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MMMC Chief Executive Officer, Wes Lo. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Health Hearing on Maui to Address Budget Shortfall
November 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News
 

The hearing is related to the Hawaiʻi Health Systems Corporation and their plans to streamline operations to address anticipated budget shortfalls.


Senator J Kalani English. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Senator English Named Majority Leader
November 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The Hawai‘i State Senate announced its new leadership team, which includes Maui’s J. Kalani English, who will serve as Majority Leader during the upcoming 28th Legislature.


Maui Crime Log: Images by Wendy Osher/Maui Now.
Maui Crime Log: 10/26-11/1 Burglaries, Thefts, Break-ins
November 5th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Crime Statistics, Maui News
 

Maui police responded to 26 burglaries, 10 vehicle thefts, and 20 vehicle break-ins in Maui County over a seven day period, between Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, 2014.


Maui Waena, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Waena has Fourth Largest Enrollment in State
November 5th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

In Maui County, the DOE counted 20,950 students enrolled on three islands in grades K-12. While there was overall growth across most grades, the department reported a significant drop in kindergarten enrollment, attributing the decline to a new law that changed the entry age to 5 years old.


Monsanto to file lawsuit against newly passed Maui GMO moratorium. Graphics by Wendy Osher.
Monsanto to File Lawsuit Challenging Maui GMO Moratorium
November 5th, 2014 · 299 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Election, Maui News
 

Monsanto executives said “We believe this referendum is invalid and contrary to long established state and federal laws that support both the safety and lawful testing and planting of GMO plants.”


Voter turnout, graphics/image by Wendy Osher.
Maui County No Longer in Last Place for Voter Turnout
November 5th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Election, Maui News
 

Turnout in Maui County was still low, but bucked it’s recent trend as the lowest in the state. That title went to Hawaiʻi County this time around, which recorded a 47.7% turnout.


Anti-gmo march and rally in Kahului on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Photo by Rodney S Yap.  Graphics by Wendy Osher.
Maui Votes “YES” on GMO Moratorium
November 4th, 2014 · 112 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Election, Maui News
 

Maui voters have approved an initiative that places a moratorium on GMO cultivation in Maui County. A total of 23,082 people vote YES in favor of the moratorium, representing 50.2% of the vote, while 22,005 people voted against the measure for a very close 47.9% of the vote.


Election results. Graphics by Wendy Osher/ Maui Now.
2014 General Election Results – FINAL SUMMARY
November 4th, 2014 · 48 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Election, Maui News
 

GMO vote is a YES with 50% of the vote; Cochran wins West Maui; Mayor Arakawa reelected to another term.


Maui polling place, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Voters Head to the Polls: Voting Open Until 6 p.m.
November 4th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Election, Maui News
 

The state’s 232 polling places opened as planned today with no major problems reported by mid-day. Here in Maui County, there are a total of 34 polling places and 87,327 registered voters.


Maui Prep Academy STEM grant photo courtesy Jenny Worth.
“STEAM” Grant Awarded to Maui Preparatory Academy
November 4th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Maui Preparatory Academy announced the receipt of a $5,000 grant from the Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation for a program focused on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.


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