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Panel sets higher pay for first agriculture director

WAILUKU — After initially setting lower amounts, the Maui County Salary Commission voted Friday to increase annual salaries for the director and deputy director of the new county Department of Agriculture to $114,000 and $102,600, respectively. “I think this is a great compromise,” said ...

Jobless rates on Molokai and Lanai still higher than a year ago

Like many businesses, Hiro’s Ohana Grill on Molokai has struggled to recruit workers as people slowly head back to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “In the past year we have been having a hard time recruiting workers like the rest of the nation,” said Cameron Hiro, general manager of ...

New property tax rates approved with cuts for some homeowners

Saddled by deadlines, the Maui County Council on Friday approved property tax rates for the next fiscal year, even as several members expressed a need for a more thorough review of property tax rates and policy. Residents in owner-occupied homes will mostly see lower rates than they’re ...

3 arrested in connection with series of suspicious fires

Two men and a woman have been arrested in connection with six brush fires that police said were intentionally set Thursday afternoon in Central ui. One suspect, a 34-year-old Haiku man, was arrested Thursday after a civilian witness saw one of the fires being set and “immediately called ...

Police to increase enforcement of vehicle violations next week

The Maui Police Department’s Traffic Division plans to increase enforcement of illegal tints, bumper heights and other vehicle violations next week in light of multiple complaints. The “Tints and Tires” enforcement campaign will start Monday and run through Friday. Fines for violations ...