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MAUI’S GRAMMY NOMINEES DEPART FOR CEREMONY IN L.A.
February 6th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009) Maui’s George Kahumoku, Jr. and fellow musicians featured on The Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar album depart for Los Angeles today, bound for the 51st Grammy Awards ceremony. The Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar have previously been honored with three consecutive Grammy Awards for their compilation CDs […]


“I WORK FOR ALOHA” CAMPAIGN GAINS MOMENTUM
“I WORK FOR ALOHA” CAMPAIGN GAINS MOMENTUM
February 5th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

(By Wendy OSHER © 2009) The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association (MHLA) is expanding its “I Work for Aloha” campaign.  With many of the jobs in the county directly tied to the visitor industry, MHLA launched the campaign to heighten awareness of the connections between the visitor industry and the average county resident. The campaign […]


Angus McKelvey. File photo by Wendy Osher.
West Maui Proposed for Medical Enterprise Zone
February 5th, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher Maui could be the site of a medical enterprise zone under a bill being considered at the state legislature. The 7-year pilot program would be based on the West side of the Valley Isle a region that has long been the focus of discussion for a second island hospital. Rep. Angus McKelvey […]


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STATE INVESTIGATES DEAD FISH OFF OF NI`IHAU
February 5th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009) The state is investigating a report of a large number of dead fish found along the Niihau shoreline. The report was made on Monday, February 2nd by the owner of the private island, located off the west coast of Kauai. DLNR aquatic biologist Don Heacock, along with Department of […]


AKAKA BILL REINTRODUCED IN CONGRESS
AKAKA BILL REINTRODUCED IN CONGRESS
February 5th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

(Posted By Wendy OSHER © 2009) U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) reintroduced The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act yesterday, while Congressman Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) introduced a companion bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill is designed to begin a process to form a Native Hawaiian government that could negotiate with the state […]


BE PREPARED AT THE 2009 WEST MAUI SAFETY FAIR
BE PREPARED AT THE 2009 WEST MAUI SAFETY FAIR
February 5th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009) More than a dozen local, state and federal agencies will share information on crime prevention, disaster preparedness, public health, personal safety at the 2009 West Maui Safety Fair. The event will be held a the Lahaina Cannery Mall on Saturday, February 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The […]


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MFD ADDS TWO NEW VEHICLES TO FLEET
February 5th, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

(Story & Photos by Wendy OSHER © 2009) The Maui Fire Department added two new vehicles to its fleet yesterday-an engine for West Maui and an Air/Light Truck for large scale incident response. The new Engine 3 will be stationed at the Lahaina Fire Station and will be used in protecting the West Maui Community. […]


GOVERNOR LINGLE RELEASES $250,000 FOR ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS AT HAWAI`I STATE PARKS
GOVERNOR LINGLE RELEASES $250,000 FOR ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS AT HAWAI`I STATE PARKS
February 4th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

(By Wendy OSHER © 2009) Two Maui facilities are on a list of areas set to receive state funding for energy efficiency improvements.  The Kahului Baseyard and East Maui’s Waianapanapa State Park were among a list of 15 state facilities that will get a share of the $250,000 released by the Governor’s office today.  Currently, […]


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POSSIBLE REGULATIONS FOR CERTAIN MARINE FISH
February 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009) The state has added a Molokai meeting to a list of public discussions on possible regulations for certain marine fish species. The Department of Land and Natural Resources is considering minimum size rules to protect some species from over harvesting including Parrotfish (uhu), Goatfish (weke), and Jacks (ulua/papio). The […]


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MAUI INVITATIONAL CONTRIBUTES $8 M-PLUS TO ISLAND ECONOMY
February 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

(Story & Photos by Wendy OSHER © 2009) Maui’s economy got an $8.3 million boost this winter from the 2008 EA SPORTSTM Maui Invitational® basketball tournament played at the Lahaina Civic Center. The tournament welcomed nearly 5,000 out-of-state participants who spent an average of six days on Maui, according to the latest data released by […]


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