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Friday, August 25, 2023
Lahaina Fire: County of Maui releases validated list of Missing
By News Release @ 1:49 PM :: 1060 Views :: Maui County

... UPDATE Aug 25, 2023: "About 100 names tentatively removed from missing list" ....

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Friday, August 25, 2023
To Tackle Highest Housing Costs in the Country, Hawaii's Governor Declares YIMBY Martial Law
By Selected News Articles @ 6:00 AM :: 2045 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... An emergency proclamation by Gov. Josh Green offers developers the opportunity to route around almost all regulations on building homes ....

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Thursday, August 24, 2023
Do Lahaina Property Owners Have the Right to Rebuild?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:26 PM :: 8175 Views :: Maui County, Development

... We asked the Maui Mayor’s office and the Maui County Building Permits Division.  Here is their response ....

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Thursday, August 24, 2023
VIDEO: Supreme Court denies Lahaina Fire Water mismanaged
By Video @ 6:09 PM :: 3344 Views :: Maui County, Greenmail

... oral arguments concerning how much water was permitted to battle the Maui wildfires took place in supreme court Wednesday August 23, 2023 ....

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Thursday, August 24, 2023
County of Maui files lawsuit against HECO
By Court House News @ 6:03 PM :: 1532 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... Maui County and other state officials and entities have also faced their own share of criticism for the response during and after the fires ....

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Thursday, August 24, 2023
House Committee demands SBA briefing on Hawaii wildfire relief
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 1469 Views :: Maui County, Small Business

...The House Small Business Committee sent a letter to the Small Business Administration seeking information and a staff-level briefing on how the agency is assisting victims of the Hawaii wildfire....

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Solar Users Hit Hard by HECO 'Time of Use' Rate Increases
By UHERO @ 11:03 PM :: 3199 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... NEM solar users bills increase: 100%, 200%, or more ... 

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
How parking reform could help boost Hawaii’s housing stock
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:08 PM :: 1495 Views :: Development, Land Use

... most cities in the U.S. have required arbitrary amounts of parking to be built with every new building or new business ....

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
P3 Restructures 1,221-Unit Affordable Housing Portfolio
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 1456 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

"... Innovative Transaction to Rehabilitate Properties and Preserve Long-Term Affordability ...."

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Audio: Hawaii Inverse Condemnation and Wildfires
By Robert Thomas @ 8:44 PM :: 1752 Views :: Energy, Environment

... will Hawaii adopt California's version of inverse condemnation liability in wildfire cases? ....

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
30 Years later--Varona Village Redevelopment Begins
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 1905 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... to offer the homes and lots for purchase by the tenants of record (the original plantation workers) and current Varona Village residents ....

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
DBEDT Releases 2022 Hawaii Data Book
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 1610 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... The Hawai‘i State Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawai‘i ....

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
HHFDC: 900 Housing Options for Fire Victims
By News Release @ 11:51 PM :: 1558 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

... HHFDC housing referral program ends first week with 900-plus dwelling options for displaced Maui residents; Governor Green urges more property owners to participate ....

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Senate Special Session Confirms Four Judicial Appointments
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 2792 Views :: Judiciary

... The special session addressed only the four pending judicial appointments ....

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
DLNR Faked 'Reassignment' of Official Who Withheld Firefighting Water
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 4239 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics

... The ‘reassignment’ of Manuel was purposefully defective in order to allow for it to be reversed by litigation such as this ....

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
ACLU Demands Injunction to Protect Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 1985 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... the homeless are sacred cows ....

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Monday, August 21, 2023
Honolulu District Courthouse to Partially Reopen After 'Structural Damage'
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 3923 Views :: Judiciary

...Cases scheduled in courtrooms 7A, 7B, 10A, 10C, and 10D at Honolulu District Court will be rescheduled. Small claims cases in courtroom 10B-PM will also be rescheduled....   

