Maui County

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WAILUKU — A new federal report has offered additional details of a deadly helicopter crash off the coast of Hawaii.

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Updated: Sept. 8, 3:10 p.m.

WAILUKU, Hawaii — Maui Mayor Michael Victorino on Sunday criticized a decision by a County Council comnittee to recommend acceptance of a settlement proposal with environmental groups that sued over the use of injection wells.

Lahaina Groundwater Tracer Study

As the legal dispute between Maui County and environmental groups barrels forward to the United States Supreme Court, people weighed in Tuesday at a Maui Council committee meeting on the case.

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Updated: Aug. 30, 6:59 a.m.

HONOLULU — Authorities on Thursday sedated and euthanized four small whales after 10 of the animals were stranded alive on Sugar Beach on Maui. One whale calf was also found dead about a mile north of the other melon-headed whales.

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The Sierra Club and Surfrider Foundation delivered two petitions to Maui County Council Chair Kelly King Wednesday, urging councilmembers to settle the county's legal case involving its Lahaina wastewater treatment facility, and withdraw its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Maui County is preparing to argue in the U.S. Supreme Court that its wastewater is not harming the coastline, officials said.

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WAILUKU — A solo hiker who had been reported missing while visiting Maui has been found dead, police said.

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WAILUKU — A solo hiker on Maui is still missing despite an ongoing search, authorities said.

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This year is already turning out to be a dangerous one for traffic on Maui.

On Sunday, two people were killed in a car crash—bringing the total number of traffic related deaths on the island this year to 14. This time last year, there were only 10 traffic related deaths in Maui county. According to officials, the county averages 18 deaths from traffic crashes each year.

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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.