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Hele on to the carnival

April 29, 2016 Cousins Michaelah Vasquez (left) and Kekai Pu‘u of Kula let loose on the spinning Techno Power ride Thursday night at the Maui County Carnival at the War Memorial Comple. more »»

3 Upcountry council candidates face off in 1st of election debates

April 29, 2016 PUKALANI — Three candidates for the Maui County Council’s Upcountry residency seat said Wednesday night that the first district issue they’d tackle upon taking office would be water for Upcountry... more »»

Maui County to see no increase from hotel room tax revenues for 2017

April 29, 2016 Maui County is likely to receive around $23 million from state hotel room tax revenues next fiscal year — the same amount it is receiving during the current fiscal year. more »»

Signwavers out in force for woman

April 29, 2016 KAHULUI — More than a hundred people waved signs reading “rest in love Kehau” and “stop killing women” on Thursday evening fronting the University of Hawaii Maui College in support of a 24-year-old... more »»

Man charged with attempted murder for ‘random’ car assault

April 29, 2016 WAILUKU — An 18-year-old Kihei man was charged with attempted murder for crashing his mother’s car into two tourists’ rental car in a “completely random” act Tuesday morning, a deputy prosecutor said. more »»

Arraignment delayed for ex-coach accused of sexting to student

April 29, 2016 WAILUKU — A Wailuku District Court arraignment for former Maui High School football coach David Bui was delayed until next month so he can decide whether he wants a jury trial on charges alleging he... more »»

State House passes water bill; vote now moves to the Senate

April 29, 2016 The state House of Representatives on Thursday passed a measure to protect Alexander & Baldwin’s East Maui stream diversion rights for no more than three years, in a 41-10 tally with half of the Mau... more »»

Suspect: ‘I stabbed ’em’

April 28, 2016 WAILUKU — When he was handcuffed following a police pursuit after his estranged wife and two others were stabbed in the Foodland Kehalani store, a Kahului man was heard saying “couldn’t take it” and... more »»

Film festival to honor ‘Creed’ star Michael B. Jordan

April 28, 2016 WAILEA — Maintaining its recent trend of honoring young film stars early in their careers the moment the rest of the world begins to takes notice, the 17th annual Maui Film Festival at Wailea will... more »»

Desperately seeking lost wedding pictures

April 28, 2016 Newlywed cruise ship visitors who left their camera on a rock wall near Wharf Street in Lahaina on Monday morning are hoping good Samaritans will return their black Samsung Galaxy 2 containing the... more »»

Fun Daze with lots of balloon animals

April 28, 2016 Artist Riki Inzano creates a balloon animal for Avei Kanae-Maielua, 3, and dad Jadian Maielua during Saturday’s St. Anthony Grade School Fun Daze Bazaar in Wailuku. more »»

The Space to fill West Maui’s nightclub scene void

April 28, 2016 Darren Lee, the Elvis impersonator and star of the show “Burn’n Love,” is opening a new Lahaina nightclub with a business partner on Friday. more »»

Haleakala visitors continue to multiply

April 28, 2016 Haleakala National Park’s Summit and Kipahulu districts hosted 1.2 million visitors in 2015, an increase of 6.5 percent from 2014, the National Park Service said Tuesday. more »»

North Kihei condominium is accepting applications

April 28, 2016 Alexander & Baldwin Properties’ new residential community in north Kihei is accepting applications for its first neighborhood, which includes up to 170 condominium homes. more »»

County/In Brief

April 28, 2016 Lanai to present an April 5th Friday The 5th Friday Town Party in Lanai City will be held 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, and special travel packages are availabl. more »»

Men attempt to heal after attack

April 27, 2016 WAILUKU — Two men who confronted a knife-wielding man who had slit the throat of his estranged wife in an aisle at Foodland Kehalani one week earlier were recovering physically and emotionally from... more »»

Conflict settled between carnival, veterans

April 27, 2016 A scheduling conflict between the first Maui County Carnival and the third annual Vietnam veterans’ memorial ceremony has been resolved with carnival organizers deciding to observe “quiet time”... more »»

East Maui taro farmers want return of all stream water

April 27, 2016 KAHULUI – Honopou taro farmer Lynn Scott sees more water flowing down East Maui streams since Alexander & Baldwin announced last week that it was “fully and permanently” restoring water to eight Eas... more »»

Kihei man gets reduced charge in testimony deal

April 27, 2016 WAILUKU — A 20-year-old Kihei man pleaded no contest Tuesday to a reduced charge of first-degree assault in the death of a homeless man who was found beaten at Kalama Park two years ag. more »»

Bonham to provide economic update at chamber SBA awards

April 27, 2016 Carl Bonham, a founding member of the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization, or UHERO, will be providing an economic update Friday at the Maui Chamber of Commerce’s Maui Small Business... more »»

On The Campaign Trail

April 27, 2016 Jerome “Tiger” Metcalfe, who is seeking the South Maui residency seat on the Maui County Council, will hold a meet and greet at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. more »»


Appointments available for blood drive April 29, 2016

There will be a five-day blood drive on Maui from April 25 to 29. To schedule an appointment or to check on drive information, call (808) 848-4770 or (800) 372-9966 (toll free) or visit Listed below are dates and locations:* April 25, 9:15 a.m.- 2:15 p.. more »


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Restating the Obvious

Distant lands of which we know nothing

April 28, 2016 Forty-some years ago, Le Monde, the most prestigious newspaper in France, ran a series of portraits of great cities. For the USA, it chose Chicago. more »

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