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File photo, American flag, by Wendy Osher.
Flags Lowered in Honor of US Army Soldier Edward Balli
February 6th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (5) · Maui News
 

Balli, 42, of Kapolei on Oʻahu, died on Jan. 20 in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan of wounds from small arms fire when he was attacked by insurgents, according to information released by the US Department of Defense.


Hāna Highway, Route 360. File photo by Wendy Osher.
County Hosts 3-Day Recycling Event in Hāna
February 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The three-day event will run from Thursday, Feb. 6 to Saturday, Feb. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day at the Hāna Landfill off of Hāna Highway and Waikoloa Road.


Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa, 2014 State of the County Address.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
Arakawa’s 2014 State of the County Address
February 5th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Featured, Maui News
 

“Our community is in a better place than when we first began this journey,” said Mayor Arakawa, who highlighted the county’s 4.6% unemployment rate–the lowest its been since 2008.


File photo, MPD.
Snorkeler Dies After Collapsing in Kāʻanapali
February 5th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (17) · Maui News
 

A 61-year-old man from California died after becoming caught in a strong current off of Kāʻanapali shortly before noon on Monday morning, Feb. 3, 2014.


DLNR Fisheries Enforcement Officers on patrol. Courtesy photo DLNR.
Fisheries Unit Continues Enforcement on Maui
February 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (23) · Featured, Maui News
 

Violations in November included: possession of undersize kumu; using a prohibited lay net; possession of lay net exceeding dimensions…


MFD 30th Recruit Graduation. Courtesy photo.
16 Maui Fire Recruits Join Ranks of Fire Department
February 5th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (34) · Maui News
 

A total of 16 fire recruits were sworn in to state and county departments after successfully completing a six month recruit training program.


Shark biology: Male sharks showed signs of mating abrasions on their pelvic claspers (shown inset). Photo courtesy University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
UH Researchers Tag More Tiger Sharks for Online Tracking
February 5th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (4) · Featured, Maui News
 

Online Shark Tracking: 11 sharks are now viewable on the website, including 9 females and 2 males ranging in size from 9.3 to 14.2 feet.


Students and Teachers from high schools across island chipped in to clean Hana Bay, Baldwin Beach, Kahului Harbor, Waiehu, Olowalu, Canoe Beach and Sugar Beach.  When Maui's High School students counted all the cigarette butts they had collected, the total came to over 14,000 cigarette butts collected in just two hours. Courtesy photo.
Maui Cleanup Nets 14,000 Cigarette Butts in Two Hours
February 5th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (21) · Maui News
 

The effort was aimed at reducing the amount of second-hand smoke and toxic litter on Maui’s beaches, and included cleanup efforts at Hāna Bay, Baldwin Beach, Kahului Harbor, Waiehu, Olowalu, Hanakaʻōʻō Beach and Sugar Beach.


Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui (left) and Governor Neil Abercrombie (right).  File photo courtesy, Office of the Governor.
Tsutsui to Talk Story with Maui Young Business Roundtable
February 4th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (3) · Maui News
 

The Maui Young Business Roundtable announced that it will host a talk story event with Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui of Maui on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.


Photo by Wendy Osher.
Molokaʻi State Forest Reserve Closed to Vehicle Access
February 4th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The closure extends from the Maunahui access road from the hunters’ check station to the Makakaupaia gate.


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