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February 23, 2010

Akaka Bill Gains Passage in the U.S. House

By Wendy Osher The U.S. House passed the Akaka Bill yesterday in 245-164 vote.  The bill, also known as the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, seeks to create a process for establishing a Native Hawaiian government that would represent Native Hawaiians in negotiations and discussions with federal and state agencies.  Congressional Representatives Neil Abercrombie and... Read more »
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January 05, 2010

Faculty Files Grievance With UH Over Proposed Faculty Pay Cuts

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) filed a grievance over a plan by UH President M.R.C. Greenwood to impose a faculty pay cut.  The UHPA staff called Greenwood’s “Last, Best, Final Offer,” a breach of contract. The UHPA wants the letter retracted and is demanding a stop from the implementation of the proposed contract... Read more »
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September 18, 2009

Hawaiian Air to Add 2 Mainland to Maui Flights

Hawaiian Airlines will offer daily service between San Diego and Maui for the first time since summer 2008.  It is one of two daily nonstop flights being added to Maui in June.  The other is an Oakland to Maui flight. The flights are part of the company’s efforts to expand its service from Hawaii’s largest... Read more »
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July 16, 2009

FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED ON MAUI

The Realtors Association of Maui is launching a new information program to boost first time homebuyer sales on the island. In making the announcement today, Bob Lightbourn, president of the Realtors Association of Maui said, “Current market conditions includes significantly lower home prices, great mortgage programs for working families, and special incentives like the $8,000... Read more »
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June 24, 2009

ILOCOS NORTE GOVERNOR TO MAKE MAUI VISIT

Governor Michael Marcos Keon of Ilocos Norte, Philippines will visit Maui and Oahu in an effort to familiarize himself with the Ilocanos community in Hawaii. More than 400 people are expected to attend a speaking event at the Waipahu Filcom Center tonight, with an additional 100 people on a waiting list. The Maui visit begins... Read more »
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May 15, 2009

ML&P CEO WEBBER RESIGNS

Maui Land and Pineapple Company (MLP) President and CEO Robert Webber today announced his plans to resign. The resignation is effective May 22.  Webber was appointed to the post in January of this year and was filing the vacancy created by the resignation of David Cole in November. Webber joined MLP in May of 2006... Read more »
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January 23, 2009

ST. ANTHONY SCHOOL CELEBRATES 160TH ANNIVERSARY

St. Anthony Jr. & Sr. High School in Wailuku celebrates its 160th Anniversary this weekend.  The Catholic Marianist school was founded in 1848 as a parochial boys school with just six students. Today, the co-ed campus has an enrollment of 243 students at its Jr. & Sr. High campus, and boast such alumni as World... Read more »
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January 15, 2009

MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER RECEIVES FUNDING FOR CONSTRUCTION

The State of Hawai’i has released $500,000 to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC)  which will go towards capital improvements at the performing and visual arts facility.  The funding is part of a third and final stage of construction, for a project called “Completing Pundy’s Dream,” named for the center’s Founding Chairman Pundy Yokouchi, who... Read more »
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January 13, 2009

PUC ISSUES ORDER TO SUSPEND WAILUKU WATER COMPANY DOCKET

The Public Utilities Commission issued an order on Friday, to suspend a docket filed by Wailuku Water Company.  The former Wailuku Sugar plantation company had sought approvals for a certificate of convenience and necessity to provide non-potable water distribution to customers in the central region (including Waihee, Waiehu, Puuohala, Wailuku and Waikapu).  The restrictions come... Read more »
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