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Monsanto, Agrigenetics Sue to Invalidate Maui County GMO Farming Ban

Biotech companies Monsanto and Agrigenetics, an affiliate of Dow AgroSciences, have filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to throw out Maui County’s recently passed moratorium on genetically modified farming. Other plaintiffs include Robert Ito Farm in Kula, Maui that grows genetically engineered sweet corn; the Maui County chapter of Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation; the Molokai Chamber of Commerce; Friendly …

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Monsanto, Maui County Sued Over GMO Farming Moratorium

Global seed companies Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences promised litigation after Maui County residents approved a voter initiative to ban on genetically modified crops on Election Day, but five residents have beaten them to the punch. Maui County residents Dr. Lorrin Pang, Mark Sheehan, Lei’ohu Ryder, Bonnie Marsh and Alika Atay filed a lawsuit Wednesday in state court against the county, …

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Police seeks public assistance with Macnet store burglary

Police are requesting your assistance on a Burglary Case: On the morning of 10/27/2014 an unknown person broke into the Macnet Store in Kahului and stole numerous items from within. MPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect depicted in the surveillance footage. Anyone having information regarding this case and/or the suspect is urged to contact the Maui …

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Morning NEWS & WEATHERWatch Update 11/12

Your daily news brief for November 12, 2014 with Dan Cooke, Hawaii News Now Horizon Lines sold to Pasha UH Approves Veteran Tuition Package Triple Crown of Surf Update Fotu playing ball in Spain Hawaii Weather Photo: Andrew Shoemaker Photography If you would like your photos/images to be featured in our morning news updates, send them to [email protected] Click here …

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Maui County Council organizes for upcoming term

Mike White will chair the Maui County Council and Don Guzman will serve as vice-chair during the 2015-2017 Council term, which begins January 2. With the membership unchanged, the Council was able to quickly organize and prepare for the upcoming term. “We have many important issues the Council must tackle, and we are ready to get to work,” said Councilmember …

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2014 Graduation Ceremony Held For New Class Of Adult Correctional Officers On Maui

The Department of Public Safety (PSD) on Friday welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers at a graduation ceremony and luncheon held at the Maui Beach Hotel. 17 recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Training (BCT) and will all be assigned to the Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC). BCT is an 8 week training that includes 440 hours of classroom …

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Morning NEWS & WEATHERWatch Update 11/10

Your daily news brief for November 10, 2014 with Dan Cooke, Hawaii News Now Tulsi Gabbard completes tour in Puna New Rule Enforcement for Boaters Anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan Accidental poisonings from those laundry detergent pods State Volleyball update Hawaii Weather Photo: Mana Kai Maui If you would like your photos/images to be featured in our morning news updates, send …

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Late night brush fire scorches 1/4 acre in Wailuku

On Friday 11/7, at 9:22 PM, firefighters from Wailuku and the Kahului water tankers responded to reports of brush on fire in the area of Kahekili Hwy and Makaala Dr. Fire crews arrived at 9:34 PM and found about a 1/4 acre of grass and brush on fire in the old macadamia nut fields. It was next to an old …

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California woman charged with theft in two separate incidents on Lanai

On November 5, 2014 at about 12:48 a.m. Sally GRACIA (37), of Upland, California was arrested for THEFT II. Investigation revealed upon leaving the Four Seasons property; Lodge at Koele, she removed hotel items with an estimated value of $750.00. All of the stolen items were recovered and returned to the hotel. GRACIA was charged for THEFT II and later …

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