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Friday, October 28, 2022
Hawaii Sex Offender Arrested Quickly After Foolishly Leaving State
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 2138 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... Maui rapist and drug dealer now in a Louisiana jail on $505,000 bail ....

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Saturday, October 22, 2022
Maui Bill 107 Orders Developers to Reduce Price 20%
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:57 PM :: 1859 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

... the new ordinance is likely to do more harm than good by discouraging more homebuilding ....

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Maui Bill 107 to change affordable housing guidelines
By News Release @ 7:57 PM :: 1951 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

... the new sales price calculations will reduce the cost of affordable homes by an average of 22% ....

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Do the right thing for Maui housing, not just ‘something’
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:29 PM :: 1823 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

“...First, do no harm....”

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Skin Cancer News: Maui Sunscreen Ban goes into Effect October 1
By News Release @ 9:23 PM :: 1705 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Health Care

... the terms “reef friendly” and “reef safe” are not regulated ....

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
9th Circuit: Religious Services Allowed on Hawaii Ag Land
By Selected News Articles @ 9:57 PM :: 2611 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Land Use, Religion

... a Maui county commission denied the Spirit of Aloha Temple’s application for a permit to hold religious services on its ag-zoned property in Hana ....

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Friday, September 16, 2022
​Maui housing bill seriously flawed in July, and even more so now
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:13 PM :: 2035 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... An amendment seeks to subsidize homebuyers, leaving open whom would qualify and how much taxpayers would be in for ....

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Thursday, September 15, 2022
Indictments: Choy Paid $2M Bribes to Maui County Environmental Management Director
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 2221 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... analysis of county procurement records shows that since 2012, Choy’s firm received more than 40 non-bid Maui County contracts valued at around $20 million ....

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Friday, September 2, 2022
HECO's Idea of 'Good News' -- Oahu Electric Bills to go up 4%
By News Release @ 12:43 AM :: 1999 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Maui County, Energy, Cost of Living

... This is an improvement over the earlier forecast that projected bills would increase 7% or about $15 after the coal plant ends operations, which is scheduled for today ....

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Monday, August 29, 2022
HECO Warns of Rolling Blackouts on Big Island
By News Release @ 11:41 PM :: 2200 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Energy

... If rolling outages are necessary, Hawaiian Electric will send out a Tweet.  That's the plan ....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Audit: Maui County Zoning ‘Heavily Politicized’
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 1661 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development

... ZAED lost the majority of its supervisory personnel in 2021, and only one has been filled as of January 2022 ....

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Monday, August 8, 2022
House Maui initiative aims to identify and reduce homebuilding restraints
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:40 PM :: 2114 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... The housing situation on Maui is the worst in the state ....

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Saturday, August 6, 2022
When bureaucracy grows, housing does not
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:28 PM :: 1953 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... more regulation and delays ....

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Saturday, August 6, 2022
Maui Mineral-based sunscreen ordinance goes into effect October 1
By News Release @ 4:55 AM :: 1456 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... mindless hysteria is part of our tourism marketing scheme ....

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Saturday, August 6, 2022
Maui Disposable Bodyboard Ban takes effect
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 1710 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Tourism

... Ordinance prohibits sale, rental or distribution of polystyrene bodyboards ....

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Friday, August 5, 2022
Another Public Defender Becomes a Judge
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 1867 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... She served as a law clerk for Judge Michael Town ....

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Maui’s New Water Bureaucracy
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:08 PM :: 1838 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... New Regulations May Slow Homebuilding ....

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Saturday, July 30, 2022
Maui: 'Yes In My Backyard'
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:16 PM :: 1881 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... how do we work with the state and counties to move in this direction ....

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Sunday, July 24, 2022
Affordable? Maui Price Fixing Bill 'Recommitted'
By Joe Kent @ 9:19 PM :: 1854 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

... there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch ....

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Sunday, July 24, 2022
How to take politics out of housing
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:39 PM :: 1742 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

... The most recent example of this comes from Maui, where just this week the County Council killed a housing project that would have created 28 affordable units in Kihei ....

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Maui Council on verge of worsening housing crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:58 AM :: 1995 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... The assumption is that they would simply have to take that additional loss ....

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Saturday, July 16, 2022
Maui’s sky-high home prices a ‘self-inflicted wound’
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:47 AM :: 2765 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Maui Council Bill 107 could cause homebuilders to stop building affordable homes ....

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Friday, July 8, 2022
9th Circuit: Honolulu and Maui 'Big Oil Climate Change' Lawsuits Stay in State Court
By Selected News Articles @ 1:28 AM :: 1791 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Environment

... U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today ruled that a pair of lawsuits from Honolulu and Maui can proceed in state court ....

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Thursday, July 7, 2022
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1567 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... judicial nominees for a vacancy in the District Court of the Second Circuit (island of Maui) ....

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Sunday, June 26, 2022
Maui No Ka $$
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1649 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... Maui County proposes to spend more than One Billion Dollars in this fiscal year, a 26% increase over last fiscal year ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
'Water Management Area' -- New Way to Selectively Control Development
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 2039 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development, Land Use

... Tuesday, the Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) unanimously agreed to designate the entire Lahaina Aquifer Sector Area as both a Surface Water and Ground Water Management Area ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
Maui’s Public Nuisance Climate Lawsuit
By Selected News Articles @ 6:58 PM :: 1906 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... Over 1,300 climate lawsuits have been filed in the U.S.  None has yet succeeded ....

