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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.