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Saturday, November 20, 2021
Maui County Will Not Appeal Injection Well Ruling
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 367 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... When the case was returned to Judge Mollway, she determined that the County needs a Clean Water Act NPDES permit ....

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Saturday, November 20, 2021
Mindless Hysteria: Maui County Council Passes Anti-Sunscreen Bill
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 586 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Chemical Company Behind Anti-Sunscreen Campaign ....

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Thursday, November 18, 2021
How is Maui Saving Hawaiian Lands?
By Video @ 11:42 PM :: 536 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... ʻĀina kupuna bill to help long-time Maui families keep ancestral lands passes first council reading ....

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Friday, November 12, 2021
‘Community Based Energy’: $27.5M in GEMS for Hawaii Democratic Party Officials, Maui Councilmember
By Andrew Walden @ 8:20 PM :: 1084 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Energy, Ethics

... To fund this insider giveaway, the HGIA board voted to take away $2.5M set aside for low and middle income households and $5M set aside for multi-family projects ....

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Thursday, November 11, 2021
Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 574 Views :: Maui County

... Applicants are being sought for 63 vacancies on various Maui County boards, commissions, councils and committees ....

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
7,000 Legal Vacation Rentals on Maui in Jeopardy
By Video @ 4:19 PM :: 1191 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Tourism, Cost of Living

... a Maui County Council proposal that aspires to create more housing on Maui by phasing out about 7,000 vacation rentals ....

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Thursday, November 4, 2021
Former Maui Police Officer Receives 30 Months in Prison for Soliciting Sexual Relationship for Official Acts
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 960 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

... he engaged in a bribery scheme wherein he solicited a sexual relationship with a female motorist in exchange for an official act as an MPD officer ....

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Maui County TAT Takes Effect
By News Release @ 5:23 PM :: 626 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

... the Maui County Transient Accommodations Tax (MCTAT) goes into effect November 1, 2021 ....

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Maui Council Proposal Would Outlaw 7,300 Legal Vacation Rentals
By News Release @ 5:53 AM :: 1036 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Tourism

... eliminating TVR use from these subject condominiums would result in a possible loss of $23 million in revenue annually, and upwards of $74 million in annual revenue lost overall ....

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Friday, October 22, 2021
'Karma is a Bitch' -- Maui Mayor's Office Rips Anti-Vaxxer
By Andrew Walden @ 4:06 AM :: 4786 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

... Anti-vaxxer antics are a key argument for continuing to exclude direct public testimony ....

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Friday, October 22, 2021
UHERO Looks at Maui County Plan to Impose $1.17B Tax Hike on Housing
By UHERO @ 2:42 AM :: 656 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, Cost of Living

... How to build affordable housing?  Impose a $1.169 billion tax on housing.  Clue: 'Boondoggle' ....

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Anti-vaxxers Expose Maui Mayor to COVID
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 1632 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

"...We only found out about the exposure because of a social media post....”

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Maui: No Tents for Anti-Vaxxer Rally
By News Release @ 7:51 PM :: 846 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, COVID-19

"... event planners have recently requested that the event include food, live music and tents on County property ...."

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Outsider Chosen as Maui PD Chief
By News Release @ 6:23 AM :: 836 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

... the vote was unanimous for Las Vegas PD Cap't John Pelletier ....

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Taxpayer Debt Burden: Honolulu Grade 'F', Maui Grade 'D'
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:43 AM :: 866 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

“When combined with their share of the state debt, Honolulu taxpayers each owe $61,300.”

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Saturday, October 2, 2021
Maui Council Approves 3% TAT Hike--Will use Money to buy 'Open Space'
By News Release @ 2:41 PM :: 1098 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Tourism

... In anticipation of the new tax, the council also passed on first reading today a bill to increase anticipated revenue for the Open Space Fund ....

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Maui: 80 Homeless Meth Addicts Leave Behind 54 Junk Cars and 58 Tons of Garbage
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 2814 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

..."In recent weeks, our staff has reported individuals blocking the roadway entrance to the plant, starting verbal arguments and jumping on a truck in at least one instance in which police were called."...

