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3 hrs ago | KITV-TV

Candidate for mayor of Maui County shot by Taser

'This officer ought to be relieved of his duties, put on desk assignment and probably subjected to a serious disciplinary action,' says Eric Seitz A relatively unknown candidate for the Mayor of Maui County has garnered statewide attention after he ran away from a police officer in Wailuku Wednesday and was shot by a Taser.

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Related Topix: Wailuku, HI, Makawao, HI

Fri Jul 25, 2014

County of Maui

We're Hiring: Legislative Attorney

The Maui County Council is a nine-member legislative body of officials who are elected on at-large basis , one each from nine residency areas.

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Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies, Wailuku, HI

The Honolulu Advertiser

GMO initiative to appear on Nov. 4 Maui ballot

WAILUKU >> Maui County voters will cast ballots in November on a proposal to impose a moratorium on the cultivation of genetically engineered organisms.

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Related Topix: Wailuku, HI, Agriculture, Science

County of Maui

Chair's 3 Minutes: Panel considers definition of 'infill development'

By MICHAEL P. VICTORINO , for The Maui News To protect farm land, open space and rural character and reduce infrastructure costs associated with new construction, the County of Maui officially favors "infill development."

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County of Maui

Press Release: Guzman calls for parks care, proposes volunteer policy

For Immediate Release: July 24, 2014 Press release by: Councilmember Don S. Guzman, Chair Economic Development, Energy, Agriculture, and Recreation Committee Maui County Council WAILUKU, Hawaii The Maui County Council's Economic Development, Energy, Agriculture, and Recreation Committee will consider a bill on Tuesday, July 29, at 1:30 p.m., to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Wailuku, HI

Thu Jul 24, 2014

County of Maui

Solicitor's Permit

Any person desiring to act as the authorized solicitor or representative of a manufacturer or wholesale dealer in any county shall make application to the commission of such county in which the person proposes to act for a permit to act as such.

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County of Maui

Committee to consider ban on polystyrene food containers

The Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee will consider a bill on Monday, July 28, at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber in Wailuku, to ban the use and sale of polystyrene disposable food service containers, Committee Chair Elle Cochran announced today.

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Related Topix: Wailuku, HI

Switched

The GMO Authority: Who Should Regulate Hawaii's GMO And Pesticide Use

The question of whether or not counties have the authority to regulate pesticide use and genetically engineered crops was at the center of a federal court hearing on Wednesday challenging Kauai County's new ordinance imposing buffer zones and disclosure requirements on biotechnology firms.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Kauai County, HI, Hawaii County, HI

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Maui News

North Kihei housing project gains initial OK

Alexander & Baldwin's 600-unit housing project in north Kihei, targeted to working families, received initial approval for community plan amendments and zoning changes from the Maui County Council on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Kihei, HI

Tue Jul 22, 2014

County of Maui

Lahaina Sign Design Guidelines Workshop

WAILUKU, MAUI, Hawai'i - Maui County staff members representing the Planning Department and Cultural Resources Commission will hold a public workshop on the Lahaina Sign Design Guidelines on Thursday, July 24, at 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kamehameha III Elementary School cafeteria, 611 Front Street, Lahaina.

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Related Topix: Lahaina, HI, Wailuku, HI

West Hawaii Today

Big Island unemployment rate increased in June

The Big Island's unemployment rate increased while the statewide unemployment rate held steady in June 2014, according to the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Hawaii County, HI, Kauai County, HI

County of Maui

Second-Round Small Business Revitalization Grant Program Announced for Lanai

WAILUKU, MAUI, Hawai'i - The Mayor's Office of Economic Development has announced a second-round grant assistance program designed for small businesses in the rural community of Lanai.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Wailuku, HI

Maui News

Storm passes but park closures remain

The remnants of tropical system Wali made their way past Maui County late Monday afternoon, dumping a little rain as it said goodbye, with the National Weather Service canceling a flash flood watch.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, Flood, Kahului, HI

County of Maui

Chair's 3 Minutes: Beach alcohol ban, housing projects on the agenda

An alcohol ban at Kamaole Beach Park II in Kihei and funding for affordable-housing projects in Kula, Lahaina and Wailuku are among the proposals before the Maui County Council on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Bill 41, introduced by Council Member Don Couch of Kihei, was passed on first reading July 8 and has been supported by the Maui Police Department and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Kihei, HI, Wailuku, HI, Kula, HI, Lahaina, HI

Mon Jul 21, 2014

County of Maui

Testifiers urge committee to purchase A&B property

Four testifiers today unanimously urged the Budget and Finance Committee to choose the Kahului option over Wailuku for a new county service center.

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Related Topix: Kahului, HI, Wailuku, HI, Paia, HI

County of Maui

Storm Damage Affecting County Parks

Residents are being advised that H.A. Baldwin Park remains closed due to a fallen Ironwood tree near the restroom area.

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Maui News

Scarce hospital funding topic of planned meeting

A public meeting to discuss a plan to address an anticipated $13 million budget shortfall for state hospitals, including Maui Memorial Medical Center, will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the hospital's auditorium.

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Related Topix: Kula, HI, Wailuku, HI

County of Maui

Wind Notification #01 - Wind Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a WIND ADVISORY for LANAI, MOLOKAI, and KAHOOLAWE which is in effect until 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Brown water advisory issued for Maui County

A Brown water advisory was issued for waters off Maui, Lanai, and Molokai, where brown water conditions, caused by heavy rains, exist.

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County of Maui

Special weather notification #01 - Special Weather Statement

EFFECTS: At 721 am, strong outflow associated with a collapsing thunderstorm just north of Maui county will bring strong northeasterly winds to 40 mph and gusts to 50 mph across Maui County.

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