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Smoke Free Cars

Smoke Free Cars

A new law will take effect on July 1st banning smoking in the car with children under the age of 18. It will be illegal to smoke cigarettes or vape in a vehicle with minors, the fine for first time offenders will be $200.

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Hawaii Real Property Taxes

Hawaii Real Property Taxes

2018-2019

Maui Country Real Property Tax Rates

Fiscal Year - July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

Rates are Per $1,000 of net taxable assessed valuation


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Weather Trends Revealed by Old Hawaiian Newspapers

Weather Trends Revealed by Old Hawaiian Newspapers

It's revealed that a major hurricane hit the Big Island and Maui in 1871. Storms of the past are being studied through translating old Hawaiian newspapers. Two professors at UH one specializing in Hawaiian language and another in Ocean and Earth Science are teaming up to translate the largest native-language cache in the Western Hemisphere to preserve the language and find geophysical stories to better understands the weather patterns of today.

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Houle Financial Corporation Purchases Kukui Mall

Houle Financial Corporation Purchases Kukui Mall

One of the owners of Coldwell Banker Island Properties, Houle Financial closed last week on their purchase of the Kukui Mall in Kihei. The financial corporation already has big plans to revitalize the old shopping center.


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How To Hire A Contractor

How To Hire A Contractor

These tips on hiring the right contractor for the job can help you avoid common problems that can occur during construction projects.

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Home Upgrades: For Your Pets

Home Upgrades: For Your Pets

There are many ways to upgrade your home for your beloved family pets. Obviously installing a doggie door so that your four-legged friends can go in and out at their leisure is a must, but here are some upgrades that go even further to make your pets happy.

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Pacific Biodeisel

Pacific Biodeisel

Everyone is wondering, “what are they going to do with all the former HC&S lands?”  Well, sunflowers could become Maui’s new biofuel.  Pacific Biodiesel will be growing biofuel crops including sunflowers on a 115 acre plot in a central Maui …

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State Wide Sales Stats

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Maalaea Yacht Marina #106

Maalaea Yacht Marina #106

Maalaea $350K Leasehold Oceanfront at the Maaleea Yacht Marina this ground floor 2 bed, 2 bath unit has beautifully upgraded bathrooms, recently remodeled kitchen and new flooring throughout.  With the tropical trade winds air conditioning is never needed as you …

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Telephone Exchange Building

Telephone Exchange Building

There is an abandoned building on the West Maui mountain side of the Mokulele Highway.  Today this building is painted with names of people who have gone missing on the island over the years but it was once a bustling …

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