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Endangered turtles near road face risk of Kealia area traffic

Endangered honu‘ea risk being struck and killed by Maalaea vehicles if a shoreline turtle fence isn’t protected from human damage, community groups say. The approximately 1.5-mile stretch of special fencing on Kealia Coastal Strand isn’t necessarily about keeping humans out — it’s ...

Pulehu Solar project moves forward

A 370-acre solar and battery project in Kula that could power 15,000 homes is closer to fruition after the Maui Planning Commission on Tuesday granted a county special use permit for the project. The commission’s approval by a 6-0 vote — with one member excused and two absent — pushes ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 162 new confirmed and probable cases statewide, including 106 on Oahu, 27 on Hawaii island, 11 on Maui, four on Kauai and 14 residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 40,984 confirmed and probable cases ...

‘Enigma of the mill’ art exhibition opens

Tom Sewell delivers cellist Georgy Gusev to Saturday’s concert with a forklift. Sewell said his studio featuring heavyweight sculptures assembled from massive gears, gargantuan valves and machine tools he salvaged from the mill is now open to the public noon to 3 p.m. seven days a week. He ...

South Maui, Paia-Haiku residents sought for advisory committees

The Maui News The Maui County Council is seeking applications from South Maui and Paia-Haiku residents for two new advisory committees to the Maui Planning Commission. The committees will serve the Kihei-Makena and Paia-Haiku community plan areas, providing recommendations to the planning ...

Council honors heroics of seaman stationed on Maui

The Maui News A U.S. Coast Guard seaman who helped save a snorkeler and tow stranded boaters to safety was honored Friday by the Maui County Council. Seaman Theodore Kirkbride was presented with a ceremonial resolution for being honored as the U.S. Coast Guard’s “Enlisted Person of the ...