Farmer and flower grower Masako Cordray was honored with the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals’ Mālama i ka ʻĀina Award for her work in detecting an infestation of little fire ants on plant material she purchased in December of 2013.
The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health cited Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company for alleged incidents involving excess emission and reporting violations at its facilities in Puʻunēnē on Maui. The company was assessed a $1.3M fine.
The station is open to the public around the clock, and is the first open access charging station on the island. That means drivers are not required to sign up for a membership or subscription to use the charger.
The Maui County Council on Monday unanimously voted to override Mayor Alan Arakawa’s line-item vetoes for the fiscal year 2015 budget. The county’s $603.6 million budget is now official and will go into effect on July 1.
The Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is tentatively scheduled to be closed through September 2014 due to mechanical issues with the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning system.