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Solid Waste Division to run out of money

March 28, 2015 The threat of another Maui County trash crisis surfaced Friday when Department of Environmental Management officials renewed a request for $700,000 for the department’s Solid Waste Division. more »»

 
 
 
Board OKs $28M cut to HHSC’s Maui Region

March 28, 2015 A $28 million cut to Hawaii Health Systems Corp. more »»

County public schools below state average in college enrollment

March 28, 2015 College enrollment rates for Maui County public high school graduates fell below the state average last year, according to a report released Monday. more »»

Art Maui pieces submitted

March 28, 2015 FIRST PHOTO: A total of 325 local artists submitted about 511 pieces of art Friday for this years’ Art Maui exhibit in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery. more »»

County / In Brief

March 28, 2015 Man charged with assault after dispute A Pukalani man was arrested Thursday night after a dispute with another Maui Bus passenger escalated into a fight when the bus stopped at Queen Ka‘ahumanu... more »»

Mauians celebrate Prince Kuhio Day

March 27, 2015 WAILUKU — Thousands of Hawaii residents took the day off Thursday to observe Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole Day, but it’s likely many of them were unaware of the significance of the state holiday. more »»

‘There needs to be transparency’

March 27, 2015 KAHULUI — Maui’s electricity customers, residents and businesses want a seat at the table as industry experts and policymakers continue to push for 100 percent renewable energy. more »»

Project Vision gets underway

March 27, 2015 Vision testing and other health checkups will be offered as Project Vision’s 35-foot mobile clinic makes the rounds of Maui from today to April 18. The screenings are free and open to the public. more »»

Sand replenishment project listed as withdrawn due to error

March 27, 2015 A clerical error led to an incorrect state Office of Environmental Quality Control listing of a “withdrawal” of a conservation district use application for a small-scale beach nourishment project in... more »»

Man released from prison is no longer ‘angry with the world’

March 27, 2015 WAILUKU — A man who said he had worked on his issues during the past year in jail was released Tuesday and placed on four years’ probation for threatening a woman and chasing her with a large tree... more »»

Kihei man to serve 30 days in jail for sexual assault of co-worker

March 27, 2015 WAILUKU — A Kihei man was taken into custody Wednesday to serve a 30-day jail term after he was indicted on charges alleging he sexually assaulted a woman when they both worked at a Wailea hotel. more »»

County/In Brief

March 27, 2015 Maui gas prices rise slightly Wailuku’s average regular gas prices rose a penny this week to $3.23 per gallon, 11 cents higher than last month and $1. more »»

Maui healthiest county

March 26, 2015 Maui County is Hawaii’s healthiest county with its active residents and many opportunities for exercise, according to a study released Wednesday by a national health foundation and the University o... more »»

Mayor calls for 100 percent renewable energy for county

March 26, 2015 KAHULUI — Having Maui County glean 100 percent of its energy needs from renewable energy sources has long been a vision for Mayor Alan Arakawa, but achieving that goal will take time and... more »»

3 farmers markets accept SNAP

March 26, 2015 Three Maui farmers markets and direct marketing farmers are eligible to receive free electronic benefit transfer equipment to process Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, according to... more »»

‘Day trippers’ trend a good sign

March 26, 2015 “Day trippers” visit an island for a day or less, and as category of visitors they are trending upward in the double digits in Maui County, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Hawai‘i... more »»

Maui County February jobless rate falls

March 26, 2015 Maui County’s unemployment rate fell 0.6 percentage points to 4. more »»

Kahului beach reopened; no sharks are observed

March 26, 2015 The ocean from Kahului Harbor’s east breakwater to the third entrance of Kanaha Beach Park was reopened as of 9 a.m. more »»

Outstanding older American nominations being accepted

March 26, 2015 The Maui County Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Office on Aging is seeking nominations for outstanding older Americans. more »»

Mayor’s budget: 16% increase

March 25, 2015 WAILUKU — Maui County residents could see hikes in their water and sewer bills, trash collection fees and in the county’s fuel and vehicle weight tax under Mayor Alan Arakawa’s nearly $700 million... more »»

Sea Link submits proposed ferry changes to PUC

March 25, 2015 Sea Link of Hawaii, which also does business as Lahaina Cruise Co. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Local News Poll

  1. Parade organizers should abide by cemetery rules and stage horses somewhere other than the Maui Veterans Cemetery parking lot.
  2. The staging area is outside of the cemetery and should not be impacted by cemetery rules.
  3. Another site should be found to stage the parade.
  4. The parade should be canceled.
 
 
 
 

Restating the Obvious

Book Review 341: American Cornball

March 26, 2015 AMERICAN CORNBALL: A Laffopedic Guide to the Formerly Funny, by Christopher Miller. 530 pages, illustrated. more »

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