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July 26, 2014 Traffic stop leads to charges for man Police reported finding black tar heroin in a car driven by a Haiku man who was arrested Tuesday night for driving under the influence of drugs. more »»

Man who molested 10-year-old at beach gets jail

July 26, 2014 WAILUKU — A 2nd Circuit Court judge sentenced a Kahului man to one year in jail for having sexual contact with a 10-year-old girl last year. more »»

Campaigns busy as primary approaches

July 26, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — With just two weeks remaining before Hawaii’s primary election, candidates running for governor and U.S. Congress have been facing off in debates and gathering endorsements. more »»

End of the line for ‘important part of the history of Maui’

July 25, 2014 Lahaina Kaanapali & Pacific Railroad has taken some 15 million passengers through West Maui on its iconic “Sugar Cane Train” ride since 1969. Its last riders will be going aboard Aug. 1. more »»

GMO initiative will appear on Nov. 4 ballot; council defers

July 25, 2014 Maui County Council members declined to take action Thursday on a voter-initiated bill to impose a moratorium on genetically engineered crops until they can be proven safe. more »»

Candidate: Arrest example of ‘what is not pono’

July 25, 2014 Mayoral candidate Beau Hawkes was arrested near the Maui County building in Wailuku on Wednesday morning after he ran from a police officer, who deployed a Taser to immobilize Hawkes after he had... more »»

Man nets 1-year term with plea deal in assault case

July 25, 2014 WAILUKU — With a victim saying she had forgiven her boyfriend for assaulting her, he was sentenced July 17 to a one-year jail term as part of four years’ probatio. more »»

NTSB: Pilot error cause of Pukoo copter crash

July 25, 2014 After a nearly three-year investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board determined that the probable cause of a helicopter crash in Pukoo that killed all five people aboard stemmed from... more »»

County/In Brief

July 25, 2014 Walk-in absentee voting to start Monday Walk-in absentee voting for the primary election, set for Aug. 9, gets underway Monday, the Office of the County Clerk announced. more »»

Man sentenced to 5 years in sex assault says he’s ‘not a predator’

July 25, 2014 WAILUKU — A man who said he was “high” on methamphetamine when he sexually molested a 5-year-old girl is serving a five-year prison term. Alan M. more »»

MMMC officials asked to keep open its adolescent health unit

July 24, 2014 WAILUKU — To cope with a projected $13 million budget shortfall this year, Maui Memorial Medical Center officials are considering closing Molokini II, the hospital’s adolescent behavioral health... more »»

‘It was horrible’

July 24, 2014 Following the death of an Austin, Texas, man who was snorkeling with a group at Molokini Crater on Sunday, the owner and operator of the world-renowned tour boat has spoken out, calling it a “freak... more »»

Wailea average room rate sets May record

July 24, 2014 The average daily room rate was $37. more »»

Around 200 testify to panel on county GMO moratorium

July 24, 2014 Around 200 testifiers on Maui and Molokai showed up in force again Wednesday to be heard before the Maui County Council’s Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee as it continued to review an... more »»

Man freed on bail in drug trafficking

July 24, 2014 WAILUKU — A Kihei man has been ordered to turn over his passport after being released on $275,000 bail in a methamphetamine trafficking investigation. more »»

County/In Brief

July 24, 2014 Woman dies after spinal cord injury A 42-year-old Arizona woman died Saturday at Maui Memorial Medical Center after firefighters and paramedics pulled her from the ocean fronting the Makena Surf... more »»

Waiehu man gets 10 years in robbery

July 24, 2014 WAILUKU — With his attorney saying the defendant has faced challenges since birth, a Waiehu man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for breaking into a van where his ex-girlfriend was living and... more »»



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