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Clipping through the water

November 23, 2014 FIRST PHOTO: A kitesurfer and his kite frame the Matson barge Haleakala as it nears Kahului Harbor on Friday morning. more »»

 
 
 
Filing to dismiss GMO initiative challenged

November 23, 2014 A week after a federal judge granted Monsanto a temporary injunction halting the implementation of Maui County’s voter-approved initiative that would temporarily ban the cultivation of genetically... more »»

Isle loyalty program takes licking: Stamps yield to plastic cards

November 23, 2014 KAHULUI — Maui Stamps will come to an end this year. more »»

Community service in case of ‘broken trust’

November 23, 2014 WAILUKU — Saying a bookkeeper had done “the exact opposite” of what she had been hired to do, a judge denied a Makawao woman’s request to keep felony theft and other charges off her record. more »»

Man receives jail despite a plea to aid ailing mother

November 23, 2014 WAILUKU — Although a man said he wanted to be released from jail to help his ailing mother, a judge said the defendant needed to stop his criminal behavior, sentencing him to a one-year jail term fo... more »»

Butts litter ground despite ban

November 23, 2014 KIHEI — Volunteers collected 3,075 cigarette butts at Kalama Beach Park on Saturday as part of the American Cancer Society’s 39th annual “Great American Smokeou. more »»

Woodbury University honors Souki’s skills

November 23, 2014 House Speaker Joe Souki, who represents a district that stretches from Waikapu to Kahakuloa, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Woodbury University at a dinner in Honolulu recently. more »»

Crushing loss for the Lunas at Aloha Stadium

November 22, 2014 FIRST PHOTO: Lahainaluna’s Peni Taufa embraces his grandfather Poasi Taukeiaho as Junior Clark watches Friday at Aloha Stadium on Oahu. more »»

Tiger sharks favor coastal shelves

November 22, 2014 Tiger sharks seem to prefer the shallow coastal shelf habitats that surround the four islands of Maui nui, researchers say, which may begin to explain why Maui has seen more shark attacks in the las... more »»

Dog, not clog, cleared from drain in Wailuku

November 22, 2014 The “Call Roto-Rooter” ad will have special meaning to the Hunter family in Kehalani — and it won’t be for plumbing or clog. more »»

County unemployment steady in October

November 22, 2014 Maui County’s unemployment remained steady at 4. more »»

Council approves pair of business measures

November 22, 2014 The Maui County Council approved two business measures Friday on first reading — one to reduce permitted vacation rental property tax rates and a second to allow home businesses in neighborhoods... more »»

Couch moves to repeal impediment to communication

November 22, 2014 Maui County Council Member Don Couch has introduced a measure that he hopes will help defuse a conflict over strained communications between council members and their staffs and county department... more »»

Grinder makes clearing site a breeze

November 22, 2014 FIRST PHOTO: Donald DeCoite of Land Prep LLC uses a grinder attached to an excavator to turn kiawe, non-native palms and other scrub into mulch Friday at Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary in... more »»

Collision kills Kula man

November 22, 2014 A 44-year-old Kula man was killed in a two-vehicle collision Thursday afternoon on Pulehu Road in Kahului, police said. He was identified as Frederick Brittain II. The crash occurred at 3:53 p.m. more »»

Man indicted in death of pedestrian

November 22, 2014 A 33-year-old Wailuku man was arrested Friday on an indictment charging him with manslaughter for a vehicle crash in Lahaina that killed a pedestrian last year. more »»

Safety equipment to be displayed

November 22, 2014 Firefighters will demonstrate rappelling, using the “Jaws of Life” to cut apart vehicles and putting out a live fire during a Fire Safety and Services demonstration Nov. 29 at Keopuolani Park. more »»

Chillin’ on ‘awesome’ Maui

November 21, 2014 First Photo: Cold Canadian Rebecca Hultgren, 8, huddles in her towel after clouds and afternoon winds chased her family out of Kamaole I Beach Park on Thursday. more »»

LUC will not hear group’s objection to sports venue

November 21, 2014 KAHULUI — The state Land Use Commission declined Thursday to schedule a hearing or issue a declaratory order to address neighbors’ complaints about development of the Central Maui Sports Comple. more »»

Severity of attack supports charges

November 21, 2014 WAILUKU — With witnesses saying a machete-wielding man wasn’t stopping an attack, a judge ruled Thursday there was enough evidence to support an attempted murder charge against the Lahaina man. more »»

Suspect sought in theft of purse and scuffle with good Samaritan

November 21, 2014 Police are looking for a thief who assaulted a good Samaritan during a confrontation over a stolen purse Wednesday evening in a Kahului parking lot. The theft occurred at about 5:58 p.m. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Into the mouths of babes

November 23, 2014 RtO has had harsh things to say about gun nuts -- who are, after all, all gun owners, so far as outsiders can tell -- and all of them were deserved. more »

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