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Mililani High School sophomore Kalena Chiu holds a turtle from the Mauna Lani Turtle Restoration Project in Kona. Courtesy photo.
Maui Teen Scholarships Available for Hawai‘i Island Science Camp
May 16th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Maui News

The Hawai‘i-based nonprofit, Science Camps of America, is offering two scholarships specifically for Maui teens, to assist them with 50% of registration costs for attending one of two science camps on Hawai‘i Island this summer.

Glow flyer image.
Maui GLOW Suicide Prevention Event
May 16th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. Youth Services division will host a suicide prevention and awareness event at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College campus this weekend.

Representing Hōkūleʻa: Timmy Gilliom (captain), Paʻanaʻakalā Babayan (apprentice navigator, going on first leg of Malama Honua to Tahiti), C.J. Elizares; Representing Hui o Waʻa Kaulua: Kimokeo Kapahulehua (President) and crew Friends of Moʻokiha o Piʻilani. Courtesy photo.
400 Pounds of Sweet Potatoes Harvested on Maui for Hōkūleʻa
May 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (13) · Featured, Maui News

The sweet potatoes were planted in organic soils at Ocean Vodka’s Farm in Kula in July of 2013, and will be taken aboard the Hōkūle‘a for food and research during the vessel’s worldwide journey that will span some 47,000 nautical miles.

Liam and Olivia were the most popular baby names for Hawaii in 2013.
Liam and Olivia Earn Top Baby Names in Hawai‘i for 2013
May 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (7) · Maui News

According to the annual list of top baby names there were 86 baby boys who were given the name Liam last year, and 64 girls who were named Olivia. That replaces the 2012 Hawai‘i favorites of Ethan and Sophia.

OHA Board of Trustees meeting, Maui 5/15/14. Photos by Wendy Osher.
Overflow Crowd Voices Support for Crabbe at OHA Maui Meeting
May 15th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (11) · Maui News

Trustees from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs heard often heated testimony relating to Native Hawaiian rights to self-governance, the Kana’iolowalu registry, and all encompassing question relating to the legal status of Hawai‘i under international law.

Graduates after the 2013 UH Maui College Commencement Ceremony. Image courtesy UHMC.
University Joint-Commencement Set for Sunday, May 18th
May 15th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (5) · Maui News

For the first time, a joint commencement will be held, combining ceremonies for graduates of the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College and the University of Hawaiʻi Center, Maui.

Hawaiʻi Island earthquake 5/14/14, map courtesy USGS.
No Immediate Advisories After 3.3 Hawaiʻi Island Earthquake
May 15th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

There were no immediate advisories issued following a preliminary magnitude 3.3 earthquake reported at 8:14 a.m. HST on Thursday, May 15, 2014, near Waikoloa Village on Hawaiʻi Island.

Puʻu Kukui Elementary School. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Puʻu Kukui Elementary School Celebrates Inaugural Year
May 15th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Featured, Maui News

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education’s newest school, Puʻu Kukui in Wailuku, is celebrating the completion of its milestone first year with a school-wide celebration and dedication ceremony on Friday, May 16, 2014.

Maui Police crime graphic by Wendy Osher.
8-Year-Old Girl Injured by Pellet Gun on Lānaʻi
May 14th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (3) · Featured, Maui News

An 8-year-old girl on Lānaʻi was treated and released from the Lānaʻi Community Clinic after suffering a pellet gun wound to the head over the weekend, police said.

Kmart alleged theft. Photos courtesy Crime Stoppers.
UPDATE: New Details Released in Kahului Kmart Theft Investigation
May 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (25) · Crime Statistics, Maui News

***Update: Espinoza and Thompson were both located and taken into custody on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, from Crime Stoppers tips received shortly after publication.

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