Honolulu rail support stalled
HONOLULU - A Hawaii poll shows that only 44 percent of Oahu residents believe work should continue on Oahu's planned $5.26 billion rail project.
The poll conducted by Ward Research Inc. for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Hawaii News Now shows another 50 percent of Oahu voters don't believe work should continue.
The Star-Advertiser reported Monday support for rail has hardly budged since February, when a poll showed 43 percent believed work should continue and 53 percent believed otherwise.
The poll was conducted July 12-21 and has a margin of error of 4.3 percentage points.
Former Gov. Ben Cayetano is running for Honolulu mayor as a candidate who vows to put the brakes on the project if elected. Candidates incumbent Mayor Peter Carlisle and former city Managing Director Kirk Caldwell are pro-rail.
HawaiiUSA opens Kihei branch
KIHEI - HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union will open a Kihei branch inside Times Supermarket today.
The credit union said the Kihei location will be the company's first branch within in a retail store.
It will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday, and until 2 p.m. on weekends and most holidays.
The location replaces what was formerly a Bank of Hawaii in-store branch.
A grand opening is scheduled for Aug. 31.
It will add to HawaiiUSA's Kahului branch, which opened in 2001 at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Office Building and marks the company's 12th location statewide.
24-hour gym open in Kihei
South Maui Fitness, a new 24-hour gym, recently opened in Kihei in the South Maui Center on East Lipoa Street.
The gym offers $40 monthly memberships without long-term contracts.
South Maui Fitness features Cybex, Matrix and Precor equipment brands and personal training.
Call 633-4679 for more information.
- From The Maui News and its news services