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Kaanapali Parkway at the Honoapiilani Hwy intersection, file photo by Wendy Osher.
275 Gallons of Wastewater Overflows in Kāʻanapali
August 26th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

An estimated 275 gallons of wastewater overflowed in the vicinity of Kāʻanapali Parkway in West Maui on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, county officials said.

File photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Schools Show Marked Improvement in Chronic Absenteeism Rates
August 26th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Kula Elementary School saw the greatest improvement in Maui County, with its Chronic Absenteeism rate dropping to 13% from 32% reported the year before. The best performance in Maui County was at Kilohana Elementary on Molokaʻi which reported a 4% Chronic Absenteeism rate.

AJ Ramelb (left) said he was surprised when Maui Economic Development Board President and CEO Jeanne Skog announced he had won the Daniel K. Inouye Innovation Award at the Ke Alahele Education Fund Dinner Saturday night at the Grand Wailea Resort. Ramelb, a 2014 King Kekaulike High School graduate, was recognized for using technology in the campus STEMworks™ lab to design a paintbrush grip for special needs students.
Student Design of Grip for Disabled Students earns $10K Award
August 26th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News

A King Kekaulike High School graduate won the Innovation Award for his creation of a device for special needs students and those with severe disabilities that enables them to grip paintbrushes.

File Image Courtesy County of Maui.
Mechanical Problems Results in Missed Kula Trash Route
August 26th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Mechanical problems resulted in a missed trash route affecting residents in the Kula service area today (Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014). Areas affected include…

A male nēnē stands guard as the female incubates eggs. Male nēnē are mobile and can be on roads while females incubate eggs. Photo courtesy Haleakalā National Park.
Maui Student Art Sought for Nēnē Awareness Logo Contest
August 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

Haleakalā National Park kicks-off its Nēnē Awareness campaign with a logo contest in which student artists are invited to create a logo depicting why nēnē are special, or what can be done to protect them.

Image courtesy Hawai`i Association for College Admission Counseling.
Free College Planning Series Offered on Maui
August 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The sessions are offered Sept. 8-11, and include guidance in high school preparation, selecting a college or university, assistance with financial aid, and more.

Miss Keiki Hula 2014, Keaolani Hosino. Photo of a performance July 17 en route to the Miss Keiki Hula crown at the 2014 Queen Liliʻuokalani Keiki Hula Competition in Honolulu. Photo by Kalani Wong.
Miss Keiki Hula 2014 Headlines Keokea Hoʻolauleʻa
August 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Arts & Entertainment, Maui News

Keaolani Hosino, of Maui’s Halau Kekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻiliahi, under the direction of Nā Kumu hula ʻIliahi and Haunani Paredes, is scheduled to perform at 11:30 a.m., with hoʻolauleʻa events scheduled throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Molokai court case. Image by Wendy Osher/Maui Now.
Molokaʻi Man Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Investment Fraud
August 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News

David “Kawika” Buchanan, 47, of Molokai was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison in an investment fraud case.

Maui Crime Log: Images by Wendy Osher/Maui Now.
Maui Crime Log: 30 Burglaries, 11 Vehicle Break-ins
August 24th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Crime Statistics, Maui News

Maui police responded to 30 burglaries, 3 vehicle thefts, and 11 vehicle break-ins in Maui County over a seven day period, between August 10 to 16, 2014.

Haleakalā National Park sign. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Free Entry to Haleakalā for 98th Birthday of Park Service
August 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

Haleakalā National Park will celebrate the 98th birthday of the National Park Service by waiving its normal entrance fee of $10 on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

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