Maui United Way raised just under $1 million over the past year during its annual campaign, which drew the participation of more than 350 businesses and more than 450 volunteers, said president and CPO Laksmi Abraham.
An estimated 3,721 acres of undeveloped rainforest is being granted to The Nature Conservancy as a conservation easement, under an agreement that will create the largest private nature reserve in Hawaiʻi, organization representatives said in an announcement.
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire the privately held Grace Pacific Corporation for an estimated $235 million, according to a joint announcement from both companies yesterday.
Maui’s health officer has grown impatient with some administrators in the health care system, who he complains are preventing his team from finishing what could be a definitive look at the health effects of cane smoke on the island.
“…large scale harvesting of unburned cane in Hawaii is not viable and maintaining the ability to burn is still an important factor in the survival of the company and the jobs it provides to Maui residents.”