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The Maui News
Mayor on TV to talk hurricane prepThe importance of preparing for and dealing with a hurricane will be the focus
Mayor on TV to talk hurricane prep
The Maui News / Posted yesterday
The importance of preparing for and dealing with a hurricane will be the focus on tonight's "Your County with Mayor Arakawa" at 7 on Akaku: Maui Community Television Channel 55. Mayor Alan Arakawa, Managing Director Keith Regan and Anna Foust,... Read more
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The Maui News
Time to change form of county governmentWe spent many hours over the course of a year doing exactly that. Our final re
Time to change form of county government
The Maui News / Posted yesterday
We spent many hours over the course of a year doing exactly that. Our final report contained several proposals. The two most important proposals were to change to a county manager form of government and to change to district-only voting for council... Read more
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The Maui News
Ruling on review of redacted minutes soughtBoth the state Office of Information Practices and the county Department of the
Ruling on review of redacted minutes sought
The Maui News / Posted 2 days ago
Both the state Office of Information Practices and the county Department of the Corporation Counsel are asking 2nd Circuit Judge Peter Cahill to issue summary judgments in their favor. The OIP wants the county ordered to release unredacted executive... Read more
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The Maui News
Keeping the doors closedCouncil members took offense because the administration of Mayor Alan Arakawa d
Keeping the doors closed
The Maui News / Posted 2 days ago
Council members took offense because the administration of Mayor Alan Arakawa didn't amend the budget properly to allow that work to go forward - even though everybody and their uncle could see the building coming down next to the county... Read more
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The Maui News
Ask The MayorA: Yes, you can easily manage these notifications through the county's new emer
Ask The Mayor
The Maui News / Posted 3 days ago
A: Yes, you can easily manage these notifications through the county's new emergency alert system, Maka'ala, which uses the Everbridge system. If you were previously receiving alerts through CivicPlus, you should have received a notice to re-enroll... Read more
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San Jose Mercury News
Hawaii storm watch: Hurricane Ignacio expected to skirt islandsKAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) -- Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said
Hawaii storm watch: Hurricane Ignacio expected to skirt islands
San Jose Mercury News / Posted 3 days ago
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) -- Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said he is most worried about the damage that more rain and sustained winds could do to the area as Hurricane Ignacio passes by this week. "I'm more worried about the rain.... Read more
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Lebanon Daily News
Hurricane churns, but storm watch ends for Hawaii islandsKAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said h
Hurricane churns, but storm watch ends for Hawaii islands
Lebanon Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said he is most worried about the damage that more rain and sustained winds could do to the area as Hurricane Ignacio passes by this week. "I'm more worried about the rain.... Read more
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Bennington Banner
Hurricane churns, but storm watch ends for Hawaii islandsKAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said h
Hurricane churns, but storm watch ends for Hawaii islands
Bennington Banner / Posted 3 days ago
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said he is most worried about the damage that more rain and sustained winds could do to the area as Hurricane Ignacio passes by this week. "I'm more worried about the rain.... Read more
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The Evening Sun
Hurricane churns, but storm watch ends for Hawaii islandsKAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said h
Hurricane churns, but storm watch ends for Hawaii islands
The Evening Sun / Posted 3 days ago
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said he is most worried about the damage that more rain and sustained winds could do to the area as Hurricane Ignacio passes by this week. "I'm more worried about the rain.... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Hurricane churns, but storm watch ends for Hawaii islandsKAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said h
Hurricane churns, but storm watch ends for Hawaii islands
New Jersey Herald / Posted 3 days ago
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said he is most worried about the damage that more rain and sustained winds could do to the area as Hurricane Ignacio passes by this week. "I'm more worried about the rain.... Read more
37 related stories
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York Daily Record
Hurricane churns, but storm watch ends for Hawaii islandsKAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said h
Hurricane churns, but storm watch ends for Hawaii islands
York Daily Record / Posted 3 days ago
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said he is most worried about the damage that more rain and sustained winds could do to the area as Hurricane Ignacio passes by this week. "I'm more worried about the rain.... Read more
37 related stories
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San Jose Mercury News
Hurricane Ignacio weakens as it moves closer to HawaiiKAILUA-KONA, Hawaii -- Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said he is
Hurricane Ignacio weakens as it moves closer to Hawaii
San Jose Mercury News / Posted 3 days ago
