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Murder suspect will be tested for mental fitness

May 7, 2015 WAILUKU — A Kahului man charged with murder in the killing of his aunt will undergo examinations to determine if he is mentally fit to proceed in court. more »»

Pedestrian, 46, killed on Hana Highway

May 7, 2015 A 46-year-old man, walking along Hana Highway near the Hookele Street intersection in Kahului, was struck by a vehicle and killed Wednesday afternoon, Maui police said. At about 4:10 p.m. more »»

Local Briefs

May 7, 2015 School council seeks nominees The Pu‘u Kukui Elementary School Student Community Council is seeking candidate nominations for parent representatives and a community representative. more »»

Banking on Maui's future

May 6, 2015 First photo: Bank of Hawaii concierge Karen Kahananui (center) welcomes a steady flow of customers to the new Kahului Branch on Tuesday morning. more »»

Jury sides with county at Palauea Beach

May 6, 2015 A 2nd Circuit jury found in favor of Maui County on Tuesday in a lawsuit in which California venture capitalist Douglas Leone and his wife, Patricia, alleged that county officials effectively took... more »»

Council hears pleas to rescue the ailing ferry

May 6, 2015 WAILUKU — Molokai residents called on Maui County Council members Tuesday to undertake “any and all efforts to sustain the ferry” system that has seen steep declines in ridership and revenue in the... more »»

SHAKA heads to appeals court to stop delays

May 6, 2015 A Maui citizens group that spearheaded a voter-approved moratorium on the growth, testing and cultivation of genetically engineered organisms has appealed to a higher court to halt legal delays that... more »»

Council gets to work on critical access West Maui hospital

May 6, 2015 WAILUKU – Plans for the long-awaited critical access West Maui Hospital and Medical Care Center continue to move forward as the Maui County Council approved on first reading community plan and zonin... more »»

Equipment malfunction caused odor, emergency landing

May 6, 2015 A machine that brings in air that is circulated through the aircraft cabin seized, creating the odor and conditions that led Hawaiian Airlines Flight 24 to return to Kahului Airport shortly after... more »»

County/In Brief

May 6, 2015 Hikers trapped by rising stream water Firefighters rescued seven people who were trapped by rising stream waters while hiking the “Commando Trail” in Haik. more »»

Kahului fire started in center of house

May 6, 2015 A fire Monday that gutted a seven-bedroom home in Kahului most likely started in the center of the residence, where two kitchens were located, police said. The fire, reported at 11:15 a.. more »»

Local Briefs

May 6, 2015 Day of Prayer at new location The National Day of Prayer observance sponsored by the Maui Christian Ministers Association has been moved to the Faith In Jesus Church, near Sack N Save, 432 Waiehu... more »»

Fire destroys Kahului house

May 5, 2015 KAHULUI — A single-story seven-bedroom Kahului residence, home to 11 family members, was gutted by fire Monday morning, with residents forced to flee and a grandmother and a family dog rescued from... more »»

Panel sends $621 million budget to full council

May 5, 2015 By MELISSA TANJI, Staff Writer WAILUKU — Much of the proposed budget presented by the County Council’s Budget and Finance Committee chairman, including lower property tax rates, higher green fees at... more »»

Kihei library to close for two months

May 5, 2015 The Kihei Public Library will be closed for about two months, beginning Sunday, to overhaul and service the air-conditioning unit at the library, the Hawaii State Public Libraries System said. more »»

County / In Brief

May 5, 2015 MEDB project receives grant Maui Economic Development Board’s Women in Technology project is the recipient of a $232,754 software grant from Microsoft. more »»

Legislature approves $2 million for Kahoolawe commission

May 4, 2015 The Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission had been hoping to receive at least $6 million from the state Legislature to maintain operations for the next two years, but lawmakers approved only $2 millio... more »»

Man sentenced for stealing neighbor’s steer

May 4, 2015 WAILUKU — A Molokai man was ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution for the theft of a neighbor’s steer that was sold for meat. more »»



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