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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 (0) · 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.


Photo by Wendy Osher.
Bill Seeking Minimum Wage Hike Advances
April 28th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The bill seeks incremental increases from the current $7.25 an hour to: $7.75 in 2015; $8.50 in 2016; $9.25 in 2017; and $10.10 in 2018.


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Stella Blues Cafe Closes After 23 Years
April 28th, 2014 · 16 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

Late last night, Stella Blues Cafe posted the following, “I’m very saddened to say that after 23 years Stella Blues Cafe is closing its doors.”


Merrie Monarch, Photo by Wendy Osher.
2014 Merrie Monarch Festival – Results
April 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

Complete results… The men of Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka Lā, under the direction of kumu hula Kaleo Trinidad, finished on top with a total of 1,194 points, winning: the Lokalia Montgomery perpetual trophy for the best overall performance; 1st place in the Overall Kāne division; 1st place in the Kāne ʻAuana division; and 2nd place in the Kāne Kahiko division.


Central Maui Regional Park by Wendy Osher.
Committees Approve $82 Million in Funds for Central Maui Projects
April 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Funding was included for several key capital improvement projects in Central Maui, including funds for: the widening of Puʻunēnē Avenue; planning and design of a new middle school in Central Maui; and design and construction of a Central Maui Regional Park and Sports Complex.


Maui Hālau Kekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻiliahi, under the direction of nā kumu hula ʻIliahi and Haunani Paredes, earned a second place finish for the Kahiko Kāne division. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Hālau Compete in Hula Competition at Merrie Monarch
April 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

The week-long 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo on Hawaiʻi Island continues with kahiko or ancient style hula performances tonight. The competition portion of the festival got underway on Thursday night with the crowning of the new Miss Aloha Hula for 2014.


Scenic Hāna Highway. File photo by Wendy Osher.
3,721 Acres of East Maui Rainforest Added to Waikamoi Preserve
April 25th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

An estimated 3,721 acres of undeveloped rainforest is being granted to The Nature Conservancy as a conservation easement, under an agreement that will create the largest private nature reserve in Hawaiʻi, organization representatives said in an announcement.


The north entrance of King Kekaulike High School is located along the Old Haleakalā Highway in Pukalani.  File photo by Wendy Osher.
King Kekaulike Included in Ranking of Best High Schools
April 24th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui’s King Kekaulike High School in Pukalani was ranked among the top public high schools in the state by the US News and World Report as part of its Best High Schools list released this week.


Hāna Highway fatal. Maui Now image.
Teen Dies After Car Drops 300-Feet off Hāna Highway
April 24th, 2014 · 38 Comments · Featured, Maui News
 

A 17-year-old Hāna boy suffered fatal injuries in an overnight crash on the Hāna Highway after the vehicle he was driving went off the road, continued approximately 300-feet down a cliff, and landed on lava rocks on the shore where it burst into flames, officials said.


Hawaiian Airlines.  File photo by Wendy Osher.
FAA Proposes $547,500 Civil Penalty Against Hawaiian Airlines
April 23rd, 2014 · 10 Comments · Featured, Maui Business
 

Representatives with Hawaiian Airlines tell Maui Now that they do not comment on pending litigation, and stated, “Hawaiian’s first commitment is always to safety.” Airline representatives also confirmed that they requested an informal conference with the FAA to discuss the matter.


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