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Two generating units at the Maalaea Power Plant tripped off line at around 1:37 p.m. on 3/1/12 prompting calls for water conservation.  MECO Maalaea Power Plant, file photo by Wendy Osher.
MECO Maalaea Generating Unit Trips Offline
January 26th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (3) · Featured, Maui News
 

Brief outages were reported in parts of Lahaina, Waiehu and Upcountry Maui, after a large diesel generating unit at the Maui Electric Company Maalaea Power Plant tripped offline.


Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa, file photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Mayor Provides Maui Legislative Highlights
January 26th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

He joined the entire Maui delegation earlier this week in Honolulu as all nine council members attended the joint money committee hearing for the state House and Senate. “We had a very strong showing,” said Arakawa during an exclusive interview earlier this week.


SPCA Maui Check.- (L-R) Larry Rosen (Subaru), Peter Tierney (SPCA), John Hessick  (Subaru) , Whitney White (SPCA-Kneeling w/ Duke the Doberman), Sue   Liscombe (SPCA), Aira Moriyasu (Subarau), Randy Desloover (SPCA), Khem Phoue (Subaru) Eric Santiago (Subaru-Holding Check), Ann Kerns (Subaru)
Subaru Hawaii Donates $13,000 to Two Maui Non-Profits
January 26th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

Subaru Hawaii has raised $6,700 for Hawaii Wildlife Fund and $2,300 for the Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Maui Chapter.


Gaming. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Lawmakers Introduce Gaming Bills
January 26th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (3) · Featured, Maui News
 

Rep. Carroll of Maui introduced a gaming bill seeking authorization of gaming on Hawaiian home lands; Rep. Souki will introduce a bill seeking a 20 year license for a single casino in Waikiki.


Ocean Safety crews patrol the waters off of Kamaole, 1/25/12. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Air and Sea Search Continues for Missing Kayaker
January 25th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Featured, Maui News
 

The search for Torry Durrell, 55, of Kihei, was launched at around 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, when a neighbor reported that he failed to return from kayaking the day before. The search has already covered 96 square miles.


Kamaole Beach Park I, 1/25/12. Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Shark Bumps Swimmer, South Side Ocean Safety Crews Respond
January 25th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (15) · Featured, Maui News
 

Ocean Safety crews on Maui were busy patrolling the south Maui shoreline today as they responded to two separate incidents: one involving a shark encounter, and another involving the search for a missing kayaker last seen on Tuesday.


PHOTOS: TEDxMaui a Success, Next Year’s Event Planned
PHOTOS: TEDxMaui a Success, Next Year’s Event Planned
January 25th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

A collection of photos from the very first TEDxMaui event which was held on Sunday, January 22, 2012.


Kaanapali Parkway at the Honoapiilani Hwy intersection, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Motorcyclist Killed in High Speed Crash in Kaanapali
January 25th, 2012 · 19 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (15) · Featured, Maui News
 

Witnesses tell police that the motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed of between 80 and 100 miles per hour, and was weaving in and out of heavy traffic when the accident occurred. The man, identified as Wayan Decosta, 21, of Honokowai, was operating a …


Photo courtesy of DLIR.
Maui County December Unemployment Rate 7.3%
January 24th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

The State Dept of Labor announced today that the non-seasonally adjusted annual unemployment rate for Maui County in December was 7.3%, down from 7.4% a year ago.


The DOT's Option 3 is the most expensive, but would result in the least amount of impact for incoming air traffic. Graphic courtesy Hawaii Department of Transportation.
VIDEO: Kahului Runway Rehab Options Aired
January 24th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The plans ranged from $34 to $134 million with the least costly resulting up to a 10 week closure of the runway for wide body aircraft, and the most expensive requiring an EIS—but allowing for the continuance of wide body air traffic. The repairs, transportation officials say, are needed to address decades of asphalt overlay, and an increased presence of foreign object debris.


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