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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.


Haleakalā silversword landscape. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Silversword Plants to Journey to Korea for Horticulture Show
April 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

A Haleakalā `ahinahina or silversword plant will make the journey to Korea and back, marking the first time the plant has left Haleakalā since 1992 when it was federally listed as a threatened species.


Stowaway statistics. Graphic by Wendy Osher/Maui Now.
FAA: 105 Stowaway Attempts Since 1947, 80 Were Fatal
April 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Federal Aviation Administration officials tell us that since 1947, there have been 105 people who have stowed away in 94 flights worldwide. Of those, 80 individuals or 76.2% died and 25 people or 23.8% survived, according to Ian Gregor of the FAA.


Kahului Airport Consolidated Rental Car Facility, rendering courtesy state Department of Transportation.
$305M Released for Kahului Airport Rental Car Facility
April 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

A total of $305.5 million is being released for the planned Consolidated Car Rental Facility and roadway improvements projects at Kahului Airport on Maui, Governor Neil Abercrombie announced today.


Molokaʻi Arson Arrest. Maui Now image.
Teen Arrested for Arson Fires on Molokaʻi
April 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The arrest was in connection to suspicious brush fires reported within close proximity to each other in the Kalamaʻula Mauka area on Thursday, April 17, 2014.


Hawaiian Airlines at Kahului Airport. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Follow-up: Teen Stowaway in Custody of Child Welfare Services
April 21st, 2014 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

“Officials have notified the boy’s family that he is safe. The CWS Branch will enlist the help of all necessary agencies to ensure the child’s safe return to his home in California,” department officials said in a statement.


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