Hawai‘i attorney general Clare Connors joined a coalition of 24 state attorneys general last week in opposition of a proposed rule change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called “food stamps”), which would remove approximately 3 million individuals nationwide from the program and disqualify hundreds of thousands of school children from free … [Read more...] about Trump Rule Change Would Disqualify About 1,767 Maui County Residents From SNAP Benefits, Organization Projects
Sorry for the late notice, but this only came in a few moments ago: at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 22 (that's tomorrow), U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, D–Hawaii, will hold a town hall meeting right here on Maui. Assuming you don't have to work, this is your big chance to ask Senator Schatz all manner of questions about the chaos in Washington right now: the federal government … [Read more...] about THIS JUST IN: U.S. Senator Brian Schatz to hold Maui Town Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 22
There will be a Coffee Berry Borer 101 Workshop at the Kula Community Center this Monday, Jan. 9. In November, the Coffee Berry Borer (CBB), a damaging coffee plant pest, was found in Maui coffee farms. If left unmanaged, CBB can cause over 80 percent cherry infestation and will eventually lead to immense damage to Hawaii’s coffee industry if not controlled as soon as possible. … [Read more...] about Coffee Berry Borer 101 Workshop at Kula Community Center
On Oct. 29, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced that starting in January 2016, the agency will do a “green bean pricing valuation” for all coffee grown in Hawaii. This, according to Hawaii’s congressional delegation, is a better way to “reflect market values.” It also makes reporting easier on the … [Read more...] about USDA Gives Hawaii-Grown Coffee New Valuation Method
So far, nearly 300 people across 18 states have fallen ill over the last few months due to Salmonella contaminated chicken, as this Oct. 8 Hawaii News Now story makes clear. While most of those who've fallen ill were in California, one became sick here in Hawaii. According to an Oct. 7, 2013 public health alert from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the chicken came … [Read more...] about Why Is The New Maui Lani Safeway Selling Possible Salmonella-Tainted Chicken At Low, Low Prices?