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Rubbish fire spreads to nearby brush

A rubbish fire in a homeless encampment spread to adjacent brush, burning about half an acre in Waiehu on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Maui Fire Department. Crews received a call about the fire near the 1300 block of Malaihi Road at 2:33 p.m. and used the department’s Air One ...

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Temple to host annual bazaar, garage sale The Makawao Buddhist Temple will host its annual garage sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday. The temple’s annual bazaar will also be held from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday. Items for sale include plants, preserves, ...

Police say man shot on Maui Veterans Highway

A male driver on Maui Veterans Highway sustained an apparent gunshot wound on Wednesday evening, according to police. All Kihei-bound lanes of Maui Veterans Highway at the intersection of Hansen Road were closed on Wednesday evening. Maui Police Department spokesperson Alana Pico said at ...

Funding, fencing on the horizon for farms, ranches hurt by axis deer

Solutions for feral ungulate control are slowly but surely taking shape as axis deer populations rapidly grow and create havoc for Maui County farmers and ranchers. Funding will soon be available for local farmers and ranchers to apply for, and plans are in the works to put fencing around ...

Ag Department heads to be picked this week

Maui County’s new Agriculture Department director and deputy are expected to be announced this week by Mayor Michael Victorino as the deadline for the department to be established approaches on Friday. The selection committee for the department heads was expected to wrap up interviews with ...

Governor looks to veto 30 bills passed by state lawmakers

The Maui News Gov. David Ige announced that he plans to veto 30 of the 343 bills passed by the state Legislature this session, including a measure that would do away with cash bail for some felonies and another that would ban the sale of certain flavored tobacco products. “Several ...