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January 10, 2012

Lingle Endorsed by Police Union

Today, former governor Lingle visited the State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers' Maui Chapter to accept their endorsement of her bid for the US Senate.
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March 08, 2010

Kula Hospital to add 15 beds in CIP Expansion

Kula Hospital will expand its services by adding 15 additional beds with $5 million in capital improvement project funding released from the state.  The project is currently in the design phase and is expected to be complete within 12-18 months. Rep. Kyle Yamashita, who helped to secure the funding, called it one of his top... Read more »
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January 18, 2010

VIDEO: Lahaina Watershed Flood Control Breaks Ground After 30 Years of Planning

By Wendy Osher [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtIfcpkJbgI[/youtube] The county broke ground today on the long awaited Lahaina Watershed Flood Control Project.  The project is designed to divert floodwater from the heavily populated Lahainaluna, Puamana and the surrounding area.  Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares said that after 30 years of planning, a half a century of discussion, she is pleased... Read more »
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November 09, 2009

Maui to Host Regular Season UH Volleyball Game

By Wendy Osher The University of Hawaii is bringing men’s volleyball to Maui, making the War Memorial Gym home court for its February 27th game against BYU.  UH Director of Athletics Jim Donovan made the announcement this afternoon at the county building in Wailuku. “We’re very happy to be back here,” said UH Athletic Director... Read more »
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October 30, 2009

Hawaiian Civic Clubs Host 50th Annual Convention on Maui

The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs holds its 50th Annual Convention on Maui November 1-8 at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort.  Speakers will address the challenges and opportunities of balancing Hawaii’s economic development and cultural sustainability.  The AHCC is the oldest Hawaiian community based grassroots organization and is dedicated to civic service in the... Read more »
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September 03, 2009

MAUI BRIEFING TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF AG REDUCTIONS

The Hawaii State Senate’s Ad Hoc Committee will conduct an informational briefing on Maui this week to gather information relating to the potential impacts of reductions within the state Department of Agriculture on Maui. In a press release issued today, the committee states that the discussion arises from Governor Linda Lingle’s announced intention to layoff... Read more »
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March 11, 2009

$372 MILLION FOR HAWAII-RELATED PROJECTS IN OMNIBUS BILL

The state is expected to receive a total of $372 million as part of an Omnibus Appropriations Act that is awaiting the president’s signature.There’s a variety of Maui county projects included in the bill—among them, $1.8 million for the Upcountry Watershed on Maui. There’s also a $141,000 appropriation for Maui County’s Women in Technology program,... Read more »
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February 05, 2009

MOLINA OFFERS SUPPORT FOR STATEWIDE BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS

(By Wendy Osher © 2009) Council Vice Chair Mike Molina is supporting a statewide ban on plastic bags, similar to the one he introduced at the county level last year. The county plastic bag reduction bill is set to go into effect on January 11, 2011, and prohibits the distribution of plastic bags at the... Read more »
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January 15, 2009

RED LIGHT PHOTO ENFORCEMENT AMONG BILLS UNVEILED BY STATE LEADERS

State leaders unveiled five pieces of legislation yesterday aimed at improving traffic safety on Hawai`i’s roadways.   Senator J. Kalani English and Rep. Joe Souki of Maui, joined Governor Linda Lingle and the state Department of Transportation in making the announcement.  The first piece of legislation is intended to help young motorists develop good driving... Read more »
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January 13, 2009

BLOOD BANK TO HONOR MAUI’S TOP BLOOD DONORS

The Blood Bank of Hawaii will honor about 150 of the agency’s most loyal donors on Friday, in conjunction with blood donor recognition month.  Cancer survivor and Sen. Roz Baker of West Maui is among the guest speakers scheduled for the luncheon set for 11:45 a.m. Friday at the Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course. ... Read more »
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