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HAWAII vs. TRUMP: Hawaii seeks conversion of the TRO into a preliminary injunction

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin announced yesterday that the state of Hawaii has moved to convert the temporary restraining order issued last week by Hawaii federal judge Derrick K. Watson in the travel ban case into a preliminary injunction. On March 15, 2017, Judge Watson issued a 43-page opinion enjoining the federal government nationwide from enforcing or implementing Sections 2 …

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US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard releases Statement on Federal Stay on Travel Ban

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) released the statement below after U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu issued a nationwide stay temporarily preventing the Trump Administration’s travel ban from going into effect: “Hawaiʻi is a place where people with different ideas, backgrounds, religions, and ethnicities feel welcomed and respected. It’s only right that our Attorney General Doug Chin represent those values in …

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Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Releases Statement Against Refugee Ban

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement of a newly revised travel ban: “True to our history and values as a nation, we have served as a place of refuge to the most vulnerable in the world. We should not be putting in place a blanket ban of refugees, especially when we have …

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Get to know Olena Heu

Former news anchor, Miss Hawaii, freelance writer, entrepreneur and lover of the culinary arts Olena Heu joins the Maui Watch team as Food & Dining Editor.

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Respect The Night Of The Marchers

Usually takes place on a night with no moon and no stars in the sky and when the night is in complete darkness. In Hawaiian legend, Nightmarchers (huaka’i pō or “Spirit Ranks,” ‘oi’o) are the ghosts of ancient Hawaiian warriors. On “Po Kane Night” the night of the gods Kane, Ku, Lono, Akua, or on the nights of Kaloa they …

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Maui’s Ghost Legend “The White Lady”

Ghost stories are everywhere. They are in Russia, South America, Europe-all over. Maui is no exception. Have you heard any stories of the infamous “White Lady”? A re-created Photoshop picture (shown here) of Hawaii’s legend haunting our local region for years and is still being seen around as early as last month. She has been seen on our popular roadways …

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The DLNR has public meetings set for the Hawaii State Wildlife Action Plan

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is seeking public input on its updated Hawai‘i State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP), which lays out the strategy and plans of DLNR and its partners to address the conservation needs of Hawai‘i’s native wildlife over the next 10 years. The State Wildlife Action Plan reviews the status of the state’s native terrestrial …

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Should Hawaii worry about a Hurricane?

Recent article from the weather.com has said that virtually every system approaching Hawaii from the east since 1950 tracking at least as far north as the latitude of the Big Island of Hawaii eventually weakened to a tropical storm or depression by the time it reached the islands. Last August, Iselle became only the second tropical storm to landfall on …

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