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SLUC approves land use for Kihei High School

July 4, 2013 The Hawai‘i Department of Education successfully made its case before the state Land Use Commission on June 27 for reclassifying 77 acres of land on Maui from Agricultural to Urban for a new $130... more »»

Reduced-fare bus pass process now in effect

July 4, 2013 Lisa Darcy, executive director of Ho‘omoana Foundation, has successfully advocated for a reduction in price for monthly (not daily) bus pass. more »»

Hospital visits related to mental health on the rise

July 4, 2013 Hospital visits and charges related to mental health have risen sharply between 2009 and 2012 according to the Hawai‘i Health Information Corporation (HHIC), the state’s premier healthcare data... more »»

MECO Officials want to shut down Kahului plant by 2019

June 27, 2013 The Maui News - Lowering customer bills, pushing toward a clean energy future, modernizing the existing power grid and creating fairness for all customers were the four priorities that Maui Electric... more »»

Fire chief asks community to report suspicious activity

June 27, 2013 The Maui News - Saying a recent rash of unscheduled cane fires has endangered residents and firefighters while taxing Maui Fire Department resources, Fire Chief Jeff Murray asks for help from the... more »»

Maui County department heads, deputies to see salary increases

June 27, 2013 The Maui News - After a public meeting on Friday, June 14, that lasted less than 30 minutes, the five-member Maui County Salary Commission decided to stand by its April decision to increase the... more »»

Project may spark smarter power grid

June 27, 2013 The Maui News - Beginning this fall, Maui residents may be able to participate in a more than $30 million demonstration project involving electric vehicles and Kihei homes that will aid in the... more »»

No injuries in small plane emergency landing

June 20, 2013 The Maui News - A small plane made an emergency landing in brush near the shoreline in Waiehu on Sunday, June 16, with all four aboard uninjured, according to Maui fire and Federal Aviation... more »»

‘Raging’ fire shuts down highway, restaurant

June 20, 2013 The Maui News - Firefighters responded to an unscheduled sugar cane fire Sunday, June 16, that witnesses said was a 26-acre “raging” along Hana Highway across from Mama’s Fish House Restaurant in... more »»

Tsutsui receives union endorsements

June 20, 2013 The Maui News - Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui has received the endorsements of the Ironworkers Union Local 625 and Sheet Metal Union Local 293 as he seeks re-election in 2014. more »»

Compost facility fire causes several hundred thousand dollars in damage

June 13, 2013 Maui News - A three-day fire at the EKO Compost facility at the Central Maui Landfill was mostly contained Tuesday, June 4, with officials estimating that the blaze caused several hundred thousand... more »»

Lt. Gov. Tsutsui announces candidacy for 2014

June 13, 2013 Lt. Gov. Shan S. Tsutsui formally announced his candidacy to continue serving the state in his current capacity ( and more »»

County budget receives final approval

June 13, 2013 The Maui News - The Maui County Council gave final approval of a $559 million county budget last week, which includes $471 million for operating expenses and $88 million for capital improvement... more »»

Few Honua‘ula conditions met so far

June 6, 2013 The Maui News - While developers of the 670-acre Honua‘ula golf community have made efforts to meet a number of the 30 conditions set by the Maui County Council when the project’s zoning was approve... more »»

Maui County seeks PV firms to supply energy to county

May 30, 2013 Pacific Business News & Maui County Press Release - Maui County is looking for solar photovoltaic firms to install, operate, maintain and own solar PV systems, and then sell the energy generated to... more »»

Civil Defense agency releases updated tsunami evacuation maps

May 30, 2013 The Maui County Civil Defense Agency today announced that Maui County’s tsunami evacuation maps have recently been updated based on newly released scientific data, and urged all Maui County resident... more »»

Governor signs traffic safety measures

May 30, 2013 Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed two traffic safety measures--Senate Bill (SB) 4 and House Bill (HB) 980, relating to highway safety, into law last wee. more »»

Unscheduled cane fire burns five acres in Pa‘ia

May 23, 2013 The Maui News - An unscheduled and unauthorized sugar cane burn in Pa‘ia off Baldwin Avenue on Sunday, May 19, burned five acres with an estimated loss of $25,000 to Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. more »»

Brush fires disrupt traffic, close highway

May 23, 2013 Two brush fires along Mokulele Highway in South Maui on Thursday, May 16, led Maui police to shut down the highway for less than half-an-hour as fire crews quickly doused the flames, fire officials... more »»

Weekend rain sets, ties Kahului records

May 23, 2013 Rainfall records were set and tied at Kahului Airport on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, according to the National Weather Service. more »»



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