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MPD checking out how it looks with body cams

April 19, 2015 WAILUKU — Ten Maui police officers are using body-worn cameras in the field, recording some of their interactions with the public while responding to emergency calls, in a monthlong test of the... more »»

Rent dispute threatens Molokai Drive Inn

April 19, 2015 A Molokai fast-food restaurant that’s been a fixture along Kamehameha V Highway since 1964 may close down if landlord Friel Enterprises refuses to lower its rent, according to court documents filed... more »»

Wind farm glitch causes power outage Saturday

April 19, 2015 Thousands of residents lost power Saturday afternoon after the Auwahi Wind Farm went offline, according to Maui Electric Co. Approximately 19,258 customers lost power 12:34 p.. more »»

Kihei man gets 1 year term for ‘wild rampage’

April 19, 2015 WAILUKU — A man described as being on a “wild rampage” when he kicked one man and stabbed another at a Kihei residence was sentenced March 31 to a one-year jail ter. more »»

Park Service proposes work to help protect endangered seabird

April 19, 2015 Fencing, improvements to a dirt road and installation of temporary shelters and water catchment systems are some of the work that may be proposed for the leeward Haleakala slopes to protect an... more »»

Emergency app adds weather information

April 19, 2015 The Federal Emergency Management Agency has added a feature to its free app for mobile devices that will enable users to receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five... more »»

County / In Brief

April 19, 2015 DOT sets roadwork and repair schedule The state Department of Transportation has announced that the following work will be done on Maui County roads this week: * The westbound lane of Hana Highway... more »»

Man gets 60 years for mall attack

April 18, 2015 WAILUKU — Saying a convicted sex offender was in “beast mode” when he stalked and raped a clerk at a Maui Mall surf shop two years ago, a judge sentenced the defendant Friday to prison terms totalin... more »»

Three honored for heroic acts

April 18, 2015 Three Maui men recently received the Kahuola Award for performing heroic acts to save a life. more »»

County / In Brief

April 18, 2015 Maui men graduate from FBI academy Two Maui Police Department captains recently graduated from the FBI National Academy program in Quantico, Va. Capt. more »»

Man who fled Drug Court heads to prison

April 18, 2015 WAILUKU — A man who was charged with new crimes after fleeing from the Maui Drug Court program of treatment and supervision was sentenced last week to a 10-year prison term. more »»

Drummond new Lumeria GM

April 18, 2015 Douglas Drummond, formerly of The Cowshed Spa at SoHo House in New York City, has been named general manager of Lumeria Maui in Upcountry. more »»

No free parking

April 17, 2015 WAILEA — Most merchants, employees and customers at The Shops at Wailea disapprove of the mall’s plans to set up a paid parking system that they say they were told will begin operating in the next... more »»

Capobianco wants evidence suppressed

April 17, 2015 WAILUKU — A man accused of murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend is asking the court to suppress evidence in his case, leading to a delay in his trial. more »»

Hundreds of Maui nurses get pay raises

April 17, 2015 Registered nurses represented by the Hawaii Government Employees Association have ratified a new two-year contract that calls for raises of 4 percent per year, pushing Maui Memorial Medical Center... more »»

Life’s a party for freddie the tortoise

April 17, 2015 First photo: Chloe Kramer, 6, takes a mighty swing at the pinata at an Easter-themed birthday party earlier this month for Freddie the tortoise at the Maui Humane Society in Puunene. more »»

Drug Court graduates celebrate changed lives

April 17, 2015 WAILUKU — As she graduated Thursday from the Maui/Moloka‘i Drug Court Program, a Kihei woman thanked her family, counselors and 2nd Circuit Court judges, including one who increased her bail to keep... more »»

County/In Brief

April 17, 2015 Police seeking help to find missing man Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 25-year-old man who was reported missing by his family this month and has been seen in Paia and Kihei. more »»


Pacific Whale Foundation, Trail of the Whale April 19, 2015

8 a.m.-2 p.m. daily, Honoapiilani Highway scenic lookout; 7:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, oceanfront path fronting the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa; 7:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, oceanfront path fronting Marriott's Maui Ocean Club in Kaanapali; 8-11:30 a.m. more »


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  1. Parade organizers should abide by cemetery rules and stage horses somewhere other than the Maui Veterans Cemetery parking lot.
  2. The staging area is outside of the cemetery and should not be impacted by cemetery rules.
  3. Another site should be found to stage the parade.
  4. The parade should be canceled.