Maui County


 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.

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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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Autumn Ness

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

  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.