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Thursday, August 17, 2023
Maui: Tense Officials Defensive Over Failure to Sound Siren Alert
By Selected News Articles @ 8:35 PM :: 1882 Views :: Maui County

... tense as city and state officials shot back at questions from reporters over why sirens were not activated ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
Bissen: Property Taxes Waived for Maui Fire Victims
By Selected News Articles @ 7:18 PM :: 1870 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... Anyone who has paid their taxes will receive a refund ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
State Energy Officials: Hawaiian Electric Prioritized Green-Energy Push over Wildfire Prevention
By Selected News Articles @ 2:01 PM :: 4113 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... Hawaiian Electronic consequently invested less than a quarter-of-a-million dollars on wildfire-related projects ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
DLNR 'Reassigns' Hawaiian Activist Who Delayed Water Resupply for Lahaina Fire
By News Release @ 1:57 AM :: 5395 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Greenmail, Land Use, OHA

... 'Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner' at DLNR is transferred to new job after allegedly prioritizing taro patch over Lahaina firefighting ....

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Deadly Hawaii Fires Are Result of Political and Policy Failures—Not Climate Change
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:53 PM :: 2614 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... the left never lets a crisis go to waste ....

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Green: "Its going to be a very long time before any housing can be built"
By News Release @ 2:50 PM :: 2692 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

"We’ll also invest state resources to preserve and protect this land for our people; not for any development"

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023
County releases first confirmed identifications of Maui Wildfire Disaster victims
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 1759 Views :: Maui County
  • Total fatalities: 106
  • Identified and notified: Two individuals of 106
  • Identified and not notified: Three individuals of 106
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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Federal Resource Fair for Those Impacted by Maui Fires
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 1892 Views :: Maui County, Congressional Delegation

... Maui Economic Development Board’s Malcolm Center, Kihei, Saturday, August 19, 2023 -- 1:00pm to 5:00pm ....

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Lahaina: ​Rise with Grace
By Joni Kamiya @ 8:55 PM :: 2033 Views :: Maui County, GMOs

... We can’t be shattered and split by opinions and savvy social media posts with catchy slogans but focused on working as one to build a better and more resilient community ....

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
HECO Suits: Two Vacant Hawaii Supreme Court Seats Loom Large
By Robert Thomas @ 8:38 PM :: 3348 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... Hawaii certainly has not adopted the California model of inverse condemnation liability for wildfires. So this will be a case of first impression ....

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Just the Beginning: S&P Downgrades Hawaiian Electric to Junk
By News Release @ 4:18 PM :: 2282 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... CreditWatch placement with negative implications reflects the potential for additional downgrades of one or more notches within the coming months ....

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Lawsuit: HECO Should Have Depowered Lines
By Selected News Articles @ 12:45 PM :: 2196 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... Hawaiian Electric’s stock plunged 34% following the suits ....

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
"We would probably see a mass exodus from Maui."
By Selected News Articles @ 12:40 PM :: 2537 Views :: Maui County, Economy, Tourism

... "It would be potentially catastrophic if no one traveled to the island," Green said ....

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Monday, August 14, 2023
Housing task force created for Maui victims as death toll climbs
By Selected News Articles @ 3:14 PM :: 1964 Views :: Maui County

... Green said a temporary housing task force is working to secure housing for Maui victims and rescue workers ....

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Sunday, August 13, 2023
Maui Crisis: A Time to Help
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:26 PM :: 2168 Views :: Maui County, OHA

... the outpouring of compassion that we are witnessing from the people of Hawai‘i is the silver lining through the dark cloud of despair ....

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Sunday, August 13, 2023
Lahaina Fires Red Cross and FEMA: Where to Volunteer, How to get Help
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 7677 Views :: Maui County

... More than 220 trained American Red Cross disaster workers — from Maui, other Hawaiian islands and all corners of the country — are helping now with more on their way ....

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Sunday, August 13, 2023
Lahaina Search only 3% Done--death toll stands at 93
By Video @ 1:35 AM :: 2381 Views :: Maui County

... Maui Police Chief John Pelletier said cadaver dogs have searched just 3% of the hardest-hit areas, and asked those with missing loved ones to provide DNA samples ....

