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March 09, 2010

Hawaiian Caucus Honors Ali’i Nui William Roback Jr.

The Hawaii State legislature will honor Maui’s William Roback, Jr. today, Tuesday, March 09, 2010, for his recent selection as Alii Nui for the Royal Order of Kamehameha I.  Roback was elected by members of the royal society to serve a three-year term as head, or Alii Nui of the organization. The back-to-back floor presentations... Read more »
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March 08, 2010

Kula Hospital to add 15 beds in CIP Expansion

Kula Hospital will expand its services by adding 15 additional beds with $5 million in capital improvement project funding released from the state.  The project is currently in the design phase and is expected to be complete within 12-18 months. Rep. Kyle Yamashita, who helped to secure the funding, called it one of his top... Read more »
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February 25, 2010

Briefing on Planned Cuts at Human Services Dept on Maui

By Wendy Osher The legislative Committee on Human Services will hold an informational briefing on Maui Thursday afternoon (February 25, 2010) to discuss planned cuts at the State Department of Human Services. Under the Plan, the State’s Eligibility Processing Operations Division would consolidate facilities in Honolulu and Hilo, where the greatest number of workers are... Read more »
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January 06, 2010

Tour Bus Access Route Planned At Haleakala National Park

Accessibility improvements are planned at Maui’s Haleakala National Park and Molokai’s Kakahaia National Wildlife Refuge. The Maui project will get funding for the planning and design of an accessible route for tour bus passengers along Kuloa Point within the Haleakala National Park boundaries.  Funding for the Molokai project will go towards paving the entrance road... Read more »
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November 11, 2009

VIDEO: Maui Dignitaries Honor Veterans in Commemorative Event in Kahului

By Wendy Osher Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares issued a proclamation at a Veteran’s Day Commemorative Event at the Queen Kaahumanu Center in Kahului today.  The 2009 Maui Veterans Day event was hosted by the Maui Sons & Daughters of Nisei Veterans and included historic displays, memorabilia, and recognition of veterans who served Maui County. Tavares... Read more »
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January 15, 2009


State leaders unveiled five pieces of legislation yesterday aimed at improving traffic safety on Hawai`i’s roadways.   Senator J. Kalani English and Rep. Joe Souki of Maui, joined Governor Linda Lingle and the state Department of Transportation in making the announcement.  The first piece of legislation is intended to help young motorists develop good driving... Read more »
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January 13, 2009


Thousands of former Hansen Disease patients buried in the remote Kalaupapa Peninsula on Molokai, could finally get a memorial in their honor.  Although the Kalaupapa Memorial Act passed in the U.S. House last year, it did not pass the Senate prior to the conclusion of the 110th Congress.  It has since been reintroduced in the... Read more »
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