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This grate above the Kepaniwai Heritage Park at Iao Stream is a source of contention as the Commission on Water Resource Management monitors the current use of old sugar company diversions. Photo by Wendy OSHER © 2009
Nominations sought for open position on State Water Commission
October 18th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

The State is seeking nominations to the Commission on Water Resource Management.  A Nominating Committee will screen the applicants and send to the Governor the names of at least three individuals for a single open position. The Water Commission is composed of seven members that have jurisdiction and final authority on matters relating to implementation […]


Click image to view Candidate Profile VIDEO of Norman Sakamoto, candidate for Lt. Governor for the state of Hawaii.
VIDEO: Norman Sakamoto, Lt Governor Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com
August 27th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui Election, Maui News
 

Norman Sakamoto, 2010 candidate for Lt. Governor of Hawaii, Transcript:    Introduction: Aloha, My name is Norman Sakamoto.  I’m running for the very important office of Lt. Governor.  There are many issues facing our state, but certainly jobs and education are at the top.  A brief background:  I’m a building contractor, a civil engineer.  I went to University […]


Dr. Davianna Pomaika`i McGregor.  “I have many years of experience as an advocate for the perpetuation of Native Hawaiian traditional and customary subsistence, cultural and religious customs and practices. I think this will be an important factor in planning for the future of Kanaloa Kaho`olawe under a sovereign native Hawaiian entity.”
Governor appoints McGregor as new Kahoolawe Commissioner
August 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

Longtime Protect Kahoolawe Ohana organizer and spokesperson, Davianna Pomaikai McGregor was appointed to serve on the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission. Governor Linda Lingle made the appointment, which is still subject to state Senate confirmation.  McGregor, who is a professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has participated as a consultant in numerous studies and […]


Mark Recktenwald nominated as Chief Justice for Hawaii Supreme Court
Mark Recktenwald nominated as Chief Justice for Hawaii Supreme Court
August 13th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Governor Linda Lingle today nominated Associate Justice Mark E. Recktenwald to serve as Chief Justice of the Hawai‘i State Supreme Court.  If confirmed, Recktenwald, 54, would succeed Chief Justice Ronald Moon to become Hawai‘i’s fifth Chief Justice; serving an initial 10-year term as the head of the State’s highest court, while overseeing the Hawai‘i Judiciary. “I […]


Kobayashi Appointed Maui District Court Judge
Kobayashi Appointed Maui District Court Judge
August 4th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Maui has a new District Court Judge.  Chief Justice Ronald T. Y. Moon appointed Blaine J. Kobayashi as judge of the District Court of the Second Circuit (islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai).  Kobayashi fills the vacancy created by the expiration of the term of Judge Simone Polak. A partner with the Carlsmith Ball law […]


Governor signs executive order creating Surf Reserves
Governor signs executive order creating Surf Reserves
June 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Governor Linda Lingle today issued an executive order to establish surfing reserves at two of Hawai‘i’s most well-known surfing areas.  The executive order “acknowledges the cultural, sports and historic significance of important surf sites in Hawai‘i,” and “raises public awareness about the importance of protecting, nourishing and developing Hawai‘i’s world famous surf sites.” The Governor’s […]


GOVERNOR NOMINATES KUBO AS CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE
GOVERNOR NOMINATES KUBO AS CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE
January 4th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Governor Linda Lingle today nominated former U.S. Attorney Edward H. Kubo, Jr. to serve as a Circuit Court judge of the First Circuit (O‘ahu).  If confirmed by the State Senate, Kubo will fill the vacant seat created by the retirement of Judge Frances Wong. Lingle released a statement in support of her nomination saying, “Ed […]


File Photo Courtesy Office of the Governor, State of Hawaii.
GOVERNOR NOMINATES NAKAMURA AS CHIEF JUDGE FOR APPEALS COURT
July 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Governor Linda Lingle today named Craig H. Nakamura to serve as the chief judge of the Hawai’i Intermediate Court of Appeals. Nakamura served as an associate judge on the Intermediate Court of Appeals since April 2004.  If confirmed by the State Senate, he would fill the seat left vacant by former Chief Judge Mark Recktenwald, […]