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Experts puzzled by rate of Kula toddler’s growth

August 23, 2016 A 15-month-old Kula girl may be one of the heaviest toddlers in the world, and doctors have no idea why and how she continues to grow. more »»

CARE Act will give caregivers a helping hand

August 23, 2016 WAIKAPU — Pukalani resident Kathleen Phillips was brought to tears when the state Legislature in the last session passed the CARE Act, designed to help unpaid caregivers receive medical instruction... more »»

Ex-bank teller gets 30 days for stealing from elderly customers

August 23, 2016 WAILUKU — A 30-day jail term was ordered for a former Wailuku bank teller who was convicted of making dozens of fraudulent transactions to steal from the accounts of two elderly customers. more »»

Moniz honored as state DOT’s manager of the year

August 23, 2016 Almost 35 years after he started working as a baggage handler for Hawaiian Airlines, Maui’s Marvin Moniz was named the state Department of Transportation’s Manager of the Year Friday for his... more »»

Health system founder wins Ho‘okele award

August 23, 2016 William M. Akutagawa Jr., executive director and founder of the Na Pu‘uwai Native Hawaiian health care system serving Molokai and Lanai, is a Ho‘okele award winner. more »»

Island Air adds more schools to standby list

August 23, 2016 Island Air has added three island universities to its Student Standby Program, allowing more students to purchase discounted tickets for interisland flights, the airline announced Monday. more »»

County/In Brief

August 23, 2016 Fire 100 percent contained Upcountry A fire that burned 35 acres of Haleakala Ranch land was 100 percent contained Monday, as fire crews continued mop-up operations throughout the day, a fire... more »»

Grand reopening held at park

August 22, 2016 Seven-year-old Ella Boone-Gess (first photo) climbs to the top of a tower during the grand reopening of the Kalakupua Playground at the 4th Marine Division Memorial Park in Haiku on Saturday. more »»

Invasive species eradication effort creates clash of rights

August 22, 2016 One resident’s attempts to keep employees from invasive species agencies off his Huelo property have created a clash of rights between communities wanting to eradicate invasive species, and... more »»

Fire crews battle flare-up in cane field

August 22, 2016 On Sunday, Kula firefighters patrolled the area and mopped up hot spots left over from Saturday’s unscheduled cane fire, which had charred 35 acres of Haleakala Ranch lands by 6 p.m. more »»

Crime Watch

August 22, 2016 THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from Aug. 7 to 13. more »»

Many learned a trade at HC&S

August 21, 2016 The last harvest: The final chapter in the story of sugar on Maui Editor’s note: “The Last Harvest” is a series chronicling the various aspects of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. more »»

As layoffs loom, another job fair is presented

August 21, 2016 With another round of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. workers set to leave Friday, the company held its second on-property job fair Thursda. more »»

Flare-up from an unscheduled burn leads to larger fire

August 21, 2016 Crews were battling a fire in sugar cane fields near the intersection of Omaopio and Pulehu roads on Saturday night, a flare-up from a blaze that started Friday, a fire official sai. more »»

Remembering plantation life

August 21, 2016 KAHULUI — Jane Tesoro can still remember crying in kindergarten after her family had just moved from the Hayashi plantation camp outside of Waikapu to the heart of Wailuku. more »»

County / In Brief

August 21, 2016 Shore repairs could snag Olowalu traffic Traffic delays may occur in the Olowalu area of Honoapiilani Highway beginning Monday, as shoreline improvements will be done along the highway. more »»

Man gets 5 years’ probation for Upcountry residential burglaries

August 21, 2016 WAILUKU — A man convicted of burglarizing several Upcountry homes four years ago was allowed to be released from jail to enter residential drug treatment as part of his sentence Thursday. more »»

State aims to finish new airport immigration facility in Kona soon

August 21, 2016 HONOLULU — The state of Hawaii aims to finish building a new immigration facility at Kailua-Kona’s airport one month before Hawaiian Airlines begins direct flights there from Tokyo. more »»

County to suspend camping permits for Kanaha Beach Park

August 20, 2016 KANAHA — The county Department of Parks and Recreation’s decision to put an indefinite hold on all overnight camping permits at Kanaha Beach Park beginning next month has dozens of families living a... more »»

 
 
 

 

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