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US Senator Brian Schatz.  Photo courtesy US Senate.
Schatz Hopes Proposed Deal Will End Shutdown
October 16th, 2013 · 20 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

“This shutdown caused terrible, unnecessary pain for Hawaiʻi families, and we are all relieved that it is nearly over,” said US Senator Brian Schatz.

File photo, American flag, by Wendy Osher.
Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Kawamoto
October 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Maui News

Kawamoto served in the state Legislature from 1994 to 2004, where he held a leadership role as the chair of the Senate Transportation and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee.

Governor Neil Abercrombie. Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Gains Exemption
June 28th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The new law provides the Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission with flexibility to contract with food and fuel vendors in making procurement exemptions permanent.

Bill signing HB1412 SD2, photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Hawaiian Canoes Get Victory at Small Boat Harbors
June 28th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The new law requires the state to accommodate mooring of native Hawaiian canoes owned or leased by nonprofit entities and used for educational purposes in small boat harbors.

UH President M.R.C. Greenwood (center) and UH Regents at a recent Board meeting on Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.
UH President Greenwood Announces Retirement
May 7th, 2013 · Comments Off · Maui News

According to a press release issued by the university, Greenwood plans to step down in September saying her decision was “personal, health-related, and family oriented.”

File photo from 2012 Democratic Party Grand Rally.
Speakers Announced for Upcoming Maui Democrat Convention  
May 1st, 2013 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Governor Neil Abercrombie, US Senator Brian Schatz, and State Senator Gil Keith-Agaran will be the featured speakers at the upcoming annual Convention for the Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi on Maui.

Governor Neil Abercrombie. Profile photo/graphic by Wendy Osher.
Governor Hosts ‘Cabinet in Your Community’ on Maui
April 9th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Officials say the event provides an opportunity for members of the Maui community to meet members of the Governor’s Cabinet and share information vital to the island.

Ulupalakua, photo by Wendy Osher.
Gomes Nominated to Board of Land and Natural Resources
March 29th, 2013 · Comments Off · Maui News

James Gomes is being appointed to a four year term that is scheduled to take effect on July 1st, pending state Senate confirmation.

File photo by Wendy Osher.
ANALYSIS: Raising Hawaii’s Minimum Wage
March 13th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Discussion

Will hiking the minimum wage to $9.25 lead to lay-offs? We look at who wins and who loses in Hawaii under the proposed change.

Governor Neil Abercrombie. Courtesy file photo.
Governor to Address Looming Sequestration Impacts on Hawai’i
March 1st, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

As federal sequestration measures are scheduled to take affect by midnight, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Finance Director Kalbert Young will hold a news conference regarding Hawaii’s response to the automatic nationwide spending reductions.

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