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Council Member Mike White used the above example to illustrate his claim that small residential lots are often valued the same as much larger agricultural lots.  Image prepared by Council Member Mike White.
Tiny Taxes for Ag-Zoned Properties Raises Questions
September 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

White submitted a 38-page document to the committee citing examples in which agricultural property owners are granted reductions in real property taxes, while much smaller lots are being taxed at essentially the same rate.

Hawaii map of fatal falls from 1996-2002, courtesy state Department of Health.
82 Hawai’i Deaths Annually Attributed to Senior Falls
September 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui News

The state attributes 82 deaths each year to senior falls. Queen’s Hospital reports that during mango, avocado and lychee season fall injuries increase significantly.

Lani Weigert of Aliʻi Kula Lavender is among more than a dozen presenters at the First Annual Maui Agriculture & Natural Resources Industry Day. Photo credit: Steve Brinkman Photography.
UHMC Hosts First Annual Maui Ag Industry Day
September 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

Taking place today at UHMC. Organizers say the focus is to create a pathway for students to higher education, and then to meaningful and skilled careers in agriculture on Maui.

(L to R) Dr. Colin Lee, Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz, Rep. Gil Keith-Agaran, Maui Memorial Medical Center CEO Wes Lo, Rep. Kyle Yamashita, and MMMC Regional Board Member Anthony P. Takitani. Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Maui Helipad Enables Quick Transport of Cardiac Patients
September 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

The helicopter, which begins trial landings at the facility on Monday, is expected to save 10-15 minutes by landing on campus, instead of at the War Memorial Complex in Wailuku. In five years doctors say they can imagine a network that extends throughout the under-served eastern Hawaii region.

'The Prince of Pa'ia' retiring for the day from hours in the surf of Pa'ia Bay. Photo by Madeline Ziecker.
PHOTOS: Swells Increase As Surf Season Begins
September 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui News, Maui Surf

As the swells begin to pick up on Maui’s north shore, surfers are heading out to popular surf spots Pa’ia Bay and Ho’okipa for an early start to the surf season.

Zipline file photo.
Maui’s Callaway Identified as Victim of Zipline Collapse
September 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui News

The Maui man who was fatally injured in a ziplining accident on Hawai’i Island has since been identified as Ted Callaway, 36 of Lahaina.

Maui Police Department. Courtesy Photo.
Prescription Drug Take-Back, October 29
September 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui News

Proper disposal, authorities say, helps reduce the risk of prescription drugs being used inappropriately, and reduces the risk of the drugs entering a human water supply and potentially harming aquatic life.

Samson Perez, also known as Samson Kahumoku was arrested in Hilo on 9/20/11 in connection with an alleged attempted sex assault of a child.
Suspect Released in Alleged Child Sex Assault
September 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui News

Hawaii Island Police: “While public safety is always a consideration, the ability of the child to testify without inflicting additional trauma on him or her weighs heavily during the decision making process.”

US Senator Daniel K. Inouye, on a Maui visit. File photo courtesy: UHMC, Dan Kruse.
442nd to Receive Congressional Gold Medal
September 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

Members of the famed 100th Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team will be honored collectively with a Congressional Gold Medal at the nation’s capitol.

Zipline file photo.
UPDATE: Statements Made After Death of Mauian in Zipline Mishap
September 21st, 2011 · 10 Comments · Maui News

ERi designs and builds adventure courses, canopy tours and zipline courses around the world, and was contracted to construct the zipline involved in the accident. ERi’s sister company GoZip, LLC is the tour operator of the award winning Kapalua Adventures on Maui and Bay View Zipline in Kaneohe on O’ahu.

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