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Officer says she smelled ‘a dead body’ during search in E. Maui

July 23, 2016 WAILUKU — As police officers searched thick brush where a missing pregnant woman’s clothing and blanket had been found, there was the “distinct smell of a dead body,” a police officer testified... more »»

‘Forgiving’ victim’s letter helps man get reduced sentence

July 23, 2016 WAILUKU — For the gunpoint robbery of a man who had given a ride to a stranger, a defendant was sentenced Thursday to a 20-year prison term. more »»

Doctor explains health benefits of plant-based diet

July 23, 2016 There was standing room-only at the Cameron Center earlier this month to hear Dr. Grace Chen’s presentation, “Miracles Of A Plant-Based Diet. more »»

Maui County’s unemployment rate falls to 3.9% in June

July 23, 2016 Maui County’s unemployment rate for June was 3.9 percent, down from 4.2 percent in June 2015. Maui island’s jobless rate was 3.6 percent, down 0. more »»

Sewage spill enters West Maui storm drain

July 23, 2016 A 25-gallon sewage spill entered a storm drain leading to a drainage channel at Black Rock in Kaanapali on Friday, according to the state Health Department’s Clean Water Branch. more »»

Graduation day for Maui’s finest

July 22, 2016 New Maui police officer Shay Rosete’s hat is bit large for son Trent, 5, as they pose for a photo at the Maui Beach Hotel following Thursday afternoon’s graduation of the Maui Police Department’s... more »»

Shelter dogs to get new digs thanks to donation

July 22, 2016 Thanks to a $95,000 donation, Maui Humane Society’s 24 dog adoption kennels will be renovated, but Fido and Spot must move out temporarily. So from July 29 through Aug. more »»

Tropical storm Darby is tracking to Maui County

July 22, 2016 A tropical storm watch was posted Thursday for Maui and Hawaii counties as Darby moved to 600 miles east-southeast of Kahului as of 5 p.m., the National Weather Service said. more »»

Dept. of Health reaches settlement over HC&S air quality violations

July 22, 2016 A consent order between Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. more »»

County/In Brief

July 22, 2016 Missing hiker on Molokai found safe A 50-year-old California visitor was found safe Thursday morning after spending a cold night in the 3,500 foot elevation of Waikolu Valley on Moloka. more »»

UH Board of Regents OKs 2 percent tuition hike

July 22, 2016 The University of Hawaii Board of Regents approved 2 percent tuition increases for two-year University of Hawaii Maui College students for academic years 2018-19 and 2019-20 — or a total of $144 —... more »»

On The Campaign Trail

July 22, 2016 Council candidates meet in Wailuku Candidates for the Maui County Council’s Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu residency seat will be featured Sunday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center during a... more »»

Immortalizing a lesson learned

July 21, 2016 Baldwin High School head custodian Les Vida snaps a photo of a group of school graduate artists who spearheaded the painting of a new mural on an exterior wall of the school’s Multipurpose Room this... more »»

Updated 9 p.m.: Tropical storm watch up for Maui County

July 21, 2016 A tropical storm watch was posted Thursday for Maui and Hawaii counties as Darby moved to 600 miles east-southeast of Kahului as of 5 p.m., the National Weather Service said. more »»

Searchers mapped cellphone ping to a grim discovery

July 21, 2016 WAILUKU — A pregnant woman’s green blanket was covered with maggots and “smelled like rotting flesh” when it was found at a secluded East Maui bay three days after she was reported missing, a witnes... more »»

Legislature overrides veto of hospital bill

July 21, 2016 In a decision that one Maui lawmaker called “mission critical,” the state Legislature voted Wednesday to override Go. more »»

Hawaii Democratic congressman Mark Takai dies

July 21, 2016 HONOLULU — U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, a war veteran and long-time legislator known for his bright nature and deep commitment to service, died in his home Wednesday after a months-long battle with cancer. more »»

Killer day for beach volleyball

July 21, 2016 Kihei’s Anthony Rogers (from right) attempts a kill as teammate Joshua Dutcher and opponents Kyle Prescott and Daniel Green look on July 9 at Kamaole I Beach Park in Kihei. more »»

Ballot printing totals need to be open process

July 21, 2016 In a case stemming from ballot shortages at precincts on Oahu and the Big Island in the 2012 general election, the state Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the state Office of Elections needs to... more »»



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