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Saturday, September 18, 2021
Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 1:30 AM :: 709 Views :: Maui County

... The application deadline is Nov. 15, 2021 ....

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
How COVID Rules Affect Maui Businesses
By Video @ 3:02 AM :: 924 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, COVID-19

... Questions include whether the mandates are practical, whether they are supported by data, and whether they are narrowly tailored to achieve a specific goal without violating the freedoms of Maui residents generally ....

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Thursday, September 9, 2021
89% of DoE Employees Vaxxed--Lower on Maui
By News Release @ 3:20 AM :: 1037 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, COVID-19

...the Hāna-Lahainaluna-Duckburg Complex Area is the lowest at 75%....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Sweet Deal for Maui Developer--DHHL Affordable Housing Credits
By Andrew Walden @ 6:49 PM :: 2127 Views :: DHHL, Maui County, Ethics

... the affordable housing credits paid to Dowling are worth $1.4M to $20.6M over and above DHHL’s $10.8M parcel valuation ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Poisoning of People
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:11 PM :: 1809 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, GMOs, COVID-19

... I have to laugh because they mocked me as being sheep but, uh, they are the ones taking enough of a toxic substance made for sheep! ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Maui Council Passes Organic Pesticide and Fertilizer Bill
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 1102 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

... Bill No. 72, which only allows pesticides and fertilizers that are compatible with organic systems and permitted under the USDA National Organic Program to be used on county property ....

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Tourist Busted after Lifting Turtle out of Sea and not Eating it
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 1631 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, Tourism

... tourist fails to uphold traditional Hawaiian cultural practices ....

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Monday, August 2, 2021
Mayor Victorino requests postponement of return to classroom learning
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 1147 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, COVID-19

... Hawaii public schools stand ready to reopen classrooms for the new school year on Tuesday, August 3, even though the Hawaii Department of Health reports the state’s COVID positivity rate has climbed 163% over the past two weeks ....

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Friday, July 30, 2021
Victorino signs agreements with Expedia and Airbnb to curb illegal TVRs
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 1317 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, Tourism

... Both platforms will now require host-provided tax map key numbers to appear on online listings ....

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
Maui County accepting applications for First-Time Homebuyer's Down Payment Assistance Program
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 880 Views :: Maui County, Cost of Living

... up to 5 percent of the home purchase price, not to exceed $30,000 ....

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
Hawaiian Electric collecting feedback on shared solar program for Molokai
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 914 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... a subscription to a generation facility on their island in exchange for credit applied to their electricity bill ....

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Monday, July 26, 2021
Maui Tourism Recovery Brings Bond Upgrades
By News Release @ 9:46 PM :: 861 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... Moody’s cites the Aa1 rating “reflects the continued economic recovery of Maui driven by the rebound of tourism-related activity” ....

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Friday, July 23, 2021
HD 13 Vacancy: Ige Appoints Linda Clark
By News Release @ 7:14 PM :: 2703 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County

... Clark currently serves as an independent process server for the Child Support Enforcement Agency, State of Hawai‘i ....

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
More Homesteading Opportunities for Native Hawaiians on Moloka‘i After Water Commission Decision
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 1280 Views :: DHHL, Maui County, OHA

... the water rights for this aquifer had been litigated for thirty years ....

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Mayor Victorino vetoes hotel construction moratorium bill
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 1337 Views :: Maui County, Development, Tourism

"... concerned about unintended consequences such as pushing hospitality developments into communities outside of Maui’s resort areas ...."

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Thursday, July 8, 2021
Hana Hwy: HTA asks visitors to travel with tour companies
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 1110 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... HDOT announced in a press release on June 10 that it has installed approximately 70 “no parking” signs on Hana Highway ....

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Thursday, July 8, 2021
Ige Nominates Canto to BLNR
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 1114 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

"... Canto is currently employed as a processing assistant for Maui Grown Therapies ...."

