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MAYORWatch: Why is Resort Take Over of Beaches Tolerated?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Several years ago, I read that hotels were prohibited from placing lounges and umbrellas on the public beaches for their guests to use until the guests were actually present and requesting that service. All of the Wailea hotels seem to be following this policy except for …

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MAYORWatch: How do I Dispose of Bad Diesel Fuel?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: How do I dispose of 13 gallons of bad diesel fuel? I don’t want to pour it down the drain or into my yard, but I don’t know what to do with it. Also, where do you get rid of old paint and lawnmowers? Answer: I …

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AARP warns Senior Citizens of Impostor Scam Calls

AARP has found that older Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are often targets of certain fraud (www.aarp.org/AAPIfraudsurvey). Scammers often use caller ID spoofing to mask their true location, making it appear that they’re calling from a legitimate or local number to raise the odds that you’ll pick up. If you do, the robotic voice on the other end might claim …

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MAYORWatch: What is the ‘Beautification’ Fee on Car Registration Payments?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I just paid my car registration fee online and noticed in the breakdown of fees that I have a “Beautification Fee” for $10. I was just wondering where the $10 goes? Answer: Mahalo for the question and I can say that nothing frustrates me more than …

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MAYORWatch: How Do I Make a Complaint for Excessive Dog Barking?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: How do I make a complaint for excessive dog barking coming from a house in my neighborhood? Answer: I truly love dogs, but I do know how frustrating it can be when owners neglect their dogs and allow them to bark nonstop outside their home. All …

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$1M Granted to UH Maui College for STEM Scholarships

Incoming freshmen and current students at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics may qualify for three- or four-year scholarships made possible by a $1-million National Science Foundation grant to the college’s Project Kaihuwaʻa. The program aims to increase the academic success of low-income, talented students and improve overall retention, graduation and transfer rates. UH Maui College’s Project Kaihuwaʻa faculty will select …

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Maui Humane Society to Hold Kitten Baby Shower

The Maui Humane Society will hold a Kitten Baby Shower on Saturday, March 2. The Kitten Shower will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maui Humane Society and will include information about how to foster baby kittens during the upcoming kitten season. Attendees can meet some adorable kittens as well as see and participate in bottle baby …

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Couple Spearheads Removal of Large Mass of Plastic Along Lānaʻi Coastline

A couple was exploring the coastline of the Hawaiian island of Lānaʻi by boat last week when they spotted a large mass of fishing net and plastic trash washed ashore on the remote volcanic tidepools by a spot called Nanahoa (referred to as Three Stone), known for its three large pinnacles. The Hawaiian Islands had previously seen a few weeks …

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Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. Receives Donation of Electric Vehicle for Molokai Orogram

Maui Electric Company and the Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation donated an electric vehicle yesterday to the Molokaʿi transportation program of Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. The car was presented to the nonprofit organization in Kaunakakai, Molokaʿi. On hand to mark the donation were president of Maui County and Hawai’i Island Utilities, Sharon Suzuki; Creighton Liu, manager of Strategic Planning for …

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