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Mayor Disappointed at Slight Increase of TAT for Counties
April 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (5) · Maui News
 

House Bill 1671 boosts the counties’ portion of the TAT, also known as the hotel room tax, to $103 million from $93 million for the fiscal year beginning July 1.


State Budget, Maui Now graphic.
Hawaiʻi Legislature Passes State Budget
April 29th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

House lawmakers released a list of highlights from HB1700 that includes $3 million in special funds to establish a national pollutant discharge elimination system and municipal separate storm water system permit for the Maui District of the Department of Transportation.


Students present their work at last year’s 2013 Innovation Day Series. File photo courtesy UHMC.
Maui College Students Host 3rd Innovation Day Conference
April 29th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (5) · Maui Business, Maui News
 

The University of Hawaiʻi Maui College hosts an Innovation Day to showcase baccalaureate student projects in science and engineering this week.


Maui Electric Company. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Power Restored to 5,300 After Vehicle Hits Pole in Wailuku
April 29th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (6) · Maui News
 

An estimated 5,300 electric customers in parts of Wailuku and Kahului lost power overnight when a vehicle hit a pole in Wailuku, according to Maui Electric Company Spokesperson Kauʻi Awai-Dickson.


Roger Christie at the THC Ministry in Hilo, Hawai'i.  Image courtesy THC Ministry.
Hawaiʻi Island Marijuana Minister Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison
April 29th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (51) · Maui News
 

Roger Christie, 64, pleaded guilty last September to conspiring to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute marijuana, involving 100 or more marijuana plants, according to the US Department of Justice.


The Maui Research and Technology Center in Kihei is is home to startups, technology companies phasing in Maui operations, and compelling federal technology projects. Photo courtesy of High Technology Development Corporation.
$734,000 Released to Maui Research and Technology Center
April 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (4) · Maui Business, Maui News
 

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of $734,000 for the replacement of a chiller at the Maui Research and Technology Center in South Maui.


UPDATE, FOUND: Missing Maui Teen
UPDATE, FOUND: Missing Maui Teen
April 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (15) · Maui News
 

“Our son is now home with us and our ʻohana will begin the healing process. Mahalo to mauinow.com for taking the time to run this and helping us find (our son).”


Mike White. File image by Wendy Osher.
Council Budget Proposal Calls for 9% Real Property Tax Cut
April 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Featured, Maui News
 

Budget and Finance Committee Chair Mike White today announced a proposed average 9% reduction to real property tax rates for the fiscal year 2015 budget. White’s proposal also calls for the elimination of expansion positions.


Pāʻia School, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Pāʻia School to Benefit from Safe Routes to School Grants
April 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (5) · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui’s Pāʻia School will benefit from nearly $1 million in infrastructure funds awarded to the Maui Public Works Department to improve sidewalk and safety near the school, transportation officials announced today.


MEDB’s grants are inspiring students through robotics, digital media, clean energy, agriculture, hydroponics, engineering and other STEM-related programs. Photo courtesy MEDB.
Maui Non-Profits Included in Grant-in-Aid Funding Proposal
April 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Maui Business, Maui News
 

The bill now goes before the full House and Senate for a final vote on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Maui organizations included on the list are: Maui Family Support Services, Maui Economic Development Board, Hale Mahaolu, Maui Economic Opportunity, Hui Mālama Learning Center, and the Maui High School Booster Club.


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