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Saturday, August 12, 2023
FEMA: 2,207 Structures Damaged in Lahaina Fire
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 2325 Views :: Maui County

... the Lahaina Fire resulted in an estimated total of 2,719 structures exposed; 2,207 structures damaged or destroyed; and 2,170 acres burned. 86 percent of buildings exposed to the fire were classified as residential ....

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Saturday, August 12, 2023
Tokuda: Hawaii Emergency Planners 'underestimated the lethality, the quickness of fire'
By Video @ 8:24 PM :: 2465 Views :: Maui County, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government

... Hawaii underestimated the deadly threat of wildfire, records show ....

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Saturday, August 12, 2023
Maui wildfire search and rescue continues as community decries government response
By Court House News @ 2:21 PM :: 1774 Views :: Maui County

... Hawaii officials are facing criticism, and a review, of their handling of wildfires on Maui that have become the deadliest natural disaster in the Hawaii history ....

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Saturday, August 12, 2023
City to temporarily suspend short-term vacation rental laws in response to Maui wildfires
By News Release @ 3:39 AM :: 2353 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Small Business, Tourism

... Blangiardi directed DPP to suspend the short-term vacation rental 30–day minimum rental period requirement to increase the availability of temporary housing on Oʻahu ....

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Friday, August 11, 2023
'All of Lahaina Gone': 89 Dead, 100s Missing, 1,700 Buildings Destroyed
By Video @ 11:59 PM :: 4477 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... Green described Lahaina as “total devastation,” estimating that about 80% of the town was destroyed, with hundreds of families displaced. He added that the damage to property will be in the “billions of dollars.” ....

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Friday, August 11, 2023
OHA: Lahaina Fires Caused by 'Western Forces'
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 2881 Views :: Maui County, OHA

... The fires are in part due to the climate crisis, a history of colonialism in our islands, and the loss of our right to steward our ʻāina and wai.  ....

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Friday, August 11, 2023
Lahaina Fire Recovery: How You Can Help
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 2230 Views :: Maui County

... donate to Hawaii Community Foundation “Maui Strong Fund” and the Hawaii Red Cross ....

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Friday, August 11, 2023
Maui, Oahu COVID Hospitalizations Up
By News Release @ 3:06 PM :: 2375 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, COVID-19

... the hospital admission rate for Honolulu and Maui counties increased to 10.4 new COVID-19 hospitalizations per 100,000 people ....

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Thursday, August 10, 2023
VIDEO: Hawaii National Guard Fights Fires, Biden Declares Disaster
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 2350 Views :: Maui County, Military

... The National Guard has activated 134 troops — including 99 Army National Guard personnel and 35 Air National Guard personnel — to assist in the in the ongoing local and federal wildfire response efforts ....

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Thursday, August 10, 2023
Historic Maui town in ruins after wildfires
By Court House News @ 6:00 AM :: 1849 Views :: Maui County

... Officials have confirmed 53 fatalities in the devastating wildfires that destroyed Lahaina and have yet to be fully contained ....

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Wednesday, August 9, 2023
53 Dead: People Jump in Water as Fire Burns Thru Historic Lahaina Town
By Video @ 12:48 PM :: 4508 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... Much of historic Lahaina town destroyed as huge wildfire sends people fleeing into water ....

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Thursday, August 3, 2023
​Maui Leads Statewide Push for counties to increase their TAT surcharges
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:15 PM :: 2650 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

... approving for inclusion in the 2024 Hawaii State Association of Counties legislative package a state bill relating to the county transient accommodations tax ....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Healthcare Crisis on the Island of Molokaʻi
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:00 PM :: 2587 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 :: 2475 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 :: 2061 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 :: 1543 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 :: 1994 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 :: 2180 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 :: 2291 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 :: 2260 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 :: 1930 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 :: 1971 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 :: 1988 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 :: 2359 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 :: 2040 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 :: 3372 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 :: 2209 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 :: 3863 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 :: 2267 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 :: 2005 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 :: 1905 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 :: 1957 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 :: 1930 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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