News

Maui County’s doctor shortage grows

Local News

The doctor shortage in Maui County continues to grow with a recent preliminary Hawaii physician workforce report showing the county currently 166 doctors short of the number needed, up from 141 in 2018 and 139 in 2017. Among specialists, Maui County has no colorectal surgeons and has a need ...

Parking lot fatality, then shooting draw concern, attention

Local News

KAHULUI — A piece of leftover crime scene tape hugged the curb in the parking lot of the old Kahului Safeway store Thursday morning, near where a homeless man allegedly shot another homeless man earlier that day and a Kahului man died in a fatal car crash the evening before. “Two ...

Pro-am announces charity donation

Community News

Kapalua Golf Courses announced a donation of $9,164 to Maui charities from the Kapalua Clambake event that was held June 21–23. Professionals and amateurs from around the country converged on the Kapalua Bay Course and the King Kamehameha Golf Club for three days of festivities and ...

Dirt bike riders frustrated, looking for legal place to ride

Local News

With no plans for an off-highway-vehicle dirt park, the challenge of developing legal riding grounds has driven the riding community to petition for change. “The problem is finding a legal sustainable place for OHV riders to enjoy their sport,” said Tom Hawk, spokesman for Maui Off Road ...

Lahaina woman celebrates 104 years

Community News

Rosalina Bulosan of Lahaina turned 104 years old on Aug. 15. The secret to a long life is “to eat fresh vegetables,” Bulosan said. Bulosan, who retired from Foodland, has 11 children, four of whom are deceased. She was married to Ismael Bulosan, who passed away at age 97 in 2007. ...

Median home price reaches historic high

Local News

Maui County’s median sales price for single-family homes last month reached a historic high of $837,500, the second time this year that the median price surpassed the $800,000 threshold, a real estate report said. The median sales price for homes in August skyrocketed 19.6 percent compared ...

Whale Foundation seeks entries for film festival

Community News

The 2020 World Whale Film Festival will take place at Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku at 6 p.m. Feb. 14. This is the foundation’s fourth annual film festival and will be a featured program of its 40-year anniversary schedule of events. Filmmakers must submit entries by 5 p.m. Nov. 15. ...

Hawk30 test ‘better than expected’

Local News

The first stratospheric test flight of the Hawk30 drone that launched Wednesday from Edward Air Force Base in California was “better than expected,” with flights over Lanai as a permanent wireless airborne service platform coming in the near future. “It flew better than expected. We are ...

Foundation awards scholarships to college students

Community News

The Foundation of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Kahekili Chapter Eha along with the Na Wahine Hui O Kamehameha, Moku O Kahekili Helu Eha has awarded $1,000 scholarships to seven college students: • Alika K. Aipa is a 2016 graduate of Baldwin High School, a 2019 graduate of Southwestern ...

Deaf group to sign wave

Local News

Maui Deaf Friends, which strongly supports the return of Angel Ramos as principal of the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind, will be sign waving from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday on Kaahumanu Avenue near Sears. The group was “heartbroken and shocked” by the recent transfer of Ramos. Members ...

Local Briefs

Community News

Haiku association meets Wednesday The Ha‘iku Community Association meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Haiku Community Center will offer local infrastructure and community updates. The meeting theme is “What’s Up in Haiku?” Council Member Mike Molina and county and ...

New course grass installation complete

Local News

The Waiehu Municipal Golf Course will open for play Friday with new SeaStar Seashore Paspalum grass on the front nine, the county Parks and Recreation Department announced. The back nine regrassing was completed about a year ago. The SeaStar Seashore Paspalum salt-tolerant grass is a good fit ...

Perils of pampas grass: removing them wherever they’re found

Community News

With plumes that bring to mind ostrich feathers, pampas grass first became popular in the Victorian era. Fluffy seed heads decorated the most fashionable hats, homes, even carriages. Interest surged again in the mid-1960s, and the plant became a fixture in some yards and golf courses on ...

UH-MC receives $1M for Kaihuwa‘a

Local News

University of Hawaii Maui College received a $1 million award for its Project Kaihuwa‘a, a program aimed at increasing academic success for low-income, talented students and improving overall retention, graduation and transfer rates. Given by the National Science Foundation, the Maui award ...

Grants

Community News

Molokai High School Robotics received a $5,000 grant from Bayer Fund to support the educational program’s mission to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among students and in the community. Founded in 2010, MHS Robotics participates and competes in both VEX ...

Man placed on probation after road rage incident

Local News

WAILUKU — A Lahaina man has been placed on four years’ probation for threatening occupants of another vehicle with what appeared to be a rifle in what was described as a case of road rage. Jairus Biga, 33, was given credit for 60 days he previously spent in jail when he was sentenced Aug. ...

Two arrested in shooting at old Safeway parking lot

Local News

KAHULUI — Police opened an attempted murder investigation into the shooting of a homeless man by another homeless man early Thursday in Kahului. They made two arrests. Wailuku patrol officers were dispatched to investigate reports of the shooting in the area of Hoohana Street at 4:24 ...

County cap for waterline repayment in pipeline

Local News

KULA — The tension over whether the county or the homeowner should foot the bulk of the bill for waterline improvements, especially in Upcountry agricultural areas with no or outdated county infrastructure, continues as two bills are being hashed out in a council committee. Council Member ...

A family tradition

Local News

Eighteen-month-old Lily Micheel helps dad, Shane Micheel, and brother, Caleb, 3, try to stay one step ahead of the waves while building a sandcastle along the shore break at Kaanapali Beach last week. Shane Micheel, who lives in Denver, said vacationing on Maui is a family tradition that dates ...