Today (Monday, Dec. 12, 2016) marks the final cane haul for the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar (HC&S) mill in Pu`unene, Hawaii News Now reported. With no more cane burns scheduled and the final harvest winding down–parent company Alexander & Baldwin (A&B) announced the mill's closure back in January–many workers have already been let go. "A transition team is … [Read more...] about Today marks final cane haul for Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar mill on Maui
This year, there are three people running for the Maui County Council seat representing Makawao, Haiku and Paia. Mike White, the current Chairperson of the County Council, is running for reelection, and he's got two challengers: Alan Kaufman (click here to read his Know Your Candidate feature) and Trinette Furtado. A single mom, Furtado is an activist who's been deeply … [Read more...] about Know your 2016 Maui County election candidate: Trinette Furtado
1. On Mar. 25, the state Department of Health announced that they were fining Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar for violating their burn permit last summer. How much was the fine? A. $5,300 B. $6,300 C. $7,300 D. $8,300 E. $9,300 2. Though overshadowed by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, real estate developer Roque De La Fuente was also on the ballot of the Mar. 26 … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know cane burning permit violations?
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Like most reporters in Hawaii, in the hour or so after Alexander & Baldwin’s Jan. 6 announcement that they would shut down their Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar (HC&S) mill in Pu‘unene by the end of this year, I watched with growing fascination as my email inbox quickly filled with statements from public officials wanting to weigh in. Reading through them, I kept seeing … [Read more...] about As the sun sets on Maui sugar, we ask what the closing of A&B’s plantation means for us