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August 29, 2014 First Photo: Kihei Charter School Athletic Director James Sparke presents the school’s inaugural football team to the student body during a pep rally in the school’s auditorium Thursday afternoon. more »»

SHAKA: Kauai measure differs from initiative

August 29, 2014 There was no clear consensus this week on how a federal judge’s ruling against a Kauai County pesticides and bioengineered crops bill would affect a No. more »»

Kahului residents without water due to waterline break

August 29, 2014 A Maui County waterline broke early Thursday, leaving an area of Kahului without water for up to six hours, including the University of Hawaii Maui College, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and... more »»

Increases in visitor spending contribute to industry growth

August 29, 2014 Visitor expenditures on Maui grew by 8.2 percent to $36. more »»

MMMC staff cuts will be limited to Molokini, for now

August 29, 2014 Maui Memorial Medical Center administrators said this week that they do not anticipate cutting staff positions other than those associated with the closure of the hospital’s adolescent behavioral... more »»

Ex-coach among four men indicted on charges related to drug investigation

August 29, 2014 WAILUKU — A former Baldwin High School volleyball coach and three other men were indicted by a grand jury last week on charges related to a drug investigation by the Maui Police Department’s Crime... more »»

Firefighter crews rescue hiker

August 29, 2014 Firefighters rescued a 26-year-old Wisconsin woman who was hiking in Iao Valley on Wednesday after she reported feeling “very cold and exhausted,” fire officials said. more »»

Ranch works to rebuild

August 28, 2014 Ulupalakua Ranch is still reeling three weeks after Tropical Storm Iselle brought trees crashing down on fence lines, buildings and rooftops, but the ranch may soon receive help from the federal... more »»

MECO plan would slash power bills

August 28, 2014 A fever chart for Maui Electric Co. more »»

Molokai man receives prison in fraud case

August 28, 2014 A Molokai man, who earlier spent time in federal prison for an investment fraud scheme, was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison in connection with his operation of another investment... more »»

County/In Brief

August 28, 2014 Police say stabbing suspect came back A man under investigation for allegedly stabbing a woman during a domestic dispute Saturday was arrested again Tuesday afternoon when he returned to the Haiku... more »»

SNAP recipients get extension to report spoilage

August 28, 2014 Individuals or households that are receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will have extra time to apply for assistance if their food spoiled because of the effects of Tropical... more »»

Retiring pilot departs for new chapter in life

August 27, 2014 First Photo: Retiring United Airlines pilot Capt. Bob Johnson goes over his preflight checks with co-pilot Neil Powalski before departing on his final flight Tuesday afternoon at Kahului Airport. more »»

Draft EIS released for Pi‘ilani Promenade

August 27, 2014 A draft environmental impact statement has been released for the Pi‘ilani Promenade mixed-use project in north Kihei, a project planned to have 226 apartment units along with light industrial,... more »»

Two planners sought for land conservation program

August 27, 2014 The state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife is looking to hire two planners to conduct outreach and provide technical assistance to new landowners... more »»

Survey: W. Maui reefs in various states of health

August 27, 2014 The coral reefs offshore between Lahaina and Kaanapali may be some of the least healthy reefs along West Maui, possibly due to pollution from the Lahaina wastewater treatment plant and Olowalu... more »»

Offices will close in observance of Labor Day

August 27, 2014 Federal, state and Maui County offices and all public schools will be closed on Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. All public libraries will be closed from Saturday through Monday. more »»

County/In Brief

August 27, 2014 Man who frequents Paia reported to be missing Police were looking Tuesday for a 47-year-old man believed to be in the Paia area. more »»

Crash badly injures Kula man

August 27, 2014 An 18-year-old Kula man suffered life-threatening injuries when he lost control of the car he was driving, crossed the centerline and crashed into a rock embankment Tuesday, police said. more »»


Alcoholics Anonymous August 29, 2014

Primary Purpose Group meets noon, weekdays, and Young People's Group meets 7-8 p.m., Fridays, both in St. Theresa Church's Damien Room. Also, Maui Sunset group meets 5-6 p.m., daily, toward shoreline behind Maui Sunset condos, 1032 S. Kihei Road. See AA schedule at www.aamau. 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.