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Haiku Woman Fatally Injured in Olinda Rd. Crash
October 8th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

The incident was reported at 1:22 a.m. on Olinda Road, less than a mile east of Po’okela Road. Maui police have since identified the woman as Tawny M. Yarborough, 31, of Haiku.


U.S. Coast Guard Seaman Curtis Snyder (left) and Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Varites, both from Coast Guard Station Maui, search for a snorkeler in the Maui Triangle, June 19, 2010.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
Cessna Runs Out of Fuel; Pilot Rescued in Ocean
October 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

Crews from the Coast Guard rescued a pilot who was forced to ditch his Cessna plane after running out of fuel off Hawaii Island.


Weekend Round-Up: OctoberFEST, Blanchard, Fil-Am
Weekend Round-Up: OctoberFEST, Blanchard, Fil-Am
October 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

The top three events happening on Maui this weekend: OctoberFEST Wailuku First Friday, Terence Blanchard at the MACC, Fil-Am Heritage Festival.


Allen "Braddah Poki" Pokipala. KPOA photo.
VIDEO: Services Planned for Braddah Poki
October 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

Memorial services for Allen “Braddah Poki” Pokipala have been set for October 20th and 21st on Maui. The longtime musician, entertainer, and on-air radio personality, passed away last week after a bout with pancreatic cancer.


Gene Argel and Ohana band at Café O Lei.
Wailuku First Friday Celebrates OctoberFEST
October 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

Strolling magicians, street vendors and live local entertainment come together for tonight’s OctoberFEST edition of First Friday in Wailuku.


Blessing ceremonies were held for the Kihei Roundabout in July 2011. The project is designed to ease traffic in South Maui. Photo by Wendy Osher.
“Workshop” to Mitigate County’s Sluggish Permit Process
October 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui Business, Maui News
 

The Permitting for Professionals Workshop is the first step in improving the county’s permitting system, say officials.


Passenger Rich West of Snohomish, Washington provided the photos (shown here) of the larger whale. Courtesy PWF.
First Whale Sighting in Maui Waters
October 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

The first humpback whale sighting in Maui County waters this season was reported yesterday morning off the eastern coast of Lana’i. A pair of humpbacks was sighted at 8:35 a.m. about 2 miles off the coast by the raft, Great White.


Governor Neil Abercrombie must now choose Senator Inouye's successor. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Governor’s Chief of Staff and Deputy Resign
October 6th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced a leadership transition for some of his closest staff. Chief of Staff Amy Asselbaye, and Deputy Chief of Staff Andrew Aoki, have both resigned. Bruce Coppa, currently the State’s Comptroller, has since been named the Chief of Staff.


Kalana o Maui (Maui County Building) building. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Charter Commission Eyes Significant Changes to Maui’s Governance
October 6th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

The Charter Commission plans to begin decision-making at its upcoming meeting on Monday, on what proposed charter amendments should be placed before the public.


The Clubhouse at the King Kamehameha Golf Course, image courtesy of the King Kam Golf Club
Casino Night: Gamble and Win Big for A Cause
October 5th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

On Saturday October 15, at the King Kamehameha Clubhouse, legal gambling tables such as: black jack, roulette, craps, bingo, and poker tables will set the scene for a night of fundraising fun for the J. Walter Cameron Center.


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