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Cane burning suit to continue

February 6, 2016 WAILUKU — A legal attempt by a group seeking to halt cane burning by Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. more »»

Appeals court to hear GMO moratorium case

February 6, 2016 The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments about whether to overturn a federal judge’s ruling last year that struck down a Maui County voter-approved moratorium on genetically modified... more »»

Injunction against work on Maalaea housing project issued

February 6, 2016 A 2nd Circuit judge Friday granted a preliminary injunction against further work on the 113-unit Ma‘alaea Plantation housing subdivision — with the developers announcing after the ruling that they... more »»

Witnesses describe car theft, assault

February 6, 2016 WAILUKU — A Canadian tourist testified she was terrified when a man got into the driver’s seat of her rental car while she waited for her husband to check into a Kihei hotel early Sunday. more »»

Council to travel to Lanai to discuss community plan

February 6, 2016 Maui County Council members approved a recommendation Friday to take the Lanai Community Plan update to Lanai for a public hearing March 12. more »»

15 apply for county’s 2 medical marijuana dispensary licenses

February 6, 2016 Fifteen companies — with notable officers including state Sen. J. more »»

County / In Brief

February 6, 2016 Man, 32, sought for attempted arson Police have issued an all-points bulletin for a 32-year-old Kahului man suspected of trying to set fire to Maui Oil Co. more »»

Man gets jail for violating restraining order

February 6, 2016 WAILUKU — A man who was on probation for twice abusing a woman when he violated a temporary restraining order she obtained last year was sentenced Tuesday to consecutive jail terms totaling two years. more »»

The final harvest begins

February 5, 2016 Work on the final harvest at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. continued late last month after the news of the end of sugar cultivation in Hawaii was announce. more »»

Bill to address short-term rentals

February 5, 2016 The County Council Planning Committee drew closer Thursday to the completion of a bill that would change several portions of the county’s short-term vacation rental home law to support tourism while... more »»

El Nino leaves rain gauges with that empty feeling

February 5, 2016 On the heels of a wet 2015, the dry winter effects of El Nino appear to be taking hold in Maui County with rainfall way below average at all rain gauges in Maui County in January, according to the... more »»

Kahului man gets 60 days in jail for sending sexual videos to teenage girl

February 5, 2016 WAILUKU — With the victim’s mother saying a defendant’s actions had a “horrendous” effect on her family, a Kahului man was sentenced to a 60-day jail term for sending sexual videos to a teenage girl... more »»

County / In Brief

February 5, 2016 Kipahulu road to be closed for testing A portion of Piilani Highway in Kipahulu will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Fe. more »»

County accepting recycling grant applications

February 5, 2016 Grant applications for county recycling programs currently are being accepted by the county Department of Environmental Management. more »»

10 years later, man who caused fatal crash goes to jail

February 5, 2016 WAILUKU — Nearly a decade after a fatal collision on Piilani Highway, a Kahului man was taken into custody Jan. more »»

Water commission looking to fill some vacant positions

February 5, 2016 Applications currently are being accepted for a vacancy on the state Commission on Water Resource Management for a four-year term that begins July 1. more »»

DOE begins annual quality survey

February 5, 2016 The state Department of Education has begun its annual School Quality Survey to gather feedback from students, parents/guardians and staff about the public schools. more »»

Making way for easy airport access

February 4, 2016 (First Photo): Rock work on a large scale progresses along the new Kahului Airport access road near the airport Tuesday. more »»

Arguments begin in Stop Cane Burning lawsuit

February 4, 2016 WAILUKU — If Stop Cane Burning and three Maui residents prevail in their lawsuit, it could impact more than 140 agricultural operations in the state — including taro farmers — and invalidate... more »»

Judge: ‘The only just sentence is a maximum sentence’

February 4, 2016 WAILUKU — Saying lives were forever affected by the brutal, vicious and cruel crimes, a judge Wednesday ordered prison terms totaling 40 years for a man who participated in a series of robberies and... more »»

Lanaians unhappy with community plan changes

February 4, 2016 Maui County Council members will take up the Lanai Community Plan update at their regular meeting Friday and, again, at a public hearing March 12 on Lana. more »»



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Book Review 359: A Black Woman's Civil War Memoirs

February 3, 2016 A BLACK WOMAN’S CIVIL WAR MEMOIRS, by Susie King Taylor. 154 pages, illustrated. Markus Weiner paperback, $9. more »

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