Molokai

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Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee Colette Machado was voted out of office Tuesday, after more than 24 years on the job.

 

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Even before the pandemic, internet service on Molokaʻi was rarely ideal – spotty coverage, slow speeds and constant buffering. This has become an even bigger frustration for residents on the island’s Hawaiian Home Lands, where service is limited to one embattled telecom provider.

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A vacation rental association and four homeowners have filed a federal lawsuit against the county of Maui claiming their rights have been violated by restrictions placed on short-term vacation rentals on the Hawaiian island of Molokai.

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Update on Hawaii's COVID-19 testing capabilities; Molokai charter school on staying safe in the fall; Religious groups receive fed money due to pandemic; Iolani student wins gold for history documentary

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Updated: 4/6/2020, 11:56 a.m.

The state's confirmed and presumed positive coronavirus cases today number 387, up by 16 from yesterday, with one new death, according to the state's latest daily update. The death count is now at five.

 

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Updated: 4/5/2020, 9:18 p.m.

The state's confirmed and presumed positive coronavirus cases now number 371, up by 20 from the previous day, according to the state's latest daily update. The death count stands at four.

Hawaii's Economic Rundown; Federal Bailout Bill; Civil Liberties in Question; Island Shipping Concerns; Molokai Covid-Free

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Molokaʻi currently has no confirmed cases of COVID-19, and local residents and businesses are taking precautions to keep it that way.

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Bill would ban vacation rentals on Molokai; Kaiser Permanente Hawaii doctor talks COVID-19; Honolulu Ethics Commission makes financial disclosures harder to find; Union volunteers spruce up Kalihi Elementary

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Molokaʻi may become the first island in Hawaiʻi where new short-term vacation rentals are banned and old ones phased out. The Maui County Council quietly approved a measure last month to do all that and it’s now awaiting Mayor Michael Victorino’s signature. This comes as Maui planners consider extending a ban to the entire county.

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The possible sale of Molokaʻi Ranch is driving a community-led effort to end century-old diversions of the island’s stream water. The ranch continues to use water although its operations were shut down more than a decade ago. 

The Conversation: Monday, August 28th, 2017

Aug 28, 2017
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Rail Finance; Political Dog Whistles; Molokai Community Plan

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A meeting is being held today on Molokai to discuss plans for a former bombing range.

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Thanks to a new battery storage system, Molokai may be the first Hawaiian island to go entirely off the grid. We get more on that story from PBN editor-in-chief A. Kam Napier.

Cleaning Up Moloka‘i’s Hidden Pollution

Nov 16, 2016

Concerns about pollution often center on the kind you can see—from garbage dumps to litter on beaches. But on Moloka‘i, a different kind of pollution is leading to testing and eventually cleanup. It’s a property once used by the local electric company—and we get more on the story from Catherine Cluett Pactol of the Moloka‘i Dispatch. 

Making Gridiron Dreams a Reality on Moloka‘i

Nov 7, 2016
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Kanani Ah Van

For the second year in a row, the Maui Interscholastic League football champions come from Moloka‘i. It’s an eight-man team—with a long road to success. Catherine Cluett Pactol has more on their story from the Moloka‘i Dispatch.

Football and the Ferry on Moloka‘i

Oct 28, 2016
Catherine Cluett Pactol
Catherine Cluett Pactol

The Moloka‘i Ferry made its final trip between Kaunakakai and Lahaina yesterday, carrying Moloka‘i’s football team to its last game of the season. Catherine Cluett-Pactol reports from The Moloka‘i Dispatch.

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Eileen Chao

A ferry service on Moloka‘i is struggling to stay afloat and may have to shut down. The company that has been operating the service for nearly 30 years says low ridership and competing air fares are to blame. 

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Tanya Maile Naehu

   A new show at the ARTS at Marks’ Garage showcases the joy and community spirit of the Friendly Isle.  Recently, five professional off-island artists banded together with three artists and sixteen teens from Moloka‘i for a visual exploration of legends and values cherished there.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports what happened was an unforgettable deepening of commitment to the island.

 

Coconut Mite Biting on Moloka‘i

Jun 22, 2015
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Tony Donnelly / Flickr

Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove on Molokai has long been held as a sacred place for Native Hawaiian residents. But now a devastating pest known as the coconut mite is threatening to destroy the historic site. Eileen Chao has more from The Maui News.

Maui GMO Effects on Molokai

Nov 11, 2014
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Edwin Mendija via Molokai Dispatch

  That controversial ballot initiative to ban the growing of genetically engineered crops in Maui County passed by a narrow margin last week. But on the island of Molokai, most voters opposed the measure. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch.

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Catherine Cluett

  State leaders and descendants of Hawaii’s first Hawaiian Homestead on Molokai celebrated the settlement’s 90th anniversary last week. Catherine Cluett from The Molokai Dispatch reports. 

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Catherine Cluett

 

Three wildlife biologists spent the weekend tagging one of the world’s rarest species of shorebirds on Molokai. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch.

Molokai’s Champion of Change

Mar 31, 2014

  Many people around the state work to protect and restore our natural resources. Teaching the next generation about conservation is a related challenge. And on Molokai, one young person has won national recognition for doing both. Catherine Cluett from the Molokai Dispatch has his story.

GMOs on Molokai

Mar 17, 2014
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All this week, Hawaii Public Radio is taking a closer look at some of the issues behind the debate about genetically modified organisms: GMO's. We're calling the series Genetically Engineered: Beyond Emotion. We'll look at the topic from a number of perspectives--and today we start on the island of Molokai. Catherine Cluett reports from the Molokai Dispatch.

Read more about HPR's series on GMOs: 

GMOs in the USA

Molokai High Student Works Toward Energy Conservation

Mar 10, 2014
Catherine Cluett
Catherine Cluett

  A Molokai High School junior -- with the help of state and national energy organizations -- plans to change the way Molokai students and residents think about energy. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch.

Island Air Discontinues Molokai Service

Feb 24, 2014
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  Shortly after `Ohana by Hawaiian’s announcement to begin flying to Molokai in March, Island Air said it will discontinue service to the Friendly Isle. Catherine Cluett reports from the Molokai Dispatch.

Ohana by Hawaiian Airlines begins flights to Molokai

Feb 17, 2014
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Hawaiian Airlines

  Hawaiian Airlines' new service, `Ohana by Hawaiian, begins flights to Molokai and Lanai next month. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch.

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Governors Office

Statements on the passing of Loretta Fuddy have been pouring in from government offices.  Fuddy was killed in a plane crash yesterday off the coast of Moloka'i. 

Senator Josh Green: 

Other statements: 

Gov. Neil Abercrombie:

Solutions to Molokai’s Energy Problems

Nov 18, 2013
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Molokai residents have noticed a lot of temporary electricity outages lately… and energy researchers have proposed a multi-million dollar project they hope will solve the problem. Catherine Cluett reports from The Molokai Dispatch.

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