Maui County

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WAILUKU — A county in Maui has established a free vehicle disposal program in response to car dumping, an official said.

Illegal car abandonment along highways in Maui has increased by at least three times in six years, The Maui News reported Sunday.

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WAILUKU — The Maui county council is considering a resolution to settle a longstanding legal case headed for the U.S. Supreme Court over wastewater pumped into injection wells.

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Maui Mayor Michael Victorino unveiled his first budget proposal yesterday, listing affordable housing, infrastructure and the environment as top priorities for the county in the next fiscal year.

Mike Victorino for Mayor Campaign

Maui is one of the fastest growing communities in Hawaii, but it faces numerous challenges including water rights, high cost of living, and a high rate of homes being used as short term rentals. Tackling those challenges will be the job of newly elected county mayor Mike Victorino. 

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The chair of the Maui County Council is hoping for more collaboration between Mayor Mike Victorino's office and the council.

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The state has extended an emergency proclamation to cover Maui County so that funds can be used to restore parts of Honoapiʻilani Highway affected by landslides in the recent heavy rains.

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 Residents of Maui began feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Olivia Tuesday afternoon. This morning, communities on Molokai and Windward Maui are seeing heavy rains. But Maui County spokesperson Rod Antone said that wind and water are not the only threat to residents of the Valley Isle.

The Conversation: Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Jan 11, 2018
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Rule of Law in Trumpian America; Maui Water Department Drama; Marco Polo Updates; Oral Health Strategic Planning Sessions

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Hawaiʻi’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened for business on Maui yesterday. The dispensary is one of two licensed to serve patients in Maui County. But what about patients living on Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi? HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

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A pilot program on Maui looks to use goats to manage weeds on the shoulders of some State Highways.

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Maui County might purchase a portion of the Wailuku Water Company.

The administration of Mayor Alan Arakawa has sent a budget amendment to the County Council seeking funding approval to appraise the water company’s property and infrastructure.

If approved, it could clear the way for the county to purchase more than 8,500 acres of land in the West Maui watershed.

Town Square: Maui's Polystyrene Ban

Dec 7, 2016
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  Maui wants to take the lead in banning one-time use polystyrene products. And there's a bill before the County Council to do just that. Next time on Town Square, we'll consider that proposed ban, how effective the bag ban has been and whether Hawaii will continue to get the plastic out of our state.

Maui GMO Ballot Initiative Sides Square Off

Oct 27, 2014
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  Few issues in the islands are as divisive as GMO's. Arguments about genetically engineered crops are passionate on both sides. And for Maui County, they're boiling over to a ballot initiative. Eileen Chao has more from the Maui News. 

Low Voter Turnout on Maui

Aug 15, 2014
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  While voters on one part of the Big Island head to the polls today, the results are already in for the rest of the state. And that includes the figures for voter turnout. Statewide, fewer than half of Hawai‘i’s voters actually cast ballots in the primary election. And on Maui, turnout was even lower.  Eileen Chao has more from The Maui News.