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Lawmakers look to regulate Uber, Lyft

April 16, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are considering a bill to close the gap in car insurance coverage for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyf. more »»

County / In Brief

April 16, 2016 Tiger shark sighting closed some South Maui beaches Some South Maui beaches were closed Friday morning after an 8- to 10-foot tiger shark was seen in waters off Charley Young Beach, officials said. more »»

Two points with an assist from dad

April 15, 2016 West Maui dad Mike Downing gives daughter Alba, 5, a boost at Malu-ulu-o-Lele Park on Thursday afternoon in Lahaina. more »»

Mayor on the lookout for a few good farmers

April 15, 2016 SPRECKELSVILLE — Mayor Alan Arakawa is asking Maui farmers to “step up” and grow food on Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar’s 36,000 acres that could be left barren after the company ends sugar cane... more »»

Park Service to cut vehicle tour permits to four

April 15, 2016 As part of its plan to lessen the commercial impact on Haleakala, the National Park Service has opened bidding for new contracts that will whittle down vehicle guided tour companies in the park from... more »»

MECO adds 2 more solar projects to grid

April 15, 2016 Already recognized as one of the nation’s top 10 utilities to tap solar power for its grid, Maui Electric Co. can expect even more this year with the addition of two large-scale solar project. more »»

Service planned to remember Youngblood

April 15, 2016 A service will be held for former Maui News reporter and columnist Ron Youngblood at noon Saturday at The Maui News in Wailuku. Youngblood, 73, died April 5 at his home in Kula following an illness. more »»

A&B directed to begin environmental review for water diversion permits

April 15, 2016 In fallout from a judge’s January order invalidating water diversion permits in East Maui for Alexander & Baldwin and its sugar operations, the state Board of Land and Natural Resources on Thursday... more »»

County students are preparing for Mainland robotics competitions

April 15, 2016 Maui County public school students are proving strong competitors as Lokelani Intermediate School is the latest to send a team to a world robotics championshi. more »»

County / In Brief

April 15, 2016 USPS readies for late tax returns Seven Maui County post offices will offer tax day late collection services on Monday, according to a U.S. Postal Service announcement. more »»

Cracking the Whip during paniolo workshop

April 14, 2016 Kula farrier Gretchen Cardosa gives a whip-cracking demonstration while presenting a workshop on preserving the art of the paniolo Tuesday at Hale Ho‘ike‘ike in Wailuku. more »»

No action taken on mayor’s ‘hypothetical income’ claim

April 14, 2016 WAILUKU — The Maui County Board of Ethics will take no action on a letter submitted by a Kihei resident seeking more information from Mayor Alan Arakawa about possible income from his holdings in... more »»

Time to ‘regroup’ on Lanai

April 14, 2016 After Maui County’s search for a private developer to build Lanai’s affordable housing project turned up empty, Department of Housing and Human Concerns Director Carol Reimann said it’s time to... more »»

Rate hikes ‘substantial’ but may be necessary

April 14, 2016 Rate increases proposed by Mayor Alan Arakawa’s administration are “substantial” but may prove necessary to keep up with rising department operating costs, Maui County Council members said Wednesday... more »»

Checking out careers in hotel industry

April 14, 2016 King Kekaulike High sophomores Savanna Valdez and Madison Dutro (first photo) chat with Barbie Dofa, Napili Kai Beach Resort director of human resources Wednesday during a career fair at the Sherato... more »»

House passes study of interisland ferry system

April 14, 2016 The state House of Representatives has passed on third reading an amended version of a bill that calls the state Department of Transportation to do a feasibility study for an interisland ferry system. more »»

Director selection process starts again

April 14, 2016 Four candidates vying for the head of the county Department of Liquor Control are planned to be re-interviewed, “very tentatively,” on May 24, by the Liquor Control Commission, an official said... more »»

County / In Brief

April 14, 2016 National Park Week to start Entrance fees to Haleakala National Park will be waived from Saturday to April 24 during National Park Week, which also will be celebrated with special walks, talks and... more »»

Wailuku teen gets wish granted before his death

April 14, 2016 A 17-year-old Wailuku boy stricken with cancer was surprised last week with a gift of a new gaming laptop courtesy of Make-A-Wish Hawaii. more »»

Multiple fires are doused

April 14, 2016 Firefighters responded to several small brush fires Tuesday, including one that rekindled a second time from a fire more than four months ago. more »»



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