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W. Maui gets its own oil spill, traffic woes

July 21, 2016 The second oil spill on a Maui highway in as many days occurred on Honoapiilani Highway in Honokowai on Wednesday morning, closing down the northbound lane for about three hours, Maui Fire Departmen... more »»

Ammonia release was a ‘safety precaution’

July 21, 2016 A Maui Soda & Ice Works official said that 3 to 5 pounds of anhydrous ammonia was released into the atmosphere on Tuesday and led to the evacuation of the Wailuku plant. more »»

Fatal crash on Mokulele snarls traffic

July 21, 2016 A fatal crash on Mokulele Highway at the intersection with North Kihei Road on Wednesday evening shut down all northbound lanes on the highway and snarled traffic, police said. Police Lt. more »»

House candidates face off in Haiku

July 21, 2016 Candidates for the state House District 13 race, which includes East Maui, Molokai and Lanai, have been invited to a Haiku Community Association “Candidates Nite” from 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

Local businesses lure Pokemon Go players while some express concern

July 20, 2016 KAHULUI — Pokemon Go, a free smartphone game, is causing a frenzy on Maui, leading crowds of gamers to storm malls, parks and libraries in search of virtual monsters to capture. more »»

Legal path clear to hike historic Haleakala Trail

July 20, 2016 A section of the old Haleakala Trail that Mark Twain and Jack London likely hiked to reach the summit of the mountain that traverses an area currently in ranching by Haleakala Ranch officially becam... more »»

Blanket, clothing found at bay had ‘stench of death’

July 20, 2016 WAILUKU — When searchers returned from a secluded East Maui bay with a missing pregnant woman’s clothing and maggot-infested blanket, the mood at her family’s Haiku residence was “lost hope,” one... more »»

Hazmat team summoned to ammonia leak on Lower Main

July 20, 2016 A hazardous materials leak in Wailuku prompted the evacuation of one building while people at nearby businesses were told to shelter in place Tuesday morning, according to a fire official. more »»

County/In Brief

July 20, 2016 Oil spill on Pulehu causes 3-car crash Drivers of three cars headed down Pulehu Road on the first sharp turn past its junction with Omaopio Road lost control of their vehicles after hitting an oil... more »»

Local Briefs

July 20, 2016 Woodturners will meet Saturday The Maui Woodturners Association will have its monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the studio of club President Emiliano Achaval. more »»

On The Campaign Trail

July 20, 2016 Steel meets Saturday over homelessness Maui County Council candidate Hana Steel will hold a meet and greet on the affordable housing crisis and homeless situation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

Liquor control chief seeks to increase transparency

July 19, 2016 As new director of the county Liquor Control Department, Glenn Mukai said Monday that he plans to increase transparency with liquor licensees, expand the department’s educational program and identif... more »»

Lawmakers working on amendments to bill vetoed by Ige

July 19, 2016 The state Legislature will try again Wednesday to come up with amendments to a bill vetoed by Gov. more »»

Witnesses say clothing was retrieved so that it wouldn’t be washed away

July 19, 2016 WAILUKU — After finding a missing pregnant woman’s clothing and belongings at a secluded East Maui bay, searchers decided to retrieve the items so they wouldn’t be washed away in the area with no... more »»

Kihei woman rescued after falling over cliff

July 19, 2016 Emergency workers used a high-angle rope-raising system to pull a woman up a cliff after she slipped and slid about 60 feet down an embankment in Iao Valley on Sunday afternoon, a fire official sai. more »»

Man freed after months in jail for theft

July 19, 2016 WAILUKU — A man was released from jail Friday after being incarcerated for about eight months for stealing from homeless men in Kahului last yea. more »»

County/In Brief

July 19, 2016 3 visitors airlifted from lava rocks A man and two teenage boys were airlifted from lava rocks in the Olivine Pools area of West Maui on Sunday afternoon after being knocked down and injured by a... more »»

Summer PALS groups bring movies to life

July 18, 2016 Hana Summer PALS members perform the opening musical number of “The Lion King” during the Summer PALS Ho‘olaulea on Friday at War Memorial Gym. more »»

Animal interactions may lend clues to communication with extraterrestrials

July 18, 2016 Scientists’ attempts to understand and communicate with animals on Earth may hold clues to communicating with extraterrestrial life, according to Svetlana Berdyugina, an astrophysicist who has made... more »»



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