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Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares unveiled her version of the Budget in March, presenting the document to members of the Maui County Council.  File Photo by Wendy Osher.
Molokai Meeting Last In Series On Mayoral Budget
September 30th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Residents of Molokai will have a chance to weigh in tonight (Wednesday, September 30, 2009) on the Mayor’s Proposed budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center. “These meetings give the public a chance to let us know what they feel is important for their […]


Maui Now file photo, courtesy County of Maui.
County Offers Adaptive Kayaking for Children with Disabilities
September 28th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

The County of Maui has launched a new kayaking program for children and young adults with disabilities.  The adaptive kayaking program is run by the Department of parks and Recreation and gives disabled youth a chance to participate in the therapeutic ocean sport.  The next session is free and will be held November 21th in […]


File Photo by Wendy Osher.
HDOA Restores 22 Agriculture Inspector Positions
September 25th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

The Hawai’i Department of Agriculture has announced the temporary restoration of 22 plant quarantine inspector positions that were slated to be eliminated as part of the state’s effort to close a nearly $900 million budget shortfall.  In August, 50 of the state’s 83 agricultural inspectors were issued Reduction-In-Force notices.  The revision will allow the department […]


Courtesy Image:  Food Safety and Inspection Service
Recalled Longanisa Sausage in Hawaii
September 25th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Pampanga Food Corporation, an Anaheim, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 28,470 pounds of a frozen skinless sausage cooked cured pork longanisa product because it was inadvertently packaged with an incorrect label and may contain undeclared allergens, anchovies and/or sardines, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. Anchovies and sardines are […]


Photo Courtesy Jerry Wormington.
Pickup Plows Through Store Front Of Pukalani Bank
September 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui News
 

The Pukalani Branch of American Savings Bank closed early today (Friday, September 25, 2009) after a pickup truck ran into the store front this afternoon.  The incident was reported at 1:37 p.m. Authorities say a 69-year-old man driving the 2009 black Chevy Colorado pickup did not complain of any injuries following the incident. Fire personnel […]


Nakakuni On Track To Become Hawaii’s First Female U.S. Attorney
Nakakuni On Track To Become Hawaii’s First Female U.S. Attorney
September 24th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously reported Assistant U.S. Attorney Florence “Flo” Nakakuni to the full Senate to be the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii. If confirmed by the full Senate, Nakakuni would be Hawaii’s first female U.S. Attorney. U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye who joined in making the announcement today said, “There is […]


Maui Visitor Arrivals down 2.4%; Length Of Stay up 1.3%
Maui Visitor Arrivals down 2.4%; Length Of Stay up 1.3%
September 24th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Total visitor arrivals in August 2009 were virtually unchanged from the same time last year according to statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.  Oahu fared the best with a 1.6 % increase in total arrivals; but total visitations decreased for Hawai’i island (-8%), Kaua’i (-5.2%) and Maui (-2.4%) in August 2009. Here on […]


Photo by Wendy Osher.
High Surf Expected on Maui & Molokai
September 24th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News, Maui Surf
 

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a High Surf Advisory for the North Facing Shores of Maui and Molokai and the West Facing Shores of Molokai from 6 p.m. this evening (Thursday, September 24, 2009) until 6 a.m. Saturday, September 26, 2009. A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches […]


Photo © Wendy Osher 2009
Endangered Nene Goose Talk, Part of Public Lands Day Celebration
September 24th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

The Friends of Haleakala National Park hosts a free presentation tonight, Thursday, September 24, 2009, on Hawaii’s state bird, the endangered nene. Wildlife biologists will discuss protection efforts and community involvement. The public can find out more about the nene and help to protect this endangered bird. That’s at 7 p.m. at the Hannibal Tavares […]


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 […]


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