The Maui Newshttp://www.mauinews.comTop Headlinesen-usSun, 25 Jan 2015 05:03:16 EDTSun, 25 Jan 2015 05:03:16 EDT Island mayor ends waste-to-energy incinerator plans (AP) - A Hawaii County effort to build a waste-to-energy incinerator as an alternative to landfills will be halted because of changes in the project's economics, Mayor Billy Kenoi announced.Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTUSS Peleliu will join inactive fleet in Hawaii - The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu will be decommissioned March 31 after a 35-year career that included supporting operations in Afghanista.Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTTransgender group wants new rules for birth certificates - Kaleo Ramos said he was 9 when he contemplated suicide. He had been born a girl, and his birth certificate indicated he was female. But he identified as a male, and life at school was hard. "I wasn't happy . . .Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTIge picks Ching for state DLNR chairman (AP) - Gov. David Ige has appointed Carleton Ching to serve as chairman of Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources. Ige also appointed Kekoa Kaluhiwa to serve as first deputy in the department.Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTLingle to serve as senior adviser to Ill. governor (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is tapping former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle to serve in his administration. A spokesman for Rauner confirmed Thursday that Lingle will be the Republican governor's senior adviser.Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDT