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Governor to Sign Same-Day Voter Registration Bill into Law
June 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The new law is designed to reform elections in Hawaiʻi by allowing voter registration at early-voting locations in 2016, and at all Election Day polling sites in 2018.


Kaniela Ing, courtesy photo.
Hawaiʻi Approves Same-Day Voter Registration
April 30th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Election, Maui News
 

Hawaiʻi voters will soon have the opportunity to register to vote at early voting sites and polling places, under a measure that gained final passage in the Hawaiʻi Legislature.


Maui polling place, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Heads to Final Conference
April 24th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Election, Maui News
 

House Bill 2590 would allow voter registration at absentee polling places beginning in 2016; and late voter registration, including on election day, beginning in 2018.


Piʻilani Highway file photo by Wendy Osher.
House Budget Includes $72.6M for Kīhei-Upcountry Highway
March 12th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

An estimated $72.6 million of matching state and federal grants for a Kīhei-Upcountry Highway are included in the 2014 supplemental budget that was advanced by the state House of Representatives.


Election, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Ing’s Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Considered
February 19th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Representative Kaniela Ing of Maui, who introduced the bill noted that Hawaiʻi has the lowest voter turnout in the nation. He said this challenge could jeopardize the effectiveness of Hawaiʻi’s democratic process.


Students and Teachers from high schools across island chipped in to clean Hana Bay, Baldwin Beach, Kahului Harbor, Waiehu, Olowalu, Canoe Beach and Sugar Beach.  When Maui's High School students counted all the cigarette butts they had collected, the total came to over 14,000 cigarette butts collected in just two hours. Courtesy photo.
Maui Cleanup Nets 14,000 Cigarette Butts in Two Hours
February 5th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The effort was aimed at reducing the amount of second-hand smoke and toxic litter on Maui’s beaches, and included cleanup efforts at Hāna Bay, Baldwin Beach, Kahului Harbor, Waiehu, Olowalu, Hanakaʻōʻō Beach and Sugar Beach.


Beach cleanup. File photo courtesy of Maui Ocean Center.
Maui’s Ing Introduces Ban on Smoking at Public Beaches
January 22nd, 2014 · 75 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Ing says that at a recent beach cleanup on Maui, volunteers picked up more than 14,000 cigarette butts from the beach in just two hours.


Kaniela Ing, courtesy photo.
Ing to Host Lawmakers Listen Community Meeting TONIGHT
September 5th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The Lawmakers Listen event runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight, at the Kīhei Charter School stage room, located in the Līpoa Center in the old Hapa’s location near First Hawaiian Bank on East Līpoa Street.


Kihei High School EIS.  Courtesy image.
Kīhei High School Gets $130M in Draft Budget
April 24th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Full funding for a new Kīhei High School, in the amount of $130 million, is included in a draft version of the legislative budget that is now headed to the full House and Senate for final votes.


State captiol, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Key Budget Items
April 12th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

House and Senate lawmakers reached agreements on several budget related items during their first conference committee meeting of the 2013 session on Thursday, officials said.


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