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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 »»

Woodson offers bill to provide housing vouchers for teachers

January 28, 2015 Central Maui Rep. Justin Woodson introduced a bill Tuesday to establish a housing voucher program for full-time public school teachers. more »»

Prosecutor: Drugs, alcohol no excuse for sex assault

January 28, 2015 WAILUKU — A man who admitted to using drugs and alcohol when he sexually molested a girl over a period of several months was sentenced Tuesday to prison terms totaling 15 years. more »»

No bail for attempted murder defendant

January 28, 2015 WAILUKU — With the prosecution saying there was a risk that a Molokai man posed a danger to others, the defendant was ordered Tuesday to be held without bail on an attempted murder charge. more »»

Kahului man, 54, sent to prison for 10 years in hammer attack in March

January 28, 2015 WAILUKU — A 10-year prison term was ordered Friday for a Kahului man who went to his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and twice struck another man in the head with a hamme. more »»

Bail is set at $27,000 in burglary case

January 28, 2015 WAILUKU — Bail was increased to $27,000 for a Wailuku woman who was arrested Monday for allegedly burglarizing a cottage in Waiehu and apparently trying to remove valuables by placing them in the... more »»

Hawaiian Airlines Maui flight forced to turn back

January 28, 2015 A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Maui on Tuesday turned back an hour and a half into the flight due to mechanical failure, an airline official said. more »»

Ige’s pick to head DLNR comes under fire

January 28, 2015 HONOLULU — Nearly two dozen environmental groups Monday called on Gov. more »»

Maui County lawmakers discuss what wasn’t said

January 27, 2015 Maui legislators and county officials said Hawaii Gov. more »»

Injection wells ruling opens county up to civil penalties

January 27, 2015 A federal judge effectively ruled Friday that all four injection wells at the Lahaina wastewater facility are “illegal” and in violation of the Clean Water Act, leaving the county open to tens of... more »»

Carport damaged by fire

January 27, 2015 A detached carport of a Makawao home was badly damaged Monday afternoo. more »»

Molokai man charged with attempted murder

January 27, 2015 A Molokai man has been charged with attempted murder and other offenses after he hit his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle while she was driving on Kamehameha V Highway, in a collision that sent his vehicle... more »»

Man held without bail in Maliko Gulch death

January 27, 2015 WAILUKU — A man is being held without bail on a second-degree murder charge in the beating death of another man last month at Maliko Gulch in Haiku. more »»

Bail set at $1 million in methamphetamine case

January 27, 2015 Bail was set at $1 million for a Kahului man who was arrested Friday afternoon when police recovered nearly a half-pound of methamphetamine at a Kahului residenc. more »»

Improvements to paratransit ‘a work in progress’

January 27, 2015 After vowing to resolve a number of grievances issued by concerned residents last year, Maui Economic Opportunity said that it will continue efforts to improve its curb-to-curb paratransit program... more »»

‘The Guri Guri Man’ dies

January 26, 2015 Henry Tasaka, owner of Tasaka Guri Guri, brought joy and refreshment to generations of Maui residents and tourists with his family’s frozen treat. more »»

Senate bill aims to stem isle doctor shortage

January 26, 2015 Money to help doctors and health care workers repay their student loans is being proposed in a bill to lure physicians into working in areas with doctor shortages in Hawaii. more »»



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January 21, 2015 Since I live in Maui, where weather forecasts have only slight utility and I don't often look at them, I was unaware until today (hat tip: Little Green Footballs) that there are malicious weather... more »

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