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Study: Large Cane Burns Linked to Acute Respiratory Distress Courtesy of Maui Tomorrow Foundation

Study: Large Cane Burns Linked to Acute Respiratory Distress

A Maui Department of Health official says field burning should be limited to 75 acres or less at a time.

 

Maui Gives State Utility Regulators an Earful on NextEra Dealma Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Maui Gives State Utility Regulators an Earful on NextEra Dealma

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission held its first of seven listening sessions on the proposed sale of Hawaiian Electric Industries to NextEra Energy.

Maui County Hires Firm to Study Utility Options

Maui County Hires Firm to Study Utility Options

The county has hired Guernsey to look at alternative business models for the electric utility company on Maui.

Maui County Plans to Post List of Lobbyists Online County of Maui

Maui County Plans to Post List of Lobbyists Online

A simple request from a citizen leads to a colorful exchange with a county attorney and, eventually, a change in policy.

Maui Group Raises $25,000 for Legal Fees to Stop Cane Burning

A lawsuit filed last month seeks a preliminary injunction to stop cane burning operations on the basis that the activity is illegal and is putting the public’s health at risk.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Maui County’s GMO Moratorium PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Federal Judge Strikes Down Maui County’s GMO Moratorium

Judge Susan Mollway ruled that the ordinance is preempted by state and federal law, much like earlier measures in Hawaii and Kauai counties.

Federal Judge Plans to Rule on Maui GMO Moratorium By End of June Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Federal Judge Plans to Rule on Maui GMO Moratorium By End of June

Advocates for the hard-won ballot initiative aren’t optimistic about their chances at the District Court level.

Why Are Sharks Attacking More People Than Ever in Hawaii? Lwp Kommunikáció/Flickr

Why Are Sharks Attacking More People Than Ever in Hawaii?

Marine biologists have been studying the clash of humans and sharks since two people were killed off the coast of Maui in 2013.

Maui County Is the Healthiest in Hawaii

Maui County Is the Healthiest in Hawaii

Hawaii County comes in last, according to the sixth annual County Health Rankings report.

Maui GMO Farming Moratorium Won’t Be Enforced Until At Least June Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Maui GMO Farming Moratorium Won’t Be Enforced Until At Least June

A federal judge has extended an injunction blocking Maui County’s voter-approved moratorium until she rules on the case. She set the next hearing for June 15.

Voter-Approved Maui County GMO Moratorium May Be Further Delayed File Photo

Voter-Approved Maui County GMO Moratorium May Be Further Delayed

A federal judge says she may wait to see what happens with two related bills in the Legislature, even though they both appear to be dead.

Sugar Cane: Another Season of Smoke Looms Over Maui Courtesy of Maui Tomorrow Foundation

Sugar Cane: Another Season of Smoke Looms Over Maui

Opponents decry effects on health and tourism, but field burning by the only sugar plantation left on Maui doesn’t violate clean-air standards, state says.

Maui County Isn’t Sticking Up For Its GMO Farming Moratorium PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Maui County Isn’t Sticking Up For Its GMO Farming Moratorium

A Maui County spokesman said that it’s up to the SHAKA Movement to defend the bill now that the group has intervened in a lawsuit.

Should Maui County Relax Its Affordable Housing Requirements? Flikr.com

Should Maui County Relax Its Affordable Housing Requirements?

While Honolulu pushes to tighten restrictions to force more development of affordable homes, a neighbor island goes the other direction.

SHAKA Movement Seeks Dismissal of Suit Against Maui GMO Farming Ban PF Bentley/Civil Beat

SHAKA Movement Seeks Dismissal of Suit Against Maui GMO Farming Ban

A hearing is scheduled for March 10 on the motion by the SHAKA Movement, which has intervened to defend the voter-approved ban.

October 2015

Tuesday, October 13

Study: Large Cane Burns Linked to Acute Respiratory Distress

September 2015

Friday, September 4

Maui Gives State Utility Regulators an Earful on NextEra Dealma

Tuesday, September 1

Maui County Hires Firm to Study Utility Options

August 2015

Monday, August 17

Maui County Plans to Post List of Lobbyists Online

Wednesday, August 5

Maui Group Raises $25,000 for Legal Fees to Stop Cane Burning

June 2015

Tuesday, June 30

Federal Judge Strikes Down Maui County’s GMO Moratorium

Monday, June 15

Federal Judge Plans to Rule on Maui GMO Moratorium By End of June

Wednesday, June 10

Why Are Sharks Attacking More People Than Ever in Hawaii?

March 2015

Wednesday, March 25

Maui County Is the Healthiest in Hawaii

Thursday, March 19

Maui GMO Farming Moratorium Won’t Be Enforced Until At Least June

Tuesday, March 10

Voter-Approved Maui County GMO Moratorium May Be Further Delayed

Monday, March 9

Sugar Cane: Another Season of Smoke Looms Over Maui

January 2015

Friday, January 30

Maui County Isn’t Sticking Up For Its GMO Farming Moratorium

December 2014

Thursday, December 18

Should Maui County Relax Its Affordable Housing Requirements?

Tuesday, December 16

SHAKA Movement Seeks Dismissal of Suit Against Maui GMO Farming Ban

November 2014

Saturday, November 22

Two Groups Seek To Defend Maui County’s GMO Farming Ban

Monday, November 17

Maui County Agrees Not to Enforce GMO Moratorium Until March

Friday, November 14

Judge Puts Brakes on Maui GMO Law

Thursday, November 13

Monsanto, Agrigenetics Sue to Invalidate Maui County GMO Farming Ban

Wednesday, November 12

Monsanto, Maui County Sued Over GMO Farming Moratorium

Thursday, November 6

If All of Molokai Had Voted, the Maui County GMO Ban Could Have Failed

Majority of Voters on Molokai, Lanai Opposed Maui County GMO Ban

Wednesday, November 5

Monsanto and Dow to Challenge Maui County GMO Farming Ban

Tuesday, November 4

1,000 Votes: Maui GMO Farming Ban Squeaks By

October 2014

Thursday, October 30

Possible Vote Buying in Campaign for Maui GMO Initiative?

Tuesday, October 28

Nearly $8 Million Raised to Defeat Maui GMO Ballot Initiative

May 2014

Tuesday, May 13

Maui Anti-GMO Group Is Paying Petition Signature Gatherers $5 Per Name

February 2014

Tuesday, February 25

Maui Residents Want to Let Voters Decide on GMO Ban

January 2014

Wednesday, January 22

Plans for Oahu-Maui Grid Connection Raise Questions About Lanai

December 2013

Friday, December 6

Maui May Become Hawaii’s Next Battlefield Over GMOs and Pesticides

April 2012

Friday, April 27

Civil Beat Poll – Hawaii Wants Undersea Cable

April 2011

Tuesday, April 26

Maui Police Department Signs Onto Facebook, Twitter

Friday, April 15

Journalist Alleges Assault by Maui Police and ‘Dog’ Chapman Security Guard

NYT: Company Wants Big Wind on Maui, not Molokai

January 2011

Saturday, January 22

Looking for Cracks in East Maui’s Ditch System

December 2010

Thursday, December 2

State OKs Maui Solar Telescope, Hawaiian Opponents Feel Burned

November 2010

Monday, November 15

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