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MAYORWatch: Is There a Program for Unused Drugs?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Mr. Mayor, I have some unused, expired medications, and I recall that there’s some kind of program for people to safely turn in unused drugs, instead of flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash. Is there such a program, and, if so, when is …

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MAYORWatch: When Will Work Begin on South Kihei Road?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I heard there was going to be construction early this year on South Kihei Road and wanted to know when it was going to start and exactly where it will take place. Can you confirm if this project is actually going to happen? Mahalo. Answer: Mahalo for your …

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MAYORWatch: Is it Possible for Kihei Islander Route Stop Near Walmart Before Going to the Main Bus Hub in Kahului?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Is it possible to have the Kihei Islander route stop near Walmart before going to the main bus hub in Kahului? It would be nice for Kihei folks trying to do their shopping rather than transferring onto the Kahului Loop route. A: Mahalo for your question and thank …

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MAYORWatch: Are Pre-Wedding Photos on Kaanapali Beach Permitted?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: My husband has been asked by a friend to take some pre-wedding photos on Kaanapali Beach. Is this permitted? Answer: It depends. If you are receiving compensation for these photos (as defined by the State Department of Land and Natural Resources, compensation includes, but is not limited to, …

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Habitat Maui’s 11th Annual Build-A-Thon Focuses on Affordable Homes in Lahaina

Habitat for Humanity Maui will be holding its 12th annual Build-a-Thon fundraiser on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will be working to complete the last five homes as part of Habitat Maui’s 10 single-family affordable homes project in the Kahoma Residential Subdivision in Lahaina. Participants are asked to have a personal …

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MAYORWatch: Lower Kimo Drive is in Need of Speed Bumps

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: We would like speed bumps installed on Lower Kimo Drive. People constantly speed despite it being steep and curvy. Also, lots of heavy trucks (as in semi- trailers) use it as a shortcut to get to the upper highway all day, every day. We’ve also had accidents due …

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‘100 Realtors Who Care’ Raises $13,858 for Habitat Maui

In November, local high school student Pohaku Kepler launched the “100 Real Estate Agents Who Care” program for his senior project at Kihei Charter High School. Kepler hoped to encourage 100 local Real Estate Agents to donate at least $100 each to Habitat for Humanity Maui, with the goal of raising $10,000 to help build more affordable housing on Maui …

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DHHL, Habitat Partnership Completes Maui Home

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), along with its Habitat for Humanity Maui (Habitat) partners, welcomed the Kuailani ʻohana to their new home on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Approximately 27 volunteers helped complete the Kula project, totaling over 1,100 donated hours, which included efforts from the homeowner, the homeowner’s family and friends, and volunteers from across Maui. “Part of Prince …

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