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Taxes, graphic by Wendy Osher.
Paradise Stone & Tile Owner Gets 3 Years on Tax Charges
July 3rd, 2014 · 9 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

A Maui resident and former National Football League player for the San Diego Chargers, Charles Loewen, was sentenced to 37 months in prison and three years of supervised release, the US Justice Department announced today.

Trail guardian group. Photo courtesy Haleakalā National Park.
14 Local Residents Become Haleakalā Trail Guardians
July 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Under the pilot program, volunteers hike popular trails in the Summit District to help visitors discover Haleakalā.

Molokaʻi Landfill staffing shortage. Maui Now image. Maui Now image.
Staffing Shortage Results in Molokaʻi Landfill Partial Closure
July 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The closure will be in effect Tuesday, July 8 to Friday, July 11, and is necessary to ensure the safe operation of the facility, and to meet minimum operating requirements of its solid waste permit as outlined by the state Department of Health.

Image courtesy USGS.
No Tsunami Threat to Hawaii After 6.6 Kermadec Islands Quake
July 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary magnitude 6.6 #earthquake reported at 9:50 a.m. HST on Thursday, July 3, 2014, in the #Kermadec Islands Region, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The USGS reports that the quake was located at a depth of 20.5 miles and was located: 145 miles ESE of Raoul Island, #NewZealand; 632 miles S of Nuku`alofa, Tonga; 670 miles NE of Whakatane, New Zealand; 675 miles NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand; and 684 miles ENE of Whangarei, New Zealand. Image courtesy PTWC.

An example of consumer fireworks that are legal to use between set times without  a permit. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui July 4th Fireworks Display and Guidelines
July 3rd, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The display is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday, July 4, from a barge offshore of Front Street in Lahaina. Fire officials remind the public that fireworks can only be set off legally between 1 and 9 p.m. on the Fourth of July.

File photo courtesy Office of the Governor, State of Hawaiʻi.
Governor to Hold 2 Bill Signing Ceremonies on Maui
July 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Maui News

Governor Neil Abercrombie will enact measures addressing family child care homes and liquor license classes at two separate bill signing ceremonies on Maui this Saturday.

Photo collage by Wendy Osher.
AAA Hawaii Offers Tipsy Tow for 4th of July
July 3rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The tow is unique in that it provides a driver with a safe ride home for themselves and their vehicle instead of driving while intoxicated.

Neldon Mamuad. Maui Now photo.
Mamuad’s Name to Appear on Ballot, Votes Will Not Count
July 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The name of voided Maui mayoral candidate Neldon Mamuad will still appear on the primary election ballot, but votes for him will not be counted toward the end result.

Photo by Wendy Osher.
Voter Registration Deadline Nears
July 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Election, Maui News

The last day to register to vote in the primary election is Thursday, July 10, 2014. During the 2012 primary election, there were a total of 84,042 individuals registered to vote in Maui County. Of that number, only 30.6% or 25,702 individuals actually voted.

Kahului Airport, controll tower. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Kahului Airport Runway 2-20 Resurfacing Project Scheduled
July 2nd, 2014 · 7 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Work is slated to take place in the overnight hours from midnight to 7 a.m. nightly, Sundays through Thursdays, beginning on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

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