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Pandemic still central to lawmakers' priorities
The Maui News
January 23, 2022
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Maui lawmakers join Equality Caucus
The Maui News
January 24, 2022
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Progressive Legislative Caucus hopes to raise minimum wage and legalize cannabis
Hawaii Public Radio
January 18, 2022
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Maui Meadows group hosts meeting
The Maui News
January 18, 2022

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Assessment of damage caused by Kona Low storm continues on Maui
KHON2 News
January 4, 2022
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Teams deployed on Maui to assess private property damage from ‘Kona Low’ storm
MauiNow
January 4, 2022
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Maui residents hit twice by recent floods; Lawmaker says some ‘on the verge of PTSD’
KHON2 News
December 18, 2021
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Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into Whether Navy Misled Regulators On Red Hill
Honolulu Civil Beat
October 19, 2021
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Hawaii’s state Department of Health to use age as tiebreaker in crisis
Honolulu Star Advertiser
September 16, 2021
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TAT fears come true
The Maui News (editorial)
July 10, 2021
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Ige signs bills to advance clean energy, protect domestic violence survivors
The Maui News
June 25, 2021
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House Bills Supporting Energy, Environmental Goals Signed into Law
MauiNow
June 25, 2021
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Three Clean Transportation Bills Signed Into Law Thursday
Big Island Now
June 24, 2021
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Ige plans to veto TAT bill
The Maui News
June 22, 2021
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Shark bill celebrated, but some say it lacks teeth
The Maui News
June 19, 2021
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Hawaii’s Hot Housing Market Is Squeezing Out Renters
Civil Beat
June 10, 2021
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In-Person read aloud: A refreshing change
The Maui News
May 20, 2021
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Maui County plans to implement added hotel tax if state approves bill
Pacific Business News
April 30, 2021
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Lawmakers pass bill that would cut Hawaii Tourism Authority funding by $19M
Pacific Business News
April 28, 2021
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Legislation OK’d Tuesday gives counties the ability to impose extra hotel tax of up to 3%
West Hawaii Today
April 28, 2021
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Plans to build more luxury condos in south Maui stirs debate among residents
Hawaii News Now
April 27, 2021
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Battle over Maui beaches heats up as more visitors flock to Valley Isle
Hawaii News Now
April 14, 2021
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Maui residents call for tourism management, beach access
Pacific Business News
April 13, 2021
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Residents still need help with the bills
The Maui News
March 17, 2021
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South Maui schools get tents for outdoor classes
The Maui News
March 2, 2021
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Tents offer an innovative solution to schools seeking socially-distanced classroom space
Hawaii News Now
February 25, 2021
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Diversifying Revenue Streams
The Molokai Dispatch
February 24, 2021
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Temptation Island Production Company Donates Brand New Tents to Kīhei Schools for Outside Classes
Maui Now
February 22, 2021
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The Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System Should Be Investing For The Long Term
Civil Beat
February 14, 2021
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Statewide Safe Travel bill is alive
The Garden Island
February 10, 2021
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Proposal To Scrap Kauai’s Two-Test Protocol For Arriving Travelers Advances
Civil Beat
February 09, 2021
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Lawmaker to Discuss DHHL’s Proposed Resort-Casino
Maui News
February 01, 2021
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Should the voting age be lowered? Proposal is among package of bills introduced by Keiki Caucus
Hawaii Tribune Herald
January 28, 2021
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Chad Blair: New Progressive Caucus Hopes To Be A Force At The Legislature
Civil Beat
January 25, 2021
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Outrage over U.S. flag flown upside down, at half staff at South Maui post office
KITV Island News
January 23, 2021
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Lawmakers Still Hope To Pass Climate Legislation in 2021
Hawaii Public Radio
January 18, 2021
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Maui county’s state lawmakers say proposed state budget is ‘fluid’
The Maui News
January 16, 2021
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Panel debates tourism’s role in COVID-19 surge at town hall
The Maui News
January 13, 2021