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii -- Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said he is most worried about the damage that more rain and sustained winds could do to the area as Hurricane Ignacio passes by this week. "I'm more worried about the rain. We've... Read more
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Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Warning issued for waters off Big Isle as storm nearsA tropical storm warning remains in effect for windward and southeast waters of
Warning issued for waters off Big Isle as storm nears
Honolulu Star-Advertiser / Posted 3 days ago
A tropical storm warning remains in effect for windward and southeast waters off Hawaii island as Hurricane Ignacio continues its approach toward the state. The warning, issued Saturday afternoon, replaced a previously issued tropical storm watch... Read more
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Local 12 Cincinnati
New evacuations in Domenica in Erika's wakeUpdated: Mon, Aug 31 2015, 06:34 AM DOMINICA (CBS) -- Rescue teams worked Sund
New evacuations in Domenica in Erika's wake
Local 12 Cincinnati / Posted 3 days ago
Updated: Mon, Aug 31 2015, 06:34 AM DOMINICA (CBS) -- Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and left more than 50 missing... Read more
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KTVL Medford
National News Hurricane churns in ocean, but watch ended for HawaiiAugust 31, 2015 05:15 GM
National News
KTVL Medford / Posted 3 days ago
Hurricane churns in ocean, but watch ended for HawaiiAugust 31, 2015 05:15 GMT HONOLULU (AP) -- The Central Pacific Hurricane Center says a tropical storm watch as been discontinued for the Big Island and Maui. Hurricane Ignacio has... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Hurricane Ignacio weakens as it moves closer to Hawaii"I'm more worried about the rain. We've had over 10 inches in August, which is
Hurricane Ignacio weakens as it moves closer to Hawaii
Northwest Herald / Posted 3 days ago
"I'm more worried about the rain. We've had over 10 inches in August, which is an anomaly for us. The trees are saturated already, and if we get some sustained winds, they could topple. That could cause quite a bit of damage," Colden said. He is one... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Hurricane churns, but storm watch ended for Hawaii islandsKAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said h
Hurricane churns, but storm watch ended for Hawaii islands
New Jersey Herald / Posted 3 days ago
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said he is most worried about the damage that more rain and sustained winds could do to the area as Hurricane Ignacio passes by this week. "I'm more worried about the rain.... Read more
37 related stories
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Hurricane churns, but storm watch ended for Hawaii islandsKAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said h
Hurricane churns, but storm watch ended for Hawaii islands
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 3 days ago
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said he is most worried about the damage that more rain and sustained winds could do to the area as Hurricane Ignacio passes by this week. "I'm more worried about the rain.... Read more
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Daily Mail
Hurricane Ignacio weakening as it moves closer to Hawaii on SundayHurricane Ignacio weakening while moving closer to Hawaii with winds dropping d
Hurricane Ignacio weakening as it moves closer to Hawaii on Sunday
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
Hurricane Ignacio weakening while moving closer to Hawaii with winds dropping down to 115mph as it becomes a tropical storm Weakening storm winds dropped from 130 mph to 115 mph on Sunday Weather won't hit the Big Island until Monday night and Maui... Read more
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The Columbian
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to HawaiiHONOLULU — The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a Catego
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to Hawaii
The Columbian / Posted 3 days ago
HONOLULU — The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a Category 4 hurricane approaches Hawaii. The current forecast has Hurricane Ignacio passing northeast of the Big Island on Monday and north of Maui on Tuesday. It’s possible... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Hurricane Ignacio weakens as it moves closer to HawaiiKAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said h
Hurricane Ignacio weakens as it moves closer to Hawaii
New Jersey Herald / Posted 3 days ago
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said he is most worried about the damage that more rain and sustained winds could do to the area as Hurricane Ignacio passes by this week. "I'm more worried about the rain.... Read more
37 related stories
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Hurricane Ignacio weakens as it moves closer to HawaiiKAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said h
Hurricane Ignacio weakens as it moves closer to Hawaii
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 3 days ago
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said he is most worried about the damage that more rain and sustained winds could do to the area as Hurricane Ignacio passes by this week. "I'm more worried about the rain.... Read more
37 related stories
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to HawaiiHONOLULU (AP) � The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a C
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to Hawaii
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 4 days ago
HONOLULU (AP) � The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a Category 4 hurricane approaches Hawaii. The current forecast has Hurricane Ignacio passing northeast of the Big Island on Monday and north of Maui on Tuesday. It's... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to HawaiiHONOLULU (AP) � The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a C
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to Hawaii
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
HONOLULU (AP) � The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a Category 4 hurricane approaches Hawaii. The current forecast has Hurricane Ignacio passing northeast of the Big Island on Monday and north of Maui on Tuesday. It's... Read more
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The Evening Sun
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to HawaiiHONOLULU (AP) — The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a C
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to Hawaii
The Evening Sun / Posted 4 days ago
HONOLULU (AP) — The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a Category 4 hurricane approaches Hawaii. The current forecast has Hurricane Ignacio passing northeast of the Big Island on Monday and north of Maui on Tuesday. It's... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to HawaiiHONOLULU - The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a Catego
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to Hawaii
KGTV San Diego / Posted 4 days ago
HONOLULU - The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a Category 4 hurricane approaches Hawaii. The current forecast has Hurricane Ignacio passing northeast of the Big Island on Monday and north of Maui on Tuesday. It's possible... Read more
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York Daily Record
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to HawaiiHONOLULU (AP) — The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a C
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to Hawaii
York Daily Record / Posted 4 days ago
HONOLULU (AP) — The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a Category 4 hurricane approaches Hawaii. The current forecast has Hurricane Ignacio passing northeast of the Big Island on Monday and north of Maui on Tuesday. It's... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to HawaiiHONOLULU (AP) � The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a C
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to Hawaii
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 4 days ago
HONOLULU (AP) � The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a Category 4 hurricane approaches Hawaii. The current forecast has Hurricane Ignacio passing northeast of the Big Island on Monday and north of Maui on Tuesday. It's... Read more
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Lebanon Daily News
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to HawaiiHONOLULU (AP) — The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a C
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to Hawaii
Lebanon Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
HONOLULU (AP) — The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a Category 4 hurricane approaches Hawaii. The current forecast has Hurricane Ignacio passing northeast of the Big Island on Monday and north of Maui on Tuesday. It's... Read more
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Salon.com
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to HawaiiHONOLULU (AP) — The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a C
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to Hawaii
Salon.com / Posted 4 days ago
HONOLULU (AP) — The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a Category 4 hurricane approaches Hawaii. The current forecast has Hurricane Ignacio passing northeast of the Big Island on Monday and north of Maui on Tuesday. It’s... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to HawaiiHONOLULU (AP) � The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a C
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to Hawaii
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 4 days ago
HONOLULU (AP) � The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a Category 4 hurricane approaches Hawaii. The current forecast has Hurricane Ignacio passing northeast of the Big Island on Monday and north of Maui on Tuesday. It's... Read more
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ABC News
Hurricane Ignacio at Peak Strength, Moves Closer to HawaiiThe current forecast has Hurricane Ignacio passing northeast of the Big Island
Hurricane Ignacio at Peak Strength, Moves Closer to Hawaii
ABC News / Posted 4 days ago
The current forecast has Hurricane Ignacio passing northeast of the Big Island on Monday and north of Maui on Tuesday. It's possible that the storm will still be at hurricane strength during that time, reported the Maui News... Read more
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Bennington Banner
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to HawaiiHONOLULU (AP) — The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a C
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to Hawaii
Bennington Banner / Posted 4 days ago
HONOLULU (AP) — The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a Category 4 hurricane approaches Hawaii. The current forecast has Hurricane Ignacio passing northeast of the Big Island on Monday and north of Maui on Tuesday. It's... Read more
37 related stories
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KWWL Iowa
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to HawaiiHONOLULU (AP) -- The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a
Hurricane Ignacio at peak strength, moves closer to Hawaii
KWWL Iowa / Posted 4 days ago
HONOLULU (AP) -- The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a Category 4 hurricane approaches Hawaii. The current forecast has Hurricane Ignacio passing northeast of the Big Island on Monday and north of Maui on Tuesday. It's... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Maui mayor signs emergency proclamation ahead of IgnacioMaui County Mayor Alan Arakawa signed an emergency proclamation effective 11 a.
Maui mayor signs emergency proclamation ahead of Ignacio
Hawaii News Now / Posted 5 days ago
Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa signed an emergency proclamation effective 11 a.m. Saturday, in anticipation of the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Ignacio. The National Weather Service (NWS) has advised that although Ignacio’s track is still uncertain,... Read more
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The Maui News
Mayor looks out for big business, not the publicIn classic Mayor Alan Arakawa form, he never answered the writer. Instead, he m
Mayor looks out for big business, not the public
The Maui News / Posted 6 days ago
In classic Mayor Alan Arakawa form, he never answered the writer. Instead, he made reference to a 2010 study saying: "Our Public Works Department contracted a consultant to study this important issue," leaving out that it was former Mayor Charmaine... Read more
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The Maui News
PUC approves plan to keep Molokai ferry afloatThe commission found Sea Link's proposed changes "just and reasonable" and decl
PUC approves plan to keep Molokai ferry afloat
The Maui News / Posted 6 days ago
The commission found Sea Link's proposed changes "just and reasonable" and declined to adopt the state consumer advocate's recommendation that the changes be approved only on a six-month pilot basis. The panel noted opposition to the consumer... Read more
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The Maui News
Ask The MayorA: The Quonset hut you're referring to is a county water department facility on
Ask The Mayor
The Maui News / Posted 10 days ago
A: The Quonset hut you're referring to is a county water department facility on leased, privately owned land; it is intended to be phased out completely in the next few years. For now, our water director says water department staff will check on the... Read more
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The Maui News
Molokai veterans celebrate opening of their own centerIt's the first time the island's more than 400 veterans have a place to call th
Molokai veterans celebrate opening of their own center
The Maui News / Posted 19 days ago
It's the first time the island's more than 400 veterans have a place to call their own. The Kaunakakai facility received its certificate of occupancy last month and is equipped with a certified kitchen, three offices, a main hall, an outdoor patio... Read more
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The Maui News
Ask The MayorA: Real property tax is the largest source of revenue for Maui County, accounti
Ask The Mayor
The Maui News / Posted 24 days ago
A: Real property tax is the largest source of revenue for Maui County, accounting for 41 percent of our county's available funds. To generate the predicted revenue stream from real property taxes, there must be a cutoff date, a point in time at which... Read more
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The Maui News
Reimann to focus on affordable housing, homelessReimann, who recently left her post as community and government affairs manager
Reimann to focus on affordable housing, homeless
The Maui News / Posted 24 days ago
Reimann, who recently left her post as community and government affairs manager of Monsanto Hawaii, will be sworn in at 4 p.m. today in the mayor's conference room. Her appointment does not require approval by the Maui County Council. Since news of... Read more
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The Maui News
Heavy wind, rain still forecast for GuillermoTropical Storm Guillermo was downgraded from hurricane status early Monday morn
Heavy wind, rain still forecast for Guillermo
The Maui News / Posted 30 days ago
Tropical Storm Guillermo was downgraded from hurricane status early Monday morning, but county and state officials are still urging the public to prepare for heavy rains and high winds that are expected to hit Maui on Wednesday. "Although Tropical... Read more
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The Maui News
Heavy wind, rain still forecast for Guillermo"Although Tropical Storm Guillermo shows signs of weakening, we strongly encour
Heavy wind, rain still forecast for Guillermo
The Maui News / Posted 30 days ago
"Although Tropical Storm Guillermo shows signs of weakening, we strongly encourage residents and visitors to prepare themselves and their families for potential severe weather," Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Doug Mayne said in a... Read more
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The Maui News
Ask The MayorA: First, keep in mind that there are hundreds of operations advertised on airb
Ask The Mayor
The Maui News / Posted a month ago
A: First, keep in mind that there are hundreds of operations advertised on airbnb.com and vrbo.com that are lawful and do not require permits. Up until the late 80s and early 90s, vacation rental use was permitted in the apartment districts; even... Read more
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Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Maui officials slap $500K fine on vacation rental ownerThe Maui County Department of Planning has levied a $500,000 fine against the o
Maui officials slap $500K fine on vacation rental owner
Honolulu Star-Advertiser / Posted 1 months ago
The Maui County Department of Planning has levied a $500,000 fine against the owner and operator of three vacation rentals for a variety of violations. The fines result from some 30 notices of violations of short-term rental home, special management... Read more
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The Maui News
Dinner and auction will benefit STEM education CalendarDinner and auction will benefit STEM educationSat, August 29, 2015 “Pathways t
Dinner and auction will benefit STEM education Calendar
The Maui News / Posted 1 months ago
Dinner and auction will benefit STEM educationSat, August 29, 2015 “Pathways to our Future,” an annual fundraiser dinner for the Maui Economic Development Board Ke Alahele Education Fund, returns Aug. 29 at the Fairmont Kea Lani Resort in... Read more
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The Maui News
$500K settlement in zoning disputeTwo county officials, who wished to remain anonymous, revealed the amount of th
$500K settlement in zoning dispute
The Maui News / Posted 1 months ago
Two county officials, who wished to remain anonymous, revealed the amount of the fines and penalties, but told The Maui News that there is much more to the settlement. The agreement came in the wake of court rulings and was reached in a lengthy... Read more
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