The Maui Newshttp://www.mauinews.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 19 Sep 2014 07:51:55 EDTFri, 19 Sep 2014 07:51:55 EDT backs cuts in education funding (AP) - Hawaii's Department of Education approved wide-ranging spending restrictions to deal with budget cuts, with the largest reductions going to the special education budget.Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTHigh cost of living a factor in poverty level (AP) - Hawaii's poverty rate is lower than most other states in the nation, according to new census data. But advocates for the poor say that when the state's high cost of living is considered, the picture looks a lot differen.Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT3 survive capsizing, swim ashore (AP) - A man with a broken leg, a 10-year-old boy and a boat owner were able to swim to safety after a wave capsized their 19-foot vessel off the west coast of Kauai.Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTLava continues to flow slowly through vacant property, Hawaii (AP) - Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to move slowly through a vacant lot in a rural subdivision. Hawaii County spokesman Kevin Dayton says it looks like the lava will bypass homes in the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision.Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTHonolulu, Chicago and New York on short list for Obama library - Honolulu, Chicago and New York have made the short list to host Barack Obama's future presidential librar.Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT