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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Focus 2010: A Gubernatorial Conversation

On Oct. 6, candidates Congressman Neil Abercrombie and Lt. Governor Duke Aiona will participate in a gubernatorial debate, entitled “Focus 2010: A Gubernatorial Conversation.” The 90-minute forum will be broadcast live statewide; and is presented by Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) and Hawaii Public Radio (HPR), with the support of Akaku Maui Community Television, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, and […]

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Your Focus 2010 Questions So Far

Mahalo to those who submitted questions for the “Focus 2010: A Gubernatorial Conversation” forum on Wednesday, October 6. Here’s the latest questions we’ve received from you: Water is a key issue on Maui.  Our bread basket farming region has been Upcountry Maui which depends on surface water diverted from East Maui streams.  Kuleana users in both East, […]

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Putting Stars in the Eyes of Maui’s Students

This week, the 11th AMOS (Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance) technical conference, presented annually by the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), is being held in Wailea. The conference is the premier event in the field of space situational awareness, and more than 600 leading scientists, engineers, and technical managers from across the country and […]

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Focus 2010: We Want Your Questions!

Focus 2010: A Gubernatorial Conversation will be held on October 6, 2010 and you are invited you to participate in this important forum! The event is presented by Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) and Hawaii Public Radio (HPR) with support from Akaku Maui Community Television, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, and the UH-Maui College. […]

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Make Your Voice Heard—The Vote Early Option

Hawaii voters increasingly are taking advantage of early voting by mail or at absentee voting sites. In the 2008 General Election, 35 percent of all Maui voters were early voters—18,229 absentees to 33,810 at the polls. Statewide, 38.5 percent of voters turned in absentee ballots. Beginning this year, there’s an option for Hawaii voters to […]

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