Archive for April, 2012

Marathon semifinal match ends volleyball season for Farmers

| April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Marathon semifinal match ends volleyball season for Farmers

An heroic effort from the Molokai High boys volleyball team in the semifinals of the Division II Maui Interscholastic League playoffs pushed Hana to five sets last Wednesday. Despite winning the first and third set at the Lahaina Civic Center, the Farmers lost the marathon match 22-25, 41-39, 23-25, 25-15 and 16-14. Hana lost the […]

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Birth announcement – Azalea Rice

| April 27, 2012 | 1 Comment
Birth announcement – Azalea Rice

Alex Rice (formerly of Mahana Nursery) and Dayanti Karunaratne-Rice (formerly of The Molokai Times) are the proud parents of a baby girl, Azalea, born April 24, 2012 at 7 a.m. in Ottawa, Canada. Azalea weighs 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 18 inches at birth. Both mother and child are doing well.

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State task force to address MIS problems related to drought conditions

| April 26, 2012 | 11 Comments
State task force to address MIS problems related to drought conditions

A state resolution adopted March 28 calls for the creation of a task force to consider a plan for the Molokai Irrigation System in the face of “dangerously low” levels of available agricultural water. House Concurrent Resolution 207, introduced by State Rep. Mele Carroll, was written in response to ongoing complaints by local farmers concerning […]

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Kualapu`u Elementary School receives $2.75 million to improve water line

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
Kualapu`u Elementary School receives $2.75 million to improve water line

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Strong local turnout at Hawaii History Day State Fair

| April 24, 2012 | 1 Comment
Strong local turnout at Hawaii History Day State Fair

Fifteen Molokai students competed in the 2012 Hawaii History Day State Fair April 14 at Windward Community College on Oahu. This is the third year Molokai High School students have participated in the Hawaii History Day Program. “The Hawaii Council for the Humanities is very pleased with the students and their work,” said Jane Murau, […]

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Label It Hawaii seeks support for GMO food labeling legislation

| April 23, 2012 | 13 Comments
Label It Hawaii seeks support for GMO food labeling legislation

For several years, Hawaiian rights activist Walter Ritte has studied and fought against the development of Genetically Modified Organisms on Molokai. Ritte has campaigned for legislation to ban the genetic modification of taro and for all other proposed anti-GMO laws. Now he has teamed up with the statewide group Label It Hawaii in an effort […]

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Undersea cable impacts and costs too severe, says National Grid

| April 20, 2012 | 7 Comments
Undersea cable impacts and costs too severe, says National Grid

I Aloha Molokai News Release A high-voltage undersea transmission cable planned for Massachusetts has been killed by one of the nation’s major utilities because it would be a “high-risk” installation, too expensive to construct, with too many severe environmental impacts and too difficult to maintain. The National Grid, which serves much of New England and […]

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Josie Mawae wins long course in Makani Ikaika O Molokai stand-up paddle race

| April 19, 2012 | 4 Comments
Josie Mawae wins long course in Makani Ikaika O Molokai stand-up paddle race

By Clare Seeger Mawae The second race in the Makani Ikaika O Molokai stand-up paddle race series took place April 7 on the both the long and short courses. The Stand-Up Paddle Association of Molokai held the race under conditions that were less windy than previous weeks but still a steady 25 knots at the […]

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Finding the way to energy self-sufficiency: Life of the Land report offers solutions for Molokai

| April 18, 2012 | 10 Comments
Finding the way to energy self-sufficiency: Life of the Land report offers solutions for Molokai

On March 31, Life of the Land published a report on the potential for renewable energy in Hawaii, including 1,400 words on how Molokai can become energy self-sufficient. The non-profit organization Life of the Land, founded in 1970, serves as a Hawaii-based environmental and community action group. Its stated mission: “To preserve and protect the […]

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Editorial: Political correctness in the Egalitarian Age

| April 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Editorial: Political correctness in the Egalitarian Age

Editor’s Note: The following letter was recently submitted to the Honolulu Star Advertiser newspaper. Longtime Molokai resident Steve Morgan explains his reason for writing: “ … It is an issue that I find disturbing as the political climate in opposition to traditional religion seems to be growing. Despite our many challenges on Molokai I am […]

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