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An example of consumer fireworks that are legal to use between set times without  a permit. File photo by Wendy Osher.
4th July Fireworks On Sale June 29; Allowed Times Issued
June 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Fireworks can only be legally set off from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the Fourth of July. Setting off fireworks outside designated times is punishable by law.

Lawn & Garden Fair: Masako Cordray. Courtesy photo.
Maui Flower Grower Honored for Work Detecting Little Fire Ant
June 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Farmer and flower grower Masako Cordray was honored with the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals’ Mālama i ka ʻĀina Award for her work in detecting an infestation of little fire ants on plant material she purchased in December of 2013.

HC&S Puʻunēnē Mill in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Health Department Cites HC&S for Air Quality Violations
June 24th, 2014 · 75 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health cited Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company for alleged incidents involving excess emission and reporting violations at its facilities in Puʻunēnē on Maui. The company was assessed a $1.3M fine.

United States Post Office, Wailuku, Hawaiʻi.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
Wailuku Post Office Collects 10,413 Pounds of Food
June 24th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The Wailuku Post Office led the way on the Valley Isle, with 10,413 pounds of food collected during the National Association of Letter Carriers’ 22nd Annual Food Drive held in May.

Maui Electric’s Troy Connatser demonstrates plugging in an electric vehicle to the island’s first “open access” DC fast charger that is now open to the public at the company’s Kahului office. Courtesy photo.
MECO Debuts “Open Access” Electric Vehicle Charging Station
June 24th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Maui Business, Maui News

The station is open to the public around the clock, and is the first open access charging station on the island. That means drivers are not required to sign up for a membership or subscription to use the charger.

Foodland Kehalani. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Foodland Kehalani Hosts Grand Opening, June 25
June 24th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News

The 35,000 square foot store is located at the new Kehalani Village Center in Wailuku, and is the seventh Foodland, Sack N Saev and Foodland Farms store located on Maui.

Council Chair Gladys Baisa. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Council Overrides Mayor’s Line-Item Vetoes
June 24th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

The Maui County Council on Monday unanimously voted to override Mayor Alan Arakawa’s line-item vetoes for the fiscal year 2015 budget. The county’s $603.6 million budget is now official and will go into effect on July 1.

Honolua Bay. File photo: Carlos Rock
$19.5M Released to Protect Līpoa Point from Development
June 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

Governor Neil Abercrombie on Friday released $19.5 million in Capitol Improvement Project funds for the acquisition of Līpoa Point at Honolua in West Maui.

Hawaiian stilts. Photo courtesy DLNR.
Keālia Refuge Visitor Center Closure Extended
June 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is tentatively scheduled to be closed through September 2014 due to mechanical issues with the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning system.

Waihe'e Valley, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Woman Suffers Puncture Wounds in Waiheʻe Dog Attack
June 23rd, 2014 · 67 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

A female hiker was treated and released for puncture wounds after she reported being bitten by an aggressive pit bull dog on the Waiheʻe Ridge Trail above Camp Maluhia over the weekend, police said.

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