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‘Family legacy’ lives on

September 21, 2014 For more than 40 years, customers of Archie’s Restaurant have been enjoying Japanese and local-style cuisine such as thick flour noodles mixed with vegetables and shrimp tempura along with breaded... more »»

Food safety system garners green light from mall’s eateries

September 21, 2014 Fast-food chains at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center were among the first Maui eateries to receive the state Health Department’s new food safety placards, and so far, the store managers say they’re happy... more »»

Plan calling for Hana to see larger planes

September 21, 2014 Only planes with nine passengers or less currently use Hana Airport, but the state is planning to add features that would allow the remote airport to accommodate larger aircraft with up to 30... more »»

Kihei woman dies after driver loses control on bypass

September 21, 2014 A 23-year-old Kihei woman died early Saturday morning when the driver of a vehicle she was riding in lost control on the Lahaina bypass and crashed into a guardrail, police sai. more »»

Meeting set for paving project; ‘it’s impossible for traffic to pass safely’

September 21, 2014 The third and final phase of the Kahekili Highway resurfacing project is set to begin Oct. more »»

County / In Brief

September 21, 2014 Five people homeless after fire in Haiku A Haiku structure fire left five people, including two adults and three children, homeless Saturday afternoon, Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga reported. more »»

Initial reaction ‘frustration,’ says Feed My Sheep official

September 20, 2014 Feed My Sheep, the largest nonprofit direct distributor of food to those in need on Maui, had about $550 worth of maintenance equipment stolen in a burglary at its Puunene headquarters last week. more »»

Initial OK given to acquire service center land

September 20, 2014 The Maui County Council on Friday gave initial approval to spend $7.1 million to acquire about 4 acres in Alexander & Baldwin’s Maui Business Park II in Kahului for a new county service center. more »»

Hurting for cash, Hawaii’s public hospitals make reductions

September 20, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Public hospitals across Hawaii are finding ways to reduce staff and cut services because they don’t have enough money to make ends meet. more »»

County / In Brief

September 20, 2014 Missed trash due to staff shortage A manpower shortage led to missed trash pickups in the Haiku area Friday, the county Solid Waste Division announced. more »»

No contest plea for marijuana charges

September 20, 2014 The head of a Paia-based medical marijuana advocacy group pleaded no contest to a trio of drug charges dating back to 2008 on Friday in 2nd Circuit Court. more »»

County’s jobless rate sinks to 4.2 percent

September 20, 2014 Maui County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent in August, down from 5 percent the same month a year ago, the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations reported Friday. more »»

Candidates slated to speak at all-day conference

September 20, 2014 Mayoral, gubernatorial and County Council candidates are slated to speak at the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce’s eighth annual Business Fest at the Grand Wailea on Oct. 2. more »»

Former school clerk to repay money she stole

September 20, 2014 WAILUKU — A former clerk at a Molokai charter school was ordered to repay more than $12,000 she stole over a five-month period, as she was sentenced Thursday for the thefts. more »»

Driver found dead in car a California man

September 20, 2014 A 19-year-old California man was found dead Thursday afternoon in an overturned car that went off a cliff into the water near D.T. Fleming Beach Park in Kapalua, police said. more »»

Likely deportation for man in sex assault case

September 20, 2014 WAILUKU — A Pohnpei man living in Kahului was sentenced to 18 months in jail Friday and likely faces deportation for sexually assaulting a woman after cutting her underwear with a razor blade last... more »»

Diverse pool of candidates for new UH-MC chancellor

September 19, 2014 KAHULUI — The five finalists for University of Hawaii Maui College chancellor come from diverse backgrounds, with one candidate for the top spot at the Maui college being part-Native American and a... more »»

Seed industry economic base for the county — economist

September 19, 2014 Economist Jack Suyderhoud did not directly talk about Maui’s upcoming Nov. more »»

Projects cited as economic drivers

September 19, 2014 Maui’s struggling residential construction industry has not gained enough traction to continue the Valley Isle’s economic recovery, especially as the island’s visitor industry appears to have... more »»


Alcoholics Anonymous September 21, 2014

two groups welcome everyone: Club 449 gay/lesbian group, 7:30 a.m., Kalama Park bandstand, 1900 block of South Kihei Road; and We Agnostics (no prayers), 10 a.m., 131 S. Kihei Road by the Maui Bridge Club; call 874-0214. Also, Maui Sunset group, 5-6 p.m. more »


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September 20, 2014 My letter to the editor of The Maui News regarding the GMO ban was published today: "There is disagreement whether the initiative on genetically modified organisms would be a moratorium or ... more »

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