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Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, Maui. Photo courtesy of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
Kea Lani Raises $22,000 for Typhoon Haiyan Relief
December 10th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The hotel’s 650 employees more than doubled their goal of raising $10,000 by Thanksgiving Day through a giant garage sale, and smaller fundraising efforts, hotel representatives said.


Stables on Lānaʻi. Photo by Craig Newton.
Lāna’i Named to Lonely Planet’s 2014 Top US Destinations List
December 10th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Featured, Maui News
 

Lonely Planet described Lāna’i as an island that boasts empty beaches, snorkeling, diving, shipwrecks, petroglyphs, hiking, and their favorite poke market in the state.


Harold W Rice Memorial Park in Kula, Maui. Photo courtesy County of Maui.
BRIEF: Rice Park Restroom Closed for Septic Tank Construction
December 9th, 2013 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

The restroom at Harold W Rice Memorial Park in Kula will be closed Dec. 16-20, 2013, for construction of a new septic system, county officials announced.


Mākena, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Rule Changes Proposed for Damage to Stony Coral and Live Rock
December 9th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (3) · Maui News
 

The proposed amendments would clarify what activities constitute “damage,” and establish a formula for calculating administrative penalties for violations, officials with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said.


Ditch along Hoʻohana Street in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.
UPDATE: Body Found in Ditch Area Near Kahului Businesses
December 9th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (36) · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui police Lt. Jayson Rego, with the department’s Criminal Investigation Division said an investigation is still underway and the department is looking into finding the homeless victim’s next of kin.


Road work, road closed sign at the Wakea Avenue repaving project in Kahului. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Weekly Road Work: Dec. 9-13, 2013
December 9th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (3) · Featured, Maui News
 

There are several construction projects taking place across Maui this week. Maui Paving Co. continues work on road resurfacing and street improvements on Wākea Avenue. Work will impact traffic on the section of Wākea Avenue just south of Kaʻahumanu Avenue, across the entrance of the University of Hawaii Maui College Campus.


Danny Mateo.  File photo by Wendy Osher.
Council Authorizes Appointment of Mateo as County Clerk
December 9th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Maui News
 

The Maui County Council has announced the passage of a resolution in a 6-1 vote, authorizing the appointment of Danny Mateo as County Clerk.


Hawaiʻi Island earthquake, 12/9/13. Map courtesy USGS, powered by Leaflet.
Two 3+ Magnitude Hawaiʻi Island Earthquakes
December 9th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Maui News
 

A 3.0 magnitude earthquake was reported early this morning, about 9 miles South of Fern Acres on Hawaiʻi Island, at a depth of 3.5 miles, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.


First Maui whale sighting of 2013.  Photo courtesy Pacific Whale Foundation.
Ocean Goers Reminded of Rules to Protect Wintering Whales
December 6th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (1) · Maui News
 

With the return of the wintering whales to Maui, officials from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary are reminding the public to keep a safe distance from the protected and endangered animals.


A Maui couple sent in this photo of a shark sighted between 8:50 and 9 am. on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 off of Halama Street in Kīhei.  DLNR was notified  and crews were sent out to patrol the area.  Photo courtesy John and Courtney Swanson.
Hawaiʻi Shark Finning Case Nets $100 Fine
December 6th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

A fishing boat captain who pleaded guilty in federal court today to a charge relating to an attempt to sell shark fins to a Honolulu restaurant, was sentenced to a $100 fine, according to a US Department of Justice announcement.


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