J.Kalani English

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Maui to Receive $5.85M for Hana Hwy Improvement Projects
News Release, February 17, 2017

Kahului Airport Access Road to Open Overnight
Maui Now, July 22, 2016

Island Air to Discontinue Service to Lānaʻi
Maui Now, March 1, 2016

Statement from Senator English on Island Air Discontinuing Flights to LĀNa‘I
News Release, March 1, 2016

Hāna Pier to Be Removed Following Opposition to Improvement Plan
Maui Now, January 6, 2016

State to make decision on Hana Pier upgrades
Officials say harbor needs to be useable in case of an emergency
The Maui News, January 4, 2016

$3.99M Released for Hāna and Haleakalā Highway Improvements
Maui Now, August 14, 2014

Sen. English Statement on Release of $3.9 Million for Improvements to Hana Highway and Haleakala Highway
Press Release, August 14, 2014

Completely Stopped Drivers Exempted from Electronic Device Ban
Press Release, July 1, 2014

Harbor Ferry Terminal Project Completed
The Molokai Dispatch, May 28, 2014

$9.1M Kaunakakai Ferry Terminal Improvements Complete
Maui Now, May 20, 2014

$500,000 Released for Hāna Highway Rockfall Mitigation
Maui Now, May 5, 2014

State Budget Bill Includes $500 Million for 80 Maui Projects
Maui Now, May 3, 2014

Why inter-island commutes and not teleconferences?
KHON2, Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Statement from Senator J. Kalani English on the Inaugural Flight of 'Ohana by Hawaiian to Lana'i
Press Release, March 20, 2014

Statement from Senator J. Kalani English on the Inaugural Flight of 'Ohana by Hawaiian to Moloka'i
Press Release, March 11, 2014

Second Phase of Lahaina Bypass Highway Opens
Provides Traffic Congestion Relief and an Alternate Route
Press Release (DOT), December 17, 2013

Senator J. Kalani English's Statement Regarding Tragic Death of the Department of Health Director Loretta Fuddy
Press Release, December 12, 2013

Statement from Senator J. Kalani English on Airplane Crash off Kalaupapa
Press Release, December 11, 2013

Kahului Airport Receives Funds to Re-Pave Part of Runway
Maui Now, May 31st, 2013

Hawai'i Charm Greets Air Service Return to Hāna
Maui Now, October 1, 2012

Airline teams up with resort to give options for Hana travel
The Maui News, September 6, 2012

BREAKING: Mokulele Restores Air Service to Hana
Maui Now, September 5th, 2012

Maui's Hanawana Bridge Repair Complete
Maui Now, April 13, 2012

"Priority" Given to Storm Damaged Hanawana Bridge
Maui Now, March 21, 2012

County crews prepare to repair Hanawana Bridge
The Maui News, March 20, 2012

East Maui community cut off after heavy rains wash out bridge
Hawaii News Now, March 18, 2012

Mokulele Airlines to Service Lanai Daily
Maui Now, March 12th, 2012

"Move Over" bill clears another hurdle in legislation
KHON 2 TV News, March 12, 2012

Maui's Champley Confirmed as PUC Commissioner
Maui Now, March 8, 2012

Bill Advances that Encourages Air Carriers to Service Remote Areas
Maui Now, March 6, 2012

Hawaiian Airlines Earns First-Ever Aviation Carbon Credits
Maui Now, February 13th, 2012

Hawaiian Airlines to create new hub on the Valley Isle
Maui Weekly, January 19, 2012

Hawaiian to add Kahului flights, ease connections
The Maui News, January 12, 2012

Lawmakers secure more than $221M for projects
McKelvey on funds for county: 'We brought home the bacon'
The Maui News, May 22, 2011

Lawmakers covet fees on rental cars
A revenue-generating surcharge could replace one meant for airport fixes
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, April 22, 2011

Higher vehicle fees pending in Hawaii Legislature
Associated Press, February 3, 2011

