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U Drive U Text U Pay. Logo courtesy National Transportation Safety Board. Image/graphics by Wendy Osher.
U Drive U Text U Pay: Distracted Driving Enforcement, April 10-15
April 10th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (33) · Featured, Maui News

The Maui Police Department will be aggressively enforcing distracted driving violations as part of the national “U drive. U text. U pay.” campaign, which runs from today through April 15th.

Photo courtesy MEO Youth Services.
Maui Youth Transform Pāʻia Wall into Mural
April 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (16) · Featured, Maui News

A wall in Pāʻia that was repeatedly vandalized and plagued by weeds, bottles, and trash, was transformed into a mural by youth from Maui Economic Opportunity.

ʻOheʻo Gulch in East Maui region of Kīpahulu. Photo courtesy Haleakalā National Park.
ʻOheʻo Stream Closed Due to High Water, Damaged Equipment
April 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

The stream has been closed for a week due to recent storm conditions and continued flooding, which prohibit Haleakalā National Park staff from safely accessing the upstream sensors.

Maui residents can look for free retina/vision tests aboard a 30-foot orange
Project Vision Hawai`i bus at islandwide health screenings. Courtesy photo.
Free Health Screening Series Kicks Off This Weekend
April 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

A series of nine free health screenings is being offered on Maui this month as part of a co-sponsorship between the Oʻahu-based nonprofits Project Vision Hawaiʻi and WE…A Hui for Health.

Photo by Wendy Osher.
Hawaiʻi Minimum Wage Hike Advances in Legislature
April 9th, 2014 · No Comments · 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 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (24) · 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 · No Comments · 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 (17) · 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 · 9 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (9) · 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.

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