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Gov. Neil Abercrombie. File photo by Wendy Osher.
First Hawaiian Bank President Nominated to Board of Education
February 9th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui Business
 

Governor Neil Abercrombie this morning made his first appointment to the Board of Education (BOE) announcing that Don Horner will fill the vacant O‘ahu-at-Large seat.


Governor Neil Abercrombie. File Photo.
Governor Abercrombie Accepting Applications for BOE Vacancy
February 1st, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

This will be the governors first BOE appointment since voters approved of an amendment in November, giving him the authority to appoint members.


Click image to view VIDEO of our Candidate Profile segment with Barry Wurst, candidate for BOE, Maui seat.
VIDEO: Barry Wurst, BOE Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com
August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui Election, Maui News
 

Barry Wurst, 2010 candidate for the Board of Education-Maui Residency seat, Transcript: Introduction: Aloha, I’m Barry Wurst.  I am a teacher, and I’m running for the Board of Education, District 2.  While we do have many great things happening in our school system, we also have problems that need to be addressed.  I believe our main problem […]


ick image to view VIDEO of our Candidate Profile segment with Leona Rocha-Wilson, candidate for BOE, Maui seat.
VIDEO: Leona Rocha-Wilson BOE Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com
August 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui Election, Maui News
 

Leona Rocha-Wilson, 2010 candidate for the Board of Education-Maui Residency seat, Transcript: Introduction: I’m Leona Rocha-Wilson.  I was born in H-Poko, went to Maui High and Baldwin High.  After graduating from Baldwin High, I joined the service.  My mother felt that she wanted me to do something other than work in the fields, so we sat down […]


Click image to view VIDEO of our Candidate Profile segment with Ray Hart, candidate for BOE, Maui seat.
VIDEO: Ray Hart BOE Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com
August 10th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui Election, Maui News
 

Ray Hart, 2010 candidate for the Board of Education-Maui Residency seat, Transcript: Introduction:  Please introduce yourself, give your name, the race you are running for and briefly name the key issues you plan to address in your campaign. Answer:  Hi, my name is Ray Hart.  I’m running for the Board of Education.  The major issues that […]


Lambda Legal and ACLU ready lawsuit following veto of HB 444
Lambda Legal and ACLU ready lawsuit following veto of HB 444
July 6th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai`i (ACLU) today expressed disappointment in Governor Linda Lingle’s decision today to veto House Bill 444 that would have given same sex couples similar legal responsibilities as legally married heterosexual couples.  The two groups readied a lawsuit after the House tabled the Civil Unions bill in […]


Op-ed: Governor’s Efforts to Resolve Teacher Furloughs
Op-ed: Governor’s Efforts to Resolve Teacher Furloughs
April 27th, 2010 · Comments Off · Community Forum
 

Op-ed Submitted by: Linda Smith Senior Advisor to Governor April 27, 2010 The opportunity to eliminate Furlough Fridays in the next school year has been made possible through the Legislature’s willingness to make available $67 million from the Hurricane Relief Fund for this purpose.  These funds however do not address the elimination of the three […]


Familiar Maui Faces Resurface on 2010 Campaign Trail
Familiar Maui Faces Resurface on 2010 Campaign Trail
February 17th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher Some familiar names have surfaced on the campaign trail as election season gets underway on Maui.  While as many as 20 people had pulled papers, only two had filed for candidacy so far, according to the last candidate report issued Thursday, February 11, 2010 by the State Office of Elections. Board of […]


File Photo by Wendy Osher.
Governor Lingle Responds to HSTA Furlough Vote
September 24th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Governor Linda Lingle praised Hawaii’s teachers for ratifying a new contract that will result in 17 unpaid furlough days off, equating to an approximately 8 percent pay cut. Lingle said she realizes it is not what teachers, students, and families had hoped or planned for, “but it reflects the state’s economic and fiscal realities.” “They […]