'Obamacare' info to be topic of meeting
Organizing for Action Maui will hear from Nikki Baysa, a program specialist for the Hawaii Health Connector, about how individuals and small-business owners can access health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare."
The event is open to the public and scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the office of Kihei Villages, 140 Uwapo Road.
For more information, call Julie Katz at 875-1810.
Inouye slated to be honored on Sept. 21
Late U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye will be honored by the Maui County Committee of the Democratic Party of Hawaii at "Tsukimi, A Moon Viewing Party" on Sept. 21, according to an announcement.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with no-host cocktails followed by an "elegant, five-course Asian-fusion" dinner served with sake pairings at Kono's on the Green at the Elleair Golf Course in Kihei. Entertainment will be provided by Halemanu and the Hui.
Former Inouye Chief of Staff Jennifer Sabas will speak about the senator and the Inouye Legacy Foundation. Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui is scheduled as the keynote speaker, and radio personality Kathy Collins will serve as the evening's emcee.
The Tsukimi event costs $125 per person and includes a silent auction of yukata kimono, geta, ceramic ware, art and certificates. Seating is limited.
For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Amanda Martin, Maui Democratic Party events chairwoman, at 280-1990 or via email at Amanda@mauidemocrats.org.
Haiku trash pickup scheduled for today
Mechanical problems with a rubbish pickup truck delayed curbside collections in Haiku on Tuesday, according to the county's Solid Waste Division.
Affected areas included Pakanu Street; Kauhikoa, Holokai, East and West Kuiaha, Kaupakalua, Haiku and Ulumalu roads; and all surrounding streets.
Trash collection is expected today. The county apologized for the inconvenience.
Man faces charges for trafficking meth
A Wailuku man has been indicted on multiple drug charges including first-degree methamphetamine trafficking in connection with a Feb. 12 search of a storage locker.
Bail was set at $500,000 for Adam Evert, 31, who was arrested Friday afternoon on the grand jury warrant, according to police records.
During his arraignment Tuesday in 2nd Circuit Court, Evert pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree methamphetamine trafficking, four counts of first-degree promotion of a harmful drug, second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, second-degree promotion of a harmful drug, two counts of fourth-degree promotion of a harmful drug, second-degree promotion of a detrimental drug and seven counts of possessing drug paraphernalia.
A Nov. 12 trial was set for him.
Deputy Prosecutor Tracy Jones said the charges were brought against Evert after a police vice K9 dog alerted to the presence of drugs in a storage locker. She said that when police went to arrest Evert on the grand jury warrant, an additional 4 ounces of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were seized in a search of his home.
Evert was released pending further investigation of drug charges related to the latest search, according to police records.