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May 04, 2010

Red Cross Shelters Remain on Standby due to West Maui fire

Two American Red Cross emergency shelters remain on standby due to a brush fire in West Maui that remains active.  Shelters were opened last night at the War Memorial Gym in Wailuku and later at the Lahaina Civic Center in West Maui.  Three people who were evacuated from their homes spent the night at the... Read more »
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May 04, 2010

Emergency ferry shuttle offered for those stranded by fire

By Wendy Osher The Pacific Whale foundation is offering an emergency ferry shuttle service for those stranded on either end of the island by the Ukumehame brush fire and subsequent Honoapiilani Highway Road closure. Greg Kaufman, the Executive Director of the Pacific Whale Foundation said the agency had offered the service in past emergencies to... Read more »
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April 27, 2010

Victorino on Budget: The new norm is to do it with what you have, not with the futuristic borrowing and selling your soul for the future”

“I heard today a number of the departments defending their turf, and that’s fine, I understand.  I’ve been through those kinds of exercises when I was in the business world—you come in and you justify your expenses, positions, expansions and deletions.  They did a good job and I respect that.  It’s our responsibility now to... Read more »
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April 27, 2010

Mateo on Budget: “We’re cutting deep with core services”

“I think this morning was quite difficult for me to just listen to some of the testimony, especially when the bulk of the testimony came from a good number of our own departments,” said Molokai council member Danny Mateo. “It bothered me to hear some divisions talk about: ‘if the proposals says as it is,... Read more »
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April 27, 2010

Nishiki on Budget: “I think that no one will die from these severe cuts”

“When I listened today to the different departments and their reasons for restoring funding, their reasons make sense; however in this time of three years of constant cuts, still we see from property taxes and the general fund that it is diminishing,” said councilmember Wayne Nishiki. “We in Maui County have not laid off one... Read more »
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March 18, 2010

Maui Legislators to Hold Talk Story Session in Paia

Senators Shan S. Tsutsui and J. Kalani English will be holding a “Talk Story” session at Pa’ia School on Wednesday, March 24th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The discussion will serve as a mid-session update and opportunity for both Senators to address thoughts and concerns regarding Legislation and community projects. “This talk story session is a... Read more »
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June 02, 2008

International Festival of Canoes, Part 5 – Hawaiian Art Gallery

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CANOES, PART 5–HAWAIIAN ART GALLERY The 2008 International Festivals of Canoes in Lahaina (held from May 18-21) featured a special attraction this year: a Maoli Art exhibit featuring native Hawaiian art by Native Hawaiian artists. Promoters Ianuali Kaonohiokalanikoholua and Daniel Anthony share the wisdom of the artists and the inspiration they draw... Read more »
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