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September 18, 2010

Primary Election FINAL 2010 Results

By Wendy Osher (Click on story and Scroll down to see results) (Update: 7:23 a.m. 9/19/10) The Final Summary Report for the 2010 primary election was released shortly before 7:30 this morning.  In the Mayor’s race it will be a rematch between current Mayor Charmaine Tavares and former Mayor Alan Arakawa.  Tavares had 7,307 votes—268... Read more »
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September 08, 2010

VIDEO: Wayne Nishiki, South Maui Council, Candidate Profile, Decision 2010

Wayne Nishiki, 2010 candidate for South Maui Council, Transcript: Introduction: Aloha, my name is Wayne Nishiki and I’m running for the South Maui council seat. I will continue to focus on jobs for our current residents, and helping our residents get through these dark economic times.  Jobs can be provided not just for high-end luxury homes, but... Read more »
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August 30, 2010

VIDEO: Kai Nishiki, Makawao Council, Candidate Profile, Decision 2010

Kai Nishiki, 2010 Makawao Council candidate profile, Transcript:  Introduction:  Aloha, I’m Kai Nishiki and I’m running to represent the Haiku, Makawao and Paia district for the Maui County Council.   I would like to work with our community to provide more green jobs, educational opportunities and laws that support small and home-based businesses.  With the current reduction... Read more »
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August 17, 2010

Maui Mayoral candidate Kahoohalahala among those endorsed by Sierra Club

The Hawaii Chapter of the Sierra Club is endorsing Maui County Council Member Sol Kaho’ohalahala in his bid for mayor.  The endorsement was one on a list of 54 candidate endorsements released by the 6,000 member environmental grassroots group today. “Candidates endorsed by the Sierra Club will help to protect Hawaii’s clean water, special places,... Read more »
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July 21, 2010

Maui ballot includes 3 uncontested races and crowded contests to fill vacancies

By Wendy Osher In a ballot that is filled with 11 mayoral candidates, three Maui council members and Maui’s OHA representative will return to office without a single challenger.  Council Members Joe Pontanilla of Kahului, Gladys Baisa of Upcountry Maui, and Danny Mateo of Molokai are uncontested in the September Primary election.  Maui’s Trustee for... Read more »
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July 16, 2010

Maui Ballot taking shape as 2010 election filing deadline nears

The Maui ballot continues to take shape as the July 20th deadline for candidate filing nears.  As of Tuesday, 14 people had pulled papers for the Mayor’s race and seven had filed, confirming their candidacy—the most recent of which was Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares who made her run for re-election official on Friday.  In the... Read more »
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July 09, 2010

Review of bill planned seeking licensing system for aquatic life businesses

The Maui County Council’s Public Services Committee will return to deliberations on Wednesday at 9 a.m. regarding a bill to establish a licensing system for aquatic life business operations. The bill was returned to Committee by the full Council on July 2, along with a separate bill related to the humane treatment of aquatic life... Read more »
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April 28, 2010

Discrepancies over vacancy list prompt second look at proposed cuts

By Wendy Osher The council’s budget committee continues deliberations today (Wednesday, April 28, 2010) following several hours of testimony yesterday on the 2011 Budget.  Department heads expressed concern over recently announced plans to cut an additional 60 positions that were reported as vacant by the Department of Personnel Services. Several of the departments sighted discrepancies... Read more »
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April 27, 2010

Nishiki on Budget: “I think that no one will die from these severe cuts”

“When I listened today to the different departments and their reasons for restoring funding, their reasons make sense; however in this time of three years of constant cuts, still we see from property taxes and the general fund that it is diminishing,” said councilmember Wayne Nishiki. “We in Maui County have not laid off one... Read more »
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August 06, 2009


A bill to ban shark tour operations in Maui County will be considered in council committee this afternoon.  The measure is being introduced by councilmember Wayne Nishiki who expressed concerns about cultural sensitivity and public safety. Shark tours operate by charging a fee to view and feed sharks.  Nishiki said the tours interfere with shark... Read more »
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