Wesley Lo, CEO of Hawaii Hawaii Health Systems Corp. Maui Region, and Ray Vara, president and CEO of Hawaii Pacific Health, announce plans to pursue a partnership.
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State hospitals in Maui are pursuing a partnership with the privately-run Hawai‘i Pacific Health. The state’s publicly-funded facilities have been struggling for years and plan to seek approval from the legislature. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more.
Little fire ants are a problem usually associated with Hawaii Island. But in September, an established colony of fire ants was discovered on 20 acres of heavily forested land on Maui. It's the biggest infestation outside the Big Island. And now a team is planning a counter attack not only on the ground, but also in the trees. Eileen Chao has more from the Maui News.
While hotels continue to be the accommodation of choice for most visitors to Hawaii, short-term vacation rental units have been growing in popularity. That’s especially true on Maui. A recent study commissioned by the Hawaii Tourism Authority reports that there are more vacation rental units on Maui than on any other island in the state. Eileen Chao has more from The Maui News.
Maui's workforce housing law has long divided developers and residents. On an island where the average home sells for more than half a million dollars, a lot of local families are left scrambling to find affordable housing. The county is now working to change its rules in a move they hope will help stimulate housing development. Eileen Chao has more from The Maui News.