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Mystery Light Trail Likely Result of Missile Test
May 21st, 2014 · 27 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (46) · Featured, Maui News
 

It appears that the mysterious zig-zag light in the evening sky was a contrail from a missile test off the shores of Kauaʻi at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Tuesday, May 20.


Paraglider rescue. Maui Now graphic.
Paraglider Stuck in Trees at Waipoli Extricated by Air Crew
May 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (10) · Featured, Maui News
 

A paraglider who became entangled in trees along the base of Waipoli Road on Tuesday morning, was rescued by Maui firefighters aboard the department’s Air 1 helicopter.


Click it or Ticket, seat belt enforcement. Maui Now graphic.
Seat Belt Enforcement Underway, $102 Fine for Violators
May 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (48) · Featured, Maui News
 

The state’s Click it or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign got underway yesterday and continues for two weeks until June 1, 2014.


Photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Police Commission Begins Process for New Chief Selection
May 19th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (3) · Featured, Maui News
 

The Maui Police Commission released information today saying it is moving forward in fulfilling its responsibility to appoint the next Chief of Police, following Chief Gary Yabuta’s announcement on Friday that he is retiring from the post.


The Outlets of Maui. Courtesy file photo.
The Outlets of Maui Announce New West Maui Shopping Shuttle
May 18th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (12) · Featured, Maui Business
 

The Outlets of Maui announced a new West Maui shuttle service that is being offered to customers between Kāʻanapali and Lahaina.


Upcountry water storage.  File photo.
$1.7M Released for Upcountry Maui Watershed, Molokaʻi Irrigation
May 18th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Featured, Maui News
 

Governor Neil Abercrombie announced the release of $1.5 million for the Upcountry Maui Watershed project, and $200,000 for improvements to the Molokaʻi Irrigation System.


Hōkūle‘a arrival at Lahaina, Maui. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Hōkūle‘a Crew Greeted on Maui Ahead of Worldwide Voyage
May 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (4) · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui welcomed the crew of the Hōkūle‘a as the Polynesian voyaging canoe embarks on the first international leg of its historic worldwide voyage.


Steven Capobianco mug shot courtesy Maui Police.
Capobianco Arrested on Felony Charges, Bail Set at $25,000
May 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (15) · Featured, Maui News
 

The District Court, which handles misdemeanor and traffic cases, dismissed the case on their level, and new felony charges were filed in Circuit Court. Sheriffs executed the new warrant and had set Capobianco’s bail at $25,000.


Representing Hōkūleʻa: Timmy Gilliom (captain), Paʻanaʻakalā Babayan (apprentice navigator, going on first leg of Malama Honua to Tahiti), C.J. Elizares; Representing Hui o Waʻa Kaulua: Kimokeo Kapahulehua (President) and crew Friends of Moʻokiha o Piʻilani. Courtesy photo.
400 Pounds of Sweet Potatoes Harvested on Maui for Hōkūleʻa
May 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (13) · Featured, Maui News
 

The sweet potatoes were planted in organic soils at Ocean Vodka’s Farm in Kula in July of 2013, and will be taken aboard the Hōkūle‘a for food and research during the vessel’s worldwide journey that will span some 47,000 nautical miles.


Puʻu Kukui Elementary School. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Puʻu Kukui Elementary School Celebrates Inaugural Year
May 15th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Featured, Maui News
 

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education’s newest school, Puʻu Kukui in Wailuku, is celebrating the completion of its milestone first year with a school-wide celebration and dedication ceremony on Friday, May 16, 2014.


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