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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 »»

State lawmakers to consider regulating marijuana like alcohol

January 31, 2013 House Speaker Joseph Souki has introduced House Bill 150 to establish a legal market for businesses to cultivate and sell marijuana to adults 21 and older. more »»

UHMC adds new science facility

January 24, 2013 Over 100 guests attended a special dedication ceremony for the newest addition to the University of Hawai‘i Maui College (UHMC) campus last week, a $26 million science facility appropriately named... more »»

Climate change may impact Haleakala silverswords

January 24, 2013 While the iconic Haleakala silversword plant made a strong recovery from early 20th century human and animal threats, it has now entered a period of substantial climate-related decline. more »»

Solar blessing held at Kihei Community Center

January 24, 2013 On Monday, Jan. 14, a blessing was held to inaugurate a series of photovoltaic (PV) panels installed over approximately one-half of the parking lot at the Kihei Community Center on Lipoa Street. more »»

One arrested, two sought after search warrant executed in Kihei

January 17, 2013 On Thursday, Jan. 10, at approximately 1:20 p.m. more »»

Makawao woman gets probation with more than 100 prior arrests

January 17, 2013 The Maui News - In what a judge called “the deal of the century,” a woman with more than 100 prior arrests was placed on probation last week for a series of thefts. more »»

Crime too serious for probation

January 17, 2013 The Maui News - A Kihei woman was arrested after police reported finding more than one ounce of methamphetamine, $13,000 cash and drug notes in a search of her residence. more »»

Poll: Hawai‘i is pro-marijuana legalization

January 17, 2013 Voters in Hawai’i are open to the legalization, taxation and regulation of marijuana, according to the results of an opinion poll commissioned by the Drug Policy Action Group. more »»



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