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Sunrise at Haleakalā, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Government Shutdown Ends After Agreement
October 16th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Maui News
 

Visitors can again watch another sunrise at Haleakalā, after an agreement was reached in Congress to end what has been a 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government.


Congresswoman Mazie Hirono. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Congresswoman Hirono Successfully Defends Native Hawaiian Education Program
February 20th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui News
 

In a vote Friday, the U.S. House passed the Young-Hirono Amendment, 313-117 saving the Native Hawaiian Education Act and the Alaska Native Education Equity Act.


Hawaii wins $75 million in Race to the Top funds for education
Hawaii wins $75 million in Race to the Top funds for education
August 24th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

Hawaii is among an elite list of 10 states and the District of Columbia that will receive Race to the Top school funding.  The U.S. Department of Education made the announcement this morning as part of a second round of picks in the school reform grant competition.  The winners will share in the $3.4 billion […]


All four Hawaii counties declared Agricultural Disaster Zones
All four Hawaii counties declared Agricultural Disaster Zones
July 19th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack has designated all four counties in Hawaii as agricultural disaster areas due to losses caused by this year’s drought.  A Secretarial disaster designation makes farm operators and producers in both primary and contiguous counties eligible to be considered for Farm […]


$331,000 federal grant to help Maui’s low income farm workers
$331,000 federal grant to help Maui’s low income farm workers
June 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Maui has been awarded a labor grant to help low-income farm workers.  The $331,137 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor is being overseen by Maui Economic Opportunity.  Anyone who has been employed as an agricultural worker over the past two years is encouraged to apply for assistance.  Fundign will go toward job training, educational […]


$16.2 MILLION SECURED FOR HAWAII AGRICULTURE PROJECTS
$16.2 MILLION SECURED FOR HAWAII AGRICULTURE PROJECTS
July 9th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

More than $1.8 million dollars was secured for continued funding of the Upcountry Maui Watershed project.  The funds are part of a larger $16.2 million appropriation included in an agriculture bill that passed out of the U.S. House today.  The Upcountry watershed supplies irrigation to farmers and ranchers in Upper Kula through a dedicated distribution […]


HIRONO ANNOUNCES FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WAILUKU PUBLIC HOUSING
HIRONO ANNOUNCES FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WAILUKU PUBLIC HOUSING
February 26th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono announced the awarding of a $16,245,443 federal grant to fund repairs and modernize public housing in Hawaii. Projects include re-roofing and renovating units in Wailuku, Maui and in Honoka`a on the island of Hawai`i, as well as updating aging elevators and upgrading electrical systems across the state. Hirono said the funding […]