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Monday, August 21, 2023
VIDEO: Biden Maui Fire Speech
By Video @ 8:55 PM :: 1678 Views :: Maui County

... Biden address 'community engagement event' on Maui, Aug 21, 2023 ....

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Monday, August 21, 2023
Buried News: What was with that Hawaii water official getting showered with leis from 'supporters'?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:46 AM :: 4490 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, OHA

... "supporters" gathered around him, showering him with about 15 leis, which went up to his chin as he grinned happily ....

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Monday, August 21, 2023
Hawaii Gov Doubles Down Efforts To Link Climate Change To Tragic Fires
By Selected News Articles @ 5:35 AM :: 1721 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Green attributed some blame for the catastrophic Maui fires to climate change when he appeared on CBS’ Face The Nation on Sunday ....

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Monday, August 21, 2023
​New healthcare law a practical and philosophical win for Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:00 AM :: 1674 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

... how a licensure compact is likely to benefit Hawaii residents ....

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Sunday, August 20, 2023
Whether DOE Should Have a Monopoly on Our Kids
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:06 AM :: 1669 Views :: Education K-12

... not all of it has been peachy ....

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Sunday, August 20, 2023
Land Grab: Use Eminent Domain to Seize all of Lahaina?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:16 AM :: 4095 Views :: Maui County, Development

... a blatant “land grab” by the State, leaving the landowner with little to no choice other than to accept “just compensation” for the property, be pau and move on ....

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
​Jones Act among protectionist U.S. policies that will drive up cost of rebuilding Lahaina
By Cato Foundation @ 11:09 PM :: 1774 Views :: Maui County, Jones Act

... protectionist U.S. policies will inflate the cost of the island’s rebuilding effort ....

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
Housing proclamation raises ‘questions galore’
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:51 PM :: 1888 Views :: Ethics, Development, Land Use

... it selectively grants regulatory relief to projects designated by a committee of housing “czars” ....

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
Let's stay focused on helping Lahaina fire victims--Eventually the Facts Will Come Out
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:06 PM :: 1820 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Taxes
  • waiving property taxes for the affected property owners
  • clearing the way for out-of-state medical professionals to attend to the needs of those affected by the tragedy
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Saturday, August 19, 2023
Fossil fuel giants fight for dismissal of climate change liability suit
By Court House News @ 9:36 PM :: 1731 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... C&C of Honolulu and energy giants faced off over where the suit should be taken to trial ....

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
DOD, FEMA Fully Engaged in Maui Recovery and Assistance Efforts
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 1638 Views :: Maui County, Military

... DOD has 691 personnel in Maui who are engaged in planning, synchronizing and coordinating support to FEMA and the state of Hawaii. ...

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
Red Hill: Hawaii Department of Health Conditionally Approves All 253 Repairs
By Selected News Articles @ 9:02 PM :: 1648 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... JTF-RH remains on track to commence gravity defueling by October 16, 2023 ....

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
VIDEO: Green Address on Lahaina Fire, Rebuild
By Video @ 5:23 AM :: 1738 Views :: Maui County, Development

"...The land in Lāhainā is reserved for its people as they return and rebuild...."

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
Hawai’i County Police Officer Arrested for Burglary and Assault
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 1958 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Police

... The arrest of Kaili stems from an incident reported early Tuesday morning at a residence in Naalehu, where two masked men reportedly entered the 20-year-old victim’s residence and assaulted him ....

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Friday, August 18, 2023
Hawaii’s Green Agenda Primed State for One of the Deadliest Wildfires in History
By Selected News Articles @ 6:22 PM :: 2822 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... it wasn't climate change--it was anti-climate change policies ....

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Friday, August 18, 2023
FBI Helping Collect DNA to Locate and Identify Missing Persons in Lahaina
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 1554 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

... asking all immediate family members—parents, siblings, and children—of those who are still missing to provide DNA samples ....

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Friday, August 18, 2023
Sue Big Oil Lawyers: Biden Should Exploit Lahaina Visit to Make us Rich
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 2169 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Biden Has Voiced Support for Similar 'Sue Big Oil' Cases ....

