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South swell for surfers

January 18, 2015 FIRST PHOTO: A surfer races in front of a close-out wave near the entrance of the Kihei Boat Ramp as a channel marker looms ahead Saturday morning. more »»

Hospital bill to get lots of attention in Legislature

January 18, 2015 Time and the tenacity of Maui County’s state lawmakers will tell if this year’s legislative session will be the one that takes Maui Memorial Medical Center off life support. more »»

Downed trees knock out power

January 18, 2015 Downed trees in power lines left nearly 1,900 customers in parts of Haiku without electricity for about an hour early Saturday afternoon. The outage happened shortly before 1:30 p.m. more »»

Protecting & restoring Kahoolawe

January 18, 2015 KAHOOLAWE Roughly halfway into the hourlong boat ride from Kihei to Kahoolawe, the ‘Ohua veers hard right and its engine slows to a purr. more »»

Ironic twist in emergency landing

January 17, 2015 A Maui pilot who performed an emergency landing himself on Piilani Highway in 2013 helped locate a Cessna single-engine aircraft that made a forced landing Friday afternoon at the 3,000-foot... more »»

Council OKs funds for new service center

January 17, 2015 In its first regular meeting of the year, the Maui County Council voted Friday to approve a budget amendment to appropriate funds for the design and construction of a new county service center in... more »»

Learning from Hokule‘a

January 17, 2015 Crews on Hokule‘a and sister ship Hikianalia have found ways during their Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage to extend their branches back to their roots, including here on Maui, through their mission of... more »»

County / In Brief

January 17, 2015 Help sought in locating woman Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 40-year-old homeless woman who was reported missing Thursday mornin. more »»

Man gets prison in credit card case

January 17, 2015 WAILUKU — A five-year prison term was ordered Jan. 9 for a Kihei man who used a stolen credit card to make hundreds of dollars in purchase. more »»

Watchin’ for Whales

January 16, 2015 First Photo: Kevin Fisher of Calgary, Alberta, scans the waters off the pali lookout for humpback whales Thursday morning with daughter Klara, 3. more »»

Ellison’s Lanai plans could double isle’s population in 20 years

January 16, 2015 The wider scope of billionaire Larry Ellison’s plans for development of Lanai surfaced Thursday as Maui County Council Planning Committee members began their review of revisions to the Lanai... more »»

Molokai group pushes for community-based management

January 16, 2015 Growing tension between Molokai residents and outside fishermen is all the more reason for the island to adopt a community-based management plan sooner rather than later, one group says. more »»

Over 20 Hawaiian plants could be headed for endangered list

January 16, 2015 Eighteen Hawaiian flowering plants and four Hawaiian ferns endemic to one or more islands have been listed as new candidate species for addition to the U.S. more »»

MLK peace march expecting biggest turnout to date

January 16, 2015 The Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday is a “day on, not a day off,” according to Ayin Adams, African Americans on Maui Association event coordinator. more »»

Woman extradited back to Maui ordered to start 30-day jail term

January 16, 2015 A woman who didn’t turn herself in to serve a 30-day jail term last year was ordered to begin serving the term Thursday, following her arrest in California for allegedly violating requirements of he... more »»

County / In Brief

January 16, 2015 Lahaina woman, 61, hit by car A 61-year-old Lahaina woman was critically injured Wednesday afternoon when she was hit by a car while crossing Hanawai Street in Lahaina, police said. more »»

Potty Boot Camp operator on trial for alleged assault of toddler boy

January 15, 2015 WAILUKU — A pediatrician testified Wednesday she saw suspicious bruises when she examined a toddler the day after he attended a toilet-training “boot camp” at a Waiehu residence. Dr. more »»

Vog to hang around Maui

January 15, 2015 Vog from the erupting volcanoes on the Big Island will continue to hang over Maui County through next week, making life miserable and potentially hazardous for those with asthma and respiratory... more »»

MECO: No power rate increase – for now

January 15, 2015 Recognizing that its customers have been “enduring a high bill environment,” Maui Electric Co. more »»



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