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Mayor Victorino to reserve additional water source allocation for affordable housing
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 1072 Views :: Maui County, Development

“...I am prioritizing our resident workforce as the first beneficiaries of this water to motivate construction of right-priced housing as soon as possible....”

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Na Wai Eha: 20 Years of Litigation 'fundamentally changes water distribution system'
By News Release @ 11:31 PM :: 1255 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Land Use

"...the most comprehensive application of the Hawai‘i Water Code to water use and protection in history...."

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
41 Junk Cars Removed from Oceanfront Kahului Homeless Camp
By News Release @ 9:22 PM :: 1208 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

... Most vehicles tagged for removal had been filled with trash from the nearby homeless encampment. ...

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Sunday, June 27, 2021
Secret Tax Relief for Hotels on Maui?
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1462 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Taxes, Tourism

“...the coronavirus pandemic has challenged the County to make many unprecedented decisions. One such decision was to reduce the Assessed Values of Hotel and Resort properties due to the catastrophic drops in occupancy experienced by that industry....”

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Saturday, June 26, 2021
Who Will Run for DeCoite's House Seat? -- Not Ritte
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 1403 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County

... CALL FOR CANDIDATES -- Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm HST ....

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Sunday, June 20, 2021
State Supreme Court: With Environmentalism Anybody Can Veto Affordable Housing
By Robert Thomas @ 4:54 AM :: 1913 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development, Greenmail, Judiciary, Land Use

... Anyone Claiming That An Affordable Housing Project Might Impact Their Property Interests In A "Clean And Healthful Environment" Has Standing To Object ....

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Thursday, June 17, 2021
Ige appoints Rep Lynn DeCoite to State Senate
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 1020 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County

... Maui County Democrats will now scramble for the next prize--appointment to DeCoite's vacant House seat ....

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Thursday, June 17, 2021
Cockfighting Arrests on Molokai - The investigation and arrests were long in coming
By Video @ 11:13 PM :: 1468 Views :: Maui County, Gambling, Law Enforcement

... Police reported seizing more than $160,000 in cash, along with gambling ledgers and paraphernalia, from an illegal cockfighting derby attended by 300 to 400 people last month on Molokai ....

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Sunday, June 6, 2021
Enjoying Your Maui Resort Condo? Now Pay Up!
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1670 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... Some taxpayers on Maui are getting a nasty surprise this year because they didn’t do anything, and their real property tax rate doubled ....

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Saturday, May 29, 2021
Ige: More Re-openings at 60% Vaccination Rate
By News Release @ 3:09 AM :: 1447 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

... wait until the State of Hawaii has vaccinated at least 60 percent of residents before allowing higher occupancy ....

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Mayor Victorino offers sneak peak of Governor Ige’s Tuesday press conference
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 994 Views :: Maui County, COVID-19

... imminent changes to state emergency rules related to youth ocean sports and mask-wearing ....

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Public Hearing for Maui County Firing Range
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 1074 Views :: Maui County, Second Amendment

... ​Online public hearing scheduled for proposed rules for firing range at Ukumehame, Maui ....

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Friday, May 21, 2021
Successful program audit helps Maui County consumers maintain low flood insurance rates
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 975 Views :: Maui County, Cost of Living

... Maui County policyholders save an estimated $1.4 million annually ....

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Thursday, May 20, 2021
Instream Flows Set for Taro-Growing Areas of Kauai, Maui
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 1125 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Agriculture

... the Commission approving of natural streamflow conditions to serve as the instream flow standard ....

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
EEOC Collects Over $4.8 Million on Judgment in Labor Trafficking Case Against Maui Pineapple
By News Release @ 11:41 PM :: 1357 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Labor

... $4.8 million has been recovered to satisfy a judgment in a national origin and race discrimination lawsuit brought by the EEOC against Maui Pineapple ....

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Saturday, May 15, 2021
Maui Democrats Nominate Three for Senate Dist 7 Seat
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 2198 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County

... Walter Ritte not nominated .... 

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