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Kaunakakai Hotel Moves Forward

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Despite a majority of community testimony against the project, a new hotel and commercial building in Kaunakakai was green-lighted by the Molokai Planning Commission at the end of last month.

The planned, two-story building would offer eight rooms for rent and retail storefront. The property of the proposed hotel, located between American Saving Bank and Kalele Bookstore, is currently a 13,092 square foot empty lot owned by Stanley Wada. The first floor would include two room units, manager’s office, laundry room, and three retail units, totaling 3,776 square foot of building coverage, according to Maui County Molokai Planner Sybil Lopez. Six room units will comprise the top floor.…

‘No Action’ Proposed for Kalaupapa Bombsite

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

From 1941 to 1946, the United States bombed an area measuring about 200 acres northeast of Kalaupapa peninsula. The latest proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in an ongoing process to clear unexploded ordinance from the area is to pursue no further cleanup action in the land surrounding the actual bombing target.

Kalaupapa’s Makanalua Bombing Range is 937 acres. In the core of this area, 233 acres are designated as Target Area, where most of the bombs and artillery fell. The surrounding 704 acres are designated Remaining Lands.

“The [Remedial Investigation] recommended no further action for the Remaining Lands … which is the topic of the proposed plan for this evening,” said Army Corps Project Manager Lori Wong, during a public meeting at Mitchell Pauole Center on Aug.…

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OHA Event Funding Available

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

OHA News Release

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the second round of Fiscal Year 2018 `Ahahui Grant program. The `Ahahui Grant program provides funding support for community events on all islands.

Events eligible for this Round 2 are events scheduled to occur between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2018. The Round 2 application deadline is Sept. 15 at 4 p.m.

OHA invites prospective applicants to visit oha.org/grants to find the full solicitation, to access the online application system, and to view the schedule of orientation sessions and registration information.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an orientation session.…

Molokai Community Plan Discussion

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Maui County Council News Release

Finalization of the Draft Molokai Community Plan continues and Maui County Council Member Kelly King has announced an upcoming talk story meeting. The meeting will address implementation items in the update of the Molokai Community Plan and will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Center.

This will be a facilitated community meeting to discuss the prioritization of implementation items currently listed in Chapter 12 of the Draft Community Plan. A link to the full draft plan is available online at mauicounty.us/king under the Quick Links heading.

All interested community members are invited and encouraged to attend.…

HPR Stations Back At Full Volume

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

HPR News Release

On August 8, the relocated Hawaii Public Radio (HPR) transmitters on Haleakala were converted to full power.

Station fans in terrain-shielded parts of Molokai and Maui, who have been experiencing compromised reception when tuning in to KKUA 90.7 (HPR-1 News) and KIPM 89.7 (HPR-2 Classical) can now enjoy clear, strong signals again.

HPR embarked on this project not only to improve the quality of our service to your island, but in anticipation of energy savings to the station.

The relocation has not been easy — from the necessity of custom fabricated parts on the East Coast to recent road closures to the Haleakala summit — but throughout this process, you have been extraordinarily patient and understanding.…

Recalling Kulaia History

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Molokai Canoe Festivals Committee News Release

Historical records dating back to 1865 note Hawaiian outrigger canoe race competitions as one of the many events our kupuna took part in during annual la kulaia, days of festivities honoring the Kingdom of Hawaii and especially honoring our beloved monarchy. During that era, kulaia generally occurred once a year during a national holiday or birthday celebration of a mo`i (monarch).
After the overthrow of our beloved Hawaiian Kingdom, kulaia festivities changed focus and no longer celebrated the Kingdom and monarchy. In historical records, we see the shift from national celebration to simply canoe race competitions.…

Broken Youth Rally

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Called2impact News Release

For the first time, the Broken Youth Rally is coming to Molokai. Performances from Impact 808 and Landon Mauricio will transform the way you think and illustrate that anything is possible. Live music, exciting performances, and an awe inspiring message awaits you at Broken Youth Rally. It’s a rally for the youth, but it’s really for all ages.

Everyone is broken. When presented with the question “How are you doing?” our response most of the time is “I’m OK.” This Broken Youth Rally will bring students to the realization that we all are broken, in one way or another.…

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