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Hawaiʻi Minimum Wage Hike Advances in Legislature
April 9th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (12) · Featured, Maui News

The bill seeks yearly increases over four years beginning next year to: $7.75 per hour in 2015, $8.50 in 2016, $9.25 in 2017, and $10 in 2018.

Maui Police crime graphic by Wendy Osher.
Maui Man Dies of Injuries From Pickup Truck Incident
April 9th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (23) · Maui News

Maui police say Jared Robello died on Monday, April 7, while at the Maui Memorial Medical Center after sustaining critical life-threatening injuries in the crash.

Rep. Mele Carroll with Nicole Hokoana, Director of Maui County Programs/ Maui Sexual Assault Center on the State House of Representatives floor on April 1, 2014. Courtesy photo.
Maui Sexual Assault Center Honored By State House
April 8th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (5) · Maui News

Services include initial disclosure and forensic interviews with detectives, forensic examination, ongoing clinical therapy, hotlines, crisis intervention, treatment services, in-service training, and prevention and education services.

Maui Mall County Service Center, April 8, 2014.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
UPDATE: Maui Mall Parking Lot Evacuated Over Suspected Ordnance
April 8th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (16) · Featured, Maui News

Police say the grenade and mortar belonged to the man’s late father. The individual was not arrested and the case is being forwarded to the Prosecutor’s Office for review.

Anti-GMO rally, Sunday, March 30, 2014. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.
Maui Petition Filed Against GMO Industry, Monsanto Responds
April 8th, 2014 · 174 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (10) · Featured, Maui News

A total of 9,500 signatures were submitted to the County on Monday as part of a petition calling for the suspension of genetically-engineered operations and practices in Maui County.

Homelessness in Hawaiʻi. Photo at The Salvation Army on Kamehameha Avenue in Kahului, April 8, 2014, by Wendy Osher.
Hirono Announces $10.7M for Homelessness Reduction
April 8th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (10) · Maui News

Organizations receiving the competitive grant funding include: the Hawaiʻi Department of Human Services, the Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi, United States Veterans Initiative, Salvation Army, and the Steadfast Housing Development Corporation, and the City and County of Honolulu.

Water Department repairs, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Waterline Repairs Overnight at Puʻunēnē – Kamehameha Intersection
April 8th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The work is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, and conclude at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Maui phone scam. Graphics © Maui Now.
Maui Police Warn of Telephone Scams
April 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (12) · Maui News

According to Maui Police the two “known” and “most prevalent” telephone scams in Maui County currently include: scammers pretending to be family members requesting money; and scammers falsely utilizing the Publisher Clearing House name, requesting payment to claim a “big prize.”

Pictured left to right: Kye Haina, Maile Sur, Daisy Draper, Dr. Charles Soma, Jaylin Kekiwi, Destinee Murray. Photo Credit,  Nagamine Photo Studio, Inc.
Maui Students Win National Contest on Distracted Driving
April 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (3) · Featured, Maui News

The award comes as the nation observes distracted driving awareness month, and the Maui Police Department launches a five day campaign of increased enforcement planned to run from April 10-15, 2014.

Jason Moore prepares to biopsy sample, while Casey Cohan gets underwater documentation using a pole camera.

Courtesy of E. Lyman - NOAA HIHWNMS - MMHSRP (permit # 932-1905)
Whale Freed of Life-threatening Entanglement in Lahaina
April 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (14) · Featured, Maui News

The whale, described as a sub-adult humpback, had a braided line running through its mouth, and was trailing about 120-feet of line and a pair of bouys, according to officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.

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