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Tools helpful in catering to visitor market

September 7, 2014 MAKENA — Don’t place Chinese visitors on the fourth floor of your hotel. And when welcoming them, don’t give them a glass of ice water — warm water or tea is best. more »»

FEMA’s digital flood insurance maps topic of public meetings

September 7, 2014 Information on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new digital flood insurance rate maps will be highlighted at public meetings being held on Molokai on Monday and in Kihei on Tuesday. more »»

Visitors group aims to maintain increase in visitors from China

September 7, 2014 MAKENA — Through July, Maui has seen nearly 17,000 Chinese visitors this year — a 42 percent increase over 2013’s numbers for the same time span, tourism officials said. more »»

County / In Brief

September 7, 2014 Groundbreaking ceremony set A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Wednesday for the $4. more »»

‘Reading is very important’

September 6, 2014 FIRST PHOTO: Wailuku Elementary School 1st-grader Mika Hangai, 6, reads for her mom, Nikki Hangai, on Thursday evening during the Wailuku Library’s 85th anniversary celebration. more »»

Police Chief Faaumu seeks to regain trust

September 6, 2014 WAILUKU — Tivoli Faaumu, a 29-year police veteran who won support from both police officers and the community as captain of the Kihei Patrol District, was selected Friday as the new Maui County... more »»

Council approves measure, OKs audit

September 6, 2014 WAILUKU — The Maui County Council voted Friday to conduct a performance audit of the Solid Waste Division in light of what some council members are calling a “crisis” situation created by a reductio... more »»

Jail, probation for man in child sex assaults

September 6, 2014 WAILUKU — A Kihei man was sentenced to 18 months in jail on Wednesday for forcing a girl related to him to perform oral se. more »»

Weeklong event to focus on coral reef

September 6, 2014 The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources will host attendees of the 32nd United States Coral Reef Task Force meeting from Monday through Friday in Kaanapali. more »»

County / In Brief

September 6, 2014 Arrest in alleged assault of bicyclist A 31-year-old Lahaina man was arrested in the investigation of an assault on a bicyclist who was hospitalized after he was struck by a vehicle Thursday morning... more »»

Man with unregistered rifle told to stick to fishing

September 6, 2014 WAILUKU — Telling a defendant to “stick to the fishing pole next time,” a judge ordered a Molokai man to perform 100 hours of community service for firing an unregistered rifle during a night huntin... more »»

Man’s ‘careless’ actions net three-month jail term

September 6, 2014 WAILUKU — A man who was angry and drunk when he loaded a rifle and threatened to shoot his wife and then himself was sentenced Aug. 29 to a three-month jail term. more »»

Man cites desperation as reasoning for theft

September 6, 2014 WAILUKU — A man who said he was homeless and desperate when he stole from a Kaanapali resort store and one of its employees was to be released Aug. 22 after spending more than six months in jail. more »»

A mini cheer lesson

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Kula school to mark half-century history

September 5, 2014 KULA — Kula Elementary School has overlooked the scenic coastlines and cane fields of Maui for the past 50 years, all while embracing a tightknit community with togetherness. more »»

Group launches TV ad campaign that says voter initiative faulty

September 5, 2014 A pro-genetically modified organisms group from Maui County spent at least several thousands of dollars Wednesday night, launching its television ad campaign to counter a voter initiative that would... more »»

County/In Brief

September 5, 2014 Guilty plea in damage to pump station WAILUKU — A Kahului man has pleaded guilty to burglarizing and causing more than $20,000 damage to a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. more »»

Federal judge OKs 4 settlements for Thai farmworkers

September 5, 2014 HONOLULU — The federal judge in Hawaii who threatened to deny $2.4 million in settlements for Thai farmworkers has signed the agreements. U.S. more »»

Faaumu choice of those in ranks – union official

September 4, 2014 KAHULUI — Kihei police Capt. Tivoli Faaumu is the top choice to be the next police chief among Maui County police officers who want to see change, a police union official said Wednesday. more »»



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