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Legislature Approves Bill for Emergency Release of Cell Records
April 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Lawmakers approved a bill that will require cell phone or communication service providers to assist law enforcement agencies in determining the location of a cell phone in emergency situations.


Be a Jerk poste. Courtesy image.
Sticker Shock Calls on Maui Adults to “Be A Jerk”
April 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher The Hawaii All-Stars cheerleaders will lead a “Be A Jerk” sticker shock and sign waving campaign this Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Minit Stop in Wailuku. “Be A Jerk” is an award-winning campaign launched to reduce youth access to alcohol by changing community practice, knowledge and policy. The effort focuses on community […]


Hawaii Department of Education, reform website. Screen saver image courtesy hawaiidoereform.org, Hawaii DOE.
BOE Approves Teacher Evaluation and Performance Plans
April 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The policies emphasize educator effectiveness through professional development, and compensation tied to job performance.


Maui's first windfarm project, the Kaheawa Windfarm, is located in Maalaea.  The Ulupalakua project is designed to capture wind resources on the other side of Maui's isthmus along the Slopes of Haleakala. Other wind projects that have been discussed for Lana'i have been met with controversy over potential transport of wind energy off-island. Aerial photography by Wendy Osher.
BRIEF: Ulupalakua’s Auwahi Wind Farm to Break Ground
April 18th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Once complete, the eight wind turbines will generate enough electricity to power 10,000 Maui homes.


Maui Senators congratulate Jonathan Starr as a newly confirmed member of the Hawaii State Commission on Water Resource Management.  (L-R)Senator J. Kalani English, Jonathan Starr, Senate President Shan Tsutsui, Senator Roz Baker.  Photo Courtesy, Senate Communications.
Maui’s Starr, Yamamura Confirmed to State Water Commission
April 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The Hawaii State Senate on Tuesday confirmed Maui residents Jonathan Starr and Ted Yamamura to the Hawaii State Commission on Water Resource Management.


Front Street, file photo by Kristin Hashimoto
Front Street Sewer Line Projects Begin in May
April 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Two sewer line replacement projects begin along Front Street in Lahaina next month. Both projects were designed to minimize impacts to traffic in the area by scheduling night work and waiting until nearby schools were out for summer break to start the project.


MACC Solar panel project. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Ranked 7th in US for Solar
April 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Maui Electric Company is ranked seventh in the nation in a list of top utilities for solar power. In 2011, Maui Electric Company reported a 100.2 watts-per-customer rate, an increase from its 22.8 rate a year before.


Firearm report by county. Image courtesy State office of the Attorney General.
Hawaii Firearm Permits at Record High in 2011
April 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Here on Maui, the County processed 18% more applications and rejected 100% more applications than expected. In Maui County, there were a total of 1,965 Applications Processed; 1,842 Applications Approved/Permits Issued; 73 Applications Approved/Permits Voided; 50 Applications Rejected; 2.5% Rejection Rate; 4,569 Firearms Registered; and 2,108 Firearms Imported.


VolunTEEN Heroes Kelly Takushi and Jillian Strong with Mayor Arakawa. Photo courtesy County of Maui.
22 Maui Volunteers Recognized for Service
April 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

A total of 22 volunteers were nominated and honored by the Mayor for their loyalty and drive in helping others through the county volunteer programs.


CERT Training, courtesy County of Maui.
CERT Disaster Preparedness Training Comes to South Maui
April 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

CERT training includes basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. When emergencies happen, CERT members can be called upon to give critical support to professional first responders by providing immediate assistance to victims at a disaster site.


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