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June 6, 2016 Work begins on harbor project Work on the Lahaina Harbor Front Improvement Project began Thursday, with demolition to begin today. more »»

‘Talk Story with Tegarden’ event planned

June 6, 2016 A “Talk Story with Tegarden” session will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday by Deidre Tegarden, a Democratic candidate for the South Maui seat in the state House of Representatives. more »»

‘Beach-quality sand’ discovered as erosion reaches ‘crisis’ level

June 5, 2016 KAHANA BAY — Maui County shoreline planners are “elated” after discovering more than 300,000 cubic yards of “beach-quality sand” off Kahana Bay, which could replenish the beachfronts of numerous... more »»

DOE officials to address Lahainaluna water issue

June 5, 2016 Officials at Lahainaluna High School are working to fix a water discoloration issue in bathroom sinks and hope to have it resolved by the beginning of next school year, acting Principal Joanne Denni... more »»

Data suggest fewer whales visited islands this year

June 5, 2016 The number of humpback whales visiting the islands during the recently completed season was down based on anecdotal evidence and surveys, but Maui researchers say it’s too early to draw conclusions... more »»

Soda, sleeping in store lead to 8 months in jail

June 5, 2016 WAILUKU — A man who had served on the boards of community nonprofit organizations before “a couple of bad weeks” landed him in jail was released Wednesday after serving about eight months for shovin... more »»

Heritage Hall dedicated and blessed

June 4, 2016 FIRST PHOTO: Bishop Larry Silva of the Catholic Diocese of Honolulu blesses Heritage Hall during Friday’s dedication ceremony in Paia. Assisting is Monsignor Terry Watanab. more »»

Mayor signs $659.5 million budget passed by the council

June 4, 2016 Maui County Council members gave final approval Friday to the fiscal 2017 budget, making a last-minute change to eliminate proposed increases in commercial ocean recreation activity permit fee. more »»

Governance proposal sent to committee

June 4, 2016 After hearing sharply divided public testimony Friday, Maui County Council members referred to committee a proposal to switch from the current mayor-council form of county government to a... more »»

Sherry Duong named MVCB executive director

June 4, 2016 The new executive director of the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau noted Friday that she has “a very huge responsibility”: To help keep Maui the No. 1 island in the world. more »»

Ready to dance

June 4, 2016 Alexander Academy Performing Co. more »»

Former police officer loses chance to keep conviction off record

June 4, 2016 WAILUKU — A 2nd Circuit Court judge revoked a former Maui police officer’s chance to keep a child endangerment conviction off her record Friday after the defendant admitted to drinking alcohol in... more »»

Lanai Community Plan update advances

June 4, 2016 The much-delayed Lanai Community Plan update passed the first of two readings Friday before the full Maui County Counci. more »»

‘Preparing to Care’ event set

June 4, 2016 AARP will be holding a Connect Pau Hana on “Preparing to Care” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Maui Coffee Attic in Wailuku. more »»

Disaster Preparedness Expo to be held today

June 4, 2016 A Maui County Disaster Preparedness Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. more »»

Company switching fleet to zero-emission tour buses

June 4, 2016 Travel Plaza Transportation is converting its entire fleet to zero-emission commercial tour buses and debuted three of its eco-friendly minibuses Wednesday at its TPT Bus Facility in Kahului. more »»

Beeing as careful as possible

June 3, 2016 Maui bee removal expert Dennis Morihiro uses a custom vacuum in an attempt to capture a queen and her hive Thursday while clearing a colony from a civil defense siren at Haycraft Park in Maalaea. more »»

As ruling looms, Kaiser takeover pushed back

June 3, 2016 The transfer of Maui County public hospital operations to Kaiser Permanente’s Maui Health Systems will no longer take place as scheduled on July 1, but the transition could be completed by the end o... more »»

Committee considers 5-year wait for permits

June 3, 2016 A bill that would require residents to own a property for five years before applying for a short-term rental permit could soon be headed to the Molokai, Lanai and Maui planning commissions for input... more »»

What exactly is the price of paradise?

June 3, 2016 A state report released Thursday quantifies what most Maui County residents already know: It is expensive to live here. more »»



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