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The Molokai Dispatch, Kaunakakai, Hawaii, 96748

 
Maunaloa Brings the Love
11/27/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- Children and adults alike brought passion and conviction to a community discussion over the future of education on Molokai. While there was no official agenda, the issue at the top of everyone?s list was the prospect of Maunaloa Elementary School closing.... View

 
The season of community
11/27/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- In a year that has been marked with closing businesses, lost jobs and economic challenges, the season traditionally built on giving thanks takes on a different complexion. With so many of us focused on "what?s next," it can be a bit difficult to churn up the usual feelings of warmth.... View

Maunaloa Could Lose Its School  
Maunaloa Could Lose Its School
11/13/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- On the heels of Molokai Ranch closing its operations, the community of Maunaloa is preparing for what could be yet another hardship. If the Hawaii state Board of Education (BOE) approves plans making it easier to consolidate small schools in Hawaii, it could lead to the closure of Maunaloa Elementa... View

Honeymoon Yields Job  
Honeymoon Yields Job
11/13/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- There is a new veterinarian in town, and this time she may be here for good.... View

 
Wind Power Championed as Hawaii?s Future
11/05/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- Molokai could be a key component to a future of renewable energy in Hawaii. Last Monday, Governor Lingle announced an agreement that looks to wind power from either Lanai or Molokai to supply up to 400 megawatts of electricity to Oahu via undersea cable.... View

 
Uniformity through Uniforms
11/05/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- To have uniforms or not to have uniforms? That is the question. The Molokai High School Community Council heard a presentation by parent Michelle Tancayo at their monthly meeting last Tuesday about why Tancayo and other parents are in favor of a uniform dress code policy for the High School.... View

 
Kalaupapa Looks to the Future
10/23/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- Landfill Closing... View

 
Questioning the Present, Preserving the Future
10/23/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- For Andrew Kimbrell, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) aren?t just some futuristic scientific enigma that doesn?t really concern him ? their existence affects his life every day.... View

Question and Answer with Colette Machado  
Question and Answer with Colette Machado
10/16/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- Incumbent candidate Colette Machado is running for Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Moloka`i/Lana`i residency. She has over 20 years of service on public boards and commissions including, State Land Use Commission, Hawaiian Homes Lands Commission, Molokai Island Burial Council and Kahoolawe Island ... View

 
Molokai Educational Center Flooded
10/02/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- Signs announcing cancelled classes were posted outside the Molokai Educational Center (MEC) last Thursday due to flooding. A drinking fountain ruptured overnight causing up to several inches of water to accumulate.... View

Honu Hatchlings  
Honu Hatchlings
10/02/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- Hundreds of tiny tracks mark the sand from the grasses? edge down to the ocean. They are neither the tracks of a crab, nor the marks of a bird. These footprints belong to baby green sea turtles making the 50-yard trek from their nest to begin their lives at sea.... View

 
Community Voice in Jeopardy as Akaku Faces Bid
09/11/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- Akaku, the public television station for the county of Maui, may be up for bid because of controversy over its funding. Hawaii would be the only state to put its public access organizations up for bid, a decision which some say could disrupt and even jeopardize the future of public access televisio... View

 
Community Meetings Planned To Discuss County's 2009-2010 Budget
09/11/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- It's that time of the year when lawmakers will decide how to spend the County's money - and you?re invited to join them.... View

Park would Require Urban Zoning  
Park would Require Urban Zoning
09/03/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- A proposed $1-million parks baseyard within Duke Maliu Regional Park may not be built due to concerns over the location being suggested by county planners. ... View

Program Connects Hawaiians with Technology  
Program Connects Hawaiians with Technology
08/21/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- Maui Community College (MCC) students are taking a step into the technology age after receiving laptops from Project OHANA. About 100 laptops will be distributed in rural communities in Maui County, and nearly 60 will be placed in the homes of students on Molokai.... View

An Apology for Kalaupapa Residents  
An Apology for Kalaupapa Residents
08/21/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- For all those who were exiled to Kalaupapa, and all the friends and `ohana who suffered alongside them, an apology that is long overdue has come at last.... View

Residents Protest Inaction in Utility Case  
Residents Protest Inaction in Utility Case
08/08/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- ?We see a lot of legal bickering and carrying on, but we don?t see a lot of people telling the people of Molokai how to carry on,? said Paul Mullin, West End resident. He organized the protest held last Thursday because of frustrations he has over a lack of action being taken in the water utility s... View

Whale Dies on Molokai  
Whale Dies on Molokai
08/07/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- The community was out in full force last week Monday when a Cuvier?s beaked whale was found injured and sick along the Kawela coast, but despite the efforts of many, the day ended with a death.... View

Catch of the Week: Ikaika and Minky?s Hook ?em Up Trolling Tournament  
Catch of the Week: Ikaika and Minky?s Hook ?em Up Trolling Tournament
07/24/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- A trolling tournament was held on Sat. July 12 to honor Ikaika Young as he takes that ?dip into deep waters? called marriage.... View

 
Grades are in for Molokai Schools
07/24/2008

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii (STPNS)- Two Molokai schools are among only 10 schools in Maui County to make the grade in annual state progress report.... View