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Haleakalā National Park sign. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Haleakalā Waives Entrance for Veterans Day, Nov. 11
November 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Maui News
 

Haleakalā National Park is waiving entrance fees for all park visitors today in commemoration of Veteran’s Day.


Legislative hearing on the state's public health system budget shortfalls.  Photo 11/10/14 by Wendy Osher.
Maui Hospital Execs Call for Support of Public Private Partnership
November 10th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Galleries, Maui News
 

A standing room only crowd showed up to testify at an informational briefing and hearing on Maui focused on the state health system and district plans to address anticipated budget shortfalls.


Patsy Mink, 1965. Photographer unknown.  Image courtesy of Library of Congress.
Mink Honored Posthumously with Presidential Medal of Freedom
November 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The late Patsy Takemoto Mink was among nineteen individuals identified by President Barack Obama today as recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the nation.


Stephen Orikasa. Photo courtesy Maui Police.
Maui Police Promote Orikasa to Captain
November 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Orikasa’s promotion to captain took effect on Nov. 1, 2014. He is currently assigned as the Commander of the Kīhei Patrol District.


Homelessness in Hawaiʻi. Photo at The Salvation Army on Kamehameha Avenue in Kahului, April 8, 2014, by Wendy Osher.
Briefing to Include Discussion 959 Homeless on Maui
November 10th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

There were 445 sheltered and 514 unsheltered homeless individuals on Maui in 2014, up 9.47% from the previous year. That’s up from counts over the past two years, but down from the more than 1,000 homeless individuals counted in 2009 and 2011.


Mike White.
Mike White to Chair Maui Council in 2015
November 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Maui County councilmember Mike White announced today that he will chair the Council during the upcoming 2015-2017 term, which begins on Jan. 2, 2015.


File photo by Wendy Osher.
Mandatory Boater Education Enforcement Starts Today
November 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The fine for violating the boater education rule can range from $50 to $1,000, and/or up to 30 days in jail, and possible suspension of operating a boat in state waters for up to a month.


Kalaoa earthquake, 11/10/14. Image courtesy USGS.
3.8 Hawaiʻi Island Earthquake, No Advisories
November 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

There were no immediate advisories issued following a 3.8 magnitude earthquake reported at 5:39 a.m. HST on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, near Kalaoa on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.


Lori Hintzsche of Phoenix, Ariz., looks over a product made by Vicki Pillar of Moku Pua during the Made in Maui County Festival held Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Pillar said  business was “exploding,” and that she and her husband, Steve, picked up five new wholesale accounts and a steady stream of local customers and Maui visitors.
9,000 Attend 1st Ever Made in Maui County Festival
November 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Galleries, Maui Business, Maui News
 

More than 9,000 people attended the first ever Made in Maui County Festival held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, despite steady rain over the Central Maui area throughout the day.


Kahekili Hwy / Makaʻala Dr. Maui Now graphics.
Waiehu Brush Fire in Old Mac Nut Fields Burns 1/4 Acre
November 8th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Fire crews responded to reports of the fire located in the old macadamia nut fields, about a quarter mile mauka of the highway just north of Makaʻala Drive.


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