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Sally Kaye: Why Is Maui County Messing Around With Manini Word Changes To the County Code? Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2022

Sally Kaye: Why Is Maui County Messing Around With Manini Word Changes To the County Code?

There are so many other pressing issues, changing “shall” to “must” seems a distinction without a difference.

A Major Solar Farm Developer Is Pulling Out Of Maui And Oahu Projects Courtesy: Hawaiian Electric

A Major Solar Farm Developer Is Pulling Out Of Maui And Oahu Projects

Inflation and supply chain disruptions have made the utility-scale solar projects too costly, but the developer is hopeful it’s only a delay.

The Debate Over This Maui Housing Project Is Still Going Strong 35 Years Later Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

The Debate Over This Maui Housing Project Is Still Going Strong 35 Years Later

Critics point to decades of broken promises by developers, who say those in opposition will do anything to delay. Now it’s up to the planning commission to decide.

Pacific Island Nations Want More Renewable Power. Climate Financing May Help Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Pacific Island Nations Want More Renewable Power. Climate Financing May Help

Maui-based Mana Pacific is helping to give Pacific nations greater access to renewable energy infrastructure through collective buying power and resource sharing.

This Is How The Government Decides What Housing Is ‘Affordable’ Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

This Is How The Government Decides What Housing Is ‘Affordable’

On Maui, “affordable” can range from rentals as low as $600 per month to for-sale homes as high as $700,000.

Sally Kaye: A Hui Hou To Fern Duvall, Hawaii’s ‘Biological Yoda’ Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat/2011

Sally Kaye: A Hui Hou To Fern Duvall, Hawaii’s ‘Biological Yoda’

Fern Duvall played an important but little known role in helping activists successfully derail the massive wind turbine project known as Big Wind.

Hawaiian Electric May Have To Build A New Oil-Fired Power Plant On Maui Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2020

Hawaiian Electric May Have To Build A New Oil-Fired Power Plant On Maui

The shutdown of a spare parts supplier in Japan is threatening the ability of Maui’s electric utility to keep a series of 1980s generators firing.

Election-Year Scramble Looms As Veteran Hawaii Lawmakers Retire PF Bentley/Civil Beat/2014

Election-Year Scramble Looms As Veteran Hawaii Lawmakers Retire

Updated: Longtime Maui Sen. Roz Baker is one of three veteran senators and several House members who are departing this year.

Maui County Still Urging Residents To Avoid Part Of Piilani Highway Maui County/2022

Maui County Still Urging Residents To Avoid Part Of Piilani Highway

Crews are still working to clear a section of the road blocked by landslides.

Pacific Island Nations Want More Renewable Power. Climate Financing May Help Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Pacific Island Nations Want More Renewable Power. Climate Financing May Help

Maui-based Mana Pacific is helping to give Pacific nations greater access to renewable energy infrastructure through collective buying power and resource sharing.

This Is How The Government Decides What Housing Is ‘Affordable’ Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

This Is How The Government Decides What Housing Is ‘Affordable’

On Maui, “affordable” can range from rentals as low as $600 per month to for-sale homes as high as $700,000.

Sally Kaye: A Hui Hou To Fern Duvall, Hawaii’s ‘Biological Yoda’ Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat/2011

Sally Kaye: A Hui Hou To Fern Duvall, Hawaii’s ‘Biological Yoda’

Fern Duvall played an important but little known role in helping activists successfully derail the massive wind turbine project known as Big Wind.

Hawaiian Electric May Have To Build A New Oil-Fired Power Plant On Maui Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2020

Hawaiian Electric May Have To Build A New Oil-Fired Power Plant On Maui

The shutdown of a spare parts supplier in Japan is threatening the ability of Maui’s electric utility to keep a series of 1980s generators firing.

Election-Year Scramble Looms As Veteran Hawaii Lawmakers Retire PF Bentley/Civil Beat/2014

Election-Year Scramble Looms As Veteran Hawaii Lawmakers Retire

Updated: Longtime Maui Sen. Roz Baker is one of three veteran senators and several House members who are departing this year.

Maui County Still Urging Residents To Avoid Part Of Piilani Highway Maui County/2022

Maui County Still Urging Residents To Avoid Part Of Piilani Highway

Crews are still working to clear a section of the road blocked by landslides.

Report: Maui Needs A Plan If It Actually Wants To End Homelessness Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

Report: Maui Needs A Plan If It Actually Wants To End Homelessness

If everyone living on Maui’s streets sought shelter at the same time, there simply wouldn’t be enough space to accommodate them.

Former Judge Bissen Is Top Fundraiser In Race For Maui Mayor Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2022

Former Judge Bissen Is Top Fundraiser In Race For Maui Mayor

The county’s voters will elect a mayor in November following the nonpartisan August primary.

Hawaii Homeowners Must Tell Prospective Buyers If Sea Level Rise Threatens Their Property Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Homeowners Must Tell Prospective Buyers If Sea Level Rise Threatens Their Property

This week Hawaii became the first state to require real estate sellers to disclose to potential buyers if their property is threatened by sea level rise.