maui Council after Epic 18 Hour Meeting
By Selected News Articles @ 6:48 PM :: 1066 Views :: Maui County

... Who needs telenovelas when there's the Maui County Council? ....

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Sunday, January 29, 2023
Hold off on Maui County executive pay raises?
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:12 PM :: 1480 Views :: Maui County

... salaries for the Mayor, County Council members, Directors, Deputy Directors and County Auditor ....

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Saturday, January 28, 2023
Maui Airport Mini-Rail to be Shutdown for Repairs--Replaced by Golf Carts
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 1559 Views :: Maui County, Rail

...  A contractor will provide golf carts to take anyone needing assistance between the CONRAC and the airport lobby. ...

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Friday, January 27, 2023
Maui Sovereignty Squatters Interfere with MEO Affordable Housing Project
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 1668 Views :: Maui County, Development

"The only reason we are pursuing a development at Ke Kahua in Waiehu is to bring affordable rental units to struggling Maui families.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Hawaiian Electric issues call for projects to significantly expand renewable energy generation on Oahu, Maui
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 1743 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Energy

... Latest procurement includes request for firm renewable capacity ....

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Saturday, January 21, 2023
Elderly Tourists Forced off Road to Hana, Stranded for Hours
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 1773 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... another driver, who they say was in a big hurry, forced them off the side of the road. One of the tires on their rented convertible was sliced by a rock ....

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Saturday, January 14, 2023
Kihei: Opening of Kūlanihākoʻi High School campus delayed
By News Release @ 2:34 AM :: 1593 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

... DoE only had 10 years notice of the need to build a grade-separated pedestrian crossing ....

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Friday, January 6, 2023
Hawaii Supreme Court Jan. 19th Oral Arguments in Disputed Maui Council Election
By Selected News Articles @ 4:05 AM :: 1736 Views :: Maui County, Office of Elections

... the challenge brought by Ahia and 30 Maui County voters argues Maui County Clerk Kathy Kaohu made an error by failing to determine the validity of hundreds of mail-in ballot envelopes deemed ‘deficient’ ....

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Friday, January 6, 2023
Maui County Hiring County Clerk, Deputy
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 1604 Views :: Maui County, Office of Elections

... Ensure the integrity of the election process ....

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Second Circuit Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 1518 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... whenever a grand jury is impaneled an independent counsel shall be appointed, as provided by law, to advise the members of the grand jury regarding matters brought before it ....

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Monday, January 2, 2023
Maui: Tasha Kama selected as interim council chair
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 5750 Views :: Maui County

... Tasha Kama was unanimously selected as the new interim council chair pending the outcome of the legal challenge to Alice Lee's election now before the Hawaii Supreme Court ....

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Saturday, December 31, 2022
Paranoia Will Destroy Ya: Maui Police CIU 'Kidnaps' one of its own officers
By Andrew Walden @ 7:12 PM :: 2890 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

... a lawsuit filed in 2nd Circuit Court November 4 by former MPD Officer Manuel Sorcy shows CIU investigators intensely focused on Chief Faaumu’s internal rivals both real and imagined ....

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Saturday, December 17, 2022
DLNR Pushes Back Against Shark Attack Conspiracy Theories
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 1728 Views :: Maui County

... The department has noted this kind of behavior over and over online ....

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Thursday, December 15, 2022
DoI Announces Avian Malaria Plan for Maui, Big Island
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 1879 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Environment

... Haleakalā National Park is the first site where novel mosquito control technologies will be implemented. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park will follow in subsequent years ....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Increased Fire Risk Surrounds Paeahu Solar Project in Kihei, Maui
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 2158 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... live electrical currents, combined with the large lithium-ion batteries that are proposed for this project, could make gaining control of a fire more difficult and dangerous ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
(Another) Former Maui County Environmental Management Official Charged with Accepting Bribes
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 2192 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics

... charges stemming from the operation of a long running bribery scheme ....

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Thursday, December 1, 2022
Maui County Christmas Tree Lighting Slated for Monday
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 1489 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Religion

... Bring your ohana to enjoy the holiday light display, Christmas music, and treats for the Keiki .... 

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Environmental Harm and Blasting Hazards Surrounding The Paeahu Solar Project in Kihei
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 1570 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... The evidentiary hearing is expected to be held throughout December 2022, with a final Maui Planning Commission decision early 2023 ....

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Saturday, November 26, 2022
Reinventing Tourism: Maui Makes Fodor's 'NO' List
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 PM :: 2316 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... We could kick every tourist off the island and it would do anything for Upcountry Maui water users.  But, as usual, facts don’t get in the way of Kaniela Ing’s grandstanding ....

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Friday, November 18, 2022
Two Maui Men Found Guilty of Hate Crimes for Racially Motivated Attack
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 2738 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... the defendants, who had never met C.K. before, stormed onto his property and demanded that he pack his things and leave, threatening to “tie [him] up and drag [him]” and make him “go missing” ....

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Monday, November 7, 2022
'By-right' approvals could lower cost of housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:42 AM :: 1708 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

... by-right approval for affordable housing projects would streamline the process for homebuilders and potentially yield big savings ....

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Friday, November 4, 2022
Former Maui Police Officer Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Attempted Child Enticement
By News Release @ 7:54 PM :: 1757 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

... In addition to his sentence, Saffeels must also register as a sex offender ....

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Sue and Settle: Bird Lights Now Part of Grand Wailea Marketing Plan
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 1754 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Tourism

... tourism is environmentalism ....

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