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WHY IS THE “STIP” IMPORTANT TO OUR COMMUNITY? WHAT IS “STIP?”

On May 13 at 6:00 PM,  The Hawaii Department of Transportaton (HDOT) travels to Kihei This is the Hawaii Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).and it is responsible for establishing a comprehensive, multi-modal statewide transportation planning process; for developing a balanced, multi-modal statewide transportation plan; and for providing technical assistance to the counties in fulfilling their respective […]

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HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL REPORT & TRAINING

UPDATE (4/19/14) VOLUNTEER TRAINING IN KIHEI  Greetings!   If you are interested in joining the NOAA Fisheries Maui Marine Mammal Response Network, please consider attending this upcoming meeting. We will be holding a new volunteer training for the Hawaiian monk seal volunteer response program on Monday, April 21st, 2014, 6pm-8pm, at the Humpback Whale Sanctuary in […]

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Can Industrial Hemp be Grown in South Maui? Opinions vary.

At last evening’s (4/15/14) general membership meeting focused on industrial hemp, listening to Hawaii Farmers Union United’s President Vincent Mina address this issues and more and while the membership heard from KCA past president George Rixey discuss the benefits of Hempcrete in architectural designs and construction, it seemed that there was unanimous consent that it would […]

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Kulanihakoi Gulch Fires Threatens North Kihei Homes This Afternoon

The gulch mauka of the Pi’ilani Highway in area of North-South Collector Road Corridor, between Ka’ono’ulu and Kulanihakoi, flared up about 1:00 PM this afternoon (4/16/14), bringing MFD from Kihei and Wailea stations, as well as water dropping helicopter. The chopper made numerous drops, ceasing just before 3:00 PM. We believe the fire flared up […]

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County Administration’s position of MECO’s proposed Kihei Transmission line.

Your Association and much of the community has attended several meeting over the past few years presented by Maui Electric (MECO) concerning a proposed projected cross Kihei transmission line from the Maalaea Power plant to a transformer station across from Kamaili School in South Kihei. The last meeting was 9/3/13 see http://www.gokihei.org/?s=MECO&submit=Search for info on […]

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So NOW H C & S has a public meeting scheduled (to conflict with KCA meeting.)

As many of you know, for years we have tried to have a public community meeting concerning the cane smoke, fugitive dust, coal burning and other air quality issues, but both H C & S and the responsible regulating agency, State Department of Health, Clean Air Branch (DOH-CAB) declined our invitations. Since this prohibited a […]

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Members show intense concern about Climate Change at KCA meeting

UPDATE  4/7/14  If you attended this presentation last August, you may be interested that Lauren has an on line petition not on Climate Change, but related protecting Hawaii’s Coral Reef System at      https://www.change.org/petitions/protect-hawaii-s-reef-fish-from-the-aquarium-trade?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=53770&alert_id=DJrHAcUlBq_ARvONserXp Last evening (8/20/13) Lauren Campbell held the interest of  attendees at this general membership community meeting with her power point presentation […]

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Growing Cannabis in South Maui?

No, not marijuana, hemp; and there is a big difference. The difference is in its use. Hemp and Marijuana both come from the same plant – Cannabis Sativa L. The term ‘Hemp’ commonly refers to the industrial/commercial use of the cannabis stalk and seed for textiles, foods, papers, body care products, detergents, plastics and building […]

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Invasive Species Come to KCA Community Meeting

  UPDATE 3/27/14  After hearing this informative presentation on the status of the LFA, it is encouraging  that the Maui News front page brings up the topic, but discouaging to read the content, explaining the attitude here . Meanwhile the only bill in the State Ledge on topic, SB2920, if it survives the last House( […]

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March Meeting of Alliance of Maui Community Associations

  Welcoming Professor Emeritus in Agriculture and ISA Certified Arborist Ernie Rezents, and Maui Outdoor Circle VP Barbara Fernandez as guests, this month’s Alliance meeting’s major topic was (no surprise) Trees. Exploring how to get more trees and better preservation and care of them was a major focus. Other topics of concern on Monday evening […]

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