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June 29, 2016 Jasmine Manu (first photo) serves up samples of her award-winning Portuguese bean soup after defending her title as champion in Saturday’s Po‘okela Church Portuguese Soup Contes. more »»

Paia-born Cravalho was county’s first mayor

June 29, 2016 Maui County’s first mayor, Elmer F. Cravalho, was born in the old Paia Hospital on Baldwin Avenue, the fifth of eight children. more »»

Citing nothing left in the budget, council rejects homeless bills

June 29, 2016 WAILUKU — Despite taking no action Tuesday on several of Mayor Alan Arakawa’s bills seeking funding for homeless programs and temporary shelters, council Budget and Finance Committee Chairman Riki... more »»

Detective: Capobianco was not a suspect during his first interview

June 29, 2016 WAILUKU — Murder suspect Steven Capobianco wasn’t suspected of committing a crime and volunteered to take a polygraph test when he was first interviewed by a police detective about the disappearance... more »»

Waiehu man gets 18-month jail term in hit-and-run fatality

June 29, 2016 WAILUKU — A Waiehu man with five prior convictions for driving without a valid license was sentenced Tuesday to a year and a half in jail in the deaths of a mother of two children in a crash about... more »»

Hawaiian Dredging Co. awarded bid for next Lahaina bypass section

June 29, 2016 The contract for construction of the next phase of the Lahaina bypass, a 2.7-mile stretch that runs from Hokiokio Road toward Launiupoko, has been awarded to Hawaiian Dredging Co. more »»

Local Briefs

June 29, 2016 Free balloon demo at Wailuku library Artist and entertainer Riki Inzano will present “Balloonology,” a free demonstration and introduction to balloon twisting, at 2 p.. more »»

County / In Brief

June 29, 2016 Lahaina Cannery Mall sold again U.S. Realty Partners has acquired the Lahaina Cannery Mall, the California-based real estate company said Friday. more »»

Murder trial begins

June 28, 2016 WAILUKU — After being questioned by police about the disappearance of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, murder suspect Steven Capobianco was “jittery” and “out of sorts” when he showed up at work later... more »»

Former Mayor Elmer F. Cravalho dies

June 28, 2016 Elmer F. Cravalho, who served as Maui County chairman and mayor for 12 years, died Monday afternoon under hospice care after a long illness. He was 90 years old. more »»

Testifiers compare change of governance to Brexit

June 28, 2016 With some using Brexit as a cautionary tale of rushing a vote, dozens of testifiers made their case to a Maui County Council committee on Monday on a new form of county governance, which could be... more »»

Man arrested with stolen backpack

June 28, 2016 A 27-year-old man was arrested after he was caught with a police officer’s backpack that was taken from the front passenger seat of a police car Saturday morning in Paia, police said. more »»

Aid for hospital employees on list of potential vetoes

June 28, 2016 Among the nine bills Gov. more »»

County / In Brief

June 28, 2016 Man sought in connection to theft Maui police are trying to locate Jason Auweloa, 28, in connection with the theft of a wallet from a vehicle and attempts to use a stolen credit card. On Oct. more »»

Pilot program fixtures installed

June 28, 2016 Maui Electric Co. lineman Kenny Asahino installs an energy-saving LED streetlight along Maui Lani Parkway on Wednesday morning. more »»

Festival focuses on ‘soothing sound’ of slack key

June 27, 2016 Festival focuses on ‘soothing sound’ of slack keySlack key guitarists Nathan Nahinu (left) and Dwight Kanae sing and play for the crowd during the 25th annual Ki Ho‘alu Festival at the Maui Arts &... more »»

Kula mission offers version of pilgrimage

June 27, 2016 KULA — As aromatic incense and the low tones of a Buddhist chant filled the halls, a line of people quietly stepped on small bags of sand, clasped a figurine of Buddha and said a prayer, a ritual... more »»

DUI Sentences

June 27, 2016 The following sentences for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred June 3 to 22. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. more »»



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