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September 3, 2015 Churchgoers and volunteers who have worked tirelessly to restore the historic Huialoha Congregational Church in the southeast Maui village of Kaupo rejoiced during a blessing Saturday commemorating... more »»

Cut! Maui Film Studios was there; then it wasn’t

September 3, 2015 For a while in 2013, Maui Film Studios was on an upward trajectory, leasing a warehouse at the Maui Lani Village Center, outfitting it with a 21,000-square-foot sound stage, lining up film and TV... more »»

July hotel room rates, occupancy show increase over 2014

September 3, 2015 Average daily hotel room rates of $336.26 and per room revenues of $253.54 on Maui set July records, according to Hospitality Advisors. The room rates were . more »»

County OED selects company to conduct feasibility study on taking MECO public

September 3, 2015 Mayor Alan Arakawa, who has expressed interest in turning Maui Electric Co. more »»

Man gets prison term for stealing from truck

September 3, 2015 A man convicted of entering a vehicle to steal property at Haleakala National Park last year has been sentenced to two years and three months in prison. more »»

County/In Brief

September 3, 2015 DOH finds cane burning petition After checking their offices again, state Department of Health staff members on Wednesday did find the petition from two Kihei residents who are asking the departmen... more »»

Molokai ferry starts new schedule

September 2, 2015 The Molokai ferry adopted its new sailing schedule Tuesday in hopes of cutting mounting deficits of about $40,000 a month, but the changes may come at the expense of traveling Molokai High School... more »»

Charges dropped for one, upheld for other

September 2, 2015 WAILUKU — While charges were upheld against one man in the burning of a rental vehicle that exploded in Paia town, a judge ruled Tuesday there wasn’t enough evidence tying a second defendant to the... more »»

Residents petition DOH for stricter cane burning rules

September 2, 2015 Two Kihei residents have petitioned the state Department of Health for stricter rules and greater oversight of agricultural burns — including cane burning by Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. more »»

Man deemed ‘least culpable’ allowed to keep conviction off record in boat incident

September 2, 2015 WAILUKU — A defendant who was described as the least culpable of four Molokai men charged with boarding a fishing boat from Oahu and threatening those aboard last year was given a chance to keep a... more »»

Fourteen of 20 Maui telescope protesters request jury trials

September 2, 2015 WAILUKU — Fourteen of the 20 protesters arrested July 31 at the Central Maui Baseyard are asking for jury trials on charges of failing to disperse when a convoy of wide-load trucks was leaving to... more »»

County/In Brief

September 2, 2015 High-surf warning extended to Thursday A high-surf warning for the east-facing shores of Maui and Molokai has been extended to 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. more »»

Local Briefs

September 2, 2015 Music festival set Sunday in Waikapu The first Hawaiian Music Festival, which features Richard Ho‘opi‘i, Keali‘i Reichel and Palani Vaughan, will be held from noon to 10 p.m. more »»

Fans help make schools cool

September 1, 2015 KAHULUI — More than 100 fans were donated to Maui public middle schools Monday as Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui and Goodfellow Bros. more »»

Ruling on review of redacted minutes sought

September 1, 2015 State and county lawyers are facing off in a legal rumble over whether the Maui County Council can keep secret minutes from a closed-door Au. more »»

Pledge for lower electric bills among 85 sweeteners for NextEra merger with HECO

September 1, 2015 NextEra Energy Inc. sought to salvage its proposed multibillion-dollar acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Cos. more »»

Customer benefit fund and local control of utility among promises

September 1, 2015 Aside from promising to lower residential electric bills as part of its acquisition of Hawaiian Electric, NextEra Energy announced it would establish a $10 million customer benefit fund paid over... more »»

Ignacio to pass to northeast of county today

September 1, 2015 Hurricane Ignacio is forecast to pass by Maui County today with less than a 20 percent chance of tropical storm-force winds hitting Maui, the state Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said Monday... more »»

Bright light seen over islands identified as burning satellite

September 1, 2015 A bright light “the size of a 747” jetliner in the skies above Maui and other parts of the state Sunday evening was actually a Russian spy satellite burning up in the Earth’s atmosphere, astronomers... more »»



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