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DOT moves to shore up highway

May 22, 2015 LAHAINA — The state Department of Transportation hopes emergency funds from the federal government will help make shoreline repairs to the Olowalu section of Honoapiilani Highway, but residents... more »»

Staff and program cuts possible for Kahoolawe

May 22, 2015 Laying off half of its staff and periodically closing the Kahoolawe base camp may be in the future for the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission. more »»

UH tuition hikes for undergrad residents get shaved

May 22, 2015 Tuition increases for University of Hawaii Maui College resident undergraduate students have been reduced from 7 percent to 5 percent for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years, UH officials... more »»

Bicyclists conduct silent ride to remember slain Kihei cyclist

May 22, 2015 Bicyclists are invited to join a “Ride of Silence” from Kahului to Kihei and back Saturday to commemorate Kihei cyclist Karl Hagen, who was killed when he was struck by a pickup truck on Piilani... more »»

Hospice Maui breaks ground

May 22, 2015 Hospice Maui broke ground on its five-bed Hale Ho‘olu‘olu in Wailuku on Thursday morning with hopes of opening in a year the facility that will care for terminally ill people in their final day. more »»

Memorial Day brings special events, hours

May 22, 2015 The Maui County Veterans Council will sponsor a Memorial Day ceremony, starting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, at the Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao. more »»

DUI checkpoints, added enforcement for Monday holiday

May 22, 2015 Police will set up DUI checkpoints and step up enforcement of speeding, cellphone and seat belt laws for the Memorial Day weekend. more »»

Firefighters airlift hiker out of Iao in second rescue in a week

May 22, 2015 For the second time this week, firefighters Wednesday rescued a hiker in Iao Valley State Park. A Wailuku fire crew, responding to a 3:57 p.m. more »»

Washington hiker airlifted from Bamboo Trail after knee injury

May 22, 2015 A female hiker who injured her knee while on the Bamboo Trail in Kailua on Thursday was airlifted to safety by the Maui Fire Department’s Air One helicopter, fire officials said. more »»

Maui’s Hamoa Beach again makes Dr. Beach’s top 10 list

May 22, 2015 HONOLULU — Hamoa Beach, a 1,000-foot strip of salt-and-pepper colored sand nestled along Maui’s eastern shore, made the annual top 10 list of U.S. more »»

Hokama urges no bus fare increase

May 21, 2015 Proposed fare hikes for the Maui Bus will be excised from the county budget, currently under consideration by the County Council, if a recommendation from the council’s budget committee chairman is... more »»

Molokai ferry wants to operate ‘as needed’

May 21, 2015 Sea Link of Hawaii withdrew last week its petition to reduce its twice-daily ferry route between Molokai and Maui and intends to submit a new petition to run the ferry only on an “as-needed” basis,... more »»

‘Star Wars’ rising star Adam Driver joins MFF honorees

May 21, 2015 WAILEA — On his way to galactic renown when the new “Star Wars” opens in December, actor Adam Driver will first make a stop on Maui to accept the Maui Film Festival’s Rising Star award. more »»

Kahului teen makes things add up easier

May 21, 2015 Two hundred Maui elementary school students have become more confident in their math skills thanks to a Kahului teenager who started a free math program two years ago. more »»

Final lessons in another ocean classroom

May 21, 2015 First photo: Lahaina home-schooler Lara Claydon, 15, gets some final instruction from Jeremy Riggs as they near the end of a downwind training run from Maliko Gulch to Kahului Harbor on Tuesday... more »»

Maui dealers log auto sales growth

May 21, 2015 Oahu car dealers sold nearly seven times more autos than those on Maui from January to March, but Valley Isle showrooms logged the state’s highest growth in sales for the quarter compared to 2014,... more »»

Haleakala park fees to increase in June

May 21, 2015 Haleakala National Park will increase its entrance fees in increments beginning June 1, when the fee per person rises from $5 to $8. more »»

Jury selection done for Molokai murder trial

May 21, 2015 WAILUKU — Opening statements are scheduled to begin Tuesday, after a 2nd Circuit Court jury was seated Wednesday afternoon in the murder trial of a Molokai man charged in the fatal shooting of his... more »»

Firefighters rescue opihi picker after fall

May 21, 2015 Firefighters rescued an opihi picker, who fell 50 feet down a cliff in Haiku, on Wednesday morning, fire officials said. At 8:39 a.m. more »»

Moku‘ula unearthed

May 20, 2015 Slowly, more bits and pieces of a former home of Hawaiian royalty are becoming visible to archaeologists, researchers and a group trying to restore a West Maui gem. more »»



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May 22, 2015 So, shades of Jim Bakker, it turns out that not all the sanctimonious naysayers are on the up and up. more »

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