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DLNR Monitoring Salvage of Grounded Vessel in Lāhainā Harbor
DLNR Monitoring Salvage of Grounded Vessel in Lāhainā Harbor
February 4th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Two DLNR divisions are overseeing the salvage and removal operation of a Pacific Whale Foundation boat that grounded last Monday in Lāhainā Harbor. Both the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation and Division of Aquatic Resources are monitoring the situation to assess potential environmental damage and ensure repairs for any damage done.


Matson Prosecuted and Fined $1 Million for 2013 Molasses Spill
Matson Prosecuted and Fined $1 Million for 2013 Molasses Spill
February 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News
 

Matson Terminals Inc. must pay $400,000 in fines in addition to a $600,000 restitution for previous guilty pleas for two criminal charges of illegally dumping molasses into Honolulu Harbor. The plea agreement dictates that the restitution money will be equally divided between the Waikiki Aquarium to support marine ecosystems, and the Sustainable Coastlines Hawai‘i to aid in the care and clean-up of local beaches.


GMO Moratorium Supporters Plan Public Demonstrations this Week
GMO Moratorium Supporters Plan Public Demonstrations this Week
February 4th, 2015 · 54 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

In response to a recent decision by Maui County attorneys, events will be held this week–a “litigation teach-in” at UH Maui College and a rally at the Maui County Building–in defense of the GMO Moratorium Initiative that was passed in the November 2014 general election.


Proposed Bill Aims to Make SuperPACS More Transparent
Proposed Bill Aims to Make SuperPACS More Transparent
February 4th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

By Maui Now Staff Rep. Kaniela Ing has introduced a new bill to make SuperPACs more transparent and curb political spending. House Bill 1475 would require SuperPACs to reveal their top ten donors, and require corporations to get shareholder approval before making independent political contributions. The proposed bill comes in the wake of a record […]


MPD Search for Kulamalu Longs Robbery Suspect
MPD Search for Kulamalu Longs Robbery Suspect
February 3rd, 2015 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The Maui Police Department is looking for a male suspect who jumped over pharmacy counter at Longs Drugs in Kulamalu on Feb. 2 at approximately 8:27 p.m., brandishing a black handgun. He pointed the gun at pharmacists and demanded “oxys” (Oxycodone). “A few Maui doctors have created a large number of prescription narcotic addicts who will become increasingly desperate to get their fix….”


SLIM Presents 'Becoming a General Contractor'
SLIM Presents ‘Becoming a General Contractor’
February 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News
 

Andrew Keenan will instruct the upcoming “Becoming a General Contractor” Tuesday nights from Feb. 10 to March 10, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at UHMC. The training will cover attaining a contractor’s license, finding clients, bidding construction jobs, managing them and finishing the job to the customer’s satisfaction.


Feb. 6 Deadline Set for House District 13 Representative Applications
Feb. 6 Deadline Set for House District 13 Representative Applications
February 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Rep. Mele Carroll resigned as of Feb. 1, 2015, leaving a vacancy in the District 13 State House. Applications to fill her position are now available online. The Maui County Democratic Party has set a deadline of Friday, Feb. 6, at 11 p.m. to apply for the seat.


County Seeking Public Project Proposals for Recycling Grant Funds
County Seeking Public Project Proposals for Recycling Grant Funds
February 3rd, 2015 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News
 

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management is seeking public proposals and applications to utilize an estimated $237,000 in recycling grant funds. In complement to the request for grant proposals, a grant application workshop will be held Feb. 6, 2015, at 3 p.m, in Ste. 602 of the One Main Plaza conference room.


Application Deadline Nears for Project Graduation Funds
Application Deadline Nears for Project Graduation Funds
February 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

MEO announced that $47,741 in Maui County funding has been made available for Project Graduation Programs for 2015 high school graduating classes in an effort to promote alcohol- and drug-free graduation celebrations.


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MSP Supports PV Battery Backup Bill to Credit Hawai‘i Taxpayers
February 3rd, 2015 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News
 

Maui Solar Project announced it is supporting a legislative bill that will give Hawai‘i residents a tax credit for having PV battery backup systems. The bill, H.B. 212, states that any taxpayer that files an individual or corporate net income tax return for the year is eligible for the credit against the Hawai‘i state individual or corporate net income tax.


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