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Award recipients with Governor Neil Abercrombie. Courtesy photo.
Maui Ranch, Filmmaker, Ag Specialist Honored with Awards
March 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

A Maui ranch, filmmaker, and agricultural specialist were honored this week for their dedication to protecting Hawaiʻi from invasive species as part of Invasive Species Awareness week.

NTSB investigator Andrew Swick documents the wreckage of a Piper PA-31 that crashed in Lanai, HI, on Weds. Feb. 26. Photo courtesy NTSB.
Maui Police Release Lānaʻi Plane Crash Report
March 5th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

The report states that the cause of death for the three individuals that died in the incident has not been determined pending a coroner’s physicians report.

Kahului Airport, controll tower. Photo by Wendy Osher.
BRIEF: Kahului Airport Runway Closure, March 9
March 5th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Maui News

The state Department of Transportation announced the planned closure of Runway 2/20 at Kahului Airport from midnight to 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

Pictured: First Row: Catherine Lederer, State AFL-CIO Community Services Liason/VP Labor; Alani Artates, Kuleana Counseling; Lahela Aiwohi, Maui Division Director United Public Workers, AFSCME, Local 646, AFL-CIOWilly; Greig Business Agent Hawaii Operating Engineers local #3; Ray Shimabuku Business Representative IBEW Local 1186; Lena Station AFL-CIO Labors Community Services Liaison; Timothy and Mikala Kanehe, Habitat Partner Family; Back Row: Deanna Davis OE3 member LCSC Chair, Maui United Way BOD Chair, Pacific Media Group – Marketing Consultant; Laksmi M. Abraham I President & Chief Professional Officer Maui United Way; Mike Gerry, Habitat for Humanity Construction Manage; Jim Briske, Habitat Project Manager; Leimomi Johnson field representative/organizer Hawaii Laborer’s Union Local 368; Rayden Kalama business agent Mason’s Union Local #1 and and Local 630; Shaun Waite, Kahu at Kumulani Church. Courtesy photo, Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat Partners to Build Kanehe Home in Kula
March 5th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Maui News

The Kanehe family in Kula will soon realize the dream of home ownership with the help of the Maui Island Labor Alliance and Habitat for Humanity Maui, representatives announced.

Hula hālau Wehiwehi O Leilehua performed “Nene,” written by kumu Gordean Bailey, and “Kīpahulu,” performed to music by Jeff Rasmussen. Ma`ano Smith, another brochure author, also sang during and after the event. Photo courtesy Haleakalā NPS.
Haleakalā NP Seeks Cultural Practitioners for Kīpahulu Program
March 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Maui News

Haleakalā National Park announced that it is seeking cultural practitioners for a series of cultural demonstrations that will be offered in the Kīpahulu District of the park beginning in mid-June 2014.

State Capitol, file photo by Wendy Osher.
House Moves 183 More Bills to Senate Ahead of Deadline
March 5th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The bills include measures relating to the minimum wage, consumers, veterans and the homeless.

Jesse Souki.
Former Maui Corp Counsel Named First Deputy at DLNR
March 5th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Souki, who previously served as a deputy corporation counsel for the County of Maui, is currently employed as the director of the state’s Office of Planning.

Special Response Units on scene at the roadway above Nuaʻailua Bay on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Police Return to Nuaʻailua in “Charli” Missing Persons Case
March 4th, 2014 · 49 Comments · Featured, Maui News

Special Response Team officers with the Maui Police Department and a Maui Fire Department helicopter returned to the area of Nuaʻailua Bay today where previous evidence had been recovered in a case involving missing Carly “Charli” Scott.

Architectural rendering of Paia's Heritage Hall.  Courtesy state Department of Health and Munekiyo & Hiraga.
$1.5M Released for Heritage Hall in Pāʻia
March 4th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (15) · Featured, Maui News

The governor announced the release of $1.5 million for Heritage Hall, the multi-purpose community complex that honors the history and culture of the Portuguese and Puerto Rican immigrants to Maui.

File images of company craft, courtesy Maui Air website; Lanai Map courtesy Google Earth; Lanai Airport Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Station file image.
Maui Air Releases Statement Days After Deadly Lānaʻi Crash
March 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Maui Air and Volcano Air Tours released a statement today following the deadly plane crash on Lānaʻi on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, that claimed the life of a company pilot and two employees with the Maui Planning Department.

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