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HC&S testing crops, like sorghum, that can be used for feed and fuel

August 28, 2016 PUUNENE — Sorghum is a top contender to replace sugar cane in some of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.’s 36,000 acres after the plantation closes at the end of this yea. more »»

Biodiversity fest honors indigenous crops

August 28, 2016 Conservation was the watchword at Maui County’s first-ever Indigenous Crop Biodiversity Festival, held Saturday at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. more »»

Lanai, Molokai get new batch of heath aide graduates

August 28, 2016 The first group of Molokai and Lanai school health aides have graduated from the University of Hawaii Maui College. more »»

County / In Brief

August 28, 2016 Search called after hikers reappear A search for overdue hikers on the Commando Trail was called off Saturday morning after the two made their way back to their car, a fire official said. At 7:33 a.m. more »»

Maui’s voyaging canoe sets sail

August 28, 2016 Mo‘okiha o Pi‘ilani, Maui’s first oceanic voyaging canoe in 600 years, sets sail from Maalaea Harbor on Saturday mornin. more »»

Some disruptions cannot be avoided as Hana state park gets new walkway

August 28, 2016 Work to replace a nearly 50-year-old walkway at the 105-acre Wai‘anapanapa State Park in Hana will begin Sept. 6, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced. The $1. more »»

Hana man gets 18 months in jail for meth possession

August 28, 2016 WAILUKU — A man who was “bringing the Hana community down” when he was arrested with a quantity of drugs at Hana Bay on New Year’s Eve was sentenced to an 18-month jail ter. more »»

Upcountry school blesses new pavilion for student use

August 28, 2016 A new pavilion at the Carden Academy of Maui has been completed at the school’s Pukalani campus, the school announced. Kahu Kalani Wong presided over a blessing ceremony Aug. 1. more »»

Operator of Molokai ferry seeks to shut down service

August 27, 2016 Three decades of transporting workers, tourists and student athletes aboard the Molokai ferry may come to an end in a few weeks as the operator seeks to shut down operations in the face of mounting... more »»

Former Judge Takashi Kitaoka dies at age 104

August 27, 2016 Takashi Kitaoka was remembered Friday as the first Maui-born judge to serve the Maui County circuit, a first sergeant who fought in the famed 100th Infantry Battalion during World War II and an... more »»

County / In Brief

August 27, 2016 Wailea woman pulled from ocean A 59-year-old Wailea woman was pulled unresponsive from the ocean off Kamaole Beach Park I on Friday, a Maui Fire Department official sai. more »»

Woman was ‘scared’ after seeing Capobianco in Hana

August 27, 2016 WAILUKU — Although it was nighttime when the Toyota 4Runner drove past in Hana, a woman testified Friday that a streetlight and house lights lit up the area so she could recognize the driver as... more »»

Whale in distress spotted off Maui

August 27, 2016 A humpback whale in distress that may be the first whale of the 2016-17 season was sighted by a Blue Hawaiian helicopter and two vessels Thursday. more »»

MPD conducting study of body-worn cameras

August 27, 2016 The Maui Police Department currently is conducting a one-month feasibility study on the use of Axon body-worn cameras, the department announced Wednesda. more »»

Canoe to be used to carry dignitaries

August 27, 2016 Mo‘okiha o Pi‘ilani, Maui’s first oceanic voyaging canoe in 600 years, sets sail today to join the Hikianalia and Hawai‘iloa canoes on Oahu to carry dignitaries from Pacific Island nations to the... more »»

Cop on top

August 26, 2016 Maui Special Olympics athletes Brandon DeCambra (left) and Alan Gascon joke around Thursday afternoon in front of Walmart in Kahului. more »»

Groups struggle to communicate about solar telescope installation

August 26, 2016 KULA — The exterior building for the Daniel . more »»

Group files suit to stop seawalls

August 26, 2016 The Maui Tomorrow Foundation and three individual plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit in the state’s Environmental Court to stop the state Department of Transportation from building seawalls along... more »»

Ing enters not guilty plea in case of driving without car insurance

August 26, 2016 South Maui state Rep. Kaniela Ing pleaded not guilty Thursday morning in Wailuku District Court to a citation for driving his car without motor vehicle insurance. more »»

Meth relapse earns man 15-year prison sentence

August 26, 2016 WAILUKU — Saying only prison would keep a defendant from committing crimes, a judge ordered a 15-year prison term Wednesday for a Kahului man who was arrested with methamphetamine a year after... more »»

Report: Hawaii health insurance still affordable

August 26, 2016 A new analysis shows Hawaii consumers still will have affordable health coverage options next year. An estimated 68 percent of Hawaii Healthcare. more »»


Alcoholics Anonymous August 28, 2016

Club 449 gay/lesbian group, 7:30 a.m., Kalama Park bandstand, 1900 block of South Kihei Rd.; We Agnostics (no prayers), 10 a.m., 131 S. Kihei Rd. by the Maui Bridge Club; call 874-0214. Also, Maui Sunset group, 5-6 p.m., toward shoreline, behind Maui Sunset, 1032 S. Kihei Rd. more »


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