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Maui nonprofit for revitalizing towns dissolves

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WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A decades-old nonprofit formed to encourage the revitalization of Maui's small towns is dissolving.

The Maui News reports Judge Joseph Cardoza on Wednesday granted a motion by state Deputy Attorney General Hugh Jones to judicially dissolve the Wailuku Main Street Association Inc./Tri-Isle Main Street Resource Center.

Jones told the judge the nonprofit was no longer solvent and wasn't receiving any county grant funding. He says the agency has no office, no executive director and no board members.

A report by Jones last year alleged the organization engaged in nepotism and lobbying in violation of its grant contract. The report said the organization provided little evidence of its program services.

Maui County in October told the nonprofit it was terminating the $243,000 grant that was agency's main source of funding.

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