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Monday, May 30, 2022
Auē! All four counties are planning spending sprees
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:30 PM :: 2280 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Taxes

... Hawaii’s gross domestic product is down by 4.43% since 2019, yet even as the economy suffers, all four counties seem determined to spend like crazy ....

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Monday, May 16, 2022
Auditor: Maui Building Permits Delayed for Months in Spite of 30-Day Mandate
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 1828 Views :: Maui County, Development

... Since the reviewing agencies are diverse and have their own priorities, it is not unusual that substantial delays are caused when these other agencies do not timely process applications ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
County of Maui and Ogden Newspapers Agree to End Discussions on Sale of Maui News Building
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 1759 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment

... In March 2021, the Maui County Council passed legislation for the administration to acquire the 6.3-acre parcel for $9.8 million ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
HECO RFP Seeks 'Renewable' Projects on Maui, Oahu
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 1744 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Energy

... that includes but is not limited to wind, solar, biomass and biofuels. Standalone energy storage proposals also will be accepted ....

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Thursday, April 21, 2022
Video: 175 Junk Cars being Removed from DLNR Land on Maui
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 1631 Views :: Maui County, Environment

“...People have been abandoning vehicles in an area about ¼-mile off the pavement and it’s been happening for 6-7 years...."

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Thursday, April 21, 2022
Water to be Restored to Five Molokai Streams
By News Release @ 2:02 PM :: 1942 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

... For more than a century these streams were almost fully diverted and often dry ....

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Thursday, April 21, 2022
Victims' rights events set for Oahu, Maui
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 4300 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Law Enforcement

... commemorating National Crime Victims’ Rights Week ....

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Former Maui Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Child Enticement Charge
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 1712 Views :: Maui County, Police

... on December 3, 2021, Saffeels contacted the online profile of what appeared to be a young female ....

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Monday, April 18, 2022
Maui’s Automated Planning and Permitting System is LIVE
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 1553 Views :: Maui County, Development

... a new web-based software designed to support planning and permit processing ....

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Saturday, April 2, 2022
Maui Council unanimously approves resolution seeking Jones Act waiver -- Hawaii County Next?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:47 PM :: 2297 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Jones Act

... Hawaii County Council member Matt Kanealii-Kleinfelder said today he also is planning to introduce a resolution soon seeking a Hawaii waiver from the Jones Act .... 

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Friday, April 1, 2022
Maui Taser Lawsuit Filed
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 1992 Views :: Maui County, Second Amendment

... The lawsuit is needed to force the County of Maui to start issuing electric gun dealers licenses ....

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Saturday, March 26, 2022
Do it for Hawaii: Waive the Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:19 AM :: 2273 Views :: Maui County, Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

... Maui council member plans to offer JA waiver resolution ....

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Green Energy: Schatz Gives Taxpayer Money to Maui Councilmenber's Spouse
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 2685 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Ethics, Congressional Delegation

... None of these insiders know anything about electricity so Schatz makes federal taxpayers to pay for experts who can do the actual work for them ....

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Maui Musical Chairs: Rumor of Roz Baker Retirement
By Selected News Articles @ 6:21 PM :: 2082 Views :: Maui County, Office of Elections

... King v McKelvey for State Senate? ....

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022
​Maui’s Automated Planning and Permitting System to launch April 18
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 1726 Views :: Maui County, Development

... a new, web-based software designed to support planning and permit processing ....

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Friday, March 4, 2022
Supreme Court Finds State Violated Water Leasing Law in East Maui
By News Release @ 7:41 PM :: 1966 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

... The Court held that, per state statute and BLNR’s trust duties, the BLNR should have determined—but did not—that the leases were “in the best interests of the State” before continuing them in 2014 ....

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Maui County Plastic Ban Now in Effect
By News Release @ 2:37 AM :: 1941 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Small Business

... The ban affects businesses that package food or beverages to order (take-out, deli counter, and drinks), as well as businesses that sell these items for use ....

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Saturday, February 26, 2022
​Mayor Victorino repeals all Maui County Public Health Emergency Rules as of March 1
By News Release @ 1:55 AM :: 1667 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

... The repeal is only for county rules, the state’s Safe Travels Program and the statewide requirement to wear masks indoors will remain in effect, subject to Gov. David Ige’s proclamation ....

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Friday, February 18, 2022
Maui County ​Vaccine and testing requirements for restaurants, bars and gyms to be eliminated beginning Feb. 21
By News Release @ 11:17 PM :: 1882 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

... Maui County’s indoor mask requirement must be lifted by the governor ....

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Thursday, February 10, 2022
Naming Names: Who Will Cullen and English Rat Out?
By Andrew Walden @ 6:21 AM :: 7350 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

... In the federal system the little fish eats the big fish.  We've got a menu .... 

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Grand Wailea Lucrative Target of Next Birdlights Suit
By Court House News @ 2:59 PM :: 2042 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Grand Wailea Resort isn't the only place on Maui with night lighting ....

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Maui Fentanyl Dealer Gets 15 Years
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 2552 Views :: Maui County, Drugs

... the four lbs of fentanyl was being transported to Dayton, Ohio on December 10, 2014 by a drug trafficking organization operating on Maui and in Northern California ....

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Monday, January 31, 2022
“11th Hour” changes could jeopardize property rights of Kahoma Village residents
By News Release @ 10:28 PM :: 2635 Views :: Maui County, Development

..."I am always concerned by any piece of legislation that is not signed by Corporation Counsel...." -- Mayor Victorino

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