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Friday, January 27, 2023
Maui Sovereignty Squatters Interfere with MEO Affordable Housing Project
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 174 Views :: Maui County, Development

"The only reason we are pursuing a development at Ke Kahua in Waiehu is to bring affordable rental units to struggling Maui families.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Hawaiian Electric issues call for projects to significantly expand renewable energy generation on Oahu, Maui
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 308 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Energy

... Latest procurement includes request for firm renewable capacity ....

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Saturday, January 21, 2023
Elderly Tourists Forced off Road to Hana, Stranded for Hours
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 685 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... another driver, who they say was in a big hurry, forced them off the side of the road. One of the tires on their rented convertible was sliced by a rock ....

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Saturday, January 14, 2023
Kihei: Opening of Kūlanihākoʻi High School campus delayed
By News Release @ 2:34 AM :: 570 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

... DoE only had 10 years notice of the need to build a grade-separated pedestrian crossing ....

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Friday, January 6, 2023
Hawaii Supreme Court Jan. 19th Oral Arguments in Disputed Maui Council Election
By Selected News Articles @ 4:05 AM :: 673 Views :: Maui County, Office of Elections

... the challenge brought by Ahia and 30 Maui County voters argues Maui County Clerk Kathy Kaohu made an error by failing to determine the validity of hundreds of mail-in ballot envelopes deemed ‘deficient’ ....

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Friday, January 6, 2023
Maui County Hiring County Clerk, Deputy
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 589 Views :: Maui County, Office of Elections

... Ensure the integrity of the election process ....

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Second Circuit Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 590 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... whenever a grand jury is impaneled an independent counsel shall be appointed, as provided by law, to advise the members of the grand jury regarding matters brought before it ....

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Monday, January 2, 2023
Maui: Tasha Kama selected as interim council chair
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 3230 Views :: Maui County

... Tasha Kama was unanimously selected as the new interim council chair pending the outcome of the legal challenge to Alice Lee's election now before the Hawaii Supreme Court ....

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Saturday, December 31, 2022
Paranoia Will Destroy Ya: Maui Police CIU 'Kidnaps' one of its own officers
By Andrew Walden @ 7:12 PM :: 1285 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

... a lawsuit filed in 2nd Circuit Court November 4 by former MPD Officer Manuel Sorcy shows CIU investigators intensely focused on Chief Faaumu’s internal rivals both real and imagined ....

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Saturday, December 17, 2022
DLNR Pushes Back Against Shark Attack Conspiracy Theories
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 1015 Views :: Maui County

... The department has noted this kind of behavior over and over online ....

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Thursday, December 15, 2022
DoI Announces Avian Malaria Plan for Maui, Big Island
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 779 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Environment

... Haleakalā National Park is the first site where novel mosquito control technologies will be implemented. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park will follow in subsequent years ....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Increased Fire Risk Surrounds Paeahu Solar Project in Kihei, Maui
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 1307 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... live electrical currents, combined with the large lithium-ion batteries that are proposed for this project, could make gaining control of a fire more difficult and dangerous ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
(Another) Former Maui County Environmental Management Official Charged with Accepting Bribes
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 1169 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics

... charges stemming from the operation of a long running bribery scheme ....

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Thursday, December 1, 2022
Maui County Christmas Tree Lighting Slated for Monday
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 663 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Religion

... Bring your ohana to enjoy the holiday light display, Christmas music, and treats for the Keiki .... 

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Environmental Harm and Blasting Hazards Surrounding The Paeahu Solar Project in Kihei
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 714 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... The evidentiary hearing is expected to be held throughout December 2022, with a final Maui Planning Commission decision early 2023 ....

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Saturday, November 26, 2022
Reinventing Tourism: Maui Makes Fodor's 'NO' List
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 PM :: 1494 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... We could kick every tourist off the island and it would do anything for Upcountry Maui water users.  But, as usual, facts don’t get in the way of Kaniela Ing’s grandstanding ....

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Friday, November 18, 2022
Two Maui Men Found Guilty of Hate Crimes for Racially Motivated Attack
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 1654 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... the defendants, who had never met C.K. before, stormed onto his property and demanded that he pack his things and leave, threatening to “tie [him] up and drag [him]” and make him “go missing” ....

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Monday, November 7, 2022
'By-right' approvals could lower cost of housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:42 AM :: 760 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

... by-right approval for affordable housing projects would streamline the process for homebuilders and potentially yield big savings ....

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Friday, November 4, 2022
Former Maui Police Officer Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Attempted Child Enticement
By News Release @ 7:54 PM :: 739 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Police

... In addition to his sentence, Saffeels must also register as a sex offender ....

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Sue and Settle: Bird Lights Now Part of Grand Wailea Marketing Plan
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 876 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Tourism

... tourism is environmentalism ....

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Friday, October 28, 2022
Hawaii Sex Offender Arrested Quickly After Foolishly Leaving State
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 1231 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 :: 893 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 :: 858 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 :: 824 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 :: 852 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 :: 1368 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 :: 1235 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 :: 1554 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 :: 1131 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 :: 1260 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 :: 1070 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 :: 1351 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 :: 1281 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 :: 927 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 :: 1120 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 :: 1337 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 :: 1233 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 :: 1261 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 :: 1217 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 :: 1150 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 :: 1263 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 :: 2088 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 :: 1209 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 :: 1015 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 :: 1165 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 :: 1327 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 :: 1168 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 :: 1442 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 :: 1079 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 :: 1145 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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