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3 Acre Hahana Road Fire Burns Small Structure
April 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

A three-acre brush fire in Haiku was called extinguished at 7:25 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. The blaze destroyed a 200-square-foot structure, and brush in the area of Hahana Road.


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2 Pulled From Maui Waters in Near Drownings
April 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Emergency responders assisted with two separate incidents on Wednesday in which individuals were pulled from waters off of Maui. In the first incident, authorities say an 83-year-od woman was pulled from the water fronting the Hale Pau Hana in Kihei.


Hana storm damage. Courtesy photo by Jun Pua.
President Declares Disaster for Hawaii’s March Storm
April 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The funding specifically covers emergency work and repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, flooding, and landslides in Kauai County. Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.


Opihi, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Ocean Resources Focus of Listening Sessions
April 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The update includes an evaluation of the first five years of implementation, identifying areas of focus for the next five years, and determining how the plan should be refined or changed to incorporate new issues.


UHMC. Photo by Wendy Osher.
UHMC Writing Project 2012 Begins In June
April 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Maui educators have an opportunity to learn new motivational writing practices and strategies for their students at the annual 2012 Hawai’i Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute at UHMC.


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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.


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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.


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