Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago

1919 — Kiawe beans are abundant on Molokai this year and lie scattered all along the road and beach from Pukoo to Kaunakakai.

75 Years Ago

1944 — A mile and a half of the new two-lane macadam-paved Paia highway is open for traffic, alleviating the worst stretches of the road to Paia.

50 Years Ago

1969 — Planning Consultant Noboru Kobayashi gave the Kihei 701 Plan Steering Committee a rundown of the goals and an outline of the details of the plan designed to provide orderly growth along the 22-mile Kihei coastline strip.

25 Years Ago

1994 — With an election-year motto like “Make Kids Count,” Thursday night’s forum organized by parents and children’s advocates was up to its collective ears in a sea of self-declared “education candidates.”

10 Years Ago

2009 — At a time when everyone is singing the economic blues, Pacific Business News found 50 small businesses – including six on Maui – that had double-digit percentage increases in revenue between 2006 and 2008.

* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Jill Engledow.


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