2nd segment of Lahaina bypass launched
The Maui News, October 2, 2010

Senator J. Kalani English Statement Freeway Service Patrol Anniversary Hawaii State Capitol
June 30, 2010 (PDF)

DUI offenders must have locks on ignition
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, June 15, 2010

Statement of Senator J. Kalani English on Signing of Ignition Interlock Legislation
Press Release, June 14, 2010

Statement of Senator J. Kalani English on Opening of Kapolei North-South Road
Press Release, February 22, 2010

Prevent bridge disasters
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, November 25, 2009

Troubled bridges over island waters
Though about 38 percent are deemed deficient or obsolete, officials say they are not necessarily perilous
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, November 23, 2009

Senator J. Kalani English Statement on World Maritime Day
16 October 2009 (PDF)

Senator J. Kalani English Praises Joint Work on Kapolei North-South Road Interchange
Chair of Transportation Committee encouraged by combined effort
Press Release, October 5, 2009

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Establishes 'Hybrid Branches' at Four Hawai'i Locations
In Honolulu, Kailua, Maui, Waikiki -- Customers Can Reserve Hybrids Online or by Phone; High Demand for Environmentally Friendly Vehicles Sparks Increased Availability
Marketwire, Aug. 21, 2009 02:00 PM

Airline to resume flights cut in dispute
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, July 10, 2009

Lawmakers pleased with share of the 'slimmer' pie
County will get $248.5M for improvement projects
The Maui News, Sunday, May 10, 2009

Young Brothers squares off against yet another competitor
Pacific Business News, Friday, May 8, 2009

Fort Barrette Road's name becoming a heated issue
The Honolulu Advertiser, Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hawaii looks at taxing miles traveled
USA Today, April 16, 2009

Hawaii taxpayers could pay $40M Superferry bill
Pacific Business News, Friday, April 10, 2009

Ground broken on Lahaina bypass
The Maui News, Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hawaii Court Forces Superferry to Cease Operations
Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2009

Ruling shuts down Superferry
Court finds law unfairly tailored just for company; state reviewing its options
The Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Superferry ceases operations immediately
KHNL News, Monday, March 16, 2009

A Smoother Ride
Molokai gets $18 million in highway improvements
The Molokai Dispatch, Monday, March 2, 2009

Park & fly easier for thousands
New 8-story garage also provides link to interisland terminal
The Honolulu Advertiser, Wednesday, February 18, 2009

1,800 More Stalls at Honolulu Airport
KHON 2 TV News, Feb 17, 2009

Governor thanks two Maui legislators
The Maui News, Editorial, February 1, 2009

Ferry costs still climbing
Unclear if company or state footing $5M bill on unbudgeted work
The Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, January 25, 2009

$4B highways plan would set drivers back $170 a year
Hiking fuel tax 10¢ per gallon among ways to fund six-year project
The Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, January 23, 2009

State unveils $4.2 billion plan to modernize transportation
Proposal calls for increased taxes to help fund projects
The Garden Island, Friday, January 23, 2009

New taxes proposed to fix Hawaii roads
Pacific Business News, Thursday, January 22, 2009

Maui Lawmakers Join State In Unveiling Transportation Plan
KPOA News, January 22, 2009

Legislation Proposed to Improve Roadway Safety
The Maui Weekly, January 22, 2009

State Unveils Comprehensive Six-Year Highways Modernization Plan
Press Release (PDF), January 22, 2009

Legislators prepare for 2009 term, 'scary time'
The Maui News, January 18, 2009

Lawmakers mull ways to fan economy
The Maui News, January 18, 2009

Building Everyone's Future
The Molokai Dispatch, Sunday, December 28, 2008

System to speed air check-ins
'Common use' plan the first in Hawaii to streamline work
The Maui News, October 30, 2008

State Supreme Court to hear Superferry appeal
Legality of state's environmental exemption key issue
The Maui News, October 16, 2008

Construction spending aims to boost sagging economy
Lingle says she's moving up CIP
The Maui News, October 11, 2008

