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100-year-old map helps reveal perimeter of island

September 29, 2016 LAHAINA — Using a century-old map that others before them didn’t have, a team of archaeologists has painstakingly unearthed several sections of pohaku, or rock walls, that are helping define the... more »»

New building worth the wait at Maui Waena

September 29, 2016 KAHULUI — The more than decadelong wait for Maui Waena Intermediate School’s new classroom building is finally over. Well, almost. more »»

County / In Brief

September 29, 2016 Five brush fires keep Molokai crews busy Molokai firefighters responded to five brush fires, each 200 to 300 yards apart, along a 1-mile stretch of Maunaloa Highway in Kaunakakai on Tuesday, a fire... more »»

Special rate, voyage offered for Lanai event

September 29, 2016 The Lanai Fifth Friday event is this week and special ferry arrangements have been made for travelers from Lahaina Harbor. more »»

Anaergia loses bid for lower rates on programs from PUC

September 29, 2016 Anaergia Services lost its bid to obtain preferential rates for its biogas and trash conversion programs on Maui when the state Public Utilities Commission issued a ruling Monday in favor of Hawaiia... more »»

Gates to remain open at night at Kanaha Beach Park

September 29, 2016 Night access to Kanaha Beach Park will not be gated beginning Saturday as originally planne. more »»

Man who acted as his own legal counsel found guilty as charged

September 29, 2016 WAILUKU — A man who acted as his own lawyer and called the case against him “smoke and mirrors” was found guilty of attempting to sell quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana that were found in ... more »»

Students bank on citrus success

September 29, 2016 Maui High School freshman Joshua Cua, 14, prepares the ground for a tangerine tree while helping plant an orchard at Maui Waena Intermediate School Saturday mornin. more »»

Fire Prevention Week to focus on life (and death) of smoke alarms

September 29, 2016 With Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 9 to 15, the Maui County Fire Department is reminding residents that smoke alarms need to be replaced every 10 years. more »»

Witness testifies to seeing torched 4Runner

September 28, 2016 WAILUKU — A missing pregnant woman’s vehicle was burned but otherwise intact and upright near the “Jaws” surf spot in Peahi the night after she was last seen, a Haiku resident testified Tuesday. more »»

Maui marijuana dispensary ready to grow

September 28, 2016 KAHULUI — Maui Wellness Group LLC — one of the island’s two groups issued the first medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Hawaii — plans to begin selling product from its dispensary location in... more »»

Cannabis testing lab ready for work in Kahului

September 28, 2016 PharmLabs Hawaii LLC is installing and calibrating equipment in its main Hawaii lab in Kahului this week that soon will be available to medical marijuana licensees for testing of their cannabis for... more »»

‘Christmas-tree lady’ remembered for holiday spirit

September 28, 2016 Helen McCord can simply be remembered as the lady who passed out candy canes to children as families shopped for Christmas trees at her family-owned Kula Botanical Garden. more »»

Some see trouble in growing number of small satellites

September 28, 2016 There’s a trend toward sending more small satellites into space, but some are raising concerns that large numbers of these nonmaneuverable spacecraft could create unmanageable traffic problems. more »»

Lahaina town folks hit the beach to clean up

September 28, 2016 Rob Lucas (left) and Jonny Petereit carry trash bags during Lahaina town’s 12th Town Clean Up held Saturday. more »»

County / In Brief

September 28, 2016 Missing Haiku man is found in Kahului A Haiku man who was reported missing last week was located Saturday in Kahului, police said. Keith Ishida, 45, was found in good health, according to police. more »»

Local Briefs

September 28, 2016 Rummage sale, animal blessing set There will be a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and an animal blessing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Kula Shingon Mission. more »»

Celebrating Okinawan Culture

September 27, 2016 First Photo: Maui Ryukyu Culture Group dancers Pat Meya (from foreground), Janet Miyahira, June Konno and Toshiko Nisihara perform Saturday during the Maui Okinawan Festival at the Maui Mall in... more »»

$21 million contract awarded for work on Kihei high school

September 27, 2016 Progress continues on the long-awaited Kihei high school, with a $21 million contract awarded last week for infrastructure work, but costs continue to climb and the completion date keeps being pushe... more »»

Locations sought for wastewater storage tank

September 27, 2016 After strong opposition from the Kaanapali community over the most recently proposed site for a million-gallon treated wastewater storage tank, the county Department of Environmental Management is... more »»

Philippine Consulate to do outreach on Maui, Molokai

September 27, 2016 The Philippine Consulate will conduct a mobile outreach on Molokai and Maui in early October, visiting Molokai on Saturday and Sunday, and Maui on Oct. 15 and 16. more »»



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Restating the Obvious

What the community wants

September 28, 2016 I went to a meeting of the revived Wailuku Community Association Monday evening. Community is an exaggeration. Of about 20 people there, all but 5 or 6 were on the county payrol. more »

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