Personnel shortage leads to missed trash routes in Haiku
A shortage of personnel led to trash going uncollected in some areas of Haiku on Friday, the county Department of Environmental Management announced.
Affected areas included Aliikoa Place and Haiku, Holokai, Kauhikoa, Kaupakalua, Peahi, Ulumalu and East and West Kuiaha roads as well as surrounding streets, the department said.
The trash is expected to be collected today.
Street Bikers 'Toys for Tots' could lead to traffic delays
Traffic delays are expected today along the route of the 12th annual Street Bikers United "Toys for Tots" toy collection drive and parade.
The parade of bikes will depart Maalaea Harbor around 11 a.m., travel to Lahaina and return to Kihei at approximately 1 p.m.
Maui police will escort the group of motorcyclists and provide traffic control at intersections, according to an announcement.
For more information, visit mauitoys4tots.org.
Hawaii Construction Alliance endorses Arakawa for mayor
The Hawaii Construction Alliance has endorsed Alan Arakawa for re-election as Maui County mayor.
The alliance includes the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters; the Hawaii Masons Union, Local 1 and Local 630; the Laborers' International Union of North America, Local 368; and the Operating Engineers, Local Union No. 3.
The four unions of the alliance represent 15,000 working men and women statewide in the four basic crafts of Hawaii's construction industry.
The alliance made the announcement at a news conference last week on Maui.
"Mayor Arakawa has been a strong and steadfast friend for our union members here in Maui County. He understands that a vibrant construction industry means quality jobs for local workers and a healthier economy for all of us," said Tyler Dos Santos-Tam, executive director of the Hawaii Construction Alliance in a news release announcing the endorsement.
Six Maui high school seniors earn Schatz internship spots
Six Maui high school seniors have been selected to Sen. Brian Schatz's Seniors Internship program to learn about the U.S. Senate.
They are Ethan Finberg, Kauaikekai Kealoha Kahakauwila Lara, Kylie Nathan, Megan Kamalei Batangan, Sarah Holter and Trent Hori.
A total of 30 high school seniors statewide from public, private, charter and home schools will participate in the inaugural program.
They will attend and help staff special events co-hosted by the senator.
To be chosen, students had to maintain at least a 2.0 grade-point average. Interns were selected based on their community involvement, diversity of interests and demonstrated leadership qualities.
Applications for next year's program will be available at www.schatz.senate.gov.
High school principals and counselors may request a presentation for their future seniors on the program.
Contact Schatz's Honolulu office at (808) 523-2061.
Police looking into body found near Lahaina Cannery Mall
Police were investigating the death of a man whose body was found Friday afternoon near Lahaina Cannery Mall.
A passer-by reported that police had cordoned off an area near Longs Drug Store while investigating.
The discovery of the body was reported at about 1 p.m., police said. The case is classified as an unattended death.