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Hula competition held on Maui

September 16, 2014 FIRST PHOTO: With a blur of pu‘ili, or split bamboo, Washington state halau Ke‘ala ‘O Kamailelauli‘ili‘i performs “Kunihi Ka‘ena Holo I Ka Malie” with kumu hula Kamaile Hamada on Saturday afternoon... more »»

State department proposes cesspool conversions

September 16, 2014 Cesspools will have to be converted to septic tanks — at a cost estimated at more than $10,000 — within 180 days of the sale of residential properties if proposed revisions to the state Department o... more »»

Court ruling allows county to print ballots

September 16, 2014 With 2nd Circuit Judge Rhonda Loo dissolving a temporary restraining order Monday, an initiative proposing a genetically engineered organism farming moratorium can remain on the Nov. more »»

Strategic plan for Kahoolawe being finalized

September 16, 2014 The Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission is finalizing a strategic plan that it hopes will guide restoration efforts on the island for the next decade, even if the commission runs out of money and... more »»

County/In Brief

September 16, 2014 Crews extinguish driftwood fire A 10-by-30-foot area of ocean driftwood caught fire Sunday afternoon on a rocky shoreline near Kaae Road in Paukukalo, fire officials said. more »»

Aviation pioneer lays claim to code for airport

September 15, 2014 What is OGG? That’s the question Maui District Airports Manager Marvin Moniz probably gets asked the most, all in relation to the three-letter code for Kahului Airport that adorns tickets and luggag... more »»

Long-standing cooperation aids science program

September 15, 2014 A Japanese-run planetary observatory atop Haleakala that replaces a facility in Sendai damaged by the destructive 2011 earthquake was blessed Tuesday. more »»

DUI Sentences

September 15, 2014 The following sentences for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Sept. 3 to 12. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charge. more »»

Crime Watch

September 15, 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. 31 to Sept. 6. more »»

County/In Brief

September 15, 2014 Wailuku retaining wall project may disrupt traffic Work will begin today on a retaining wall at the intersection of Mill Street and Central Avenue in Wailuku. more »»

‘I serve . . . the community’

September 14, 2014 WAILUKU Long before he was selected to be the new Maui County police chief, Tivoli Faaumu was reaching out to community groups, businesses and other agencies, asking how police could work better wit... more »»

MECO: $700M undersea cable that links isles not economical

September 14, 2014 A high-voltage undersea cable between Maui and Oahu, estimated to cost $700 million or more, is not needed and would not be cost effective, Maui Electric Co. has concluded. more »»

Maui students semifinalists in bid for merit scholarship

September 14, 2014 Two Maui high school students have qualified as semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. more »»

County / In Brief

September 14, 2014 Crews contain 10-acre Haiku brush fire Firefighters battled a fire near Oili Road in Haiku on Saturday that consumed about 10 acres of brush. more »»

Making a splash

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Healthy living environment project seeks participants

September 14, 2014 A select number of Hawaii communities will have an opportunity to partake in a project that makes permanent policy and social network changes to create a healthier living environment, according to a... more »»

Efforts on track to save train

September 13, 2014 Efforts to save and revive the Sugar Cane Train remained on track with a Hawaii investor “seriously pursuing the acquisition” of the 45-year-old attraction and continuing its operation in West Maui,... more »»

Haiku brush fire contained

September 13, 2014 Firefighters battled a fire near Oili Road in Haiku on Saturday that consumed about 10 acres of brush. more »»

Telescope zeros in on ‘target date’

September 13, 2014 WAILEA — Parts are being manufactured as far away as Spain and Germany for the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, which is scheduled to be operational by July 2019 atop Haleakala. more »»


Medicare & Medicaid 101 Seminar September 17, 2014

Join us for a FREE Educational Seminar to get the basics about what Medicare and Medicaid are, what the various plans cover, and how to qualify for coverage. Seminar will repeat on 9/17 and 10/15 and will be held in the Care Home by Hale Makua Dining Room, 1540 Lower Main St., Wailuku at 6 p.m. more »


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