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Plant restoration efforts are finding some success on Maui

August 29, 2016 ULUPALAKUA — Maui has made great strides toward saving some of its most vulnerable native plants, but many local habitats are still facing “desperate situations,” environmental experts said Sunday. more »»

 
 
 
Tropical storm headed toward the islands

August 29, 2016 A tropical storm continued on a path toward Hawaii on Sunday, possibly bringing wind and rain to the islands as President Barack Obama visits Oahu this week. more »»

County/In Brief

August 29, 2016 Department issues brown water advisory The state Department of Health’s Clean Water Branch has issued a brown water advisory for Honokahua Bay in West Mau. more »»

Crime Watch

August 29, 2016 THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from Aug. 14 to 20. more »»

HC&S testing crops, like sorghum, that can be used for feed and fuel

August 28, 2016 PUUNENE — Sorghum is a top contender to replace sugar cane in some of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.’s 36,000 acres after the plantation closes at the end of this yea. more »»

Biodiversity fest honors indigenous crops

August 28, 2016 Conservation was the watchword at Maui County’s first-ever Indigenous Crop Biodiversity Festival, held Saturday at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. more »»

Lanai, Molokai get new batch of heath aide graduates

August 28, 2016 The first group of Molokai and Lanai school health aides have graduated from the University of Hawaii Maui College. more »»

County / In Brief

August 28, 2016 Search called after hikers reappear A search for overdue hikers on the Commando Trail was called off Saturday morning after the two made their way back to their car, a fire official said. At 7:33 a.m. more »»

Maui’s voyaging canoe sets sail

August 28, 2016 Mo‘okiha o Pi‘ilani, Maui’s first oceanic voyaging canoe in 600 years, sets sail from Maalaea Harbor on Saturday mornin. more »»

Some disruptions cannot be avoided as Hana state park gets new walkway

August 28, 2016 Work to replace a nearly 50-year-old walkway at the 105-acre Wai‘anapanapa State Park in Hana will begin Sept. 6, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced. The $1. more »»

Hana man gets 18 months in jail for meth possession

August 28, 2016 WAILUKU — A man who was “bringing the Hana community down” when he was arrested with a quantity of drugs at Hana Bay on New Year’s Eve was sentenced to an 18-month jail ter. more »»

Upcountry school blesses new pavilion for student use

August 28, 2016 A new pavilion at the Carden Academy of Maui has been completed at the school’s Pukalani campus, the school announced. Kahu Kalani Wong presided over a blessing ceremony Aug. 1. more »»

Operator of Molokai ferry seeks to shut down service

August 27, 2016 Three decades of transporting workers, tourists and student athletes aboard the Molokai ferry may come to an end in a few weeks as the operator seeks to shut down operations in the face of mounting... more »»

Former Judge Takashi Kitaoka dies at age 104

August 27, 2016 Takashi Kitaoka was remembered Friday as the first Maui-born judge to serve the Maui County circuit, a first sergeant who fought in the famed 100th Infantry Battalion during World War II and an... more »»

County / In Brief

August 27, 2016 Wailea woman pulled from ocean A 59-year-old Wailea woman was pulled unresponsive from the ocean off Kamaole Beach Park I on Friday, a Maui Fire Department official sai. more »»

Woman was ‘scared’ after seeing Capobianco in Hana

August 27, 2016 WAILUKU — Although it was nighttime when the Toyota 4Runner drove past in Hana, a woman testified Friday that a streetlight and house lights lit up the area so she could recognize the driver as... more »»

Whale in distress spotted off Maui

August 27, 2016 A humpback whale in distress that may be the first whale of the 2016-17 season was sighted by a Blue Hawaiian helicopter and two vessels Thursday. more »»

MPD conducting study of body-worn cameras

August 27, 2016 The Maui Police Department currently is conducting a one-month feasibility study on the use of Axon body-worn cameras, the department announced Wednesda. more »»

Canoe to be used to carry dignitaries

August 27, 2016 Mo‘okiha o Pi‘ilani, Maui’s first oceanic voyaging canoe in 600 years, sets sail today to join the Hikianalia and Hawai‘iloa canoes on Oahu to carry dignitaries from Pacific Island nations to the... more »»

Cop on top

August 26, 2016 Maui Special Olympics athletes Brandon DeCambra (left) and Alan Gascon joke around Thursday afternoon in front of Walmart in Kahului. more »»

Groups struggle to communicate about solar telescope installation

August 26, 2016 KULA — The exterior building for the Daniel . more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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The big kill

August 27, 2016 Although I said I wouldn’t have more to say about guns, reflecting on the book “Bloodlands” got me to thinkin. more »

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