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Maui firefighters fight for restoration of budget funds.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Finance Committee Agrees to $604 Million Budget
May 4th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Featured, Maui News
 

The committee’s version of the budget eliminates most expansion positions and reduces real property tax rates by 3.1% across the board from fiscal year 2014 rates.


Left to Right: Senator J Kalani English, Senator Gil Keith-Agaran, and Senator Roz Baker. Photo Courtesy Senate Communications.
State Budget Bill Includes $500M for 80 Maui Projects
May 3rd, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (11) · Featured, Maui News
 

The budget bill calls for $130 million for ground and site improvements for a new high school in Kīhei; $2.5 million for a new middle school in Central Maui …


Landslide, Hāna Highway, May 2, 2014. Courtesy photo to Maui Now.
UPDATE: Large Landslide on Hāna Hwy Cleared, Road OPEN
May 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (11) · Featured, Maui News
 

A landslide measuring 100 feet wide and 20 feet high came down from a hillside along the Hāna Highway in East Maui near Nua’ailua Bay on Friday afternoon, blocking traffic in both directions.


Waihee, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Flood Advisory: Streams Elevated at Waiheʻe and Honokōhau
May 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Maui News
 

Stream gauges at Waiheʻe River and Honokōhau Stream rose to about four feet this afternoon, according to an updated flood advisory issued by the National Weather Service.


Kolohe Kai: Roman, Jazzmen, Kahale,  and Ko.  Courtesy photo.
3rd Annual Teen Expo Aims to Keep Kids Alcohol Free
May 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (4) · Maui News
 

The 3rd Annual Maui Teen Expo takes place this Saturday, May 3, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Queen Kaʻahumanu Shopping Center in Kahului, featuring headliner Kolohe Kai.


Hawaii STEM Conference’s popular “5x5” event offered a high energy networking session featuring over 30 local STEM professionals and 350 STEMworks students.
Hawaiʻi STEM Conference Kicks Off With 500 Participants
May 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News
 

An estimated 300 students, 120 teachers, and 75 industry professionals from across the state are attending the 5th Annual Hawaiʻi STEM Conference taking place today and tomorrow at the Wailea Marriott in South Maui.


Ranching on Maui, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Kōkua Ag Organized as Benefit for Maui Farmers, Ranchers
May 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News
 

A special event promoting Maui agriculture with local food, entertainment and educational displays takes place on Sunday, May 18, at the Baldwin High School Gym.


Maui Torch Run Participants. Photo courtesy County of Maui, Lois Whitney.
Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, May 3
May 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The 2.3 mile run and 1.7 mile walk is dedicated in honor of Officer Troy Barboza, a Honolulu police officer who was killed in the line of duty shortly after his 24th birthday in October 1987.


Senate Bill 2768 Signing Ceremony. Photo courtesy Office of the Governor, State of Hawaiʻi.
New Law Makes Kindergarten Mandatory for All 5 Year Olds
May 1st, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (17) · Featured, Maui News
 

The measure makes kindergarten a requirement for children who will be at least 5-years of age on or before July 31st of the school year, unless otherwise exempt.


Fatal Maui Zipline incident. Maui Now graphic.
UPDATE: Woman Falls 200 Feet in Fatal Maui Zipline Incident
May 1st, 2014 · 20 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (93) · Featured, Maui News
 

Officials with the Piʻiholo Ranch Zipline have since expressed their condolences and identified the woman as an employee, Patricia “Trish” Rabellizsa.


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