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Saturday, May 18, 2024
Plan to ban thousands of TVRs on Maui has rocky road ahead
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:16 PM :: 530 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Tourism

... The plan will have its first hearing on June 25 before the Maui Planning Commission ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
Akina lauds Legislature’s Lahaina-response spending
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:08 PM :: 365 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... legislators earmark $1 billion to cover costs such as emergency housing and rental assistance ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
40% of Lahaina Burn Zone Survivors Face Difficulty Accessing Medical Care
By UHERO @ 2:54 PM :: 422 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... More than four in ten people reported difficulties accessing medical care and medications, compared to about one in ten before the fires ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
Lahaina Burn Zone Sewer Service Partially Restored
By News Release @ 2:37 PM :: 414 Views :: Maui County, Development

... type your address in the search bar on the County of Maui Sewer Service Status interactive map ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Blasting and drilling to begin soon at the Kilohana temporary housing site
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 366 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development

... The USACE lead contractor on the project, Aktarius, LLC dba Dawson AKT ....

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Sunday, May 12, 2024
Lahaina Lesson? "Prepare for quick evacuation"
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 801 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

..."Practices are improved from lessons learned in previous disasters"....

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Saturday, May 11, 2024
UHERO: 'Population slowing will reduce future growth'
By UHERO @ 2:58 AM :: 752 Views :: Maui County, Economy, Tourism

... Hawaii’s economy will grow at a slower pace than in past years ....

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Saturday, May 11, 2024
Hawaiian Electric completes West Maui transmission line work
By News Release @ 2:04 AM :: 590 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... A critical transmission line that serves as a back-up route of power to approximately 11,000 customers in West Maui is now online ....

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Friday, May 10, 2024
After Nine Months of Toxic Lies, DoH Finally Admits: "We do not expect to find health impacts caused by toxins in the wildfire ash"
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 817 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development, Tourism

... “Economic pressures will cause ‘toxic’ hysteria to be hyped up until locals sell out.  Then the hysteria will evaporate and be forgotten as Lahaina is rebuilt as Wailea v2 surrounding the ‘Venice of the Pacific’ water feature.”  -- HFP, Nov 2023 ....

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Property tax hikes wrong way to rebuild Lahaina
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:53 PM :: 927 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

... rate would increase by 82% for B&Bs worth $3 million or more ....

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024
DOBOR Clears Bums and Junk Cars from Kahului Harbor
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 1636 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

... Social service providers have made numerous visits to the camps at Kahului, attempting to place people into transitionary or permanent housing. However, most decline ....

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024
SB2919: Hotel Industry 'worked hand-in-hand with community partners and the government'
By News Release @ 5:44 AM :: 1001 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Labor, Tourism

“We thank Gov. Green, Hawai‘i legislators, and our partners at the Hawai‘i Hotel Alliance, UNITE HERE Local 5, and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union Local 142 for their leadership in passing this important law."--AHLA Interim President & CEO Kevin Carey

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Sunday, May 5, 2024
Legislature comes through big time
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:00 AM :: 1221 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... The best news to come out of it was that our lawmakers passed a major income tax-relief bill, HB2404, which Gov. Josh Green is almost certain to sign because it was part of his much-touted "Green Affordability Plan." ....

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Sunday, May 5, 2024
FBI Raids? No problem--Dawson Begins Construction of Lahaina Housing
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 1549 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Military

... Because USACE is involved, 8a companies such as Dawson score no-bid contracts.  Hopefully the FBI investigation and any future indictments and arrests won't interfere with construction.  It also helps that Robin Danner scored a gig in the Governor's office ....

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Saturday, May 4, 2024
Green 'Climate Team' Headed by A&B Exec to Lead Maui 'Recovery'
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 1327 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Development, Land Use

... Three Words: 'Conflict Of Interest' ....

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Saturday, May 4, 2024
Green Signs SB2919: Pretending to Allow Counties to Seize TVRs
By News Release @ 5:14 PM :: 1533 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Tourism

... The bill clarifies the counties’ authority to control the time, place, manner, and duration of land uses, particularly transient accommodations including short-term rentals ....

