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Ready for the festival of lights

December 1, 2015 Yossi Schusterman (first photo) paints the base of his menorah Sunday during the Menorah Workshop at Ace Hardware in Pukalani. more »»

Witness describes the night of fatal stabbing

December 1, 2015 WAILUKU — Moments after a man screamed and a door slammed in the upstairs area of a mental health group home in Wailuku, a man came down the stairwell and said another resident had stabbed him, a... more »»

Voting extended by Na‘i Aupuni

December 1, 2015 The vote for delegates to a Native Hawaiian convention aimed at self-determination has been extended to Dec. 21, said officials with Na‘i Aupuni, the organization behind the election. more »»

Sirens to be tested today

December 1, 2015 The monthly siren warning system and live test of the audio broadcasting system will be conducted at 11:45 a.m. today, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency announced. more »»

Fire scorches 25 acres of brush

December 1, 2015 A 25-acre brush fire in Kahikinui in East Maui that kept firefighters busy all day Monday was 90 percent contained by late afternoon. more »»

Maui’s visitor numbers, spending increase in October

December 1, 2015 Visitor arrivals and spending on Maui rose slightly in October, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority reported in preliminary data Monday. A total of 190,993 visitors came to Maui by air in October — up 1. more »»

Man arrested after car, foot chase

December 1, 2015 A 23-year-old Waiehu man was arrested Sunday after driving a stolen truck and striking a Lahaina police officer’s vehicle, then fleeing toward the pali tunnel, police said. more »»

Bail set at $101,000 in alleged machete incident

December 1, 2015 WAILUKU — A 55-year-old woman was arrested last week for allegedly threatening a tenant with a machete while demanding his cellphone at a Makawao residenc. more »»

Paraglider crashes on hill above Lahaina

December 1, 2015 A paraglider wing collapsed as its operator spiraled to a hard landing Monday afternoon on the hill above Lahaina with the Lahainaluna “L. more »»

Firefighters assist lost hikers on 2 trails

December 1, 2015 Maui firefighters were busy Sunday afternoon coming to the rescue of lost hikers on Haleakala and in the West Maui Mountains. Receiving a call at about 5:15 p.. more »»

Tips for holiday lights offered

December 1, 2015 As holiday lights go up around town, Maui Electric Co. wanted to offer electrical safety tips. They include: * Using a power strip with a surge protector if multiple outlets are needed. more »»

Delivery of lei in Paris disrupted by climate summit protest

November 30, 2015 A demonstration on the eve of the Paris climate summit barred a group of Maui residents from delivering sections of a mile-long lei Sunday, but the group remains steadfast in its mission to spread... more »»

Santana coming to the MACC

November 30, 2015 Famed guitarist and 10-time Grammy Award-winner Carlos Santana will perform at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on March 5, the center announced today. more »»

State announces roadwork for Maui County

November 30, 2015 The state Department of Transportation will close several roadways this week for roadway construction projects. more »»

County/In Brief

November 30, 2015 Paddleboarders rescued off Kihei Firefighters helped a honeymooning couple from Florida back to shore Saturday after the two paddleboarders had trouble making it back to shore in South Maui,... more »»

Crime Watch

November 30, 2015 THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from Nov. 15 to 21. more »»

Dui Sentences

November 30, 2015 The following sentences for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Nov. 23 to 27. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charge. more »»

Plentiful pickings from Paia small businesses

November 29, 2015 FIRST PHOTO: Diana Schneider of Haiku (right) talks with Sandy Canavero while she purchases gifts at Paia Mercantile during Small Business Saturday in Paia. more »»

Filmmaker tried to push out film commissioner

November 29, 2015 Just four days before the star-studded and red-carpet-themed Mayor’s Kokua Ball in March 2013, Hollywood movie mogul Ryan Kavanaugh fired off emails to Maui County officials, vilifying then-Maui fil... more »»

Documentary film preserves Hawaiian culture

November 29, 2015 Nana ka maka; ho‘olohe ka pepeiao; pa‘a ka waha. Observe with the eyes; listen with the ears; shut the mouth. more »»



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Who is prison for?

November 28, 2015 Whence comes this idea that prison is only for nonviolent offenders? Every week someone comes into the tool shop to tell me his tools were stolen (sometimes along with his truck sometimes just the... more »

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