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April 26, 2017

Airport Corporation Proposal Seeks to Address Inefficiencies

The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Airlines Committee of Hawaiʻi, the Airport Concessionaires Committee, and various stakeholders have joined in expressing support for an airport corporation proposal currently being debated in the State Legislature. DOT representatives say the entities agree that inefficiencies associated with the Airports Division system must be changed, which are... Read more »
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April 12, 2017

Senate Passes 208 Bills Ahead of Crossover Deadline

The Hawaiʻi state Senate passed a total of 208 bills on third reading, ahead of the Second Crossover deadline of April 13.
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October 06, 2015

Free Workshops on How to Influence State Laws

Tonight’s workshop begins at 6 p.m. at the Kīhei Public Library and is designed to help citizens learn how to participate in the Hawaiʻi legislative process.
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May 08, 2012

Tourism Authority Receives $2M for Asia-Pacific Marketing

The 2012 Hawaii State Legislature approved an additional $2 million for fiscal years 2013 through 2015 for the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
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August 10, 2010

VIDEO: George Fontaine State House Dist 11 Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com

George Fontaine, 2010 candidate for State House District 11, Transcript: Introduction:  Please introduce yourself, give your name, the race you are running for and briefly name the key issues you plan to address in your campaign.  Answer:  My name is George Fontaine and I’m running for District 11 for the state House of Representatives.  I have... Read more »
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June 23, 2010

Maui event draws line in the sand expressing opposition to offshore drilling

Members of the Surfrider group on Maui will draw a line in the sand this weekend, symbolizing their opposition to offshore drilling.  The “Hands Across the Sand” event is part of a larger global effort to stop near and offshore drilling. The Maui event includes a rally and beach cleanup at two locations this Saturday,... Read more »
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April 26, 2010

Tavares on TAT: “We can see the light at the end of the tunnel”

By Wendy Osher The state legislature did not vote before Friday’s deadline on a proposal to take the county’s share of the Transient accommodation tax or TAT.  Now it’s a wait and see situation as county mayors across the state monitor the latest developments. “We’re not out of the woods quite yet,” said Maui Mayor... Read more »
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April 21, 2010

Maui Regional Public Safety Complex moving forward

Governor Linda Lingle today announced that the State is moving forward with plans to build an estimated $235 million jail facility in Puunene, Maui.  The project, planned for location within the former Puunene Airport area along Mokulele Highway, is aimed at replacing the aged and overcrowded existing Maui Community Correctional Center and provide for anticipated... Read more »
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April 19, 2010

Kahoohalahala announces mayoral bid; field for Maui’s top job grows

By Wendy Osher Lanai Councilman Sol Kahoohalahala is the latest contender to express interest in the Mayor’s race.  He made the announcement of his intent to run before a small gathering of kupuna on Maui on Sunday. Kahoohalahala currently serves as Chair of the council’s Planning Committee and vice-chair of the council’s committee on Economic... Read more »
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January 22, 2010

OHA Submits Modified Bill to Resolve Past-Due Claims

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs will submit a bill for introduction in the current session of the State Legislature that will again seek to have the State retire the $200 million debt OHA officials say resulted from Public Land Trust revenues unpaid from 1978 to 2010. If enacted, the legislation will establish the debt at... Read more »
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