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Dog that disappeared Dec. 1 found in snare in West Maui Mountains

January 31, 2015 A golden Labrador retriever service dog that had disappeared from Maui Memorial Medical Center more than a month ago was found last week ensnared in a pig trap 4,000 feet up in the West Maui... more »»

Former HCIL head indicted for theft and embezzlement

January 31, 2015 The former executive director of the now-defunct Hawaii Center for Independent Living — which had an office on Maui that aided 200 people with disabilities — has been indicted by a federal grand jur... more »»

Former officer acquitted of assault charge

January 31, 2015 WAILUKU — With a defense attorney arguing that a man lied when he testified that he was repeatedly punched and kicked by a Lahaina police officer, a jury acquitted the officer of an assault charge. more »»

Recovery of Maui colonies after coral bleaching a ‘mixed bag’

January 31, 2015 While coral colonies in Kaneohe Bay and other shallow waters off Oahu seem to be on the rebound from a severe bleaching event last fall, experts say the status of colonies around Maui are more of a... more »»

Pilot of ditched plane had trouble transferring fuel

January 31, 2015 The pilot of a single-engine plane on a flight from California to Kahului was unable to transfer fuel from one of his auxiliary tanks, forcing him to parachute his aircraft into the ocean about 230... more »»

HECO launches site to view status of projects

January 31, 2015 Hawaiian Electric Co., which includes subsidiary Maui Electric Co. more »»

Lawmaker: Make elections officer accountable

January 31, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A lawmaker from the Big Island wants to hold state Chief Elections Officer Scott Nago accountable for voting problems that she says denied residents of her district the right to vot. more »»

County / In Brief

January 31, 2015 Seattle man, 82, dies at Polo Beach An 82-year-old Seattle man was pronounced dead after he was found unresponsive Thursday at Polo Beach in South Maui, police said. more »»

Learning from the pros

January 30, 2015 First photo: Arissa Kahaiali‘i, 9, celebrates a good shot Wednesday at the Lahaina Recreation Center. more »»

Victim describes being rammed, fearing for life

January 30, 2015 WAILUKU — The day before a Molokai man rear-ended and sped into the driver’s door of his ex-girlfriend’s pickup truck as she drove to work, he told her “if we were not going to be together, that all... more »»

Kaho‘ohalahala opposes east Lanai development

January 30, 2015 LANAI CITY — While much of Wednesday night’s testimony on the draft Lanai Community Plan revision focused on the availability of water, former Maui County Council Member Sol Kaho‘ohalahala spoke out... more »»

Visitor numbers up in 2014

January 30, 2015 Maui island showed a modest increase of 38,500 visitors in 2014 while visitor spending jumped $427 million, topping $4 billion for the year, preliminary data released by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authorit... more »»

Most coral recover from mass bleaching

January 30, 2015 HONOLULU — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival. more »»

County / In Brief

January 30, 2015 Suspected thieves sought by police Police are trying to identify two women suspected in the theft last week of a man’s wallet from a cashier stand at a Kihei store. more »»

Police to be on lookout for impaired drivers on Super Bowl weekend

January 30, 2015 Maui police traffic officers will be looking for alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers through Super Bowl weekend as part of the national “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk Campaign. more »»

Volunteers needed for MPowerMaui project

January 30, 2015 The Maui Economic Development Board currently is seeking volunteers to share their priorities and values about energy on Maui as part of a project called “MPowerMaui: An Energy Conversation. more »»

Hyatt Kaanapali blessed

January 29, 2015 The Hyatt Kaanapali Beach Resort overlooks Kaanapali Beach and Lanai on Wednesday afternoon on the day it officially conducted its opening blessing. more »»

Desalination plant off the table for now

January 29, 2015 LANAI CITY — Lanai residents are frustrated that for now at least, Pulama Lana‘i is not going forward with a proposed desalination plant to extract fresh water from saltwater, a decision that has... more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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