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Immortalizing a lesson learned

July 21, 2016 Baldwin High School head custodian Les Vida snaps a photo of a group of school graduate artists who spearheaded the painting of a new mural on an exterior wall of the school’s Multipurpose Room this... more »»

Updated 9 p.m.: Tropical storm watch up for Maui County

July 21, 2016 A tropical storm watch was posted Thursday for Maui and Hawaii counties as Darby moved to 600 miles east-southeast of Kahului as of 5 p.m., the National Weather Service said. more »»

Searchers mapped cellphone ping to a grim discovery

July 21, 2016 WAILUKU — A pregnant woman’s green blanket was covered with maggots and “smelled like rotting flesh” when it was found at a secluded East Maui bay three days after she was reported missing, a witnes... more »»

Legislature overrides veto of hospital bill

July 21, 2016 In a decision that one Maui lawmaker called “mission critical,” the state Legislature voted Wednesday to override Go. more »»

Hawaii Democratic congressman Mark Takai dies

July 21, 2016 HONOLULU — U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, a war veteran and long-time legislator known for his bright nature and deep commitment to service, died in his home Wednesday after a months-long battle with cancer. more »»

Killer day for beach volleyball

July 21, 2016 Kihei’s Anthony Rogers (from right) attempts a kill as teammate Joshua Dutcher and opponents Kyle Prescott and Daniel Green look on July 9 at Kamaole I Beach Park in Kihei. more »»

Ballot printing totals need to be open process

July 21, 2016 In a case stemming from ballot shortages at precincts on Oahu and the Big Island in the 2012 general election, the state Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the state Office of Elections needs to... more »»

W. Maui gets its own oil spill, traffic woes

July 21, 2016 The second oil spill on a Maui highway in as many days occurred on Honoapiilani Highway in Honokowai on Wednesday morning, closing down the northbound lane for about three hours, Maui Fire Departmen... more »»

Ammonia release was a ‘safety precaution’

July 21, 2016 A Maui Soda & Ice Works official said that 3 to 5 pounds of anhydrous ammonia was released into the atmosphere on Tuesday and led to the evacuation of the Wailuku plant. more »»

Fatal crash on Mokulele snarls traffic

July 21, 2016 A fatal crash on Mokulele Highway at the intersection with North Kihei Road on Wednesday evening shut down all northbound lanes on the highway and snarled traffic, police said. Police Lt. more »»

House candidates face off in Haiku

July 21, 2016 Candidates for the state House District 13 race, which includes East Maui, Molokai and Lanai, have been invited to a Haiku Community Association “Candidates Nite” from 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

Local businesses lure Pokemon Go players while some express concern

July 20, 2016 KAHULUI — Pokemon Go, a free smartphone game, is causing a frenzy on Maui, leading crowds of gamers to storm malls, parks and libraries in search of virtual monsters to capture. more »»

Legal path clear to hike historic Haleakala Trail

July 20, 2016 A section of the old Haleakala Trail that Mark Twain and Jack London likely hiked to reach the summit of the mountain that traverses an area currently in ranching by Haleakala Ranch officially becam... more »»

Blanket, clothing found at bay had ‘stench of death’

July 20, 2016 WAILUKU — When searchers returned from a secluded East Maui bay with a missing pregnant woman’s clothing and maggot-infested blanket, the mood at her family’s Haiku residence was “lost hope,” one... more »»

Hazmat team summoned to ammonia leak on Lower Main

July 20, 2016 A hazardous materials leak in Wailuku prompted the evacuation of one building while people at nearby businesses were told to shelter in place Tuesday morning, according to a fire official. more »»

County/In Brief

July 20, 2016 Oil spill on Pulehu causes 3-car crash Drivers of three cars headed down Pulehu Road on the first sharp turn past its junction with Omaopio Road lost control of their vehicles after hitting an oil... more »»

Local Briefs

July 20, 2016 Woodturners will meet Saturday The Maui Woodturners Association will have its monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the studio of club President Emiliano Achaval. more »»

On The Campaign Trail

July 20, 2016 Steel meets Saturday over homelessness Maui County Council candidate Hana Steel will hold a meet and greet on the affordable housing crisis and homeless situation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

 

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