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June 19, 2016

Honomanū Water Rights Demonstrators Urge Governor to Veto HB2501

About 30 farmers and residents gathered at Honomanū bridge along the Hāna Highway on Saturday in an effort to draw attention to their objection of House Bill 2501.
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May 04, 2016

East Maui Kalo Culture: A Thirst for Water

"All these areas were populated in taro from Hāna to Keʻanae and Wailuanui. Today we see less," said Hoshino. "Everything precious to us from wai (water) to ʻāina (land) to ocean because that's our connection."
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May 03, 2016

Senate Passes HB2501, Opponents Seek Veto

Today the Hawaiʻi Senate passed House Bill 2501, a bill that allows Alexander & Baldwin to continue previously authorized water diversions for three years or until its pending application for water rights is resolved, whichever comes first.
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May 03, 2016

Maui Water Rights Sign Waving Coincides With Floor Vote

A water rights wave-signing event takes place this morning (Tuesday, May 3) from 6:30 to 9 a.m. on Hāna Highway beginning at the bottom of Haleakalā Highway.
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April 30, 2016

Maui Water Holdover Bill HB2501 Passes House

The bill allows Alexander & Baldwin Inc. to continue a previously authorized disposition of water rights for three years or until its pending application for water rights is resolved, whichever occurs sooner.
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April 26, 2016

Demonstrators Seek End to Continued Maui Water Diversions

Demonstrators on three islands led chants of “e ola i ka wai, mauka to makai” in separate "Free the Streams" rallies focused on water rights and opposition to Alexander & Baldwin's continued stream diversions.
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April 22, 2016

Conferees OK Inclusion of A&B in Maui Water Rights Bill

Latest draft would sunset House Bill 2501 in three years. The amended measure now goes to both houses of the Legislature for a final vote.
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April 21, 2016

Conference Committee Meets on Maui Water Rights Bill

The negotiations continue as Alexander and Baldwin announced yesterday plans for the permanent release of water in seven East Maui streams. While lawmakers praised the release, the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation called the announcement a staged event and vowed to fight for the return of water to all streams that flow across ceded lands that are diverted for commercial enterprise.
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April 12, 2016

East Maui Taro Farmers to Take Concerns Directly to A&B

Advocates for the restoration of East Maui's streams plan to hold a demonstration at A&B's shareholder meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7 a.m. at A&B's headquarters on Bishop Street in Honolulu.
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March 14, 2016

80 Organizations Support East Maui Kalo Farmers Against HB2501

More than 80 organizations signed a coalition statement in support of restoring water to East Maui streams as a group of taro farmers from the region voice opposition to a measure that they say would allow continued water diversions.
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February 10, 2016

Sierra Club: Bill Seeks to “Legitimize the Historic Theft” of Water

The Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi is speaking out against a bill that would allow "hold-over" permits for applicants seeking to renew their water rights lease.
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