The Maui Newshttp://www.mauinews.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 31 Jul 2015 13:19:45 EDTFri, 31 Jul 2015 13:19:45 EDT$500K settlement in zoning dispute businessman Michael Baskin has agreed to pay $500,000 in fines and penalties in a dispute over zoning and special management area violations in a mediated settlement approved by the Maui County Council last week, county officials have disclosed.Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTFar from China, 'man of honor' takes the responsibility for dream turned nightmare - What was supposed to be a two-week dream vacation for five Chinese visitors took a deadly turn when the car they were in struck a large boulder on the right shoulder of Crater Road earlier this month.Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTDirector: Visitor spending is strong executive director of the Maui Visitors Bureau declared island visitor arrivals and spending for the first half of 2015 "very strong" following the release of visitor data by the Hawai'i Tourism Authority for the January-to-June period Thursday.Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTProtesters gather; convoy gets ready - A slow moving wide-load convoy with parts for the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope was expected to depart the Central Maui Baseyard in Puunene late Thursday night or early this morning as protesters marched in the path of the lead vehicles.Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTHoe charged in assault on Wash. visitor - A man had turned away from another driver and was reaching for something on the ground when he was kicked in the face and fell back, hitting his head on the asphalt road in Paia town, witnesses testified Thursday.Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDT