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Desalination plant off the table for now

January 29, 2015 LANAI CITY — Lanai residents are frustrated that for now at least, Pulama Lana‘i is not going forward with a proposed desalination plant to extract fresh water from saltwater, a decision that has... more »»

Witness: ‘I wen . . . kill him,’ defendant told him

January 29, 2015 WAILUKU — A witness said that murder suspect Jesse Hueu admitted to killing a man at Maliko Gulch last month and described how he used a baseball bat to strike the man in the head, hands and knees. more »»

Strike would close Kaiser’s Kihei Clinic

January 29, 2015 Kaiser Permanente announced plans Wednesday to deal with a possible six-day strike beginning next week by its unionized workers by temporarily closing several of its Hawaii clinics. more »»

The Golden Class

January 29, 2015 WAILUKU — Retired 2nd Circuit Chief Judge Shackley Raffetto looked upon the 50th graduating class of Maui/Molokai Drug Court on Wednesday with pride. more »»

MMMC ER is getting busier as flu cases spike in January

January 29, 2015 Maui Memorial Medical Center is getting busier, with more patient visits to the emergency room and a nearly twofold spike in influenza cases so far this month compared to the entire month of December. more »»

Panel OKs rezoning for site with old courthouse

January 29, 2015 LANAI CITY — A community desire to preserve the historic character of Lanai City moved Maui County Council members Wednesday to recommend approval of conditional rezoning for a 15,000-square-foot... more »»

Skate parks to close for repairs

January 29, 2015 Lower Paia Park and the Kalama Skate Park in Kihei will close temporarily for repairs in February, the Department of Parks and Recreation has announced. more »»

Shark bite on land

January 28, 2015 Michael Pollard thought about cutting his fishing line when he and his friend hooked a tiger shark early Tuesday morning off the pali in Lahaina. more »»

Little fire ant infestations reported in Huelo, Haiku

January 28, 2015 A little fire ant infestation has been discovered in Huelo and at a single property in Haiku — marking the fifth time the invasive species has evaded quarantine and established itself on Maui over... more »»

Arakawa’s comments on Maui rail are clarified

January 28, 2015 Mayor Alan Arakawa foresees some kind of mass transit system in Maui’s future, just not anytime soon, according to his spokesman and Maui County Managing Director Keith Regan, who expanded Tuesday o... more »»

Woodson offers bill to provide housing vouchers for teachers

January 28, 2015 Central Maui Rep. Justin Woodson introduced a bill Tuesday to establish a housing voucher program for full-time public school teachers. more »»

Prosecutor: Drugs, alcohol no excuse for sex assault

January 28, 2015 WAILUKU — A man who admitted to using drugs and alcohol when he sexually molested a girl over a period of several months was sentenced Tuesday to prison terms totaling 15 years. more »»

No bail for attempted murder defendant

January 28, 2015 WAILUKU — With the prosecution saying there was a risk that a Molokai man posed a danger to others, the defendant was ordered Tuesday to be held without bail on an attempted murder charge. more »»

Kahului man, 54, sent to prison for 10 years in hammer attack in March

January 28, 2015 WAILUKU — A 10-year prison term was ordered Friday for a Kahului man who went to his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and twice struck another man in the head with a hamme. more »»

Bail is set at $27,000 in burglary case

January 28, 2015 WAILUKU — Bail was increased to $27,000 for a Wailuku woman who was arrested Monday for allegedly burglarizing a cottage in Waiehu and apparently trying to remove valuables by placing them in the... more »»

Hawaiian Airlines Maui flight forced to turn back

January 28, 2015 A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Maui on Tuesday turned back an hour and a half into the flight due to mechanical failure, an airline official said. more »»

Ige’s pick to head DLNR comes under fire

January 28, 2015 HONOLULU — Nearly two dozen environmental groups Monday called on Gov. more »»

Maui County lawmakers discuss what wasn’t said

January 27, 2015 Maui legislators and county officials said Hawaii Gov. more »»

Injection wells ruling opens county up to civil penalties

January 27, 2015 A federal judge effectively ruled Friday that all four injection wells at the Lahaina wastewater facility are “illegal” and in violation of the Clean Water Act, leaving the county open to tens of... more »»



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