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January 11, 2019

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Supports Bill to Ban Chlorpyrifos

US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard today announced support for legislation to re-ban the use and stockpile of the toxic pesticide, chlorpyrifos. Last year, Hawai‘i became...
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February 09, 2018

Committees Advance Bill for Ban on Chlorpyrifos Pesticide

HB 1756 bans the import, use, manufacture, sale, and storage of chlorpyrifos in the state. The bill also seeks to protect workers who mix and apply...
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January 13, 2017

Hawai‘i Democratic Party to Rally for Health Care

The Democratic Party of Hawai‘i will host a Rally to Save Health Care on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hawai‘i Legislature Rotunda.
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July 06, 2010

Governor vetoes controversial Civil Unions Bill

By Wendy Osher Governor Linda Lingle today vetoed the controversial Civil Unions bill saying the decision, “should be made by all of the people of Hawaii behind the curtain of the voting booth.” “After months of listening to Hawaii’s citizens express to me in writing and in person, their deeply held beliefs, and heartfelt reasons... Read more »
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June 24, 2010

Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows enters 4th year, applications available

Applications and nominations are now being accepted for University of Hawaii-Maui College’s Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows program. The year-long program is designed to develop future leaders to address planning for Maui’s Future.  The program was developed in collaboration between Decisions Maui and Focus Maui Nui and is now in its fourth year.   Ka ipu kukui... Read more »
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April 26, 2010

Tavares on TAT: “We can see the light at the end of the tunnel”

By Wendy Osher The state legislature did not vote before Friday’s deadline on a proposal to take the county’s share of the Transient accommodation tax or TAT.  Now it’s a wait and see situation as county mayors across the state monitor the latest developments. “We’re not out of the woods quite yet,” said Maui Mayor... Read more »
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February 05, 2009

MOLINA OFFERS SUPPORT FOR STATEWIDE BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS

(By Wendy Osher © 2009) Council Vice Chair Mike Molina is supporting a statewide ban on plastic bags, similar to the one he introduced at the county level last year. The county plastic bag reduction bill is set to go into effect on January 11, 2011, and prohibits the distribution of plastic bags at the... Read more »
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January 22, 2009

MAUI LAWMAKERS JOIN STATE IN UNVEILING TRANSPORTATION PLAN

Two members of Maui’s legislative delegation joined state leaders this afternoon in announcing a statewide Highway’s Modernization Plan.  Senate Transportation Chair J. Kalani English of East Maui and House Transportation Chair Joe Souki of Central Maui, joined in presenting the six-year plan at the state capitol, as part of an effort aimed at reducing traffic... Read more »
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January 15, 2009

COUNTY MAYORS PRESENT PRIORITIES FOR 2009 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Maui Mayor Tavares Announces Priorities Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares announced her priorities for the 2009 legislative session during (a hearing before the House Finance and Senate Ways and Means Committees) a joint conference at the state capitol on Tuesday.  In addressing lawmakers, Tavares said she would not be making any direct requests for funding given... Read more »
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