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Possible Vote Buying in Campaign for Maui GMO Initiative? The SHAKA Movement

Possible Vote Buying in Campaign for Maui GMO Initiative?

The Hawaii Attorney General's Office is looking into a Facebook post that appears to offer services for a "yes" vote on the ballot question.
Nearly $8 Million Raised to Defeat Maui GMO Ballot Initiative PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Nearly $8 Million Raised to Defeat Maui GMO Ballot Initiative

Proponents of the initiative have spent under $83,000, far less than the $5 million spent by Monsanto alone.
Maui Anti-GMO Group Is Paying Petition Signature Gatherers $5 Per Name File Photo

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

Paying for signatures is legal, but the group ran afoul of the law when it posted voters' addresses online.
Maui Residents Want to Let Voters Decide on GMO Ban

Maui Residents Want to Let Voters Decide on GMO Ban

While Hawaii lawmakers debate regulating genetic engineering, citizens push for a county ballot initiative.
Plans for Oahu-Maui Grid Connection Raise Questions About Lanai

Plans for Oahu-Maui Grid Connection Raise Questions About Lanai

Castle & Cooke is still hoping to build a wind farm on Lanai.
Maui May Become Hawaii’s Next Battlefield Over GMOs and Pesticides PF Bentley/Civil Beat

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

A county council bill echoes Kauai's biotech and pesticide disclosure law.

Maui Police Department Signs Onto Facebook, Twitter

Maui PD is first of four Hawaii county police departments to join social media sites.
Journalist Alleges Assault by Maui Police and ‘Dog’ Chapman Security Guard

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

MauiTime publisher says he was hit in face by officer who didn't want to be filmed.

NYT: Company Wants Big Wind on Maui, not Molokai

First Wind seeking new site for Hawaii's interisland energy project.
Looking for Cracks in East Maui’s Ditch System Civil Beat

Looking for Cracks in East Maui’s Ditch System

Now that some water must be left in the streams, irrigation comes under scrutiny.
State OKs Maui Solar Telescope, Hawaiian Opponents Feel Burned

State OKs Maui Solar Telescope, Hawaiian Opponents Feel Burned

Hawaii Land Board approves University of Hawaii's plan for 100-foot-tall, $175 million telescope atop Haleakala despite major adverse cultural impacts.