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Junior Jorju. Photo courtesy Hawaii Dept. of Public Safety.
UPDATE: Prison Escapee Found; Faces 5 Years
July 14th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (11) · Featured, Maui News
 

An inmate that escaped from Maui Community Correctional Center on Saturday, July 12 was re-captured Monday, July 14. He faces 5 years in prison over what was initially a 14 day sentence.


The location of today's earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan. USGS image.
No Tsunami From 6.8M Earthquake Off Japan
July 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (4) · Featured, Maui News
 

The tremor was located off the coast of Honshu, about 55 miles from the epicenter of the deadly 2011 earthquake that devastated many parts of Japan.


Maui’s Voyaging Canoe Launches From Lahaina
Maui’s Voyaging Canoe Launches From Lahaina
July 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (5) · Featured, Maui News
 

The Launch Day event began at noon and was attended by various elected officials.


Baldwin Ave Closure the Result of Brush Fire
Baldwin Ave Closure the Result of Brush Fire
July 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (3) · Maui News
 

A closure of Baldwin Avenue for about 20 minutes this morning was the result of a nearby brush fire.


A police officer confronts a driver over an uncovered load on his truck during a 2010 demonstration. Courtesy file photo.
“Majority” on Maui Still Violating Uncovered Truck Law
July 10th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (36) · Featured, Maui News
 

Of 307 vehicles that came to the landfill, 233 — or 75% — were found to be in violation of uncovered truck laws over a three hour period. However, it’s at least an improvement over a 2011 figure when 137 of 153 vehicles — or 90% — were in violation.


Kilohana, file photo courtesy County of Maui, Ryan Piros.
Kilohana Drive, Keawakapu Beach Parking Lot Closing in July
July 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (7) · Maui News
 

During this time Kilohana Drive will be closed and traffic detoured around the work zone. Motorists and beach-goers are advised to find alternate routes/beach parking until work is complete.


Central Maui Landfill fire, photo courtesy County of Maui.
Maui County in $140K Settlement Over Solid Waste Violations
July 10th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (4) · Featured, Maui News
 

The state says the violations occurred at the Central Maui Municipal Solid Waste Landfill and the Molokai Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility.


Photo courtesy Hui o Waʻa Kaulua.
PHOTOS: Moʻokiha Completes Midnight Move to Māla
July 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Featured, Maui News
 

Organizers say an estimated 400 people participated in the procession from 525 Front Street to Māla Wharf. The canoe launch this Friday is scheduled in conjunction with the Akua Moon and the 3:53 p.m. highest tide of the month, according to Hui o Waʻa Kaulua.


Rendering image, courtesy Habitat for Humanity, Maui.
Habitat For Humanity’s 8th Annual Build-a-thon This Weekend
July 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (6) · Maui News
 

The organization expects to host more than 100 volunteers during the two-day event, with participants to work directly alongside Habitat’s partner families.


North Kīhei Road.  Photo courtesy Marion Foley.
Road Repairs Result in Delays in North Kīhei and Kāʻanapali
July 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

State highway crews continue road repair work this week on North Kīhei Road in Māʻalaea and on the Honoapiʻilani Highway in Kāʻanapali. Work hours for both projects are from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. daily this week through Friday, July 11, 2014.


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