Road between Kaupo and Kipahulu reopens
The Haleakala Times, October 08, 2008

Hana Highway Reopens Ahead of Schedule
Road Between Kaupo and Kipahulu to Reopen After Nearly Two Years of Closure
The Molokai Dispatch, Sunday, October 5, 2008

East Maui 'lifeline' is open again
It 'really is a pleasure,' mayor says of Kaupo road project done early
The Maui News, Sunday, October 5, 2008

Senator J. Kalani English welcomes reopening of Piilani Highway
Road closure had disrupted lives for nearly two years
Press Release, October 3, 2008

Four lanes, all the way
Ceremony puts end to reversible lane, cones on Haleakala Highway
The Maui News, Friday, September 26, 2008

Manele Harbor facilities dedicated
The Maui News, Thursay, August 21, 2008

Annual Barge Reaches Kalaupapa
Damien, airport upgrades, dump closure & archeology top news on Peninsula
The Molokai Dispatch, Sunday, July 13, 2008

Death renews debate about elderly drivers
The Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, July 10, 2008

Pay less now, or more later
The Maui News, Editorial, Friday, June 27, 2008

Maui Senator J. Kalani English's Harbor Modernization Bill signed into law
Maui TV News, June 27, 2008

Coconut Wireless - The Week in Review
MauiTime Weekly, Thursday, June 26, 2008

Millions allotted for Hana Bay makeover
Officials say work on dilapidated wharf, pier and boat ramp far too long overdue
The Maui News, Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Plan for harbor improvements revised
Modernization project downsized, but still offers relief for ports
The Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, June 21, 2008

Signing clears way for harbor program
Breakwater expansion not included; Hana Bay work is
The Maui News, Saturday, June 21, 2008

Lingle dedicates highway project
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Wednesday, May 28, 2008

$350M rail route would link airport
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Saturday, May 24, 2008

Airport may be added to rail transit line
Mayor says link could be built quicker and cheaper than expected
The Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, May 24, 2008, 2008

What's Next for State's Cargo?
KHNL.com, Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hawaiian takes off while Go struggles
KHON 2 TV News, April 21, 2008

Funds for schools, infrastructure in Senate's budget
The Maui News, Thursday, April 10, 2008

House kills taro research bill
The Honolulu Advertiser, Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Island Air testifies at Legislature in favor of state bailout for interisland carriers
Blame placed on unfair pricing, competition
The Molokai Times, Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Judge Says He Can't Stop Aloha Shutdown
The Associated Press, Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Aloha shuts down service
The Maui News, Monday, March 31, 2008

Aloha Airlines assistance
KPOA Radio Interview, March 31, 2008

Senators explore ways to help Aloha in bankruptcy
The Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Lawmakers Scramble To Help Aloha
KHNL.com, March 24, 2008

'State of the Harbors' brought before Governor's Council
Molokai Times, Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Lawmakers not surprised by steel wheel pick
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Saturday, February 23, 2008

Senate panel OKs transport chief
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Thursday, February 21, 2008

Senator Requests TWIC Training for Moloka`i, Lana`i
Hawaii Senate Majority Caucus Blog, February 13th, 2008

UH prof's pothole bill shelved after hearing
The Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Harbor repair plans find Capitol support
Pacific Business News, Friday, January 18, 2008

Money's tight but available for key projects
The Maui News, Monday, January 14, 2008

Gov seeks $842M in harbor fixes
Lingle and legislators tout the plan as addressing shipping needs through 2030
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Lingle proposes to spend $345 million for 'lifeline'
The Maui News, Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Senate transportation chair calls for inclusion of Hana Harbor in modernization plan
Press Release, December 18, 2007

Superferry: Debate is healthy, necessary
The Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Mass transit lane idea resurfaces
KHON 2 TV News, Nov 21, 2007

17th Oahu death renews pedestrian safety debate
The Honolulu Advertiser, Saturday, November 17, 2007

