Yeah, he did it: this afternoon at a press conference, Governor David Ige announced that he would sign House Bill 2501 "with reservations," which means Alexander & Baldwin (A&B) can continue its century-old practice of diverting East Maui water (the governor's live stream of the press conference was a failure, but Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Nathan Eagle tweeted Ige's … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Governor David Ige signs HB 2501, allows A&B to continue East Maui water diversion
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar
Maui Tomorrow has release a new report on how create more agricultural jobs while still providing effective and environmentally responsible stewardship of the land, states an Apr. 11 news release from the nonprofit organization. Titled Malama Aina: A conversation about Maui’s Farming Future, the 52-page report from Permaculture Design International LLC bills itself as “the … [Read more...] about Maui Tomorrow releases new report on island’s farming future
It was bitter news indeed: Just a few months after Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar announced that it would close, putting 700 or so people out of work, Makena Beach & Golf Resort announced that they would shut down on July 1, throwing another 385 people out of work. The reason? The resort's owner, ATC Makena Holdings, Inc., wants to convert the property into luxury … [Read more...] about Makena Resort announces closure 12 days after telling employees they wouldn’t close this year
The SHAKA Movement’s anti-GMO voter initiative worked so well that the group’s organizers are now cooking up two new bills. If you’ll recall your recent history, SHAKA got a bill pledging to stop Monsanto from growing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on Maui approved for the 2014 ballot (a historic first!), then inspired thousands of residents who don’t seem to have … [Read more...] about CORRECTED: SHAKA Movement founders announce two new Maui County ballot initiatives
1. On Feb. 12, Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar GM Rick Volner announced that his company would begin their final sugar harvest in early March. Counting that harvest, how many will HC&S have done by the time it closes down at the end of this year? A. 124 B. 134 C. 144 D. 154 E. 164 2. A US District Court judge recently tossed out a lawsuit against the State of Hawaii … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How much do you know about Haleakala National Park’s recently reopened visitor center?