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MAYORWatch: What has Been Done to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus on Maui?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Aloha Mr. Victorino, we would like to know what has been done to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on Maui so far. Mahalo. Answer: Mahalo for your question, and I’d like to quickly remind the public that information on the coronavirus may change at any time so …

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MAYORWatch: High Cost of Rent and Section 8 Vouchers

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Aloha Mayor! While we are happy the Section 8 assistance waitlist opened up in January, my family is worried about the high costs of rent on Maui and whether the vouchers will be enough. Could you look into this and help explain the County’s process? Mahalo! Answer: Mahalo …

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New “Stars Over Haleakalā” Night Sky Astronomy Program Series in 2020

The National Park Service invites the local community and visitors to Haleakalā National Park for stargazing during the new “Stars Above Haleakalā” Night Sky Astronomy Program Series. “Haleakalā has long been considered a world-class spot for stargazing, and these new astronomy programs will enable people to learn more about the stars above us and deepen connections to the night sky,” …

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MEO Announces Return of Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. has announced the return of the popular Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.  SFMNP provides seniors with eligible fresh produce with the goal of improving their health and nutritional status. Qualified seniors will receive coupons worth $50.00 to exchange for fresh, nutritious, and unprocessed locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey from Farmers’ Markets in Kihei and …

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Hawaiian Electric Invites Community to Help Shape Maui’s Clean Energy Future

Ever wonder how Hawai‘i will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy by 2045? As communities will play an important part in achieving this goal, Hawaiian Electric invites Maui residents to learn more about the work to meet clean energy milestones and take part in the company’s planning process to identify options for moving the islands toward a clean energy …

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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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