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11 hrs ago | County of Maui

Council passes bill creating tobacco-free parks and facilities, including beaches

The Maui County Council voted 8-0 to pass Bill 24, prohibiting tobacco use and products in county parks and facilities, including beaches, Councilmember Don S. Guzman announced today.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

16 hrs ago | County of Maui

Silversword Plants to Journey to Korea and Back for Goyang International Horticulture Show

WAILUKU, MAUI, Hawai'i - The Mayor's Office of Economic Development today announced it has secured the necessary permits to take three Silversword specimens from the greenhouse at Haleakala National Park to be preserved by specialists and displayed at South Korea's Goyang International Horticulture Show in the show's rare plant exhibit.

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Related Topix: Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation

20 hrs ago | West Hawaii Today

Sustainability measure advances

Prospects are good that a bill will pass this legislative session allowing experimental sustainability communities in Maui and Hawaii counties, following the appointment of a House-Senate conference committee and dismissal of ethics charges against the bill's sponsor.

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Related Topix: Hawaii County, HI, Agriculture, Science, US Politics, US News, Al Gore

Yesterday | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Sustainable living bill advances

Prospects are good that a bill will pass this legislative session allowing experimental sustainability communities in Maui and Hawaii counties, following the appointment of a House-Senate conference committee and dismissal of ethics charges against the bill's sponsor.

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Related Topix: Hawaii County, HI

Yesterday | County of Maui

Wells Street and Wakea Avenue Reconstruction

This project includes pavement reconstruction of Wells Street from High Street to Waiale Road and Wakea Avenue from Puunene Avenue to Hana Highway with Asphalt Concrete, Hot Mix Asphalt Base and Aggregate Subbase section; replacement/reconstruction of concrete sidewalks and concrete curbs; installation of pavement striping and markers; and other ... (more)

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Yesterday | County of Maui

Power outage in the Kaunakakai and East End areas of Molokai.

Maui Electric Company would like to inform the public that areas of Kaunakakai, Kamehameha V Hwy and laterals to East End is experiencing a power outage.

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Related Topix: Kaunakakai, HI

Mon Apr 21, 2014

County of Maui

High surf notification #04 - High Surf Advisory

The National Weather Service has continued the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for EAST FACING SHORES of MOLOKAI and MAUI, in effect until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday.

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The Honolulu Advertiser

Teen arrested for arson on Molokai

A teenage boy is accused of intentionally setting two brush fires in undeveloped land on Molokai, Maui County officials said.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

County of Maui

Committee to consider final budget reviews of departments, unfunded liabilities

Deliberations by the Budget and Finance Committee on the fiscal year 2015 budget continue this week with final reviews of departments and an evening opportunity for the public to testify on Tuesday at Helene Hall in Hana, starting at 6 p.m., committee chair Mike White announced today.

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Related Topix: Hana, HI

Bioscience Technology

Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.

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Related Topix: Hawaii, Agriculture, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Entomology

Sun Apr 20, 2014

County of Maui

Wind Notification #02 - Wind Advisory

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has continued the WIND ADVISORY for MAUI COUNTY, in effect until 6:00 p.m. Monday.

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Related Topix: Weather

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

High winds expected over Oahu, Maui County, Hawaii island from Sunday

A high-wind advisory has been issued for Sunday and Monday for Oahu, Lanai, Maui, Kahoolawe and the Big Island.

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Related Topix: Weather

National Public Radio

Hawaii Is Genetically Engineered Crop Flash Point

You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.

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Related Topix: Hawaii, Agriculture, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Entomology

Brandon Sun

Hawaii, a critical spot for modern US corn, becomes flash point in genetic engineering debate

You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.

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Related Topix: Weather, Agriculture, Science

Fri Apr 18, 2014

County of Maui

Press release: Committee to receive real property tax valuations for FY2015

For Immediate Release: April 18, 2014 Press Release by: Councilmember Mike White, Chair Budget and Finance Committee WAILUKU, HAWAII The Budget and Finance Committee will discuss revenue projections on the county's largest revenue source, real property taxes, on Monday, April 21 at 9 a.m., Committee Chair Mike White announced today.

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Related Topix: Wailuku, HI

Examiner.com

Fairmont Kea Lani long-time chef Tylun Pang wins well-deserved award

Having sampled his fine cuisine recently it's not hard to believe that Executive Chef Tylun Pang of The Fairmont Kea Lani and Ko Restaurant won the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at Sunday's 2014 'Aipono Dining Awards.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining

Business Journal

Lanai commission defers action on Ellison's desalination plant

The Lanai Planning Commission met this week for the first time since the fatal crash in February of a Maui Air charter plane that killed two Maui County planning employees , and voted to defer action on billionaire Larry Ellison 's proposed multimillion-dollar water desalination plant.

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Related Topix: Lawrence Ellison, Lahaina, HI

Thu Apr 17, 2014

County of Maui

Motorists Urged to Slow Down, Drive Safely and Put Away Phones

WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i - Managing Director Keith Regan, Acting Mayor while Mayor Alan Arakawa is traveling out-of-state, today joined the Maui Police Department in urging motorists to slow down, drive safely and sober, and to put away cell phones while driving.

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Related Topix: Wailuku, HI

County of Maui

"Outstanding Older American" Nominees Announced

The Maui County Office on Aging today announced the ten nominees who will be honored at the 46th Annual Outstanding Older American Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

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Related Topix: Lahaina, HI, Kahului, HI

County of Maui

High Surf Notification #07 - High Surf Advisory

The National Weather Service has EXTENDED the HIGH SURF ADVISORY for EAST FACING SHORES of MAUI and MOLOKAI, now in effect until 6:00 p.m. to-day.

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