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Maui County agrees not to interfere with County official’s personal Facebook news site

HONOLULU, HAWAII – The federal lawsuit alleging unconstitutional interference with plaintiff Neldon Mamuad’s prominent “MAUIWatch” Facebook feed has settled. Honolulu-based attorney Marcus Landsberg IV, Maui-based attorneys Phillip Lowenthal and Samuel MacRoberts, and the ACLU of Hawaii represented Mr. Mamuad and were prepared to argue a Motion for Preliminary Injunction on Monday morning, when the County agreed to settle the case …

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Maui Small Business Week (Maui SBW) – First time ever!

The inaugural Maui Small Business Week takes place May 12 thru May 16 at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort. This is Maui County’s opportunity to network, grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase Hawaii’s global competitiveness. Educational workshops and seminars will be presented in morning and afternoon sessions each day. The presentations are no cost …

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The Ritz Carlton, Kapalua Presents the 22nd Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival – May 9 – 11, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will convene Hawaii’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers, May 9-11, during the 22nd Annual Celebration of the Arts. The theme, “Ko Makou Alanui Kupuna…Our Ancestral Paths” focuses upon the how we can learn from the past to positively affect the future of all things Hawaiian” states Clifford Nae‘ole, Cultural Advisor and Event Chair of …

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Spring Craft Fair

CRAFTFAIRWatch:  Ben Franklin will be hosting their annual Spring Craft Fair on Maui TOMORROW, Sunday, May 4th from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the 1st Level of Queen Ka‘ahumanu Parking Garage (behind Macy’s and the Bus Stop). Admission is free as well as the parking. Check out local vendors from Maui and the neighbor islands and you shop for handmade gifts, …

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22nd Annual Taro Festival

TAROFESTWatch: Heading to the Taro Fest today in Hana? We have good news…Hana Hwy. is OPEN! BIG MAHALO to the State Highways division and the County Dept. of Public Works for working through the night to clear the road. Drive safely!! 

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Popular “MAUIWatch” Facebook Page Founder Files Federal Lawsuit Against Maui County For Unlawful Attempts to Silence Speech

The ACLU of Hawaii Foundation (“ACLU”) announced today that a lawsuit and request for a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) have been filed against Maui County based on the County’s efforts to restrict what Neldon Mamuad may say on his prominent “MAUIWatch” Facebook feed. The lawsuit asks for a court order declaring the County’s actions to be unconstitutional as well as …

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Think You’re a Journalist? Read On

MAUIWatch is Hawaii’s fastest growing news service — and yet it’s only on Facebook. Six months ago, Maui resident Neldon Mamuad started a MAUIWatch page that quickly grew to become the county’s most popular Facebook page with more than 23,000 fans. They often crowdsource images and information on weird weather, accidents, road closures, crazy high milk prices and the like. …

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Maui police officer turns into social media star

WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) – A Maui police officer is now a social media sensation. Officer Keith Taguma is well-known for ticketing drivers for everything from speeding to expired parking meters. The “TAGUMAWatch” Facebook page has already racked up more than 5,900 “likes” in just four days. The site is filled with stories from drivers who have been ticketed by Taguma …

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