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December 22, 2010

Members Sought for Maui Charter Commission

Today is the deadline to apply for a spot on the 11-member Maui County Charter Commission. The body is convened every 10 years
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November 30, 2010

11 People Sought for Maui Charter Commission

Applications are now being accepted for the Maui County Charter Commission, a body which convenes once every decade. The 11 members of the Charter Commission ..
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November 15, 2010

Applications being accepted for Maui County Boards, Councils, Commissions and Committees

Applications are now being accepted for a total of 60 vacant seats on various Boards, Councils, Commissions and Committees. The deadline to apply is Wednesday,
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August 20, 2010

VIDEO: Charmaine Tavares Mayoral Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com

Charmaine Tavares, 2010 candidate for Maui Mayor, Transcript: Introduction: Aloha, I’m Charmaine Tavares and I’m seeking re-election to the office of Mayor for the county of Maui.  I’ve spent the past three and a half years being your mayor since 2007.  We’ve had some really tough times and I plan to continue working on economic recovery for... Read more »
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July 21, 2010

Comment in Maui Mayor’s race sparks rumblings on the campaign trail

By Wendy Osher  (Posted: Wednesday, July 21 2010) A political rivalry on Maui is off to a touchy start.  The race for Mayor is officially one candidate shy of a dozen, and eight weeks short of being narrowed to two.  But recent rumblings raised on the campaign trail have cast a shadow of negativity in... Read more »
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July 12, 2010

Happy Valley fire now 60 percent contained

(Updated 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2010) The Happy Valley fire that was sparked by fireworks Sunday night is now 60 percent contained. After 22 hours of firefighting efforts focused on the Mokuhau area where the blaze began, officials from the Maui Department of Fire and Public Safety say they were able to reach 60%... Read more »
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December 31, 2009

Deadline Extended To Apply For Maui Boards And Commissions

The deadline to apply for the various vacancies on the county’s Boards and Commissions has been extended to next week Friday, January 8, 2009. There are a total of 73 vacancies that were created due in part to expiring terms. Terms for seats on County Boards, Councils, Commissions and Committees last from two to five... 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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July 20, 2009


The recent promotion of four firefighters to the rank of battalion chief marked a milestone for the department.  The simultaneous promotion of Karl Kubo, Derrick Arruda, James “Kimo” Kino and Valeriano Martin allows the department to fill an existing vacancy and three newly created positions. The department had sought for eight years to increase the... Read more »
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May 15, 2009

Yabuta Named New Maui Police Chief

The Maui County Police Commission today selected Deputy Chief Gary Yabuta as Maui County's new chief of police.
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April 07, 2009


(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009) The University of Hawai`i Athletics Department has announced plans for a football scrimmage and autograph session on Maui as part of the “Warrior Bowl” tradition of concluding spring practice. The Warriors will fly to Maui on Saturday April 11th for an intrasquad scrimmage at War Memorial Stadium beginning at... Read more »
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March 13, 2009


CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AUDIO FROM THE MAYOR’S FY2010 BUDGET PRESENTATION Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares presented her Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Proposal to the Maui County Council today. Tavares said, “We were able to craft this tight and focused budget that meets our overall mission with no proposed increase in real property tax rates,... Read more »
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February 19, 2009


(By Wendy OSHER © 2009) U.S. Congresswoman Mazie Hirono joined Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares yesterday in discussing details of a federal stimulus package and its impact for Maui and the state.  Hirono said the recovery package will bring more than a billion dollars to the state with $200 million going towards infrastructure.  She said that... Read more »
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February 06, 2009


(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009) Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares announced the awarding of more than $900,000 in county grants in the areas of workforce development, small business, renewable energy, and the arts-among other disciplines.  The largest allocation of $300,000 goes toward operational activities at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.  Other large appropriations include... Read more »
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February 02, 2009


(Photos and Story By: Wendy OSHER © 2009) Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares joined officials from Taiwan’s Ping Tung Province today in commemorating the town’s 27th year as a Sister City of Maui County. A plaque was unveiled at the Sun Yat Sen Park in Kula marking the occasion. The sister city partnership was formed in... Read more »
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