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Maui Coastal Waters, photo by Wendy Osher.
Hawaii Waves Have Energy and Job Potential
January 19th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

A new report released today estimates that waves off Hawaii’s coast contain enough energy to generate over 80 terawatt hours of electricity per year if developed to their maximum potential.


Hawaii State Senators mark the opening day for the 2012 Legislative Session.  Photo Courtesy:  Senate Communications.
Opening Day Statements Include Plans for Job Creation
January 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Tsutsui said he expects that by the end of next week, the Senate will roll out a bipartisan initiative entitled “The Invest in Hawaii Act of 2012.” The bill is aimed at cutting into the state’s maintenance backlog, and immediately create jobs for local residents.


Photo by Wendy Osher. Sugar Beach, Maui.
VIDEO: 2nd Attempt to Remove Grounded Maui Vessel Planned
January 18th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

A representative from Maui Fresh Fish, LLC, the company that owns the vessel, attempted to move it off the beach last night during high tide, but DLNR officials say strong winds and currents prevented them from doing so.


Four Seasons Resort Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Resort Earns Multiple TripAdvisor Honors
January 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea earned top 3 ranking for Best Overall Hotel in the US, in the 2012 Traveler’s Choice awards issued by TripAdvisor.


Senat e President Shan Tsutsui. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Senate Majority Unveils Priorities for 2012 Legislative Session
January 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The majority caucus, made up of Democrats, identified job creation & the creation of a sustainable economy as critical priorities.


Maui Electric Company offices in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.
UPDATE: Coconut Tree Downs Wailuku Lines, Power Restored
January 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

MECO officials say a downed power line is to blame for an outage affecting customers in Wailuku. A fallen coconut tree brought down the lines that resulted in the outage.


Hana residents gather for a community meeting with staff from OHA.. Photo by Stacy Naipo
OHA Developing Economic Self-Sufficiency Initiative in Hana
January 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

More than two dozen Hana residents met with staff from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to start an economic self-sufficiency initiative for the remote community.


File photo by Wendy Osher.
Missing Teen Found in Bamboo Forest Rescue
January 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

A 17 year old male hiker was found in the area of the bamboo forest trail two hours after being reported missing. The teen was hiking with a group of six individuals when he decided to turn back about three miles into the hike.


Aerial approach to Kahului Airport runway. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Kahului Runway Rehabilitation Focus of Meeting
January 16th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The purpose of the informational meeting is to inform the public about the current condition of Runway 2-20, present several repair options that are being considered, and discuss possible short-term and long-term effects of the options.


Hulu Lindsey, in her Aha Hui Ka'ahumanu regalia.  File photo by Wendy Osher
BREAKING: Governor Appoints Lindsey to Maui OHA Seat
January 16th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Governor Neil Abercrombie is expected to announce his appointment of Carmen Kahulumealani “Hulu” Lindsey tomorrow as Maui’s newest trustee to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Lindsey will fill the post that was vacated by retired Judge Boyd Mossman, who resigned on November 2, 2011 to fulfill a church calling in Kona.


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