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Senate Bill 2768 Signing Ceremony. Photo courtesy Office of the Governor, State of Hawaiʻi.
New Law Makes Kindergarten Mandatory for All 5 Year Olds
May 1st, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (17) · Featured, Maui News

The measure makes kindergarten a requirement for children who will be at least 5-years of age on or before July 31st of the school year, unless otherwise exempt.

Maui Comedy Festival partial lineup. Featuring Reggie Watts, Aisha Tyler, and more.
Inaugural ‘Maui Comedy Festival’ Brings in 30 Comedians
May 1st, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (4) · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment

The first annual event over the Halloween weekend will take place at various venues around Lahaina, seemingly in the same vein as the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Fatal Maui Zipline incident. Maui Now graphic.
UPDATE: Woman Falls 200 Feet in Fatal Maui Zipline Incident
May 1st, 2014 · 20 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (93) · Featured, Maui News

Officials with the Piʻiholo Ranch Zipline have since expressed their condolences and identified the woman as an employee, Patricia “Trish” Rabellizsa.

Image courtesy State of Hawaiʻi, Department of Health.
Brown Water Advisory Honokahua Bay
May 1st, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Featured, Maui News

The state Department of Health issued a Brown Water Advisory for Honokahua Bay in West Maui following localized rains falling in the coastal area.

Molokaʻi-Hema Street evacuation. Photo by Wendy Osher.
UPDATE: Kahului Residents Evacuated from Molokaʻi-Hema Street
April 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui News

Maui police say the cause of a street closure and evacuation of homes in a Kahului neighborhood on Wednesday was due to a Terroristic Threatening case involving a caller reporting unexploded ordnance within a home on Molokaʻi-Hema Street.

Rescue, Maui Now graphic.
Visitor Airlifted After Falling 30 Feet Off East Maui Cliff
April 30th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Featured, Maui News

Fire rescue crews on Maui airlifted a 52-year-old woman from Puaʻa Kaʻa State Wayside Park in East Maui after she fell about 30-feet from a cliff on Tuesday, officials said.

2014 - Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition.  Courtesy photo.
Maui High School Wins State Auto Skills Competition
April 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui News

The Maui High team comprised of Chayce Mimura and Devin Vea now advance to compete in the national competition to be held in Dearborn, MI in June.

ʻĪao Valley is one of Maui's most visited destinations.  The state is implementing a new non-resident parking fee to help maintain the facility into the future. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Visitor Spending Up, Arrivals Down in March
April 29th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (6) · Featured, Maui Business

Visitor arrivals to Maui fell in March, but higher average daily spending contributed to a 5.7% increase in Maui visitor expenditures, according to updated data released by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

Mike White. File image by Wendy Osher.
Council Budget Proposal Calls for 9% Real Property Tax Cut
April 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Featured, Maui News

Budget and Finance Committee Chair Mike White today announced a proposed average 9% reduction to real property tax rates for the fiscal year 2015 budget. White’s proposal also calls for the elimination of expansion positions.

Pāʻia School, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Pāʻia School to Benefit from Safe Routes to School Grants
April 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (5) · Featured, Maui News

Maui’s Pāʻia School will benefit from nearly $1 million in infrastructure funds awarded to the Maui Public Works Department to improve sidewalk and safety near the school, transportation officials announced today.

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