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Weekend Round-Up: Cinco De Mayo Parties Abound
May 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

An exhaustive list of Maui’s jam-packed weekend events, with plenty of Cinco de Mayo parties and the highly-anticipated 23rd Annual Maui Onion Festival.


Pacific Biodiesel's Rob Robinson and Kelly King present the Aipono award to Roger Stettler, Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Resort. Courtesy of Pacific Biodiesel.
BUSINESS ROUND-UP: April 2012
May 4th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

This new Business Roundup column will include tidbits of business news received over the course of a month. The business community is encouraged to participate.


Chad Thomas vs Lolohea Mahe. Courtesy photo.
“Just Scrap” Weigh-In Results, Fight Card for Tonight
May 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Sports, MMA
 

The official weigh-ins for tonight’s event were held yesterday at Valley Isle Ford in Kahului.


Olowalu town, file photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Mayor Eyes 200 Acres for Olowalu to Puamana Parkway
May 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa is hopeful that a significant portion of the long-discussed Pali-to-Puamana Parkway can be secured for the county. The approximate 200 acres of land starts near the landfill in Olowalu, and continues north to Puamana.


File Photo of Maalaea Harbor by Wendy Osher.
Navigation Improvement Project for Ma’alaea Terminated
May 4th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The project involved investigation of harbor improvements to address navigational safety and surge-related problems in Ma’alaea Harbor.


Maui Electric Company offices in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.
PUC Finalizes MECO 2010 Rate Increase
May 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Under the PUC decision, a 1.5% increase, or $4.7 million in annual revenues was finalized, effective May 4, 2012. Company officials say the amount has already been reflected in electric bills since August 2010, when the PUC approved an interim increase.


Map of Kahoolawe, courtesy KIRC.
Trolling Kahoolawe Waters Permitted Two Weekends
May 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business
 

The Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) has announced the trolling schedule for permitted vessels in the month of May.


Goodwill offers used merchandise at bargain prices. Courtesy of Goodwill.
Goodwill Holds Job Fair for New Kahului Store
May 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business
 

With a soft opening set for June 15, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii is holding a job fair to fill positions at their new location in Kahului.


Senate President Shan Tsutsui presents the Hawaii State Senate’s donation to Linda Takayama, Hawaii Foodbank Chairperson.  Photo Courtesy Hawai'i State Senate Communications
Hawaii Senators Lend Helping Hand to Hawaii Foodbank
May 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

A couple of unique fundraisers were held, including Senator Mike Gabbard’s “Capitol Idol” and Senator Clayton Hee’s “Dunk-a-Senator” events.


State Capitol photo by Wendy Osher.
House Passes Budget, Other Measures on Final Day of Session
May 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

House lawmakers took final action on bills this session, with a focus on human services, education and agriculture. One of the major bills discussed and approved was the supplemental state budget, which addresses the state’s most basic needs, particularly in human services, education, and agriculture.


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