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Senator Schatz announces Hawai‘i field representatives

February 28, 2013 Hawai‘i Sen. Brian Schatz has selected five field representatives to serve as his regional liaisons to the community. more »»

Hawai‘i delegation announces $17 million to state for disaster relief

February 28, 2013 Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, Sen. Brian Schatz and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard have announced that Hawai‘i will receive $17 million for disaster relief. The funds come from a grant administered by the U.S. more »»

Olinda Water Treatment Facility returns to chloramines

February 21, 2013 The Maui County Department of Water Supply (DWS) has switched the distribution system disinfectant for the Upper Kula water system from chlorine back to chloramines, effective Wednesday, Feb. 13. more »»

Goodfellow Brothers to lay off 100 workers

February 21, 2013 Goodfellow Brothers, a prominent construction company on the island, is laying off 100 workers--nearly half of its staff on Maui--because of a stalled project. more »»

House moves to repeal PLDC

February 21, 2013 The State House Committees on Water & Land (WAL) and Finance (FIN) have unanimously adopted House Bill 1133, which would repeal the Public Land Development Corporation (PLDC). more »»

Innovative technologies enhance environmental health services

February 21, 2013 State agencies are collaborating to enhance public access to environmental information and efficient processing of pollution control permits via the Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s Environmenta... more »»

Maui Aids Foundation raises $19,000

February 21, 2013 The Maui Aids Foundation has announced that their signature fundraising event, Mardi Gras Maui, was “a roaring success” and raised $19,000 in net proceeds to benefit programs that help to stop the... more »»

Latest EPA/Department of Health wastewater report available online

February 14, 2013 The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management has announced the availability of the January 2013 USEPA/DOH Consent Decree Quarterly Report #54 (and all previous quarterly reports) for... more »»

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority opposes increase in TAT tax

February 14, 2013 Mike McCartney, president and CEO of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), has issued a statement that the organization does not support any proposed increase to the transient accommodation tax (TAT)... more »»

Haleakala Kipahulu site plan is focus of community meeting

February 14, 2013 The public is invited to attend a community meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Kalena Triangle in Kipahulu from 5 to 6:30 p.m. more »»

Committee defers action to make interisland travel more affordable

February 14, 2013 The Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection held a hearing on Senate Bill 451 on Friday, Feb. 8, at the State Capitol. The committee deferred action on the bill. more »»

State DOH offering free language-specific health materials

February 14, 2013 The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) is offering free in-language health educational materials to distribute among Chuukese, Marshallese, Samoan, Tongan and Ilocano communities. more »»

Memorial service held for Rick Nu‘u

February 7, 2013 Rick Nu‘u of Vancouver Island recently passed away. To honor him, Kimokeo Kapahulehua organized a memorial and ashes ceremony held at the Kihei Canoe Club on Saturday, Feb. . more »»

Republican Party District 11 caucus meeting scheduled

February 7, 2013 The Republican Party District 11 caucus (Kihei-Wailea-Makena) will hold a meeting on Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Kalama Heights Garden Room, located at 101 Kanani Road. more »»

Senate president introduces bills as a result of failed UH concert

February 7, 2013 Senate President Donna Mercado Kim has proposed six bills in her legislative package that directly impact the University of Hawai‘i. more »»

Measures introduced for tougher lobbying laws

February 7, 2013 House Bill 1245 has been introduced by Rep. Kaniela Ing to provide numerous measures for comprehensive lobbying reform in Hawai‘i. Common Cause, a good government advocacy group, supports the bill. more »»

House of Representatives addresses Public Land Development Corporation

February 7, 2013 The House Committee on Water and Land has scheduled a hearing on Saturday, Feb. more »»

Marine sanctuary EIS part of review plan

January 31, 2013 The Maui News - The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary has published a notice of intent to publish an environmental impact statement as part of its legally mandated periodic... more »»

Evening start-time set for State of the County Address

January 31, 2013 The public is invited to attend the 2013 State of the County Address, which will be delivered by Mayor Alan Arakawa on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the H.P. more »»

First flu-related child death in Hawai‘i reported

January 31, 2013 The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed the state’s first flu-related pediatric death during the current flu season. more »»



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