A Canadian pension fund is completing the due diligence process in the final stages of a 55,000-acre purchase of Alexander and Baldwin’s Maui land holdings, a high-ranking State of Hawai‘i official told a group of farmers at the Hawai‘i Farmers Union Convention in October. Individuals who overheard the comment told MauiTime Friday that the state official said the … [Read more...] about Alexander and Baldwin in final stages of land sale, high-ranking state official told farmer group
Of course the water had already receded by the time I made it out there. For over a week, I’d watched the nearly flooded Kealia wetlands slosh over the entrance to the boardwalk parking lot on North Kihei Road. I’d driven past there each morning, day after day, amazed that the wetlands on the makai side of the road were now nearly as lake-like as those on the mauka side. I’d … [Read more...] about Here’s why the Kealia wetlands parking lot was flooded last week
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
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 Nov. 6, Pacific Business News reported that according to the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, Hawaii will need about 66,000 new housing units over the next decade. What’s Maui County’s share of that? A. 35,929 B. 25,857 C. 19,610 D. 13,949 E. 5,287 2. A recent Associated Press investigation found hundreds of police officers … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar’s recent losses?