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October 05, 2010

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens offers tours of the garden starting October 5, 2010

Volunteers at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens begin leading tours of the Garden’s native plantings starting today, October 5th, 2010, as part of its new education program “Ulu Ka Hoi” (to grow interest).  Tours cover conservation, natural history and ethnobotanical uses of native and Polynesian introduced plants, as well as the Gardens’ current projects in each... Read more »
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July 02, 2010

Governor Lingle Pardoned 11 in first half of 2010

Governor Linda Lingle announced today that she granted pardons to 11 individuals in the first six months of this year. “I have carefully reviewed each individual’s pardon request, which was also thoroughly reviewed by the Department of Public Safety, the Hawai‘i Paroling Authority and the Attorney General’s Office,” said Governor Lingle.  “The individuals broke the... Read more »
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July 01, 2010

State to discuss entry fees for Iao Valley State Monument: July 1, 2010

The implementation of entry fees at Maui’s Iao Valley State Monument will be the focus of discussion at a meeting tonight (Thursday, July 1, 2010) hosted by the state Department of Land and Natural Resoruces.  The agency will explain plans to begin charging entry fees for non-residents and commercial tour vehicles. The meeting runs from... Read more »
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June 28, 2010

State considers entry fees at ‘Iao State Park

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will hold a public information meeting on Thursday July 1, 2010 on Maui to explain plans by the Division of State Parks to begin charging entry fees for non-residents and commercial tour vehicles going to ‘Iao Valley State Monument. The meeting runs from 5 to 6 p.m.... Read more »
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June 21, 2010

Governor’s potential veto list includes Civil Unions Bill

Governor Linda Lingle today submitted to the State Legislature a list of 39 bills that she is considering for potential vetoes, including the controversial Civil Union Bill (HB444). Reasons given for potential vetos include significant negative impacts on the public, legal or constitutional concerns, potential unintended consequences, and technical flaws in the legislation. Any bill... Read more »
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June 21, 2010

Governor to announce list of potential vetoes

Governor Lingle will announce today a list of bills she is considering for veto.  Today is the deadline to notify the legislature of potential vetoes, but the cut off date to take action is July 6th. Earlier this month, the Governor said she would likely take the full time allowed to consider the future of... Read more »
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April 27, 2010

Monthly visitor spending reaches four year high

Tourism in Hawaii is stabilizing according to Tourism Liaison Marsha Wienert who responded to statistics released for March 2010.  The monthly statistics Wienert said represented the largest increase in visitor spending in four years, benefiting nearly every sector of the economy. “March, boosted by spring break, brought increased visitor arrivals and slightly higher per person... Read more »
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April 23, 2010

Seabury Hall student selected as Presidential Scholar semifinalist

Lauren E. Clark of Seabury Hall on Maui was among six students who were selected as semifinalists in the 2010 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.  Clark was the only Maui student on the list and is among 560 semifinalists from across the nation. Earlier this year, 42 Hawai‘i students were identified as Presidential Scholar candidates based... Read more »
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