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Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta, photo by Wendy Osher.
Kihei Surpasses Lahaina in Calls For Police Response
January 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Featured, Maui News
 

With an estimated 2,000 calls for service monthly, Kihei police are trying to meet increased demands. A new South Maui police station and a new bicycle patrol program are just two of the projects on the horizon. The items were discussed during the latest MPD Town Hall meeting in Kihei.


MMMC Chief Executive Officer, Wes Lo. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Hospital and Hale Makua Explore Partnership
January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Senator Roz Baker of Maui, who introduced the Senate version of the bill said the efforts will improve cost efficiencies between the two organizations and provide better healthcare for Maui’s people.


Kahului Airport.  Maui Now file photo by Wendy Osher.
Akaka Supports Study of Backscatter X-ray Airport Scanners
January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The study would be aimed at identifying potential health effects of the x-ray radiation emitted by some of the scanning machines in airports. It would also give airline passengers a notice of the ability to choose another screening option.


Hawaii Island Police, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Body Found on Big Island Reclassified as Murder
January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Criminal investigators with the Hawaiʻi Police Department say the morning autopsy determined the victim died from a combination of ligature strangulation and a brain injury from a gunshot wound.


Architectural Rendering of Maui Outlets, courtesy Eclipse Development Group.
Outlet Center and Promenade Proposed for Kihei
January 31st, 2012 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The GLA Maui Outlet center and Piilani Promenade are proposed for construction on land just north of the planned Kihei High School on the mauka side of the Piilani Highway near the Kaonoulu Street intersection.


File photo, by Wendy Osher.
“Move Over” Bill Introduced After 2 Officer Fatalities
January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Maui News
 

Senate Bill 2663 was introduced by Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz in the wake of recent traffic fatalities involving Honolulu police officers Garret Davis, and Eric Fontes.


B. Yamashita, courtesy photo.
Barbara Yamashita Appointed DHS Deputy Director
January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Yamashita’s ties to Maui County include previous work as a hospital administrator for Sutter Health Systems in the expansion of its practice on the Island of Moloka’i.


Maui Electric Company offices in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.
BRIEF: Scheduled Power Outage: Haiku to Hana
January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Maui Electric Company will conduct a planned power outage starting at 9 a.m. today, and ending at 4 p.m. in parts of Hana and Haiku. The outage will affect sections of the Hana Highway from Ulumalu Road, including Huelo, Kailua, Keanae, Nahiku, and Aaeleku at Mile Marker 31.


File photo by Wendy Osher.
Road Resurfacing Project Begins in West Maui
January 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The work zone extends along the Honoapiilani Highway from Honokowai to Hoohui Street in Kahana, with work scheduled to run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., according to a public notice issued by Maui Mater Builders.


Rep. Kyle Yamashita. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Lawmakers Introduce Taxation and Employment Bills
January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Maui Rep. Kyle Yamashita introduced an employment security bill that adjusts maximum unemployment benefits and unemployment insurance contribution rates. Rep. Angus McKelvey introduced a bill seeking the establishment of a tax credit for those who hire unemployed or disabled veterans.


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