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Sauce is in his bones

April 19, 2014 A young member of the Kihei Azeka family is trying to bring back the famous Azeka Hawaiian-Style barbecue sauce. And, Bryan Azeka, 27, is using modern technology to make his dream come true. more »»

‘Truly, truly special’

April 19, 2014 WAILUKU — Dr. Dara Rampersad greeted Maui police officers one by one Thursday morning with a warm smile and a calm voice. more »»

Council panel to discuss property tax revenues

April 19, 2014 Real property tax revenue projections for fiscal 2014-15 will be discussed Monday morning by the Maui County Council’s Budget and Finance Committee, panel Chairman Mike White announced Friday. more »»

Hana woman sentenced for insurance fraud

April 19, 2014 A 40-year-old Hana woman was ordered to serve four years’ probation and pay a $1,000 fine for filing a fraudulent insurance claim for a family van in 2012. more »»

Hit-run suspect arrested

April 19, 2014 A 41-year-old Wailuku man was arrested Friday morning in connection with Tuesday night’s hit-and-run crash that killed a 51-year-old Kihei woman as she was walking on Piilani Highway, police said... more »»

Agricultural assistance available

April 19, 2014 Farmers and ranchers may sign up for disaster assistance programs under the 2014 Farm Bill, the United States Department of Agriculture announced this wee. more »»

County / In Brief

April 19, 2014 Average gas price a few cents higher The average price of unleaded gas in Wailuku went up 2 cents in a week to $4.42 per gallon as of Thursday, according to AAA Hawaii’s weekly snapshot of gas prices. more »»

Woman, daughter sentenced for going shoplifting together

April 19, 2014 WAILUKU — A Kahului mother and daughter who tried to steal 63 items from Wal-Mart were sentenced April 8 to a year on probation and 50 hours of community service. more »»

Preschool scholarship deadline at month’s end

April 19, 2014 The application deadline for Kamehameha Schools’ Pauahi Keiki Scholars cycle 1 preschool scholarship is April 30. more »»

‘Seamless’ transition for tour operators awaiting reopening

April 18, 2014 Despite having to relocate their businesses to Lahaina and Maalaea harbors after Mala Wharf closed for repairs March 16, boaters and commercial tour operators say business is still “on par. more »»

‘Slowly getting back’ on feet: Panel resumes Lanai meetings

April 18, 2014 For the first Lanai Planning Commission meeting since the February plane crash that killed two Maui County planning staff members, all county officials from Maui attending Wednesday night’s meeting... more »»

County/In Brief

April 18, 2014 Official: Fires may have been intentional Three brush fires that may have been intentionally set burned about a half-acre Thursday morning in Kalamaula Mauka on Moloka. more »»

Jail for man who, cashier says, ‘ruined my life’

April 18, 2014 WAILUKU — A Wailuku man was sentenced Thursday to an 18-month jail term after he “tremendously traumatized” a cashier with a weapon as he and two other men robbed a Minit Stop in Wailuku last year. more »»

Earth Day cleanup ‘very eventful’

April 18, 2014 Kobie Pagan, 9, has his hands and arms full of bottles and cigarette butts as he deposits some of the litter he collected into a pail held by classmate Luca Connor, 9, during a cleanup that saw 99... more »»

County sees decline in unemployment rate in March

April 18, 2014 Unemployment dropped throughout Maui County in March, according to monthly statistics released Thursday by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. more »»

Haleakala summit, Kipahulu to waive fees for park week

April 18, 2014 Haleakala National Park at the summit and in Kipahulu will be waiving entrance fees Saturday and Sunday as part of National Park Week. more »»

No alternative at hand yet for cane burning — HC&S

April 17, 2014 KAHULUI — Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. is researching options that could possibly end the need to burn the leaves off its sugar cane crop before harvest. more »»

Councilors advance a MAUIWatch settlement

April 17, 2014 A Maui County Council committee recommended Wednesday to authorize a settlement of a federal lawsuit in which county administration officials were alleged to have violated an employee’s First... more »»

Police lieutenant: Cluster of fatalities all ‘avoidable’

April 17, 2014 In light of Tuesday’s hit-and-run death of a pedestrian in Kihei — the sixth traffic fatality in Maui County in the last 11 days — the commander of the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Section said... more »»

Blood donor eligibility is expanded

April 17, 2014 The Blood Bank of Hawaii has expanded its donor eligibility in time for its blood drive on Maui next week. The dates, times and locations of blood drives on Maui follow: * Tuesday, 9:15 a.m. more »»


Upcountry Farmers Market April 19, 2014

offers produce from several dozen vendors, 7-11 a.m., Saturdays behind football field, Kulamalu Town Center, Pukalani. Accepting SNAP/EBT benefits, 7-10 a.m. Email; see more »


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Thrill killers

April 17, 2014 There’s a hot cat fight going on here on Maui. But ours is just the local edition of a cat fight that is making fur fly all across the country. more »

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