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Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares faces 10 other candidates in her relection bid this year. File Photo © Wendy Osher.
MAYOR TAVARES 2009 State of the County Address: COMPLETE TEXT
February 10th, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

***The complete text of the Mayor’s State of the County Address is as follows: 2009 State of the County Address: Mayor Charmaine Tavares February 10, 2009 Aloha! Happy New Year! Naminbag nga baro nga tawen yo amin! Kung Hee Fat Choy! Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu! Prospero Ano Y Felicidad! Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! Around the world, cultures […]


Charmaine Tavares file photo by Wendy Osher.
MAYOR ANNOUNCES FEDERAL FUNDS FOR WAILUKU MUNICIPAL PARKING STRUCTURE
February 10th, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

(Story and Photos by Wendy OSHER © 2009) Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares delivered her 3rd State of the County Address today, announcing federal funding for the long-awaited Wailuku Municipal Parking Structure. The county was awarded more than $1 million in federal funds for the planning and design of the project, which she said, “has languished […]


Photo © Wendy Osher 2009.
MAUI SOLDIER DIES IN NON-COMBAT INDIDENT IN IRAQ
February 10th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009) A Kahului soldier is the latest member of the armed forces with Hawaii ties to die while in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 28-year-old Specialist Christopher P. Sweet died February 6th in Kirkush, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. Sweet was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, […]


Rep. Mele Carroll. File photo © Wendy Osher.
RESIDENTS ATTEND HEARING IN PAUKUKALO: BILL SEEKS $200 MILLION IN PAST DUE REVENUES FOR OHA
February 10th, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

(By Wendy OSHER © 2009) About 40 residents showed up at the Paukukalo Community Center last night for the second in a series of statewide hearings hosted by the House Committee on Hawaiian Affairs. Committee Chair and Representative Mele Carroll of Maui explained progress on a bill that would give $200 million in past due […]


DRAINAGE WORK IN THE MAKAWAO FOREST CAUSES ROAD CLOSURES
DRAINAGE WORK IN THE MAKAWAO FOREST CAUSES ROAD CLOSURES
February 9th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009) (Place image photo courtesy:  Forest & Kim Starr) The access road to the Makawao Forest Reserve will be closed for about a month while crews work to conduct drainage improvements.  Work on Kahakapao Road began on February 2nd, and should be complete by May 4, 2009, according to officials […]


HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE ON MAUI TODAY:  TO DISCUSS BILL RELATING PAYMENT OF LAND PROCEEDS
HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE ON MAUI TODAY: TO DISCUSS BILL RELATING PAYMENT OF LAND PROCEEDS
February 9th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009) The House committee on Hawaiian Affairs holds an informational hearing on Maui today. The focus is House Bill 901-a bill that would amend the law so that the Office of Hawaiian affairs would receive a portion of the income and proceeds from land in the public land trust. In […]


Photo courtesy:  U.S. Coast Guard, PHOTO ILLUSTRATION/PETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASS MICHAEL DE NYSE
LAHAINA LIGHTHOUSE CONVERTED TO SOLAR
February 9th, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009) The historic lighthouse in Lahaina was converted to a “green” house after crews from the U.S. Coast Guard switched out its power to solar energy earlier this month. The 93-year-old structure is the third lighthouse in Hawaii to be converted to solar power. It stands on the site of […]


MAUI RALLY AGAINST PROPOSED PIT BULL BAN
MAUI RALLY AGAINST PROPOSED PIT BULL BAN
February 7th, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

(Story & Photos by Wendy Osher © 2009) More than 150 people showed up at a rally in front of the Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center in Kahului this afternoon to voice their opposition to a proposed pit bull ban in the state of Hawaii. Senate Bill 79 was introduced by Colleen Hanabusa on January 23rd […]


IGUANA CAPTURED IN PUUNENE ON MAUI
IGUANA CAPTURED IN PUUNENE ON MAUI
February 6th, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009) Maui Humane Society officials had to go only as far as their back yard to catch an iguana. The creature was found climbing a chain-link fence adjacent to the Humane Society property in Puunene at around 2 o’clock yesterday (Thursday, February 5, 2009) afternoon. The 2-foot-long iguana, had been […]


$900,000 IN MAUI COUNTY GRANTS AWARDED
$900,000 IN MAUI COUNTY GRANTS AWARDED
February 6th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009) Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares announced the awarding of more than $900,000 in county grants in the areas of workforce development, small business, renewable energy, and the arts-among other disciplines.  The largest allocation of $300,000 goes toward operational activities at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.  Other large appropriations include […]


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