Report: Vacation Rentals Impact on Maui

Vacation rental units put pressure on Hawaiʻi’s already-stressed housing market by reducing homes for Hawai‘i residents and driving up rents.
April 25, 2018 · 45 Comments

UHMC Celebrates Kalāhou—“The New Day”

UHMC hosted Kalāhou, or “The New Day,” Wednesday, April 25, at 11:45 a.m. at the Great Lawn, followed by a grand lū‘au at the Pā‘ina building at 1 p.m.
April 25, 2018 · 0 Comments

Hospitality Industry Awards $52,000 in Scholarships to Public School Seniors

Emily N. Mitra of Maui High School earned an additional $2,500 scholarship from the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association for being the top student from Maui.
April 25, 2018 · 0 Comments

800+ Pounds of Debris Collected in Earth Day Clean-Up

Federal and state crews joined volunteers in removing more than 864 pounds of debris during an Earth Day cleanup of the Manukā Reserve on Hawai’i Island.
April 25, 2018 · 0 Comments

Gabbard Introduces Bill To Upgrade Water Infrastructure in Hawai‘i

The WATER Act would authorize $35 billion a year to improve drinking water and wastewater services in states nationwide
April 25, 2018 · 3 Comments

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Travel Ban Case

The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday, April 25, in Hawai‘i's challenge to the third iteration of President Trump’s travel ban.
April 25, 2018 · 1 Comment

Rep. McKelvey Secures Funding for Lahainaluna Air Conditioners

State Representative Angus McKelvey of West Maui announced the release of nearly $426,000 for air conditioning at Lahainaluna High School. 
April 25, 2018 · 1 Comment

EPA Awards $300,000 to Revitalize Blighted Properties in Hawai‘i

EPA’s Brownfields Program expands the ability of communities to recycle vacant & abandoned properties for new, productive reuses, using existing infrastructure.
April 25, 2018 · 0 Comments

Maui Police Officer with PTSD Files Discrimination Lawsuit

The complaint was filed in Second Circuit Court on March 20, 2018 on behalf of Kelly Pauole a 21-year veteran with the Maui Police Department.
April 25, 2018 · 9 Comments

Conferees Agree on $570M to Build 25,000 Affordable Rental Housing Units

House Bill 2748 HD2 SD2 CD1 provides a total of $570 million which will generate more than 25,000 affordable units by the year 2030. 
April 25, 2018 · 19 Comments