Even without the election of Republican Donald Trump to be President of the United States, this was a monstrous year. We’ve had to deal with job losses, outrageous giveaways to big business and just a general slide away from democratic protections and open government assurances. We like to think of Hawaii (and Maui especially) as existing outside the world’s troubles, but it’s … [Read more...] about MauiTime 2016 Year In Review
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1. According to the Dec. 7 Maui News, which of the following individuals will likely NOT take a job in Mayor Alan Arakawa’s administration? A. Gladys Baisa B. Don Couch C. Lynn Araki-Regan D. Dain Kane E. Sandy Baz 2. On Dec. 9, the Board of Natural Resources (BLNR) voted to allow Alexander & Baldwin to continue diverting water from East Maui streams, according to a … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do know recent East Maui stream diversion numbers?
Sierra Club of Maui is celebrating their 40th anniversary this Saturday, Oct. 1 at Kanaha Beach Park. The celebration includes a free picnic lunch hosted by Mana Foods and Flatbread Company in Paia, an awards presentation and talk story groups that will discuss a myriad of environmental issues that pertain to Maui (like potential overdevelopment of Makena, pictured here). There … [Read more...] about Sierra Club of Maui celebrates its 40th anniversary
In a 2-0 vote (one commissioner abstained) this afternoon, the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has voted to reject the proposed NextEra/Hawaiian Electric merger, numerous news outlets are reporting. "The PUC concluded that while the companies demonstrated that NextEra is fit, willing and able to perform the services currently offered by HECO, they did not demonstrate … [Read more...] about Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Rejects NextEra/Hawaiian Electric Merger
Well, they did it. Yesterday, the Hawaii state Senate voted to approve House Bill 2501, which permits Alexander & Baldwin (A&B) to keep diverting East Maui streams for another three years. "The most important thing to understand about HB 2501 is that the Legislature is circumventing a January state court ruling that found A&B has been illegally diverting water … [Read more...] about Hawaii Legislature passes HB 2501 ‘water rights’ bill that helps Alexander and Baldwin