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The weekly Crime Watch has been temporarily postponed due to ongoing technical difficulties with the Maui Police Department’s system. For more information, contact MPD Information and Education Specialist Alana Pico at (808) 270-6561.

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Belmonte, Woodson join Mahi Pono Maui farming company Mahi Pono has appointed Leah Belmonte as director of human resources and Stacy Woodson as project manager of business operations. Prior to becoming the director of human resources, Belmonte served as the Maui-based representative for the ...

$41M homestead project envisions centers for culture, food, education

A $41 million project that would build space for education, community events, business and culture is being proposed under the Keokea Homestead Farm Lots Association’s master plan. The roughly 69-acre site would be home to a cultural education center, native food and medicinal plant ...

Nearly $1.07B county budget proposal advances

By MELISSA TANJI Staff Writer Hoping to tackle projects delayed by the pandemic, a Maui County Council committee is proposing a nearly $1.07 billion county budget for fiscal year 2023, just slightly higher than the almost $1.05 billion “record-setting” budget proposed by Mayor Michael ...

Costs estimated at $500K to renovate vacant Molokai home into fire station

A $300,000 three-bedroom home purchased by Maui County in Ualapue will serve as the new fire station on Molokai’s East End. The county reported earlier this month that it had purchased the home that will be remodeled to include firefighters’ quarters and office space. The ...

Nearly $274 million secured for Maui County projects

The Maui News A budget bill approved by state lawmakers earlier this week includes $273.9 million for capital improvements projects in Maui County, including about $118 million for Kahului harbor and airport improvements, $30 million for new facilities at Pukalani Elementary and $15 million ...