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UPDATE: Police seek assistance in finding missing visitor from Canada- FOUND

Police are requesting assistance with Missing Persons case Edward A. Gillimore. Gillmore was reported missing by a family member on November 23, 2014, when he failed to return home as scheduled. Gillmore, a visitor from Canada is staying in the Kihei area. He is described as Caucasian, 5’11, 170 lbs, with green eyes and balding hair. He is an avid …

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Two Groups Seek To Defend Maui County’s GMO Farming Ban

Two organizations have separately filed motions in federal court seeking to defend Maui County’s temporary moratorium on genetically engineered crops after expressing doubt as to the county’s commitment to the ordinance. Maui County voters approved the moratorium on Nov. 4 despite the seed industry raising nearly $8 million to defeat it. The bill calls for a moratorium to be imposed …

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Kula Male, 44, Dies In Pulehu Road Crash

On Thursday, November 20, 2014 at about 3:53 PM, a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Pulehu Road East of Hansen Road. Preliminary investigation reveals the operator of a Toyota pickup truck traveling West on Pulehu Road, crossed the solid double yellow lane markings and collided into a Ford Ranger pickup truck traveling East on Pulehu Road. As a result of …

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Maui County Agrees Not to Enforce GMO Moratorium Until March

Advocates for Maui County’s moratorium on farming genetically engineered seeds will have to wait at least four more months before the ban could become a reality. Court filings show that the county has agreed to put off enforcing the ban until March 31 to allow the court time to decide whether or not the ordinance is legal. The stipulation is …

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Missing woman Mary Rose Charrete-O’Brien has returned home

Mary Rose Charrete-O’Brien was reported missing after she failed to return home on 11/10/2014. She was last seen, in the Lahaina area, near the Cannery Mall, on 11/10/14 at about 9:00 a.m. She was wearing a long sleeve white shirt and beige Caprice. O’Brien resides in Makawao town. On 11/15/14, Mary Rose Charrete-O’Brien returned home in good health. Charrete-O’Brien spoke …

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Leadership of Maui County Council committees announced

Leadership roles for five of the Maui County Council standing committees will remain unchanged in the upcoming term, Councilmember Mike White announced today. Stacy Crivello will continue to chair the Housing, Human Services, and Transportation Committee, Elle Cochran will chair the Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee, and Don Guzman will chair the Economic Development, Energy, Agriculture, and Recreation Committee. Both …

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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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