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Friday, May 3, 2024
Maui: Enviros File Another Bird Lights Lawsuit
By News Release @ 12:06 AM :: 961 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Greenmail, Tourism

... over the last 16 years, one bird died ....

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Thursday, May 2, 2024
Green Signs SB582: $385M for Maui Relief -- mostly for 'FEMA Ineligible Persons'
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 994 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

... $297 million has been designated to aid non-FEMA eligible families ....

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Thursday, May 2, 2024
Tokuda: Make Lahaina Federally Controlled 'National Heritage Area'
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 1145 Views :: Maui County, Development

... In establishing a new NHA, Congress designates a local coordinating entity—usually nonfederal—to coordinate and oversee administration of the area ....

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Thursday, May 2, 2024
Maui County to (attempt to) Outlaw 'Minatoya List' Condotels
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 5902 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development, Greenmail, Drugs

... "Too bad Maui didn’t learn from the City getting spanked for unconstitutionally attempting to legislatively phase out vested property rights to STRs" ....

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Thursday, May 2, 2024
Bill 85: Update Maui’s ‘circuit breaker’ property tax credit
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:16 AM :: 1060 Views :: Maui County, Tax Credits

... Maui’s circuit breaker offers relief to people who own and live in their homes and have filed for property tax homeowner exemptions ....

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Thursday, May 2, 2024
Maui County files complaint seeking to hold cell carriers responsible for failure to report outages during fires
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 873 Views :: Maui County, Police

... to hold the Cell Carriers responsible for their failure to properly inform the Maui Police Department in a timely manner of widespread cellular service outages on August 8 to 9, 2023 ....

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Nine Months Later: State Finally Begins Building Housing for Lahaina Survivors
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 1103 Views :: Maui County, Development

... 450 temporary studios and one-, two-, and three-bedroom housing units across 54 acres ....

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Monday, April 29, 2024
Green Extends Deadline for 'One Ohana Fund' Lahaina Buyouts
By News Release @ 11:58 PM :: 866 Views :: Maui County

...completed claim forms now due no later than July 1, 2024....

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Monday, April 29, 2024
Maui County's new Recovery Permitting Center Opens in Kahului
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 1858 Views :: Maui County, Development

... to assist residents with the process of applying for Disaster Recovery Building Permits for alterations, repairs, reconstruction and new construction of structures in areas affected by the August 2023 Maui wildfires ....

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Monday, April 29, 2024
Lahaina: HIEMA Moves Community Resource Center to Two Expensive Hotels
By News Release @ 11:33 PM :: 836 Views :: Maui County

...  Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa and the Royal Lahaina Resort ....

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Monday, April 29, 2024
Corps of Engineers Maui wildfires recovery update
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 882 Views :: Maui County, Development

... 300 residential lots have been returned to the county of Maui allowing homeowners to begin the rebuilding process ....

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Saturday, April 27, 2024
BLNR Boosts Honolua Bay Yacht Grounding Fine to $1.8M
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 1076 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... after hearing impassioned testimony from members of the community, the tentative proposed fined of more than $117,000 for damage caused to corals and live rock, was increased to $1,818,851.97 to account for “emotional distress to the community” ....

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Thursday, April 25, 2024
US Space Force Plans 'Space Surveillance' Telescopes for Haleakala
By News Release @ 3:35 AM :: 1088 Views :: Maui County, Military

... Environmental Impact Statement for the Department of the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site Small Telescope Advanced Research Facility ....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Maui Property Tax Resolution Full of Blank Numbers
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:26 PM :: 1101 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... Resolution 24-78 would set property tax rates for the coming year ....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Maui budget full of tax hikes
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:18 PM :: 941 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... County officials are seeking significant property tax increases while doing virtually nothing to cut spending or spend wisely ....

