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Grants Available To Help Maui Farmers And Ranchers Fence Out Deer Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Grants Available To Help Maui Farmers And Ranchers Fence Out Deer

Anyone interested in the grants has until Aug. 15 to apply for up to $30,000 in assistance.

Feds Want Former Hawaii Lawmaker Who Took Bribes To Spend More Than 3 Years In Prison Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Feds Want Former Hawaii Lawmaker Who Took Bribes To Spend More Than 3 Years In Prison

But defense attorneys for former Sen. J. Kalani English are asking for a lighter sentence of 30 months.

This Hawaiian Language Class Is Reaching Students On The Mainland To New Zealand Courtesy: Maile Naehu/2022

This Hawaiian Language Class Is Reaching Students On The Mainland To New Zealand

For many, Hawaiian immersion education is geographically out-of-reach. A new virtual learning platform aims to make it more accessible.

Resolution To Acquire Maui Monster House Passes Committee Courtesy: Napili Bay Community Association

Resolution To Acquire Maui Monster House Passes Committee

The eminent domain resolution now moves to the full County Council for consideration at its July 15 meeting.

Maui County Council Advances Resolutions On Monster House Courtesy: Napili Bay Community Association

Maui County Council Advances Resolutions On Monster House

One of the resolutions calls for a formal investigation into how the house in Napili was allowed to be built despite being in violation of numerous building codes.

Hawaii’s Extreme Drought Is Forcing Ranchers And Farmers To Get Creative Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii’s Extreme Drought Is Forcing Ranchers And Farmers To Get Creative

Planting crops that adapt, cutting back on workers, even harvesting fog are ideas being put into action on Maui and Molokai.

Audit Turns Up Problems at Maui County Zoning Division Courtesy: Napili Bay Community Association

Audit Turns Up Problems at Maui County Zoning Division

Employees lack confidence in planning director Michele McLean whom they see as “heavily politicized and unconcerned with staff welfare or input.”

Maui Mayor Signs $1 Billion County Budget Into Law Screenshot/2022

Maui Mayor Signs $1 Billion County Budget Into Law

The county is putting more money into affordable housing than ever before.

South Maui Residents Want A Community Plan With Sharper Teeth Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

South Maui Residents Want A Community Plan With Sharper Teeth

An update to South Maui’s community plan has been a long time coming. Residents charting the region’s future complain that past plans have been too flimsy.

SHOPO Survey: The Maui Police Department Has A Morale Problem Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

SHOPO Survey: The Maui Police Department Has A Morale Problem

But many people who’ve been watching the situation unfold over the years say it’s nothing new.