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Customer benefit fund and local control of utility among promises

September 1, 2015 Aside from promising to lower residential electric bills as part of its acquisition of Hawaiian Electric, NextEra Energy announced it would establish a $10 million customer benefit fund paid over... more »»

Ignacio to pass to northeast of county today

September 1, 2015 Hurricane Ignacio is forecast to pass by Maui County today with less than a 20 percent chance of tropical storm-force winds hitting Maui, the state Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said Monday... more »»

Bright light seen over islands identified as burning satellite

September 1, 2015 A bright light “the size of a 747” jetliner in the skies above Maui and other parts of the state Sunday evening was actually a Russian spy satellite burning up in the Earth’s atmosphere, astronomers... more »»

Hikers stranded by floodwaters rescued

September 1, 2015 For the second time in a week, firefighters were called Sunday to rescue hikers who were stranded by floodwaters on the Bamboo Forest trail in East Maui. Responding to a 1:09 p.m. more »»

Lowe’s closes on business park lot

September 1, 2015 The sale of an 11-acre parcel in Alexander & Baldwin’s Maui Business Park II to Lowe’s for about $18.7 million has closed, A&B announced Monday. more »»

County/In Brief

September 1, 2015 Girl, 9, suffers minor injuries after falling 25 feet A 9-year-old California girl collided with a bridge support and tumbled over the side into a streambed on Haleakala Highway on Saturday mornin. more »»

Storm to bring rain, high surf as it passes north of islands

August 31, 2015 The “main impacts” Maui will see from Hurricane Ignacio will be high surf along east-facing shores, said a meteorologist with the National Weather Service on Oahu on Sunday. more »»

Molokai sisters win award for study on invasive trees

August 31, 2015 A Molokai High School junior and her sister predict that if no management plan is done on the invasive red mangrove on Molokai it will overtake nearly 40 percent of Molokai’s fringing reef in the... more »»

Author Wayne W. Dyer dies

August 31, 2015 Wayne W. Dyer, a best-selling author and self-help guru, died on Maui on Saturday night at age 75, according to a post on his Facebook page and NBC News. more »»

Woman gets probation, ordered to repay money in welfare fraud case

August 31, 2015 WAILUKU — A Wailuku woman has been ordered to perform 500 hours of community service and to repay more than $10,000 in welfare benefits she illegally collected. more »»

County/In Brief

August 31, 2015 Parade applications due Wednesday Participants have until Wednesday to turn in their applications to march in the Maui Fair Parade on Sept. 24. Applications are available at www.mauifai. more »»

Dui Sentences

August 31, 2015 The following sentences for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor during the period of Aug. 25 to 27. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. more »»

Crime Watch

August 31, 2015 THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from Aug. 16 to 22. more »»

Police honor 3 for valor

August 30, 2015 WAILUKU — After a neighbor said a woman was still inside a burning Kahului home, officer Rusty Iokia couldn’t imagine how anyone could survive, with the front half of the house engulfed in flames. more »»

Makena’s Borge cited for exceptional service

August 30, 2015 WAILUKU — When a visitor called 911 for help after her friend fell in the ocean and was battered by waves, an emergency dispatcher called on Makena resident Patrick Borge to help. more »»

Is the red sand a warning?

August 30, 2015 Kaihalulu Beach in Hana is well-known as a dramatic hidden cove of deep red sand and jagged black lava rocks, but getting there can be dangerous. more »»

Ignacio tracking northwest with hurricane force

August 30, 2015 A tropical storm watch was issued for Maui County on Saturday and Mayor Alan Arakawa signed an emergency proclamation as Hurricane Ignacio continued to spin toward the island. more »»

For Kihei man, there is life beyond snorkel gear

August 30, 2015 Most on Maui know Robert Wintner as the founder of Snorkel Bob’s gear shops, but the 67-year-old Kihei resident is also an accomplished autho. more »»

Waiehu man on parole sentenced to 6 years in prison

August 30, 2015 WAILUKU — Prison terms totaling six years were ordered Wednesday for a Waiehu man who was on parole when he struck a woman at a beach to steal her car last year. more »»

Wedding belles

August 30, 2015 FIRST PHOTO: Dibea Oshiro of Makeup By Dibea gives Wailuku’s Chantelyn Gerard-Pieper a preview Saturday during the Maui Wedding Expo at King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu. more »»



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