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Public schools close Thursday

August 6, 2014 All public schools in Maui County and on the Big Island will be closed Thursday in anticipation of strong winds and heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Iselle, the state Department of Educatio... more »»

No. 1 issue for W. Maui council hopefuls: Housing that’s affordable

August 6, 2014 The three candidates vying for the West Maui County Council seat may come from widely varied backgrounds, but they all agree on one thing — West Maui needs more affordable housing. more »»

Incumbent touts bringing home the bacon

August 6, 2014 South Maui Rep. Kaniela Ing said he has helped secure more money for his district — around $250 million — during his first term than the area has seen in the last 20 years combined. more »»

Cool shave ice to watch softball by

August 6, 2014 Wade Kowalski makes a shave ice Tuesday while volunteering in the Hawaiian Recreation Parks Society booth at the Hawaii State Senior Softball Tournament at War Memorial Complex. more »»

Holiday trash pickups rescheduled for some customers, county says

August 6, 2014 New trash collection and landfill schedules that took effect Friday have been tweaked by the county Department of Environmental Management. more »»

Inaugural Lanai Documentary Film Festival slated for February 2016

August 6, 2014 The first Lanai Documentary Film Festival will take place in February 2016, organizers announced last month. The theme for the inaugural event will be “Governance for Africa. more »»

Busy bee

August 6, 2014 A honey bee collects pollen from a Kihei palm tree recently. Packing the pollen into balls attached to its back legs, the bee collected a heavy load before flying back to the hive. more »»

Maui visitor spending jumps 10% for half year

August 6, 2014 Visitor spending for the first half of 2014 on Maui grew nearly 10 percent to $2.1 billion while visitor arrivals remained virtually unchanged compared with 2013 at 1. more »»

Shoplifting ‘crime spree’ leads to probation time

August 6, 2014 WAILUKU — A man was ordered to be released from jail July 28 to enter drug treatment, as he was placed on four years’ probation for “a crime spree of shoplifting” from Kahului department stores. more »»

Fire burns cottage in Hana; total damage put at $6,600

August 6, 2014 A family’s one-story, two-bedroom cottage was significantly damaged by a fire early Tuesday morning in Hana, fire officials sai. more »»

Arakawa faces field of alternatives

August 5, 2014 Five candidates are trying to unseat Mayor Alan Arakawa, a Hail Mary proposition that even Maui’s most established politicians decided to take a pass on this year. more »»

Iselle likely to arrive as tropical storm

August 5, 2014 The full impact of Hurricane Iselle, which is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm by the time it reaches the Big Island, is expected to hit Maui on Thursday, probably later in the day, a National... more »»

Super PACs sending Buenconsejo mailers

August 5, 2014 Maui County Council candidate Ka‘ala Buenconsejo has the backing of two super political action committees based in Honolulu that independently have spent more than $130,000 in mailers, radio ads and... more »»

Oheo Stream area to be closed for work

August 5, 2014 The Oheo Stream area along the Pipiwai Trail in the Haleakala National Park’s Kipahulu District will be closed for several days beginning today for servicing of stream-monitoring equipment. more »»

Police: Attempt to hide fails

August 5, 2014 A Lahaina man sought in assault and theft investigations was arrested early Sunday after he ran into someone else’s apartment to try to hide, police said. more »»

Display will say when speed is too high

August 4, 2014 Myles Padron, Maui County Highways Division working supervisor, resets a speed radar display on Maui Lani Parkway on Tuesday morning in Kahulu. more »»

Veteran, new face offer a diverse race in C. Maui

August 4, 2014 There is lots of diversity in the candidates for the Central Maui state Senate seat. Appointed incumbent Sen. more »»

Senate race offers two views on hospital

August 4, 2014 As Maui Memorial Medical Center has announced the shutdown of its adolescent behavioral health unit in an attempt to make a dent in a $13 million budget gap this year, the Democratic candidates... more »»

8 rescued after sinking off Molokai

August 4, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Eight people were plucked from the water off Molokai after the boat they were in sank. The Coast Guard said the group sent a distress signal about 12 miles west of Molokai on Sund. more »»

Classes begin at St. Anthony

August 4, 2014 St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School 12th-grader Grayson Nolette joins classmates and faculty members in opening the first day of classes with prayer Friday in the St. more »»



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