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Larger homes would be net-zero energy under new bill

Knowing that housing development and construction operations are among the biggest contributors to climate change, Maui County officials are proposing to require that new one- or two-family residential buildings over 5,000 square feet be zero net energy homes. The county, along with experts ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 460 new confirmed and probable cases statewide, including 330 on Oahu, 84 on Hawaii island, 21 on Maui, 15 on Kauai, two on Molokai, one on Lanai and seven residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been ...

Man re-sentenced to five years in prison

WAILUKU — A man who admitted he had violated requirements of his probation, in part by not reporting to his probation officer, was resentenced Friday to a five-year prison term. Quick Silva, 63, had been placed on four years’ probation for failing to comply with sex offender registration ...

County seeks public’s help in locating survey markers

The Maui News Maui County is seeking the public’s help in collecting GPS coordinates on benchmarks throughout the county. Benchmarks are often indicated with a metal disk but can also be a physical structure such as a church spire, radio tower, a mark chiseled into stone or a metal rod ...

Shelter has urgent need for foster homes for dogs

The Maui News Maui Humane Society is putting out an urgent call for foster homes for dogs as a high number of people giving up pets and incoming strays create a surge in animals at the shelter. There are currently 198 cats and kittens and 23 dogs in foster homes, leaving 49 dogs still at ...

DeGaia named Maui tourism bureau’s new destination manager

The Maui News Meagan DeGaia has been appointed as the new destination manager of the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau, the Hawaii Tourism Authority announced Monday. In the newly created position funded by the tourism authority, DeGaia will be responsible for supervising, managing, ...