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Maui Brand: The end of a sweet success story

July 10, 2016 PUUNENE — Large amber-colored sugar crystals pour into containers like glistening jewels carefully handled by Maui Brand workers at the Puunene Mill. more »»

Memorial for patients who died at Kalaupapa moves closer to becoming reality

July 10, 2016 A proposed memorial years in the making is becoming a reality in Kalaupapa, providing a tangible place to remember the thousands of individuals who were sent to the settlement, many of whom were... more »»

Olowalu area fire spreads to 1,300 acres overnight

July 10, 2016 The brush fire that broke out Friday in the Ukumehame-Olowalu area has scorched around 1,300 acres and was about 30 percent contained on Saturday afternoon, a Maui Fire Department official said. more »»

Maui welcomes 2 warriors

July 10, 2016 KAHULUI — After more than 70 surgeries and four years of hospital stays, Ralph DeQuebec, who lost his legs while fighting in Afghanistan, is finally on vacation. “We need a vacation. more »»

County / In Brief

July 10, 2016 Radio show to air live from Maui today A nationally syndicated radio travel show will air live from The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua today with local guests, according to an announcement from KAOI Radio... more »»

Maui girl who became Carondelet nun dies

July 10, 2016 Sister Rose Damien Malabon, a Maui girl who became the island’s first sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, died June 29 on Oahu. She was 84. Malabon was named “Inez” when she was born Jan. more »»

New brush fire ignites in West Maui

July 9, 2016 The second large brush fire in a week burned to within 50 to 100 feet of a home at the top of Ehehene Street in Ukumehame, shut down Honoapiilani Highway for about 30 minutes Friday evening, and... more »»

Volunteers offer instruction, but children need equipment

July 9, 2016 At Waiale Park in Wailuku, dirt patches in the grass are used as bases and four baseball gloves are shared by 30 children. more »»

Judge dismisses whistleblower suit against county

July 9, 2016 WAILUKU — A 2nd Circuit judge has dismissed a nearly four-year-long whistleblower lawsuit against Maui County bought by a former liquor control officer trainee. more »»

Union members show support for legislation

July 9, 2016 More than 50 sign-wavers from the Hawaii Government Employees Association showed support Friday for their members at the three Maui County public hospitals affected by the state’s privatization of... more »»

Multiple crimes lead to 10 years in prison for man

July 9, 2016 WAILUKU — A man who had been paroled when he reversed a stolen pickup truck into a police car and committed other crimes was sentenced last month to a 10-year prison term. more »»

County / In Brief

July 9, 2016 Park area to close for ant control The Holua backcountry area of Haleakala National Park will be closed from Thursday evening to late Friday afternoon to allow park biologists to work on controlling... more »»

Man gets probation for Molotov cocktail

July 9, 2016 WAILUKU — A man who said he wanted to be part of his family members’ lives after accepting a plea agreement that allowed his release from jail was placed on five years’ probation June 24 for throwin... more »»

Boyfriend: Someone dropped the ball

July 8, 2016 The boyfriend of Anastasia Duval, who died in an SUV that plunged off a cliff near Hana, is not pleased that a murder charge was thrown out last month against Duval’s twin sister, who was driving th... more »»

Taiko drum, obon song are gifts from Japan

July 8, 2016 A Japanese traditional drum-maker Wednesday put the final nails into a taiko drum he donated to Maui Taiko last year. more »»

Chan Hodges launches bid for Congress

July 8, 2016 After saying that U.S. Rep. more »»

Transfer of county hospitals to Kaiser still on hold

July 8, 2016 On July 1, operational control of three Maui County public hospitals was supposed to have been transferred to health care provider Kaiser Permanente, sealing a historic public-private partnership... more »»

Kahului man gets time served in jail, probation for sexual assault of minor

July 8, 2016 WAILUKU — A Kahului man was placed on five years’ probation Thursday for sexually assaulting a minor two years ago. more »»

Brush fires doused in Happy Valley and Pukalani

July 8, 2016 Two brush fires — one apparently caused by fireworks — Wednesday kept firefighters busy in Happy Valley and Pukalani, a Maui Fire Department official said. more »»

County/In Brief

July 8, 2016 Crews continue to monitor hot spots of Maalaea fire The 4,700-acre Maalaea brush fire that has been burning since Saturday was 80 to 90 percent contained Thursday morning, according to a Maui Fire... more »»

 
 
 

 

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