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At the wheel of a Tournahauler

May 22, 2016 My most vivid memory from the first day I drove a Tournahauler has nothing to do with rumbling down a cane haul road. It was watching a cattle egret swallow a rat nearly as big as itsel. more »»

Crews help stand-up paddler back to shore

May 22, 2016 Maui County lifeguards and firefighters were dispatched Saturday morning to help a stand-up paddleboarder possibly in distress offshore of Kahana, Fire Services Chief Edward Taomoto reported. more »»

A skill for all generations

May 21, 2016 Waianae nurse Esther Ross crafts a ti leaf lei in the maile tradition Friday afternoon along Lower Beach Road in Kahului using materials gathered in Hana. more »»

Council OKs first reading of budget

May 21, 2016 The Maui County Council passed the fiscal year 2017 budget on first reading Friday, with changes that included eliminating biodiesel fuel taxes and reappropriating housing funds originally targeted... more »»

Capobianco’s alleged words to be allowed as evidence in trial

May 21, 2016 WAILUKU — Murder suspect Steven Capobianco’s alleged statements to co-workers about “getting away with murder” and “killing again” might be presented as evidence in his upcoming trial, under a... more »»

Medical marijuana dispensary licenses issued

May 21, 2016 The state Department of Health began issuing licenses Thursday for medical marijuana dispensaries, including two physician-led groups on Maui — Maui Wellness Group LLC, led by Dr. more »»

Work underway to expand bike path

May 21, 2016 Goodfellow Brothers carpenters Brian Crisologo (from right), Francisco Garcia and Roberto Garcia use fresh concrete to form a curb and gutter while working on a section of Kihei’s Liloa Drive near... more »»

County’s unemployment rate falls to 3.2 percent

May 21, 2016 Maui County’s unemployment rate fell to 3.2 percent in April — down from 3.9 percent in April 2015 and 3.4 percent in March, according to the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. more »»

County / In Brief

May 21, 2016 Woman charged with assault on officer Bail was set at $5,000 for a woman who allegedly head-butted a police officer Wednesday night at the Molokai Police Station, police said. more »»

Study: Maui home to shark-friendly habitats

May 20, 2016 Shark-friendly habitats around Maui may explain why the island has more shark attacks than any other in the state, according to a new study by the University of Hawaii’s Institute of Marine Biology. more »»

Defense attorneys move to exclude DNA test results

May 20, 2016 WAILUKU — Attorneys for a man charged with murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend are asking to exclude the results of DNA testing, including those derived from a single hair found in a jeans pocket,... more »»

A blessing in Kula

May 20, 2016 Kahu Kalani Wong pours a mixture of sea salt and water on the ground while conducting a blessing for the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ Keokea-Waiohuli Phase 1A development Thursday... more »»

Panel advances Waiale affordable housing project

May 20, 2016 The Maui County Council’s Land Use Committee unanimously recommended approval of fast-tracking the Waiale affordable housing project on Wednesday in an effort to build inventory in a housing market... more »»

Man already in prison gets another jail term

May 20, 2016 WAILUKU — A Molokai man who is serving consecutive prison terms totaling 20 years was sentenced Wednesday to one-year jail terms for repeatedly calling and texting his ex-girlfrien. more »»

Court order ‘devastating’ to transition

May 20, 2016 Maui Memorial Medical Center’s chief of staff said Thursday that a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals delay in transferring Maui public hospitals to a subsidiary of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals by July 1... more »»

Kihei sidewalk repairs set to begin on Monday

May 20, 2016 Work on sidewalk and driveway improvements at the Kihei Fire Station on Waimahaihai Street will begin Monday, according to an announcement from Betsill Brothers LLC. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. more »»

New Makena resort plans cutbacks to preserve views

May 19, 2016 MAKENA — Buildings are being eliminated and the color scheme and other aesthetics are being altered in development plans to address public opposition to the Makena Resort’s proposed 47-acre, 158-hom... more »»

Lost Calif. visitor spends night in Iao Valley

May 19, 2016 A 52-year-old woman visiting from San Diego, Calif., spent a night in Iao Valley after getting lost while hiking Tuesday evening, said Fire Services Chief Edward Taomoto. more »»



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