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Saturday, November 25, 2017
DLNR Hearing: Should Maui Windfarm be Allowed to Kill More Nene and Bats?
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 6270 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...Plan to kill 41 Nene and 48 bats....

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Arakawa Quits Lt Gov Race
By Andrew Walden @ 9:16 PM :: 5549 Views :: Maui County, Politicians

The following message was sent out to Arakawa campaign supporters Tuesday Nov 7, 2017....

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Saturday, October 28, 2017
Audit: New Clause in Union Contract Boosts Overtime 50%
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 5043 Views :: Maui County, Labor

...a correspondence received on October 20, 2017 from the Fire Chief, essentially claiming the Office of the County Auditor has no right to audit the MFD....

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Thursday, August 3, 2017
Haleakala: Police Again Clear Anti-Telescope Demonstrators from Road
By News Release @ 5:43 AM :: 7301 Views :: Maui County, Higher Education, OHA, Police

... See how it works when the police are allowed to do their job? ....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Auditor: Anti-Superferry Activists Wasted $71M of Taxpayer Money
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:49 PM :: 7660 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Environment, Greenmail

...Underwater: State’s Costs of Hawai‘i Superferry....

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Saturday, July 15, 2017
How to Lower the Cost of Health Care and Bring Doctors Back to Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:22 PM :: 5163 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

...Presentation featuring Dr. Kyle Varner, former Hawaii physician....

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Kaiser Takes Control of Maui County HHSC Hospitals
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 5204 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

"It has been a long journey to bring us to this historic transition"

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Monday, June 19, 2017
Panos: Statewide Surface Transportation Challenges and Opportunities
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:05 PM :: 4615 Views :: Maui County, Rail

Stuck in traffic? Panos Prevedouros will share traffic solutions that will free up our state's gridlock and get traffic flowing again....

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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Audit Catches Maui County Finance Directory Abusing P-Card–Exposes Hostess Bar Loophole
By News Release @ 2:15 AM :: 5626 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

...The County Finance Director’s travel was presumed to be to attend an Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in Nashville, TN, relating to “bribery and corruption”....

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Maui Mayor Signs Polystyrene Ban
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 6988 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Small Business

The law is set to go into effect on Dec. 31, 2018....

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Friday, May 26, 2017
Maui Hospital: The Little Engine That Could
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:28 AM :: 5856 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

...Despite multiple attempts to stop or derail it, things keep chugging along. And come July 1, it looks like Maui residents are finally going to start getting the care they deserve....

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Rep Kaniela Ing: Bin Laden Was “Leading a Movement Against the American Crusade”
By Andrew Walden @ 4:50 PM :: 16961 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Military, Politicians

...Orig published June 23, 2012.  Republished to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the extermination of Osama bin-Laden....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Maui Council to Consider 7.6% Property Tax Hike
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 4709 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

The hearing will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday April 26 in Council Chambers on the eighth floor of Kalana O Maui at 200 S. High St....

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Sunday, April 23, 2017
IRS: Hawaii Legislature Voted to Destroy Employee Retirement System
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 9021 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor, Taxes

IRS Ruling: Act 1 Cash Payout to HGEA members would cost ERS its nonprofit status .... 

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Sunday, April 16, 2017
Tax Casualty? Maui County Carnival
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 5627 Views :: Maui County, Jones Act, Taxes

The 2nd Annual Maui County Carnival, scheduled for April 6-9, 2017, has been cancelled. Skyrocketing state government fees have been blamed....

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Sunday, April 2, 2017
Carnival Cancelled Thanks to OHA Money Grab?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:32 PM :: 6994 Views :: Maui County, OHA, Small Business

“A little over half of this increase is attributable to State wharfage charges"

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Saturday, March 25, 2017
Maui Man Stabs Girlfriend to Death Because She Refused Abortion
By Selected News Articles @ 2:59 PM :: 7649 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, Life

Charli Scott, was five months pregnant with their unborn child when she was killed....

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Friday, March 24, 2017
Maui: Arakawa Submits $795.3 Million Budget Proposal
By News Release @ 11:34 PM :: 4157 Views :: Maui County

The budget proposal calls for anticipated revenues of $720.3 million....

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Friday, March 10, 2017
Full Text: Maui County State of the County Address
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 5281 Views :: Maui County

One side doesn’t have to lose in order for the other side to win....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Rep Kaniela Ing: Tickets, Lies, and Bin Laden
By Andrew Walden @ 6:10 PM :: 7468 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Politicians

...Legislative Candidate Mark Ing: Bin Laden Was “Leading a Movement Against the American Crusade”

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Hawaii Supreme Court: Do County Plans Override Zoning Laws?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:55 PM :: 5535 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

... the parcel is zoned "Hotel" but is designated on the Community Plan as "park" ....

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Friday, January 6, 2017
Report: Only 46% of HC&S Cane Workers Find New Jobs
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 7441 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Labor

The sole purpose of the taskforce was to help the 675 workers who were laid off last year....

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Saturday, December 17, 2016
Maui Says Aloha to Island’s Last Sugar Cane Producer
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 PM :: 5296 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

...the end of 145 years of harvesting and processing sugar cane on Maui....

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Friday, December 16, 2016
Interest in building ohana units rising on Maui
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:32 AM :: 6704 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Cost of Living

Instead of spending money on enforcement, it would be better to use resources to expedite the permitting process....

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Homeowners with Exemptions Reminded to File State Tax Returns—Or Else!
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 5224 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

...due to a change in requirements, those residents who have qualified for exemptions in the past must now file a state resident income tax form or risk being disqualified....

