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Holiday spent together

September 2, 2014 Residents celebrated Labor Day on Monday with volleyball, water slides, food and even baptisms at Kamaole Beach Park III in Kihei. more »»

MECO signs agreement to buy liquefied natural gas

September 2, 2014 Maui Electric Co. has signed a 15-year agreement with FortisBC Energy to buy liquefied natural gas capacity, MECO has disclosed. more »»

Questions about liquefied natural gas answered

September 2, 2014 What is liquefied natural gas? When natural gas is cooled to minus 259 degrees, it becomes a clear, colorless, odorless liqui. more »»

Man arrested for kicking out police car window

September 2, 2014 A Pukalani man was arrested Thursday after kicking out a rear passenger window of a police car and attempting to flee from officers, according to a court document. more »»

Revisions to sign design guidelines to be discussed

September 2, 2014 The Maui County Cultural Resources Commission will continue its discussion on proposed revisions to design guidelines for signs in the Lahaina Historic District at its Thursday meeting. more »»

Craft fair guide to be published

September 2, 2014 The Maui News’ annual Holiday Craft Fair Guide will be published in the Oct. 19 issue. To be included in the guide, submit the following information no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 13. * Name of the even. more »»

Group forms in response to GMO initiative

September 1, 2014 A group of some 1,500 farmers, ranchers, residents and others has formed to support genetically modified organism operations in Maui County, and rival the anti-GMO group SHAKA Movement. more »»

Kihei man charged with murder in beating death

September 1, 2014 An 18-year-old Kihei man has been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal beating of a man at Kalama Park. more »»

Maui Police Commission to interview chief candidates

September 1, 2014 The Maui Police Commission will hold a meeting to interview and discuss Maui police chief candidates at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Maui Beach Hotel’s Elleair Rainbow Room in Kahului. more »»

Maui native honored by U.S. Coast Guard

September 1, 2014 Wesley Mundy is stationed 5,000 miles away from his home island of Maui, training and preparing hundreds of students for overseas deployment with the U.S. Coast Guard. more »»

Crime Watch

September 1, 2014 THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from Aug. 17 to 23. more »»

Dui Sentences

September 1, 2014 The following sentences for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Aug. 20 to 28. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charge. more »»

UH Maui Fit reopens, to pay better attention to members

August 31, 2014 KAHULUI — Fitting in a workout around class and work schedules, women and men take martial arts fighting stances as they throw punches while moving across a mirrored room. more »»

Trash cutbacks, holiday changes to pickup service cause an uproar

August 31, 2014 Some Maui residents are frustrated over the county’s cutbacks of curbside trash collection and the discontinuation of curbside trash collections and landfill hours on holidays. more »»

County / In Brief

August 31, 2014 Swimmer, 60, of Arizona dies A 60-year-old Arizona man died after experiencing difficulties while swimming and becoming unresponsive as he was being brought to shore Saturday fronting the Sheraton... more »»

Program to expedite tax assessment process

August 31, 2014 Maui County is partnering with a Canadian company to use an assessment analysis program that uses digital photographs, building sketches and analytics to expedite and more accurately assess property... more »»

Discussion format to encourage more public commentary

August 31, 2014 In order to encourage more input from the community, the mayor’s community budget hearings this fall will include a new “discussion format” that will allow residents to talk directly to department... more »»

Panel set to inspect housing project site

August 31, 2014 The Maui County Council’s Land Use Committee will conduct a site inspection at 10 a.m. more »»

Bail remains substantial due to pending charges

August 31, 2014 Bail was reduced to $100,000 for a man charged with violating a temporary restraining order by returning to a Haiku property three days after he allegedly stabbed his wife at a residence there durin... more »»


Maui Civil Air Patrol September 2, 2014

Composite Squadrons, 5:30-8 p.m., Kihei Charter High School in the Kihei Commercial Center, for youths 12-17 and parents (call 344-7027 or see; and 7 p.m. in Puunene (call 877-6117). more »


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  1. It promises welcome relief for high power bills.
  2. It threatens to charge solar power customers for being on the island grid.
  3. It's overly ambitious, unlikely to happen anytime soon without infrastructure for liquefied natural gas.
  4. Believe it when it happens, not before.

Restating the Obvious

Practical and impractical politics

September 1, 2014 It is perhaps unfair to criticize the Arabs, with an unbroken political history of straightup despotism, for spoiling their attempts at democracy, considering that with our two centuries of... more »

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