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‘Seamless’ transition for tour operators awaiting reopening

April 18, 2014 Despite having to relocate their businesses to Lahaina and Maalaea harbors after Mala Wharf closed for repairs March 16, boaters and commercial tour operators say business is still “on par. more »»

‘Slowly getting back’ on feet: Panel resumes Lanai meetings

April 18, 2014 For the first Lanai Planning Commission meeting since the February plane crash that killed two Maui County planning staff members, all county officials from Maui attending Wednesday night’s meeting... more »»

County/In Brief

April 18, 2014 Official: Fires may have been intentional Three brush fires that may have been intentionally set burned about a half-acre Thursday morning in Kalamaula Mauka on Moloka. more »»

Jail for man who, cashier says, ‘ruined my life’

April 18, 2014 WAILUKU — A Wailuku man was sentenced Thursday to an 18-month jail term after he “tremendously traumatized” a cashier with a weapon as he and two other men robbed a Minit Stop in Wailuku last year. more »»

Earth Day cleanup ‘very eventful’

April 18, 2014 Kobie Pagan, 9, has his hands and arms full of bottles and cigarette butts as he deposits some of the litter he collected into a pail held by classmate Luca Connor, 9, during a cleanup that saw 99... more »»

County sees decline in unemployment rate in March

April 18, 2014 Unemployment dropped throughout Maui County in March, according to monthly statistics released Thursday by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. more »»

Haleakala summit, Kipahulu to waive fees for park week

April 18, 2014 Haleakala National Park at the summit and in Kipahulu will be waiving entrance fees Saturday and Sunday as part of National Park Week. more »»

No alternative at hand yet for cane burning — HC&S

April 17, 2014 KAHULUI — Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. is researching options that could possibly end the need to burn the leaves off its sugar cane crop before harvest. more »»

Councilors advance a MAUIWatch settlement

April 17, 2014 A Maui County Council committee recommended Wednesday to authorize a settlement of a federal lawsuit in which county administration officials were alleged to have violated an employee’s First... more »»

Police lieutenant: Cluster of fatalities all ‘avoidable’

April 17, 2014 In light of Tuesday’s hit-and-run death of a pedestrian in Kihei — the sixth traffic fatality in Maui County in the last 11 days — the commander of the Maui Police Department’s Traffic Section said... more »»

Blood donor eligibility is expanded

April 17, 2014 The Blood Bank of Hawaii has expanded its donor eligibility in time for its blood drive on Maui next week. The dates, times and locations of blood drives on Maui follow: * Tuesday, 9:15 a.m. more »»

County/In Brief

April 17, 2014 Firefighters tackle brush fire in Kihei Maui County firefighters on Wednesday battled a stubborn 2-acre brush fire on the south side of Kaonoulu Street below Piilani Highway in Kihei, fire officials... more »»

Those at risk of losing homes probably misled

April 17, 2014 Hundreds of Hawaii homeowners facing foreclosure were likely misled by a loan modification program operated by the Florida-based Homeowner Legal Assistance Association for 17 months in 2009-10 that... more »»

Omidyar Fellows official to interview

April 17, 2014 An official with the Omidyar Fellows program that helps train and educate “emerging leaders” in Hawaii will be on Maui on Monday and Tuesday for interviews with potential applicant. more »»

County unveils volunteer nominees

April 17, 2014 The Maui County Office on Aging has announced its 10 nominees, who will be honored next month during the 46th annual Outstanding Older American Awards. more »»

Competitors come to blows at Scout-O-Rama

April 16, 2014 First Photo: Pack 9 Webelos Scout Shawn Kurt (left), 10, huffs and puffs his way to a win over Pack 808 Tiger Scout Brayden Uemae, 6, in a Rain Gutter Regatta race during Boy Scouts of America Maui... more »»

Water talk focuses on sources — of funding

April 16, 2014 At least two main ideas vied Tuesday night as ways for Maui County to raise the millions of dollars needed over the next 20 years for water system improvements, with the most costly being for... more »»

Fire chief seeks delay in ocean safety transfer

April 16, 2014 Maui County Council members expressed dismay Tuesday morning when Fire Chief Jeff Murray asked for a delay until July 2015 for the long-anticipated transfer of beach lifeguards to the Maui Fire... more »»

Bill authorizing bonds for Maui hospital to go to conference

April 16, 2014 A bill in the state Legislature that could assist with the financing of a long-awaited West Maui hospital is currently in a state House-Senate conference committee awaiting scheduling, Maui... more »»

Remembering a distinguished visitor

April 16, 2014 A visitor, who did not speak English, takes a photo of the statue of Sun Yat Sen in the Chinese pavilion at Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens in Iao Valley on Tuesday afternoon. more »»



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