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Friday, August 18, 2023
Racists in Congress fought statehood for Hawaii, but lost that battle 64 years ago
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 1654 Views :: Hawaii History

... the forces of segregation and racism in Congress effectively derailed statehood for more than a decade ....

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Friday, August 18, 2023
Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 57881 Views :: Hawaii History

... Opponents of Statehood were landed aristocracy fearful of being ruled by their employees....

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Friday, August 18, 2023
Polls Showed Solid Support in Run-up to Hawaii Statehood
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 AM :: 7342 Views :: Hawaii History

...Gallup first polled Americans on their support for Hawaii's statehood in 1940....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
VIDEO: Hawaii Official Who Allegedly Withheld Water From Firefighters Says ‘Equity’ Comes First
By Video @ 11:55 PM :: 4831 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Higher Education

... A Hawaiian Studies major, Kaleo prefers a traditional, holistic "One Water" approach where water is revered, not used.  Water requires "true conversations about equity" ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
DOD Personnel Working With Hawaii, FEMA Officials to Speed Relief to Maui
By News Release @ 10:52 PM :: 1115 Views :: Maui County, Military

... Almost 700 DOD personnel and 140 Coast Guardsmen are part of the coordinated response to the Maui wildfires ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
Andaya Quits: Was at Oahu 'Networking Event' as Lahaina Burned
By News Release @ 10:37 PM :: 2791 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... “It’s a good ol’ boy network. This time it cost lives.” …. 

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
Lahaina Fire too Hot to Handle? Attorney General to hire outside firm to review decision-making
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 2974 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County

... The decision not to conduct a criminal investigation is a key element of the strategy to protect HECO from the fate that befell PG&E after the Camp Fire ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
Realtors 'Cautioned' on Pressuring Lahaina Property Owners for Sales
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 1981 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Small Business

... According to sources, these people have been cold-calling landowners in an attempt to purchase properties from those injured and to take advantage of their vulnerable situation ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
Maui: Tense Officials Defensive Over Failure to Sound Siren Alert
By Selected News Articles @ 8:35 PM :: 1761 Views :: Maui County

... tense as city and state officials shot back at questions from reporters over why sirens were not activated ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
Hawaii Zoning Atlas Reveals where and how Zoning Rules Limit Housing Supply and Increase Costs
By News Release @ 8:07 PM :: 2410 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use

... The local Atlas team is part of a national coalition aiming to inform solutions to the housing crisis by cataloging land use policies across the U.S. ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
Bissen: Property Taxes Waived for Maui Fire Victims
By Selected News Articles @ 7:18 PM :: 1715 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... Anyone who has paid their taxes will receive a refund ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
State Energy Officials: Hawaiian Electric Prioritized Green-Energy Push over Wildfire Prevention
By Selected News Articles @ 2:01 PM :: 3624 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... Hawaiian Electronic consequently invested less than a quarter-of-a-million dollars on wildfire-related projects ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
DLNR 'Reassigns' Hawaiian Activist Who Delayed Water Resupply for Lahaina Fire
By News Release @ 1:57 AM :: 4867 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Greenmail, Land Use, OHA

... 'Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner' at DLNR is transferred to new job after allegedly prioritizing taro patch over Lahaina firefighting ....

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Deadly Hawaii Fires Are Result of Political and Policy Failures—Not Climate Change
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:53 PM :: 2461 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... the left never lets a crisis go to waste ....

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Green: "Its going to be a very long time before any housing can be built"
By News Release @ 2:50 PM :: 2509 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

"We’ll also invest state resources to preserve and protect this land for our people; not for any development"

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023
County releases first confirmed identifications of Maui Wildfire Disaster victims
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 1633 Views :: Maui County
  • Total fatalities: 106
  • Identified and notified: Two individuals of 106
  • Identified and not notified: Three individuals of 106
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