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Coastal view of the Lahaina shoreline in West Maui, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Lahaina Beaches Ranked Among Top in US and World
March 7th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Lahaina was ranked number 19 in the world, and 8th in the US according to the company’s 2012 Traveler’s Choice Beach Destinations list. Honolulu, meantime, was ranked number 15 in the world, and 5th in the US.


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Former Maui Credit Union Teller Sentenced for Embezzlement
March 7th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

A former Maui resident was sentenced yesterday to 3 years, 8 months jail for embezzling more than $163,000 from the Kulia Ohana Federal Credit Union in Wailuku.


State Capitol building, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Gaming Council, Checkout Bag Fees: 372 Senate Bills Advance
March 7th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

One bill seeks to repeal junior kindergarten programs; another proposes a fee collection for single-use checkout bags; and a separate measure proposes the establishment of a nine-member gambling commission to analyze of the social and economic costs and benefits of different forms of gambling in Hawaii.


State capitol, file photo by Wendy Osher.
House Advances 286 Bills With Focus on Economy and Job Growth
March 6th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The agriculture package includes legislation involving honeybee and coffee farming, as well as livestock feed production. As for healthcare legislation, House lawmakers responded to the closing of both Hawaii Medical Center locations, by passing a legislative package to minimize any further lapses in healthcare and emergency services.


Hana, Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Bill Advances that Encourages Air Carriers to Service Remote Areas
March 6th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

“This measure encourages commercial air carriers to continue service to the remote parts of our State,” said Sen. J. Kalani English. “In effect, I hope it increase reliability and stabilize air fares.”


By Tuesday afternoon, radar imagery shifted attention away from Oahu and Kauai, and over to Maui.  Wet roadways lent to a slower than normal afternoon commute for Maui Motorists.  This photo shows the wet roadways along Kaahumanu Avenue looking into Kahului from Wailuku.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
PHOTOS: Maui Rain Totals Pale in Comparison to Oahu and Kauai
March 6th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News, Weather
 

A Flash Flood Watch was cancelled this morning as the system that brought torrential rains to portions of the state over the last few days, weakened and moved east of the islands.


Hawaii State Captiol, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Salary and Wage Over Payments Hearing Set
March 6th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The hearing comes on the heels of a recent investigation that uncovered over payments to state employees in excess of $2 million.


Kaka'ako Makai parcels as shown in a power point presentation provided by OHA.  To view the presentation in detail, visit: http://www.oha.org/kakaako/pdfs/Kakaako%20Makai%20Settlement%20Proposal%20v1.31.pdf.
Ceded Lands Settlement Proposal Clears Senate
March 6th, 2012 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

The Hawaii State Senate cast a 24 to 1 vote in favor of advancing a $200 million ceded lands settlement proposal. The bill now advances to the state House for further review.


The Official Hawaii State MATHCOUNTS Team includes (left to right): David Chang and Jion Kato of Washington Middle School, Jesse Doan of Seabury Hall, Mark Klein of Punahou School, and Math Coach Mr. Sung Park of Washington Middle School. Courtesy Photo.
Seabury Hall Student on State MATHCOUNTS Team
March 6th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

A Maui student is among the four who will represent Hawaii at the National MATHCOUNTS Competition in Orlando, Florida in May.


State captiol, file photo by Wendy Osher.
286 House Bills Up For Third Reading: Toll Roads, Move Over Bills
March 6th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The state House is considering 286 bills today on third and final reading. The meeting began at 9 a.m. and includes several items introduced by Maui lawmakers.


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