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Gov. Neil Abercrombie, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Hawaii and Korea Enter Smart Grid Development Agreement
February 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The project is in addition to another smart grid demonstration project that is currently taking place on Maui, which was brought forward through an agreement with Japan-based New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization in November of 2011.


Coast Guard Station Maui at Maalaea, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Crews Respond to Whale Entangled in Maui Waters
February 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Featured, Maui News
 

The Coast Guard received reports that an adult male humpback was entangled in fishing net from its head to tail, and was dragging two orange buoys.


Severe drought conditions return to the leeward slopes of Maui. Photo of dry brush along the Pali section of the Honoapiilani Highway, by Wendy Osher.
Hawai’i Drought Conditions Warrant Natural Disaster Designation
February 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (4) · Featured, Maui News, Weather
 

Federal authorities today issued a natural disaster designation for Hawai’i County due to ongoing drought conditions. The designation clears the way for affected ranchers and farmers to apply for federal relief.


Graphic of Maui Regional Public Safety Complex (previous version proposed in 2010) courtesy: Office of the Governor, State of Hawaii, and Architects Hawaii Limited/DLR Group)
Puunene Jail Proposal Resurfaces with Interest From DHHL
February 2nd, 2012 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Featured, Maui News
 

Discussion has resurfaced on plans to build a jail in Puunene on Maui–the latest version of which is led by the State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.


Maui panoramic file image by Wendy Osher.
Water Work Forces Temporary Closure of Wili Pa Loop
February 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Crews from the Maui Department of Water Supply are currently working to change a service lateral on Wili Pa Loop in Wailuku. The work has resulted in the closure of both lanes of Wili Pa Loop fronting the Maui County Federal Credit Union.


Waimanalo Irrigation System, O'ahu.  Courtesy photo, State of Hawaii.
Moloka’i Irrigation System Gets $1.25 Million in State CIP Funds
February 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Governor Neil Abercrombie announced the release of the funds today saying the list of projects invest in Hawai’i’s local agriculture industry and upgrade the state’s water irrigation infrastructure.


Council Member Don Couch (foreground) and Mayor Alan Arakawa (background) were among the dignitaries on hand at the opening earlier this year of the South Maui Park. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Kalama & Cove Park Alcohol Ban Passes Final Reading
February 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Featured, Maui News
 

A bill to ban alcohol at Kalama and Cove Parks in South Maui gained unanimous passage on second and final reading today.


Maui sugar cane, photo by Wendy Osher.
HC&S Responds to Herbicide Complaint at Ku’au Sugar Fields
February 2nd, 2012 · 6 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (4) · Maui News
 

At least one neighbor has aired concerns over herbicide use at sugar cane fields in Ku’au on Maui. HC&S responds to questions relating to health and company practices involving the controversial substance, atrazine.


File photo by Wendy Osher.
6 on Maui Pull Papers as Candidate Filing Opens
February 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Election, Maui News
 

Among those pulling papers were incumbent council members Mike Victorino of Wailuku, Bob Carrol of East Maui, and Don Couch of South Maui. Others pulling papers included Joe Blackburn for the council’s Wailuku residency seat, Alan Fukuyama for the Kahului seat, and Antonio Gimbernat for the US Senate.


Maui Hosts Underage Drinking Prevention Town Hall Meeting
Maui Hosts Underage Drinking Prevention Town Hall Meeting
February 1st, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

A town hall meeting focusing on underage drinking prevention comes to Maui on February 8, 2012. The county is also looking for youth groups to coordinate and launch community projects in April, which is Alcohol Awareness month.


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