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The Senate congratulates Senator Akaka, who is surrounded by family members. Photo Courtesy:  Senate Communications.
Akaka Recognized by Hawaii Senate as Truman Award Recipient
April 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The Hawaii Senate today recognized US Senator Daniel K. Akaka today for his accomplishments in being selected as a recipient of the Harry S. Truman Award.


Scenic lookout area, file photo by Wendy Osher.
BRIEF: Unattended Death, No Foul Play Suspected
April 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Fishermen to the west of the scenic lookout below the Honoapiilani Highway reported finding a body on the rocks. Authorities believe the man had no local address.


Nakalele point, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Woman Seriously Injured by Wave at Nakalele Tide Pools
April 3rd, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

A 41-year-old woman suffered serious injuries when she was struck by a large wave at the area sometimes referred to as the “Olivine Pools,” located on the West side of Nakalele Point in West Maui.


Kalana o Maui (Maui County Building) building. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Celebrates Workplace Wellness Week With Fair
April 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The County will co-sponsor a Workplace Wellness Fair this Thursday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku. Those in attendance will receive tips from health experts on how to stay healthy in the workplace. Areas of discussion will include diet and nutrition, ergonomics, exercise incentives, health education, health screenings, and stress management.


Maui Charter Commission. Maui Now file photo.
11 Proposed Amendments Included in Final Maui Charter Report
April 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The Maui Charter Commission submitted a final report to Maui Council Chair Danny Mateo on Friday. The document included 11 proposed amendments to the County Charter, which sets the structure of county government.


Neighbor island barge shipment. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Hana, Maui Added to Bill Seeking Improved Shipping Service
April 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Since it crossed over to the Senate for review, an amendment was made to add Hana community member representative to a working group, and expand discussion to include examination of shipping costs from Hana, Maui to Oahu.


Stable Road brush fire 3/31/12. Photo by Wendy Osher.
BRIEF: Stable Road Fire Extinguished
April 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

A 20-acre brush fire that was first reported on Saturday morning near Kahului Airport, was called extinguished at 9:10 p.m. on Monday.


Kaihalulu rescue. Photos courtesy Kekoa Akoi.
BREAKING: Father and Daughter Medivaced After Falling from Hana Cliff
April 2nd, 2012 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the 45-year-old man suffered injuries to his legs, and the daughter sustained head injuries. Crews from the Hana fire station provided initial response.


The incident occurred offshore at Shark's Cove in Paia, but one individual drifted downwind to a beach located off of Stable Road to the West.  File photo by Wendy Osher.
BRIEF: 3 Rescued from Overturned Watercraft in Paia
April 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

According to the incident report, the captain of the Hobie Cat brand vessel drifted downwind and was brought to shore at a location off of Stable Road by personnel aboard Jet Skis.


Mo'olu road Kennel.  While 12 dogs died in last night's fire, six dogs in an adjacent kennel survived. Photo by Wendy Osher.
NEW VIDEO: 7 Dogs, 5 Puppies Die in Maui Kennel Fire
April 2nd, 2012 · 17 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Fire inspectors say the blaze was intentionally set, and investigators with the Maui Police Department say a possible accelerant was used. Police are working on leads an have a possible suspect identified, according to Lt. Peter Delima with the Criminal Investigation Division.


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