Ferry law not end of fight
The Maui News, Editorial, Friday, November 02, 2007

Bill may spring a leak with mandate
The Maui News, Thursday, November 01, 2007

Go! Can fly, but must pay Hawaiian $80million
KHON 2 TV News, Oct 30, 2007

State Senate Transportation Chair Comments on Judge's $80M Airline Award
Press Release, Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Final vote for Hawaii Superferry nears
The Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Brinkmanship over Hawaii ferry rules
The Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, October 25, 2007

Impacts of Superferry issue for Randy Awo
The Maui News, Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Maui Superferry Meeting Gets Heated
KGMB9 News, Monday, October 22, 2007

Hanabusa says public perspective important
The Maui News, Monday, October 22, 2007

Kauai critics hit Ferry bill
One Garden Islander threatens "chaos and anarchy"
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Monday, October 22, 2007

Activists oppose Hawaii Superferry reprieve
The Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, October 19, 2007

Mauians propose Superferry conditions
The Maui News, Friday, October 19, 2007

Lawmakers bemoan e-mail flood
The Maui News, Friday, October 12, 2007

Lawmakers insist on Hawaii safeguards
The Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, October 12, 2007

Senate committee tours Maui County
The Maui News, Thursday, October 11, 2007

Legislative action uncertain even if special session called
The Maui News, Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Superferry Stand
Maui's top legislative officials, Sen. J. Kalani English and Rep. Joe Souki, weigh in on their position of the Hawaii Superferry in these unedited interviews.
Maui TV News, October 4, 2007

Lawmakers not about to 'try to trump the court'
The Maui News, Thursday, September 27, 2007

Superferry Sails Without EIS
The Molokai Dispatch, Friday, August 31, 2007

High court rules against Superferry
The Maui News, Friday, August 24, 2007

Act allows for 'traffic emergency zones'
The Maui News, Sunday, June 24, 2007

County approval exemption bill grounded
The Maui News, Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Invasive species fee may be added to shipping containers
The Maui News, Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Kahului Airport upgrades will keep travelers moving
The Maui News, Wednesday, May 30, 2007

$150 million for county tops senators' list
The Maui News, Sunday, May 06, 2007

Traffic cam issue could block safety funding
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Red-light camera bill has little hope
The Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, April 20, 2007

Senate revives ethanol tax break
Pacific Business News, April 10, 2007

Senate revives GE tax exemption on gasoline sales
Press Release, April 10, 2007

Crosswalk crackdown urged
The Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, March 15, 2007

Roads in need of a fix
State trying to keep up with construction as population swells
Hawaii Tribune-Herald, Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Report on the 2007 Legislative Session
Chad Blair, Hawaii Public Radio, March 9, 2007
(MP3 streaming audio)

Measure won't stop Superferry
The Maui News, Friday, March 09, 2007

Modified ferry EIS bill goes to House
The Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, March 9, 2007

New study will not delay Superferry
The Honolulu Advertiser, Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Superferry EIS is right and legal thing to do
The Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, March 6, 2007

'Big concerns' over Superferry remain
The Maui News and The Associated Press, Thursday, February 15, 2007

Maui testifiers unanimous, want EIS for Superferry
The Maui News, Monday, February 12, 2007

Superferry EIS has strong support
The Garden Island, Saturday, Feb 10, 2007

Superferry runs into opposition on Kaua'i
The Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, February 11, 2007

High-speed ferry to connect Hawaiian islands
USA Today, February 8, 2007

Senators told ship could hurt humpbacks
The Maui News, Thursday, February 08, 2007

Superferry EIS bill advances in state House
The Maui News, Wednesday, February 07, 2007

It's a ferry tale beginning ... so far
The Honolulu Advertiser, Saturday, January 20, 2007

County poised for progress, Hanabusa says
The Maui News, Thursday, January 18, 2007

Senators look to session's priorities
The Maui News, Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Superferry review sought
The Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, January 7, 2007

Gas tax returns Jan. 1
The Maui News, Thursday, December 21, 2006

Haraga and Befitel leave Lingle Cabinet
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Thursday, December 21, 2006

Sen. English, Maui delegation expand role at State Senate
The Maui News, Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Incentives and fast permits urged to foster biofuels
Public and private leaders discuss how to build the local industry
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Young Brothers praised for seizing opportunity
The Maui News, Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Sen. English interviewed on continuation of less than container load service
Pacific Radio Group, August 21, 2006