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Green: 450 units to be built for 'FEMA Ineligible' Lahaina Survivors
By News Release @ 6:03 PM :: 1087 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

... 'Not eligible' = Illegals and homeless.  Mixing them together is unfair to the illegals ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
Maui County Pushes Back Against AG Report on Fires
By News Release @ 3:24 PM :: 1081 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... The more liability assigned to Maui County, the less liability for Hawaiian Electric. Maui County cannot declare bankruptcy and transfer ownership of the County to outside lenders.  Hawaiian Electric can.  This is all about protecting old-boy power centers. ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
Lahaina fire victims must 'show regular progress toward their permanent housing plan in order to continue staying in FEMA housing'
By News Release @ 2:36 PM :: 1021 Views :: Maui County

... We encourage families to continue to show regular progress toward their permanent housing plan in order to continue staying in FEMA housing ....

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Friday, April 19, 2024
Property tax hikes wrong medicine for Maui woes
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:24 PM :: 1055 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... Tax hikes would burden average Maui homeowners the most ....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Full Text: Hawaii Attorney General Maui Wildfire Report
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 1172 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Land Use

... AG Lopez structured the FSRI contract to focus entirely on the role of public agencies, thus avoiding any liability borne by Hawaiian Electric or private landowners such as KSBE ....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Naming Names: Airports Division Ran Late-Night Parties Where Hawaii Politicians Raked In Money
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 PM :: 3843 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, OHA, COVID-19

... late-night parties in a cramped second-floor office where lobbyists and executives seeking government contracts lined up to drop cash and checks into a metal lockbox ....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
FULL TEXT: Maui Fire After Action Report
By Video @ 3:02 PM :: 1451 Views :: Maui County

... Maui County Fire Department presents After Action Report covering Lahaina and Kula Fires ...

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
E Maui Water Diversion: Sierra Club Loses at ICA
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 1297 Views :: Maui County, Development

... Sierra Club requested a contested case hearing on the issuance of any revocable permits for calendar year 2021. The BLNR denied the request and voted to continue the permits ....

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
DOH announces new RFPs for ground ambulance services for Kaua‘i and Maui Counties
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 876 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County

... replacing the RFPs that were canceled on Oct. 23, 2023, after concerns were raised ....

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Friday, April 12, 2024
Health Department: Lahaina Ocean Waters Safe for Recreation
By News Release @ 3:07 PM :: 901 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... 'Toxic' hysteria has been used to keep property owners away from their lots in the Lahaina burn zone--but the DoH just can't find any toxins ....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Case: FEMA should build housing on Maui
By Ed Case @ 6:58 PM :: 1044 Views :: Maui County, Development

... Case said relying only on rehousing is extremely difficult given the severe shortage of homes on Maui ....

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Monday, April 8, 2024
Lahaina: 43.8% of businesses “critical, on life support"
By News Release @ 9:53 PM :: 1134 Views :: Maui County, Small Business

...43.8% of businesses described themselves as “critical, on life support,” with only 3.1% reporting “doing great, feeling great.”....

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Monday, April 8, 2024
Hours extended for re-entry access into Lahaina Wildfire Disaster Area
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 917 Views :: Maui County, Development

... Re-entry activities, such as sifting, may be restricted ....

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Sunday, April 7, 2024
Road to rebuilding Lahaina paved with obstructions
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:40 PM :: 1297 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... regulations and objections by various special interests ....

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Sunday, April 7, 2024
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – District Family Judge, Second Circuit
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 563 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... nomination deadline May 20, 2024 ....

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Saturday, April 6, 2024
Judge Dismisses Claims: State cannot be Sued in Federal Court over Lahaina Fire
By Court House News @ 5:00 AM :: 1603 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Hawaii State Government, Judiciary

... The state is dismissed from a set of federal cases that aim to hold it liable for the deadly wildfires but may still face claims in state court ....

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Friday, April 5, 2024
Lahaina Fire Solution: A Rate Hike, of Course
By Selected News Articles @ 3:32 AM :: 1276 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Cost of Living

"Making ratepayers to pay for the cost of their negligence and mismanagement is not the way to go"

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Thursday, April 4, 2024
Lahaina: 500 Properties Cleared, Zero Building Permits Issued
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 1442 Views :: Maui County, Development

... No Lahaina burn zone property owners have been given building permits ....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Lahaina Fire: COFA Citizens may now Apply for FEMA Aid
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 1294 Views :: Maui County, National News

... Biden recently signed the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2024, which extended federal benefits to COFA citizens who legally reside in the United States ....

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