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Tourism Authority Receives $2M for Asia-Pacific Marketing
May 8th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business

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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VIDEO: George Fontaine State House Dist 11 Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com
August 10th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui Election, Maui News

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 […]

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Maui event draws line in the sand expressing opposition to offshore drilling
June 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News

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, […]

Tavares on TAT: “We can see the light at the end of the tunnel”
Tavares on TAT: “We can see the light at the end of the tunnel”
April 26th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

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 […]

Graphic of Maui Regional Public Safety Complex (previous version proposed in 2010) courtesy: Office of the Governor, State of Hawaii, and Architects Hawaii Limited/DLR Group)
Maui Regional Public Safety Complex moving forward
April 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

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 […]

Sol Kahoohalahala.  File Photo by Wendy Osher.
Kahoohalahala announces mayoral bid; field for Maui’s top job grows
April 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui News

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 […]

OHA Submits Modified Bill to Resolve Past-Due Claims
OHA Submits Modified Bill to Resolve Past-Due Claims
January 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News

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 […]