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A parapet wall ‘face-lift’

August 25, 2016 A Kona Winds Construction worker transports a parapet wall Tuesday afternoon to be placed on the side of Sears at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Cente. more »»

 
 
 
Capobianco seen driving 4Runner in Hana

August 25, 2016 WAILUKU — A former co-worker said she was “shocked” to see murder suspect Steven Capobianco driving a Toyota 4Runner in Hana on the night he told police he last saw his pregnant ex-girlfriend. more »»

Work on new roads is being trumped by repairs

August 25, 2016 Future phases of the Lahaina and Paia bypass roads and other long-awaited Maui highway projects are being deferred while the state concentrates more on maintaining existing road. more »»

Maui Calls with vintage aloha

August 25, 2016 Barbara Elam (left) and Maui Calls honorary Chairperson Honey Bun Haynes peruse silent auction items during the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s 22nd annual Maui Calls fundraising event on Friday night... more »»

State DLNR agrees with proposed dolphin buffer zone

August 25, 2016 The state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced its support Wednesday for a proposed rule that would require people to stay at least 50 yards away “by any means” from Hawaiian spinner... more »»

Parking woes could last through September at ‘Ahihi-Kina‘u reserve

August 25, 2016 Visitors to ‘Ahihi-Kina‘u Natural Area Reserve and the Keone‘oi‘o (La Perouse Bay) area can expect limited parking and traffic delays from Monday through Sept. more »»

Maui new vehicle sales grow 4 percent in year’s first 5 months

August 25, 2016 Maui auto and light truck sales increased 4 percent, from 2,838 to 2,952, in the first five months of this year, compared with the same period in 2015, according to a Hawaii Auto Outlook report on... more »»

County charity walkers exceed $1 million goal

August 25, 2016 Maui County’s 38th annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk broke records across the state in raising nearly $. more »»

County wildfire protection plans announced

August 25, 2016 Three Community Wildfire Protection Plans for Maui County have been completed, officials said. more »»

Capobianco trial resumes: It smelled ‘like death’

August 24, 2016 WAILUKU — As he was driving to Nahiku to join in the search for a missing pregnant woman, a man said there was a smell “like death” before Keanae near the area where her clothing and belongings were... more »»

Panel defers action on proposal to allow special events at Wailuku Heights home

August 24, 2016 WAILUKU — Nearly 70 testifiers were divided Tuesday over resident Leona Rocha Wilson’s proposal to host special events, including weddings, at her spacious Lona Ridge property in Wailuku Heights. more »»

Judge grants TRO to block severance law

August 24, 2016 A 1st Circuit Court judge has granted the Employees’ Retirement System request to grant a temporary restraining order to block, at least for now, the state’s implementation of a law that retirement... more »»

Want to swim with dolphins?

August 24, 2016 HONOLULU — Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State’s most popular tourist activities and the industry that has... more »»

STEM students shine at education fundraiser

August 24, 2016 The Maui Economic Development Board raised more than $330,000 this year and bestowed about $20,000 in awards during Saturday’s 10th annual Ke Alahele Education Fund Benefit Dinner & Auction at The... more »»

Class action filed in hepatitis A outbreak

August 24, 2016 A Honolulu law firm filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday arising from the hepatitus A outbreak in Hawaii, according to an announcement from Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher. more »»

County/In Brief

August 24, 2016 Park to waive fees for centennial In honor of its centennial birthday, Haleakala National Park will waive entrance fees from Thursday to Sunday. more »»

Local Briefs

August 24, 2016 Pre-retirement class at Kaunoa In response to requests from residents looking for information to help make smart financial decisions, AARP Hawaii and Kaunoa Senior Center are hosting a free workshop... more »»

Experts puzzled by rate of Kula toddler’s growth

August 23, 2016 A 15-month-old Kula girl may be one of the heaviest toddlers in the world, and doctors have no idea why and how she continues to grow. more »»

CARE Act will give caregivers a helping hand

August 23, 2016 WAIKAPU — Pukalani resident Kathleen Phillips was brought to tears when the state Legislature in the last session passed the CARE Act, designed to help unpaid caregivers receive medical instruction... more »»

Ex-bank teller gets 30 days for stealing from elderly customers

August 23, 2016 WAILUKU — A 30-day jail term was ordered for a former Wailuku bank teller who was convicted of making dozens of fraudulent transactions to steal from the accounts of two elderly customers. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Restating the Obvious

Mass guilt

August 21, 2016 Here is an episode I was not aware of but that resonates today: From Politico Magazine, a story about rounding up Muslims in America. Read the whole thing. more »

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