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Learning from the pros

January 30, 2015 First photo: Arissa Kahaiali‘i, 9, celebrates a good shot Wednesday at the Lahaina Recreation Center. more »»

Victim describes being rammed, fearing for life

January 30, 2015 WAILUKU — The day before a Molokai man rear-ended and sped into the driver’s door of his ex-girlfriend’s pickup truck as she drove to work, he told her “if we were not going to be together, that all... more »»

Kaho‘ohalahala opposes east Lanai development

January 30, 2015 LANAI CITY — While much of Wednesday night’s testimony on the draft Lanai Community Plan revision focused on the availability of water, former Maui County Council Member Sol Kaho‘ohalahala spoke out... more »»

Visitor numbers up in 2014

January 30, 2015 Maui island showed a modest increase of 38,500 visitors in 2014 while visitor spending jumped $427 million, topping $4 billion for the year, preliminary data released by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authorit... more »»

Most coral recover from mass bleaching

January 30, 2015 HONOLULU — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival. more »»

County / In Brief

January 30, 2015 Suspected thieves sought by police Police are trying to identify two women suspected in the theft last week of a man’s wallet from a cashier stand at a Kihei store. more »»

Police to be on lookout for impaired drivers on Super Bowl weekend

January 30, 2015 Maui police traffic officers will be looking for alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers through Super Bowl weekend as part of the national “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk Campaign. more »»

Volunteers needed for MPowerMaui project

January 30, 2015 The Maui Economic Development Board currently is seeking volunteers to share their priorities and values about energy on Maui as part of a project called “MPowerMaui: An Energy Conversation. more »»

Hyatt Kaanapali blessed

January 29, 2015 The Hyatt Kaanapali Beach Resort overlooks Kaanapali Beach and Lanai on Wednesday afternoon on the day it officially conducted its opening blessing. more »»

Desalination plant off the table for now

January 29, 2015 LANAI CITY — Lanai residents are frustrated that for now at least, Pulama Lana‘i is not going forward with a proposed desalination plant to extract fresh water from saltwater, a decision that has... more »»

Witness: ‘I wen . . . kill him,’ defendant told him

January 29, 2015 WAILUKU — A witness said that murder suspect Jesse Hueu admitted to killing a man at Maliko Gulch last month and described how he used a baseball bat to strike the man in the head, hands and knees. more »»

Strike would close Kaiser’s Kihei Clinic

January 29, 2015 Kaiser Permanente announced plans Wednesday to deal with a possible six-day strike beginning next week by its unionized workers by temporarily closing several of its Hawaii clinics. more »»

The Golden Class

January 29, 2015 WAILUKU — Retired 2nd Circuit Chief Judge Shackley Raffetto looked upon the 50th graduating class of Maui/Molokai Drug Court on Wednesday with pride. more »»

MMMC ER is getting busier as flu cases spike in January

January 29, 2015 Maui Memorial Medical Center is getting busier, with more patient visits to the emergency room and a nearly twofold spike in influenza cases so far this month compared to the entire month of December. more »»

Panel OKs rezoning for site with old courthouse

January 29, 2015 LANAI CITY — A community desire to preserve the historic character of Lanai City moved Maui County Council members Wednesday to recommend approval of conditional rezoning for a 15,000-square-foot... more »»

Skate parks to close for repairs

January 29, 2015 Lower Paia Park and the Kalama Skate Park in Kihei will close temporarily for repairs in February, the Department of Parks and Recreation has announced. more »»

Shark bite on land

January 28, 2015 Michael Pollard thought about cutting his fishing line when he and his friend hooked a tiger shark early Tuesday morning off the pali in Lahaina. more »»

Little fire ant infestations reported in Huelo, Haiku

January 28, 2015 A little fire ant infestation has been discovered in Huelo and at a single property in Haiku — marking the fifth time the invasive species has evaded quarantine and established itself on Maui over... more »»

Arakawa’s comments on Maui rail are clarified

January 28, 2015 Mayor Alan Arakawa foresees some kind of mass transit system in Maui’s future, just not anytime soon, according to his spokesman and Maui County Managing Director Keith Regan, who expanded Tuesday o... more »»



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