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The Maui Charter Commission Is Weighing 85 Changes To County Government Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

The Maui Charter Commission Is Weighing 85 Changes To County Government

Later this month members of the public can comment on the proposed amendments, which if approved by voters would reform county elections, policing, zoning and more.

Report: Solar Panels Might Endanger Hawaii’s Birds Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Report: Solar Panels Might Endanger Hawaii’s Birds

Reducing the attractiveness of solar panels to birds by tilting them upright overnight is among the proposed deterrents.

Maui Council Calls On Navy To Remove Red Hill Fuel Storage Tanks Courtesy: U.S. Navy

Maui Council Calls On Navy To Remove Red Hill Fuel Storage Tanks

The largely symbolic resolution lends the county’s support to the state Department of Health’s directive to suspend operations.

Maui County: Covid Booster Will Be Required For Indoor Dining, Bars And Gyms Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Maui County: Covid Booster Will Be Required For Indoor Dining, Bars And Gyms

As omicron spreads, Maui County will require people eligible for booster shots to get them to be considered fully vaccinated.

Endangered Monk Seal Died Of Gunshot Wound To The Head, Authorities Say Courtesy: Todd Yamashita/2021

Endangered Monk Seal Died Of Gunshot Wound To The Head, Authorities Say

It was at least the third monk seal to be intentionally killed by humans this year on Molokai, government officials said.

Maui Conservationists Sound Alarm Over Sightings Of Invasive Bird Courtesy: Maui Invasive Species Committee/2021

Maui Conservationists Sound Alarm Over Sightings Of Invasive Bird

The bird is already established on Oahu, where it gorges on tropical fruit and orchid buds, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in agricultural losses.

Maui To Stop Processing Immigration Applications Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Maui To Stop Processing Immigration Applications

The county said it will no longer prepare and review immigration applications and other documents for Maui residents following the retirements of federally accredited staff.

Maui Job Posting Seeking Mainlanders Over Locals Prompts Twitter Outcry Csilla Jaray-Benn/Flickr.com

Maui Job Posting Seeking Mainlanders Over Locals Prompts Twitter Outcry

Where you’re born and raised isn’t a protected class in Hawaii’s fair employment law, but some say it’s unfair for employers to prefer mainland applicants.

Maui County Mulls An Agreement Between Police And US Immigration Agency Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Maui County Mulls An Agreement Between Police And US Immigration Agency

The Maui Police Department said the proposal is about resources for fighting crime, and they’re not involved in enforcing immigration laws.