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Neighbor Islands should not pay for rail

The state Legislature’s special session is scheduled from Aug 28 through Sept 1 and aims to address the issue of how to fund Oahu’s controversial rail system. The latest proposal unveiled to the public – created behind closed doors – … Continue reading

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E-Cycling Now Open Through September 30th for Computer-Related Items

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release August 9, 2017 E-Cycling Now Open Through September 30th for Computer-Related Items WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai‘i – The Maui County-sponsored Electronics Recycling Program, E-Cycling, will be open through Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 to accept limited types … Continue reading

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Update: Makawao Avenue Pavement Repairs to Begin Wednesday

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release July 20, 2017 Makawao Avenue Pavement Repairs to Begin Wednesday WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai‘i – The Department of Public Works, Highways Division advises motorists that pavement repairs to Makawao Avenue are scheduled to begin Wednesday, July … Continue reading

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Special session threatens Neighbor Islands

CHAIR’S 3 MINUTES Published in the Maui News, July 16, 2017 By MIKE WHITE The state Legislature has scheduled a special session to discuss the controversial topic of funding Honolulu’s rail project. Planned for Aug. 28 through Sept. 1, the … Continue reading

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Paia Courtyard Project

The Council’s Land Use Committee held a hearing on July 11 on the proposed Paia Courtyard Project located at 120 Baldwin Avenue near the Paia Post Office. Action was deferred pending community input and a further review of the projects … Continue reading

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Makawao Avenue Street Repairs

Press Release For Immediate Release June 11, 2017 Makawao Avenue Street Repairs Wailuku, MAUI – Makawao Avenue will be closed from Mahola Street near Eddie Tam Gymnasium, to the southern intersection section of Laie Drive, starting June 13 and ending … Continue reading

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Committees gear up to vet important county issues

CHAIR’S 3 MINUTES Published in The Maui News, May 28, 2017 By MIKE WHITE On Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Council Chambers, the county’s $705.2 million fiscal year 2018 budget will be considered for second and final reading by … Continue reading

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Council tackles budget, audits and polystyrene

CHAIR’S 3 MINUTES Published in The Maui News, May 21, 2017 By MIKE WHITE On Friday, the council approved on first reading the fiscal year 2018 budget. Final reading is scheduled for May 30 and if passed, will advance to … Continue reading

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Legislators consider Neighbor Island taxes to fund rail

CHAIR’S 3 MINUTES Published in The Maui News, MAY 7, 2017 By MIKE WHITE It has been a roller coaster of a ride at the state Legislature this past week, and as of this column’s deadline, it may not be … Continue reading

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County impacted as Legislature gets set to adjourn

CHAIR’S 3 MINUTES Published in The Maui News, April 30, 2017 By MIKE WHITE It’s budget season and the Maui County Council is faced with many difficult decisions for the coming fiscal year. At the start of the budget session, … Continue reading

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