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Now you seaweed, now you don’t

July 27, 2014 FIRST PHOTO: Waiehu’s Amy Hodges (with headband) looks toward California’s Gwen Hunter while gobbling her way to winning the Seaweed Eating Competition at the Ridge to Reef Celebration and 5th... more »»

Schools will see decline in kindergartners

July 27, 2014 Public elementary schools across the state will see around 5,500 fewer kindergartners this upcoming school year, beginning Friday when a new law goes into effect. more »»

Why 30? ‘Nice round number,’ says Fillazar of break in career

July 27, 2014 For the first time in 30 years, Lahainaluna High School will open without a familiar face. more »»

UH institute to build ‘big aluminum container’

July 27, 2014 The University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy has been awarded the contract to build a $5 million instrument to measure solar magnetism of the corona of the sun for the Daniel K. more »»

Funds to aid renovation of dorms

July 27, 2014 The state has released $3.5 million to renovate University of Hawaii Maui College student housing and transform the former Hale Haumana into the Hospitality Academy of Maui, Gov. more »»

Judge notes man’s Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde personality in case, gives him probation

July 27, 2014 WAILUKU — With a Kula man repeatedly saying he had stopped drinking liquor, he was placed on five years’ probation for causing a drunken-driving crash that killed his 12-year-old son. more »»

Renovated substation blessed, ready to serve

July 26, 2014 FIRST PHOTO: Kahu Kimokeo Kapahulehua blesses the entrance to the Maui Police Department’s recently renovated North Kihei Police Substation on Tuesday morning at the Kenolio Recreation Complex. more »»

Arakawa says he believes GMOs not harmful

July 26, 2014 WAIKAPU — One day after a Maui County Council committee deferred a citizen’s initiative that calls for a temporary moratorium on genetically engineered crops, Mayor Alan Arakawa said at a Maui... more »»

Pagoda Hotel owner buys Maui Beach

July 26, 2014 Peter Savio, owner of the Pagoda Hotel on Oahu, closed the purchase of the Maui Beach Hotel this month and plans to improve facilities while maintaining affordability and building a new hotel next... more »»

Police commission seeks new meeting place

July 26, 2014 WAILUKU — The Maui Police Commission is exploring the possibility of finding another location for its monthly meetings, after some residents’ concerns that the current meeting room in the Wailuku... more »»

Man gets 90 days in attack that cost his wife her left eye

July 26, 2014 WAILUKU — A man who used “cave man mentality” in dragging and then beating his wife so badly that she lost her eye was sentenced to a 90-day jail term. more »»

Family gathers for a healthy hike

July 26, 2014 FIRST PHOTO: Zoe Chuenchit, 18 months, of Colorado hangs out while dad Chad Chuenchit pauses for hikers to pass Friday morning on the path at Waihee Ridge Trail. more »»

Mayor brags on ‘best place’ accolade

July 26, 2014 Mayor Alan Arakawa touted Maui as “the best place in the world” during a Maui Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday, citing investments that resorts and small businesses have made as a major reason. more »»

OHA funds leadership program

July 26, 2014 The University of Hawaii Maui College’s Liko A‘e Native Hawaiian Leadership Program has received a $187,000 grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. more »»

County / In Brief

July 26, 2014 Traffic stop leads to charges for man Police reported finding black tar heroin in a car driven by a Haiku man who was arrested Tuesday night for driving under the influence of drugs. more »»

Man who molested 10-year-old at beach gets jail

July 26, 2014 WAILUKU — A 2nd Circuit Court judge sentenced a Kahului man to one year in jail for having sexual contact with a 10-year-old girl last year. more »»

Campaigns busy as primary approaches

July 26, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — With just two weeks remaining before Hawaii’s primary election, candidates running for governor and U.S. Congress have been facing off in debates and gathering endorsements. more »»

End of the line for ‘important part of the history of Maui’

July 25, 2014 Lahaina Kaanapali & Pacific Railroad has taken some 15 million passengers through West Maui on its iconic “Sugar Cane Train” ride since 1969. Its last riders will be going aboard Aug. 1. more »»

GMO initiative will appear on Nov. 4 ballot; council defers

July 25, 2014 Maui County Council members declined to take action Thursday on a voter-initiated bill to impose a moratorium on genetically engineered crops until they can be proven safe. more »»


Alcoholics Anonymous July 27, 2014

two groups welcome everyone: Club 449 gay/lesbian group, 7:30 a.m., Kalama Park bandstand, 1900 block of South Kihei Road; and We Agnostics (no prayers), 10 a.m., 131 S. Kihei Road by the Maui Bridge Club; call 874-0214. Also, Maui Sunset group, 5-6 p.m. more »


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Book Review 326: How Rome Fell

July 27, 2014 HOW ROME FELL: Death of a Superpower, by Adrian Goldsworthy. 531 pages, illustrate. more »

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