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Cable and Internet service out for three days on West End

| June 16, 2014 | 4 Comments
Cable and Internet service out for three days on West End

West End customers of Oceanic Time Warner Cable lost both cable television and Internet service for three days earlier this month before technicians could repair a broken fiberoptic cable. The outage began on June 2 when a tree branch rubbed through a node on one of TWC’s fiberoptic trunks. By 3 p.m. that day, the […]

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NTSB says pilot error caused West End plane crash in February

| June 11, 2014 | 1 Comment
NTSB says pilot error caused West End plane crash in February

The National Transportation Safety Board issued an accident report last Wednesday, June 4, that blames pilot John Weiser, Jr. for the crash of his airplane the evening of Feb. 27. Weiser, 79, crashed his twin-engine Partenavia P68 Observer while approaching the Panda Ranch Airport, a small landing strip on the West End of Molokai. Based […]

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Kaunakakai Harbor ferry terminal improvements complete

| May 23, 2014 | 1 Comment
Kaunakakai Harbor ferry terminal improvements complete

The State Department of Transportation held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday to unveil the completion of the Kaunakakai Harbor improvements. When local meetings were held on the improvements two years ago, the project was estimated to cost $5 million and take one year to complete. Now, two years and $9.1 million later, the project is […]

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Molokai shows first quarter increase in visitor arrivals while all other islands decline

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Molokai shows first quarter increase in visitor arrivals while all other islands decline

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Details emerge on Ikehu Molokai project to convert island to 100 percent renewable energy

| April 30, 2014 | 1 Comment
Details emerge on Ikehu Molokai project to convert island to 100 percent renewable energy

Ikehu Molokai News Release As previously reported, the Ikehu Molokai project proposes to convert the island’s electricity to 100 percent renewable energy. While the initial technical design of the project has evolved, the fundamental goals for the Ikehu Molokai project have not changed: • Stabilize and reduce the cost of electricity for Molokai residents and […]

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Ke Nani Kai cats to be removed this month following controversial arbitration decision

| April 7, 2014 | 3 Comments
Ke Nani Kai cats to be removed this month following controversial arbitration decision

What to do with feral cats at Ke Nani Kai Condominiums? This has been an ongoing issue for several years at the West End condos. Now, it appears that a minority group of owners that wanted the cats removed has won the most recent battle. Following a binding arbitration ruling, The Board of Directors for […]

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Complaints lead to action on abandoned Kahinani Apartments

| April 1, 2014 | 3 Comments
Complaints lead to action on abandoned Kahinani Apartments

In response to complaints received by the Maui County Council, action will be taken to clean up the Kahinani Apartments so it no longer poses a risk to the public. A story published March 19 highlighted the problems of the apartment building on Kamehameha V Highway and Kahinani Place. Sean Ellis, who lives in the […]

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Planning Commission changes rules to streamline procedures and toughen SMA enforcement

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Planning Commission changes rules to streamline procedures and toughen SMA enforcement

The Molokai Planning Commission held four public hearings today, three of which resulted in action to change the rules that govern the Commission’s practices and procedures. Also during today’s proceedings, the MoPC said farewell to two departing longtime members — Chairman John Sprinzel and Janice Kalanihuia. As the only government body that holds regular meetings […]

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Molokai Community Health Center receives $500,000 grant to complete phase II renovations

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Molokai Community Health Center receives $500,000 grant to complete phase II renovations

On Wednesday, Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced the release of $500,000 in capital improvement grant funds for the Molokai Community Health Center. A press release from the governor’s office said that the grant will complete phase II of the Center’s capital improvement project that includes renovation of structures, an addition of a central deck, repaving the […]

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Staffing shortages force Molokai Landfill to change schedule

| March 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
Staffing shortages force Molokai Landfill to change schedule

County of Maui Press Release The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced yesterday that due to insufficient staffing on Molokai, the Molokai Landfill will be operating on a shorter schedule for several days this month. The schedule changes will allow landfill personnel from Maui to travel to Molokai to cover the staffing shortages. […]

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