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Maui Waena wins American Savings Bank KeikiCo Award and honors media teacher

Maui Waena Intermediate media teacher & STEMworks AFTERschool coordinator Jennifer Suzuki has led her class to win nearly 100 national, state, and county awards. This week, her class continued their winning streak when Maui Waena Intermediate was one of six schools statewide to win a Special Mention Award for their participation in the American Savings Bank KeikiCo Contest. This feature …

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Hale Makua Kahului Earns Honor for Quality

Nine nursing homes in Hawai`i, including Hale Makua Kahului, have been recognized by the American Health Care Association 2017 Quality Initiative Recognition Program. The Quality Initiative Recognition Program is designed to recognize AHCA nursing center members that demonstrate the attainment of four or more of the AHCA Quality Initiative goals. The goals include a decrease in turnover rates among nursing …

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Nine Students Graduate from MEO’s ‘Core Four Business Planning’ Clinic

Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Program graduated nine students from the Core Four Business Planning course on December 12. Attending the luncheon from the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development was Director Teena Rasmussen, she spoke to the graduates on the benefits of being a small business owner, and the positive impact that small businesses have on our Maui economy. At …

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Maui Fire officials remind public of fireworks safety

The Department of Fire and Public Safety would like to inform Maui County residents that firework permits will become available on Monday, Dec. 18 until Dec. 29, 2017. The sale of New Year’s Eve fireworks begins on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, and ends Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. A fireworks permit is not required for consumer fireworks such …

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Community Meeting Set to Discuss Hanakaoo Park Lifeguards

The Department of Fire & Public Safety will be holding a community meeting in Lahaina on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017.  The department would like to hear community input to a proposed relocation of the Hanakaoo Beach Park lifeguard tower to an area about a mile north in the vicinity of Puu Kekaa, more commonly known as Black Rock, on Kaanapali …

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Planned Closure Set for Several Parks Permit Offices

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that several Parks Permit Offices will be closed at various times on Wednesday, Dec. 13, for staff training and the implementation of new procedures. The closures are scheduled as follows: Central Maui Permit Office (War Memorial Gym Complex), closed 8 a.m. – noon South Maui Permit Office (Kihei Community Center), closed 8 a.m. …

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The Tax Administration Slush Fund

In early November 2017, the State Auditor issued Report 17-10, which reviewed special, revolving, and trust funds administered by the Department of Taxation.  One of them is the Tax Administration Special Fund, which, although not an area of concern for the auditor, is becoming an all-purpose slush fund for which corrective action is needed. The Tax Administration Special Fund was …

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Cameron Center Seeking Volunteers for Golf Tournament

The J. Walter Cameron Center is seeking volunteers for the upcoming Sentry Tournament of Champions, which runs from Jan. 3 to 7, 2018 in Kapalua. Once again the JWCC is participating in the tournament’s charity program, which has supported Maui nonprofits for many years. In exchange for providing volunteers, the tournament will make a cash donation to the JWCC, providing critical funds …

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‘Your County with Mayor Arakawa’ to Air Wednesday

Mayor Alan Arakawa announced on Monday that his one-hour television show entitled, “Your County with Mayor Arakawa,” will be aired live on Akaku Channel 55 on Wednesday, December 6 at 7 p.m. Moderated by Communication Director Rod Antone, the show will feature Deputy Planning Director Michele McLean and Planning Program Administrator Pam Eaton, to talk about the long-range planning process, as …

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