Student Interns Making a Difference

When a state-of-the-art photovoltaic (PV) system was installed on the roof of the Ke Alahele building in the Maui Research and Technology Park, a unique opportunity presented itself for two Maui students to show what they could contribute. The PV system is linked to a sophisticated energy storage system, demonstrating the technical potential of cutting-edge […]

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Moving to the Future, One Lego at a Time

Earlier this month, 27 robotics teams competed in the FIRST Lego League (FLL) 2010 Maui District Tournament. It was a fun, challenging, and exciting event for more than 300 students as well as teachers, advisers, and parents at the Maui High School Gymnasium. It was just five years ago that MEDB’s Women in Technology program […]

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Congratulations To All Candidates!

Elections represent the will of citizens and election year 2010 was no different. Congratulations are due to candidates who will be sworn in to offices in Maui County, the Hawaii State Legislature, the 5th floor of the State Capitol and in Congress, but also to the candidates who offered voters a choice in ideas, philosophy […]

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Changing Lives and Leading By Example

Meeting human needs and preserving local culture are twin core values espoused by our community through the Focus Maui Nui process. Sharon Balidoy, a social worker at Queen Lili`uokalani Children’s Center (QLCC) in Wailuku, is a prime example of a practitioner active on both fronts, making profound contributions to the community. QLCC is one of […]

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Don’t Forget To Cast Your Vote

Just a reminder to everyone to cast your vote, either at your polling place or by absentee. Voting is an essential part of our democratic process, by which you choose the representatives in your government who make decisions that affect you, your family and your community. For more information, visit the State of Hawai`i Office […]

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Life Lessons In Sustainability

It’s lunchtime, and 18 middle- and high-school students are enjoying the sandwiches they made together on the shaded lanai at Hui Malama Learning Center in Wailuku. The discussion is about local sources of food, the benefits of buying Mauigrown produce. It’s agreed—the food is fresher, it tastes better, and it keeps our own farmers in […]

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Gubernatorial Forum on Maui Goes National

There’ s good news for anyone that missed the live October 6 broadcast of the “Focus 2010: Gubernatorial Conversation” on Akaku Maui Community Television between Lt. Gov. James “ Duke” Aiona and former U.S. Congressman Neil Abercrombie. The forum, held at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center and aired simultaneously on Hawaii Public Radio (HPR) […]

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Maui Education Summit Defines the Issues

With education identified by the Focus Maui Nui process as a community priority, the Maui Economic Development Board’s recent Education and Graduation Rate conference proved to be both timely and enlightening. The event, with the theme “E Ulu – Growing Together”, was held in partnership with America’s Promise Alliance, a nonprofit organization based in Washington […]

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Abercrombie-Aiona: “A Gubernatorial Conversation” Focuses On Differing Approaches To Government

The conversation was polite, if occasionally pointed, as Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona and former U.S. Congressman Neil Abercrombie made clear they agreed on defining issues even as they differed on how state government can respond. The Republican and Democratic nominees for governor appeared Wednesday, October 6 in “Focus 2010: A Gubernatorial Conversation,” a forum […]

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See You At The 88th Maui County Fair!

Maui County is changing and many of us wonder if there’s a way we can have a say in the process. There is. It’s called Focus Maui Nui. Focus Maui Nui is a voice, a plan, a vision for Maui County’s future created for and by the people who live here. People like you. Your […]

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