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March 28, 2014 Simeon up for top chef; Web voting open Food and Wine magazine has selected 100 top chefs from 10 different regions in the United States for its Best New Chef Awards. more »»

Mauian helping on scene

March 28, 2014 Maui resident Trina Shepherd, a Hawaii Red Cross volunteer, is in Washington state assisting with the fatal mudslide disaster. Shepherd is assisting in disaster mental health services. more »»

For energy future, bright ideas

March 27, 2014 KAHULUI — With the rising trend toward rooftop solar photovoltaic panels, stricter government imperatives for sustainability and ever-emerging renewable energy technologies, electric utilities may b... more »»

Calls fall off, but ant danger lingers

March 27, 2014 Calls from the public have slowed in the three months since little fire ants were first reported at Maui garden shops in December, but the threat the invasive insects pose is still imminent, state... more »»

Nene family makes its home on Oahu

March 27, 2014 KAHUKU, Oahu — A pair of endangered Hawaiian geese that have hatched goslings and settled on Oahu’s north shore were likely on their way back to Kauai from the Big Island when they stopped in Kahuku... more »»

Grants back county schools’ science and tech programs

March 27, 2014 Maui High School received $15,000, Maui Waena Intermediate School was awarded $9,692 and Baldwin High School was granted $9,000 from the Maui Economic Development Board’s Ke Alahele Education Fund. more »»

Charges dropped against former policeman whose gun was stolen

March 27, 2014 Charges have been dismissed against a former Maui Police Department officer who was arrested for firearm offenses after he reported that his pistol was stolen when his truck was broken into last year. more »»

GMO moratorium rally set for Sunday

March 27, 2014 A march and rally in support of a moratorium on genetically modified organism crops will be held Sunday in Wailuku and Kahului, according to an announcement. more »»

Couple accused of hurting infant freed

March 27, 2014 A man and woman who were arrested after their infant daughter was injured during a struggle last week have been released from jail after posting $24,000 bail each, according to police records. more »»

Pair of Maui workshops to offer training for suicide alert helpers

March 27, 2014 Two workshops will be held on Maui to help people become a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helpe. more »»

Dirty insulators behind power outage

March 27, 2014 A Monday afternoon power outage that affected 800 Kaunakakai and Hoolehua customers on Molokai was attributed to insulators contaminated by dirt and salt, Maui Electric Co. more »»

Arakawa calls for tax hike or end to TAT cap

March 26, 2014 WAILUKU — Maui County residents could see hikes in real property taxes, water bills and trash collection fees as proposed in Mayor Alan Arakawa’s $622.6 million county budget for 2014-15. more »»

$115.8M would fund range of county projects

March 26, 2014 Mayor Alan Arakawa is proposing $115.8 million of county funds for various capital improvement projects in his fiscal 2015 budget proposal. Those projects include: * $26. more »»

Council committee plans meetings in April

March 26, 2014 The Maui County Council’s Budget and Finance Committee will hold evening meetings throughout Maui County in April to receive community input on the county’s 2014-15 budget. more »»

Council defers action on MAUIWatch suit

March 26, 2014 WAILUKU — Maui County Council members continued to grapple with a measure Tuesday to set aside $50,000 to hire outside legal counsel to represent the county in a lawsuit filed by MAUIWatch Facebook... more »»

Woman: Suspect lunged over her filming

March 26, 2014 WAILUKU — When she refused to stop filming as a man was being assaulted at a Kalama Park pavilion, a woman testified that the attacker jumped over a railing, grabbed a large tree branch and began... more »»

Jellyfish sting four Molokini snorkelers

March 26, 2014 Jellyfish stung four people snorkeling near Molokini on Tuesday, and the U.S. Coast Guard medically evacuated the victims, officials sai. more »»

Two arrested in assault

March 26, 2014 Two 20-year-old Kahului women were arrested for robbing another woman, who was hit and had her bags stolen after an early-morning argument Monday at a Harbor Lights Condominium unit, police sai. more »»

Car endures rigorous testing

March 25, 2014 (First photo) Ten-month-old Logan Nay crawls across the hood of uncle Tim Nay’s 1987 Chevy Monte Carlo during Sunday’s University of Hawaii Maui College Autofest 2014. more »»

Judge tosses civil suit, officers ‘vindicated’

March 25, 2014 Ruling that Maui police officers used reasonable force in firing shots at the driver of a fleeing truck that had struck a police officer at Honolua Bay, a judge dismissed a federal civil rights... more »»

 
 

 

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