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A carnivore’s carnival

May 1, 2016 Mark Lau Hee of Lau Hee Chicken Hekka cooks a slew of hamburgers Saturday at the Maui County Carnival at War Memorial Complex. more »»

Lo stepping down from HHSC post

May 1, 2016 Saying he wants to make way for upcoming changes, Wesley Lo will step down as head of Maui County’s three hospitals and its parent regional organization on July . more »»

Logistical issues could delay water restoration

May 1, 2016 Alexander & Baldwin has fully restored water to three of the eight streams in East Maui at Wailuanui as promised last month, but full restorations of the other five streams offer some logistical... more »»

Haiku man charged with murder in Kaa Point death

May 1, 2016 A 24-year-old Haiku man and a 16-year-old Wailuku boy have been arrested in connection with the death of a Kahului man at Kaa Point in March. more »»

Ready to run

May 1, 2016 FIRST PHOTO: Maui Police Department 83rd Recruit Class members prepare to lead the 2016 First Hawaiian Bank Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run on Saturday mornin. more »»

Housing and farm proposed for Upcountry

May 1, 2016 The Hoku Nui Maui development proposes to combine market-priced and fast-tracked affordable housing, farming and a hula halau facility for kumu hula Keali‘i Reichel’s Halau Ke‘alaokamaile on 258... more »»

3 promoted to lieutenant

May 1, 2016 Maui Police Department officers Randy Esperanza, John Foster and Barry Kubo have been promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Esperanza, a 21-year MPD veteran, began his police career in January 199. more »»

2 brush fires extinguished

May 1, 2016 Fire crews responded to two small brush fires early Saturday, with one blaze briefly shutting down Honoapiilani Highway, a fire official said. At 12:07 a.m. more »»

Siren test planned for Monday

May 1, 2016 The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency will conduct its monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system at 11:45 a.m. Monday. more »»

Sculpture dedicated at upcountry school

April 30, 2016 FIRST PHOTO: Matthew Salenger’s stainless steel sculpture “Culmination” was dedicated at Kalama Intermediate School in Makawao on Thursday morning. more »»

Panel backs system with manager and elected mayor

April 30, 2016 WAILUKU — The Special Committee on County Governance on Friday afternoon voted to recommend to the Maui County Council a council-manager system of government which would keep an elected mayor. more »»

Doctor-led groups picked for Maui’s medical marijuana dispensary licenses

April 30, 2016 Ownership groups of two Maui companies, who were selected to receive the island’s first medical marijuana dispensary licenses Friday, will be meeting on their own next week to map out their plans,... more »»

Researcher says Maui economy is strong

April 30, 2016 WAIKAPU — The looming shutdown of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. more »»

ML&P enters agreement to sell Pulelehua

April 30, 2016 Maui Land & Pineapple Co. more »»

Concert ends with a tribute to Prince

April 30, 2016 Justin Moore and his band offer “Purple Rain” as their second “hana hou” number in a tribute to Prince, who died April 21. more »»

Visitor arrivals, spending up

April 30, 2016 Visitor spending on Maui in the first quarter of 2016 rose 5.2 percent to $1.3 billion compared to 2015, according to preliminary statistics from the Hawaii Tourism Authority. more »»

Man caught smoking meth gets prison

April 30, 2016 WAILUKU — A man who tried to flee from police after he was seen drinking a beer and smoking methamphetamine in his car in front of the guard shack at the Wailuku jail was sentenced Wednesday to a... more »»

County / In Brief

April 30, 2016 Lahaina man charged in assault A Lahaina man was arrested Wednesday for punching a man who had been in an argument with another man over a Pop-Tart, according to police. more »»

Policy board to hold first meeting

April 30, 2016 The newly appointed Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization policy board will hold its first meeting at 10 a.m. more »»

Lawmaker honors fallen relatives

April 30, 2016 West Maui state Rep. more »»

Hele on to the carnival

April 29, 2016 Cousins Michaelah Vasquez (left) and Kekai Pu‘u of Kula let loose on the spinning Techno Power ride Thursday night at the Maui County Carnival at the War Memorial Comple. more »»


Alcoholics Anonymous May 1, 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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Restating the Obvious

Distant lands of which we know nothing

April 28, 2016 Forty-some years ago, Le Monde, the most prestigious newspaper in France, ran a series of portraits of great cities. For the USA, it chose Chicago. more »

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