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Public invited to webinar on COVID-19 in Maui County
Lahaina News
January 11, 2021
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King, panel to discuss COVID-19 rise on Maui
The Maui News
January 09, 2021
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Will Hawaii Legislature Reverse Ige’s Suspension Of The Public Records Law?
Civil Beat
January 5, 2021
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State’s first 4-lane roundabout to be built
[near Kihei High School]
The Maui News
December 12, 2020
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How women led the way to save the wildlife of a Hawaiian island
Nadja
October 08, 2020
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100+ flying to Maui for Pandemic Political Conference
KITV4 Island News
July 08, 2020
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Substitute Teachers ‘Falling Through The Cracks’ Without Unemployment Payments
Civil Beat
July 08, 2020
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Possible detonation of ordnance off Molokini is raising concerns
Maui Now
June 30, 2020
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$1B shortfall to resolve
The Maui News
May 12, 2020
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Rep. Wildberger to Maui Memorial Bosses: Lack of Leadership is "Creating Chaos"
Maui Time
April 9, 2020
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Rep. Wildberger Pledges to Donate $4K of Salary Until Minimum Wage Increases
Maui Now
February 26, 2020
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It's Not the Potatoes, It's the Pesticides - Public Health Expert to Mahi Pono: "Quit Spraying Stuff!" 
Maui Time
By Deborah Caulfield Rybak
February 19, 2020
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Lab: Mahi Pono's potato crop is free from chemical residuals 
Maui News
By Kehaulani Cerizo
February 8, 2020
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A Proposed Native Hawaiian Commission is Already Getting Pushback 
Civil Beat
By Blaze Lovell
February 10, 2020
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Ballots by mail: One less barrier to participation 
The Maui News
By Colleen Uechi
February 8, 2020
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Lawmaker priorities include schools, jail, highways 
The Maui News
By Colleen Uechi
January 14, 2019
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Hemp Revolution: Growers across the state are ready. What’s holding them back?
“Gov. Ige’s veto of SB1353 was bewilderingly misguided and disappointing,” says Rep. Tina Wildberger (D-Kihei, Wailea, Makena). “Finally, we get a good bill all the way through the legislative process only to have it meet a ‘Reefer Madness’ demise. The legacy of puritanical plantation era patriarchy hamstrings our state and prevents diversification of our economy.”  
MauiTime
By Axel Beers
November 13, 2019
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What Hawaii can learn from Singapore and Hong Kong
"What seems missing from Hawaii’s state and county governments is a system that cooperates, collaborates and communicates between agencies to execute short-, medium- and long-range community plans." Rep. Tina Wildberger
The Maui News
By Rep. Tina Wildberger
June 28, 2019
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Lawmakers, community await fate of water bill
"I'm skeptical of intentions and motivations, to be honest. I've been burnt by A&B and
the state departments that do their bidding from Day 1." Rep. Tina Wildberger
The Maui News
By Colleen Uechi, Assistant City Editor
April 9, 2019
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State Democratic Party Opposes 'Corporate Water Theft' Bill:
Letter tells lawmakers to "halt this bill immediately"
"I am thrilled to see the Democratic Party under Chair Lopez's leadership make a strong statement that business as usual needs to sunset in the Aloha State." "It's time to follow the law of Act 126." Rep. Tina Wildberger
The Maui News
By Deborah Caulfield Rybak
March 27, 2019
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Controversial water bill moves on to Senate: Maui lawmakers divided in support of House Bill 1326

"My message to the Legislature is: the era of puritanical plantation patriarchy is over, or at least, it should be." Rep. Tina Wildberger

The Maui News

By Colleen Uechi

March 6, 2019

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Stand Aside and Let the Big Dog Slurp: 'Corporate Water Theft' bill sailing through the Hawai'i Legislature

"At committee member Wildberger’s request, Shan Tsutsui appeared at the hearing, where she asked him about her compromise bill, HB848. “I asked if he would be amenable to a modicum of stream restoration, 'Wildberger told me last week. “I asked him directly twice and he evaded the question and kept saying that he hadn’t looked at the bill.' ”

MauiTime

By Deborah Caulfield Rybak

February 20, 2019

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Failure to Enact a Living Wage Will Hurt Businesses

Two Hawai'i lawmakers who are also employers say paying a decent minimum wage motivates people to perform well.

Honolulu CIVIL BEAT Community Voice

By Russell Ruderman and Tina Wildberger

February 19, 2019

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Lawmakers Must Put Living Wage Over Corporate Profits

Two legislative newcomers urge senior colleagues to prioritize working families over business interests.

Honolulu CIVIL BEAT Community Voice

By Amy Perruso and Tina Wildberger

January 31, 2019

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