Senator English says continuation of less-than-container-load service "a blessing for Moloka'i and Lānai"
Press Release, August 21, 2006

Superferry CEO Fears Funding Cuts (3.41MB MP3 file, 3:43 min.)
Chad Blair's "Political Reports" on Hawaii Public Radio
Aired Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13, 2006

Sailing not smooth for ferry
The Maui News, Thursday, April 13, 2006

Superferry briefing set for this week
Pacific Business News, April 10, 2006

State cuts Superferry funding
The Garden Island, Thursday, April 6, 2006

Senators push to cut Superferry funding
Maui Sens. English and Tsutsui lobby to halve a $20 million appropriation for harbor improvements
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Thursday, April 6, 2006

Superferry company called unresponsive, may lose $10M from state
The Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, April 6, 2006

Panel seeks answers to Superferry issues
The Maui News, Wednesday, April 05, 2006

It's about the 'money'
Maui's State Senate delegation previews the 2006 session
The Maui News, Sunday, January 15, 2006

Cruise group ends anti-pollution agreement
The Associated Press and The Maui News, Saturday, November 19, 2005

Graduated Licenses Could Mean Cheaper Car Insurance for Hawaii Residents
Insurance Journal, April 18, 2005

7-year wait for bypass road angers Maui residents
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Sunday, April 10, 2005

Senate committee puts ax to Superferry
The Maui News, Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Senators: Bypass taking too long
The Maui News Wednesday, April 06, 2005

State move to efficient cars urged
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Monday, April 4, 2005

County, state paying more for gas
Bill would require state to purchase efficient & alternative-fuel vehicles
The Maui News, Saturday, April 02, 2005

Short Pa'ia bypass planned
The Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Superferry plan in trouble
The Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, February 20, 2005

Lanai harbor repairs launched
The Maui News, Monday, August 16, 2004

Senator English attends groundbreaking for repairs to Kaumalapau Harbor Breakwater on the island of Lana`i
Press Release, August 11, 2004

State offers boat harbors to counties
The Maui News, Thursday, July 1, 2004

Essential Services for Rural Residents Nurtured By Funds
Press Release, April 20, 2004

Budget has plenty of goodies for county
The Maui News, Friday, April 16, 2004

Budget Bills Clears Conference: Brings Benefits to Rural Maui County
Press Release, April 13, 2004

Funds for small boat harbors return in supplemental budget
The Maui News, April 1, 2004

Protecting environment essential to sustainable tourism in the islands
Viewpoint, The Maui News, Monday, January 26, 2004

Senator English and Representative Kaho'ohalahala to bless
new Manele Small Boat Harbor ramp on Lana'i

PRESS RELEASE, October 27, 2003

Maui County makes out pretty well in tight times
The Maui News, May 2, 2003

Release of funds for Molokai General Hospital and Molokai Airport
Press Release, March 28, 2003

Maui schools, roads 'did well' in budget proposal
The Maui News, Saturday, March 15, 2003

Work begins on new Manele boat ramp for Lana'i
Blessing marks turn from dreams to reality
Press Release, February 27, 2003

Cruise bill may stall in Senate
A Maui lawmaker says politics are killing a bill limiting discharge from the ships
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Bill caps gasoline prices
Lawmakers adjourn after passing the historic measure and rejecting assisted suicide
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Sunday, May 4, 2002

Senators punt on Honokohau Boat Harbor project
3 committees agree to wait till they can hear from area residents
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Saturday, April 20, 2002

Who wins and loses in failed merger?
Investors, politicians and employees debate the future of Aloha and Hawaiian
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Thursday, March 19, 2002

On Maui, merger news doesn’t bring overwhelming disappointment
The Maui News, March 18, 2002

Several isle lawmakers say they don't want to see traffic cameras on Maui
The Maui News, Thursday, February 7, 2002

Senate hearing to reconsider cameras
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Wednesday, January 30, 2002

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