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Friday, December 2, 2016
Maui Seeks Volunteers for County Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 4251 Views :: Maui County

...deadline for applications is December 31, 2016....

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
New Open Data Program Improves Access to Maui County Financial Information
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 4559 Views :: Maui County

Members of the public will now be able to more easily access Maui County financial performance data, thanks to new open data software....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Brewbaker: The Future of Agriculture on Maui
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:35 PM :: 5382 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture
Thursday, October 27th, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Maui Country Club, Paia
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Friday, October 7, 2016
Victory: Hawaii Supreme Court Approves Haleakala Solar Telescope
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 8290 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Higher Education, Land Use, OHA

By a 3-2 majority the court affirmed the state land board’s decision in 2012 to grant a permit to build the Telescope....

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Friday, October 7, 2016
2016 Hawaii elections: proposed amendments, part 1
By Rachelle Chang @ 12:21 AM :: 10045 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Maui County

In addition to selecting the best candidates for elected office, Hawaii voters have many decisions to make that will have a big impact on County charters and our future....

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Maui County Buys Haiku Sugar Lots for Nature Preserve and Organic Ag Park
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 4947 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

...267.74 acres of former plantation land for $9.49 million....

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Maui Hospital Names Interim CEO
By News Release @ 5:04 AM :: 4834 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

Dr. Barry Shitamoto as Interim Chief Executive Officer effective Nov. 1, 2016.....

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
HIDOT Demands Money: Threatens to Cut off Lahaina
By News Release @ 1:37 AM :: 4995 Views :: Maui County, Environment

The state has estimated that it would cost around $800 million to realign and widen Honoapiilani Highway from Maalaea to the Lahaina bypass....

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Friday, September 16, 2016
Maui Memorial Hospital CEO Resigns
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 5226 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

...the Maui Region Board announces Chief Executive Officer Wesley Lo’s departure effective October 31, 2016....

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Sunday, September 4, 2016
Hospital deal is stalled, roadblocked and obstructed in every way
By News Release @ 5:42 AM :: 7939 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

...Why are matters of life and death not taking precedence over every other issue facing the state at this time?....

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Friday, September 2, 2016
Hospital delay heightens vulnerability to Hurricanes
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:47 PM :: 4892 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

At the very moment when they should be preparing for a possible hurricane, Maui is looking at cutting back health services....

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Thursday, September 1, 2016
Thanks to Union Stalling Tactics, Maui Hospital to Cut Beds, Services
By News Release @ 3:49 AM :: 6490 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

The impact of the bed closures will mean a decreased capacity with critical services such as Stroke, Heart, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Trauma and other critical care needs requiring transport to Oahu....

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Monday, August 29, 2016
Kaiser: Union Stalling Pushes Maui Hospital Transfer Date to July 1, 2017
By News Release @ 7:34 PM :: 6247 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

With a new date of July 1, 2017, we will all avoid the perpetual raising and dashing of expectations as interim closing dates are repeatedly set and cancelled....

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Monday, August 29, 2016
Molokai Ferry to Shut Down—Can’t Compete With Subsidized Airfares
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 4973 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

SLH’s water carrier service is regulated by the PUC....

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Rep. Kaniela Ing Pleads "Not Guilty"
By Selected News Articles @ 12:36 PM :: 8983 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police, Politicians

Maui State House Rep. Mark "Kaniela" Ing (D) was arraigned today ....

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Saturday, August 13, 2016
Maui: Zika May Have Spread to Local Mosquitoes
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 5122 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

"...we have been searching house to house the areas where the cases live and visited on Maui. We are looking for additional human cases and looking for mosquitoes and breeding sites....”

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Friday, August 12, 2016
Full Text: State, UPW Reach Maui Hospital Agreement
By News Release @ 11:55 PM :: 6116 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

The Maui Region hospitals will be transferred from Hawai‘i Health System Corporation management to Kaiser not earlier than November 6, 2016....

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Full Text: ERS Files Suit to Stop SB2077 ‘Catastrophe’
By News Release @ 4:06 PM :: 6965 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

... contributions would be included in the employees’ income and taxed as normal wages when contributed. Further, the employees would be subject to federal income taxes on the portion of their benefits funded by the employer at the time that the benefits vest ....

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016
$188K Cesspools: EPA Fines State, Counties
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 5928 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Environment

EPA today announced separate agreements with the County of Hawai‘i, the County of Maui and the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources to close illegal large-capacity cesspools....

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Sunday, August 7, 2016
Aftermath of the Maui Hospital Benefits Veto Override
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 6102 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

...what happens if a benefit plan does get disqualified? According to the IRS’ website, there are potentially severe consequences to the employer, the employees, and the plan itself....

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Saturday, August 6, 2016
Maui’s long waiting list for water
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:55 PM :: 3715 Views :: Maui County

...1,900 applicants have been waiting for years, often decades, to get hooked up to the county water system....

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
Maui County set to strangle Airbnb
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:37 PM :: 4279 Views :: Maui County

Officials in Maui County are set to impose stringent standards upon short-term housing permitting while serving Airbnb hosts with harsh civil penalties....

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Friday, July 29, 2016
Rep Kaniela Ing Caught Lying About Arrest--Claims 'Conspiracy'
By News Release @ 10:30 AM :: 15951 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Politicians

...Ing claims a long-running conspiracy is out to get him....

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Darby: Hawaii and Maui County Shelters Open
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 4908 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County

... Shelters are open now ....

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Friday, July 22, 2016
The Hawaii Legislature's Exercise in Short-Term Thinking
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:01 PM :: 4314 Views :: Maui County, Health Care

In essence, the legislature just handed the Hawaii taxpayers a bill, and even they don't know how high it's going to be....

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