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Former business GM gets 10-year term for falsfied check scheme

April 7, 2016 WAILUKU — A former SpeediShuttle general manager who used his knowledge of the business to steal more than $13,000 was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison. more »»

Mayor appoints new energy commissioner

April 7, 2016 Frederick Redell, a Colorado resident and 29-year veteran in the energy industry, has been appointed to be the new Maui County energy commissione. more »»

Strong winds spring sailboat from Mala mooring

April 7, 2016 A 20-foot sailboat broke away from its mooring off Mala Wharf on Wednesday afternoon and became wedged into a corner of the old wharf pier and a rock breakwater, said Fire Services Chief Edward... more »»

State commitee turns stream water diversion bill inside out

April 7, 2016 Alexander & Baldwin would lose rights to divert East Maui stream water in a bill that the Senate Ways and Means Committee revised Monday, turning the measure’s original intent on its head. more »»

Applicants sought for startup event

April 7, 2016 The Maui Economic Development Board is seeking entrepreneurs to participate in “Startup Weekend Maui,” May 13 to 15, to learn the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. more »»

Electrical arc ignites brush fire in Wailea

April 7, 2016 A brush fire started by an electrical arc on a Maui Electric Co. transmission line was extinguished Wednesday morning after burning about 7 acres in Wailea, a fire official said. more »»

County/In Brief

April 7, 2016 Harbor prepared for dredging work Kahului Harbor navigation buoys were temporarily moved Wednesday to make way for dredging work by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard announced. more »»

Maui 8th-grader wins state spelling bee, on to nationals

April 6, 2016 Maui 8th-grader Ameera Waterford made the most of her final year of spelling competition, correctly spelling “subjugate” to capture the state crown last Friday and earn a berth at the nationally... more »»

Longtime Maui journalist Youngblood dies at 73

April 6, 2016 Ron Youngblood was remembered Tuesday as a craftsman writer who elegantly captured Maui life and the spirit of its people, an intelligent blue-collar newsman who could turn a phrase, a mentor to... more »»

Humane Society to resume its 24/7 response to emergency calls

April 6, 2016 In response to the high volume of animal emergency calls, the Maui Humane Society revived its 24-hour, seven-day-a-week animal emergency response hotline on Monday to assist domestic animals and... more »»

Fire crews respond in Wailea

April 6, 2016 The Maui Fire Department’s Air One chopper rushes to make a water drop while fighting a Wailea brush fire Tuesday morning. The blaze was reported at 11:05 a.m. more »»

Pukalani man gets 20-year sentence for bank robberies

April 6, 2016 WAILUKU — A once “wonderful husband and provider” for his family was sentenced to 20 years in prison and ordered to pay about $20,000 in restitution Tuesday after robbing two banks and stealing two... more »»

Defendant’s Facebook posts show affinity for drugs, binge drinking

April 6, 2016 WAILUKU — A 2nd Circuit judge maintained $1 million bail Tuesday for a Pukalani man charged with the deaths of three men in an alleged drunken-driving collision last year, citing photos and videos... more »»

County/In Brief

April 6, 2016 Kihei high school still alive in budget The state Legislature’s Senate Ways and Means Committee has passed out its version of the state’s supplemental budget, and it includes $38 million for a new... more »»

Local Briefs

April 6, 2016 Book-signing, MHS benefit in Lahaina Laura Coffey, author of the best-selling book “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts,” will be at Barnes & Noble in Lahaina from 1 to 4 p.m. more »»

Celebrating 150 years

April 5, 2016 Carl Kaupalolo (from left), Ted Awana and Timmy Paulokaleioku Bailey — members of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Kahekili Maui Chapter IV — remove the bones from two freshly cooked pigs at the Hal... more »»

Utility submits renewable energy plans to PUC

April 5, 2016 In 24 years, Maui island could be powered by 100 percent renewables, including solar, wind, hydroelectric and geothermal energy, according to updated plans submitted by Hawaiian Electric Cos. more »»

Bill providing more funds for KIRC still alive

April 5, 2016 Two bills that would give the cash-strapped Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission a little more money this year are still alive as the state Legislature winds down to its final month. more »»

The art of kapa-making

April 5, 2016 Kapa makers Denby Freeland-Cole (left from foreground), Jamie Gentry, Lei Richmond and Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond beat plant material while making traditional Hawaiian cloth during a kapa makers... more »»



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