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Maui dengue fever case reported

February 3, 2016 The state Department of Health confirmed a case of dengue fever on Maui on Tuesday, only the second on the island since the outbreak began in Hawaii last September. more »»

Silversword numbers down 60% since ’90s

February 3, 2016 The number of silverswords in Haleakala Crater has declined 60 percent since the early 1990s — the apparent result of reduced rainfall from climate changes, a study by University of Hawaii-Manoa... more »»

Failing probation, Hana man sentenced to 5 years in prison

February 3, 2016 WAILUKU — After his probation was revoked three times, a Hana man was resentenced Tuesday to a five-year prison term for sexually touching a teenager about six years ago. more »»

Airline to expand Maui service to Los Angeles

February 3, 2016 Virgin America will begin daily flights between Los Angeles International and Kahului airports on June 14, the airline announced Tuesday. The flights will leave Los Angeles at 9:35 a.. more »»

Kayakers, kitesurfers get an assist from firefighters

February 3, 2016 Emergency crews helped two kayakers and two kitesurfers get to shore after they ran into trouble Monday in waters off West Maui, a fire official sai. more »»

County / In Brief

February 3, 2016 Kula man gets 5-year prison term WAILUKU — A Kula man who had asked to be sentenced to probation so he could try to re-enter the Maui Drug Court treatment program was sentenced Friday to a five-year... more »»

Committee looking for ‘women of excellence’

February 3, 2016 The county Committee on the Status of Women is accepting nominations for its “Women of Excellence” awards program. more »»

Police internal investigations yield 2 suspensions

February 3, 2016 One-day suspensions were ordered for two Maui Police Department officers as part of internal investigations concluded from October to December, police reported. more »»

Local Briefs

February 3, 2016 Maui student rally to support safe driving A “Stop If You Love Me” campaign involving sign-waving and other activities to urge drivers to reduce risky behaviors while on the road will kick off Frida... more »»

5 schools score in ‘wellness’

February 3, 2016 The state Department of Health will recognize five Maui County schools with “Excellence in Wellness” awards this spring, according to an announcement. more »»

Homecoming Celebration

February 2, 2016 St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School 10th-graders Chad Lee and Hannah Uehara go down a waterslide together Friday during a homecoming water play activity on the Wailuku campus. more »»

‘Grim’ wildfire season expected in county

February 2, 2016 With forecasts calling for continued El Nino conditions and a dry winter across the state, researchers are anticipating a heightened wildfire season in the months ahea. more »»

Renovated Lanai resort reopens

February 2, 2016 The Four Seasons Resort Lana‘i, located at Manele Bay, reopened Monday after shutting down in June as part of a $75 million renovation project to spruce up rooms, suites, lobbies, spas and... more »»

‘Reduction in Force’ letter causes alarm among hospital workers

February 2, 2016 Maui County hospital employees who feared losing their jobs after a “Reduction in Force” announcement Monday were assured by hospital leaders that this was just part of the process to transition the... more »»

‘Can’t win ’em all,’ Tabura says of ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’

February 2, 2016 Coconuts and swaying hula hips did not turn into a successful recipe for Adam Tabura, the chef with Maui ties who was ousted from the “Cutthroat Kitchen” challenge that was televised nationally on... more »»

Man arrested for allegedly stealing, crashing car

February 2, 2016 A 24-year-old man was arrested after he confronted a woman to steal a rental car in Kihei, then crashed the car and tried to steal two other vehicles early Sunday in Kahului, police said. more »»

County / In Brief

February 2, 2016 Show to focus on state legislative issues “Your County with Mayor Arakawa” will be televised live on Akaku Channel 55 at 7 p.m. Wednesday. more »»

Molokai woman, 27, gets probation in drug case

February 2, 2016 WAILUKU — A Molokai woman was told to “lose the attitude” as she was sentenced to probation after pleading no contest to a methamphetamine charge. more »»



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