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Photo courtesy: National Association of Counties/ Council Member  Riki Hokama/Office of Council Services, County of Maui.
Hokama Urges Long-Term Action on Federal Transportation Funding
August 4th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

Council Member Riki Hokama is calling on Hawaiʻi elected officials in Congress to support and advocate for long-term transportation funding to make sure counties can invest in significant infrastructure for the community.

The Coast Guard rescued eight people after their vessel sank near Kaiwi Channel, Molokai, Aug. 3, 2014. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point hoisted the persons from the water and transported them to Sandy Beach Park where members from the Honolulu Fire Department were waiting. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
8 People Rescued After Vessel Sinks in Kaiwi Channel
August 4th, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

A 21-foot recreational vessel had sunk and that those aboard were clinging to three kayaks that they tied together. The incident was reported on Sunday in the Kaiwi Channel, about 12 miles west of Molokaʻi.

Hurricane Iselle 5-day track. Image courtesy Central Pacific Hurricane Center/NOAA/NWS.
Hurricane Iselle Continues on Track Toward Hawaiʻi
August 4th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Hurricane Tracker, Maui News, Weather

The system was located about 1,245 miles east of Hilo, and 1,345 miles ESE of Kahului this morning, and was moving west at 10 mph. The system has sustained winds of 140 mph and is expected to move into the Central Pacific sometime on Tuesday.

US Rep. Mazie Hirono. Photo courtesy US Senate.
Federal Grant Supports Maui’s Hui No Ke Ola Pono
August 1st, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Hui No Ke Ola Pono on Maui is among a list of six Native Hawaiian health care centers in the state that will receive a share of more than $12.3 million in federal grand funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Kaʻa Point, file photo by Wendy Osher.
12-year-old Boy Rescued While Windsurfing at Kanahā
August 1st, 2014 · 2 Comments · Featured, Maui News

A 12-year-old boy from Japan is safe after being rescued while windsurfing in waters near Kanahā Beach in Kahului on Thursday.

Sugar Cane Train, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Sugar Cane Train Makes Last Run Today
August 1st, 2014 · 9 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The Lahaina Kāʻanapali Railroad was created in 1969 and has operated service from Lahaina to Puʻukoliʻi just north of Kāʻanapali daily, serving millions of passengers over the years.

Ranger hike, file photo courtesy Haleakalā National Park.
Deadline to Register for August Teacher Workshops at Haleakalā
August 1st, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Today is the deadline to register for a free workshop at Haleakalā National Park, being offered to Kindergarten through eighth grade teachers.

Maui siren. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Civil Defense Monthly Siren Test Today
August 1st, 2014 · No Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The Civil Defense monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system is scheduled for today (Friday, Aug. 1, 2014) at 11:45 a.m.

Groundbreaking of the Central Maui Regional Sports Complex, July 31, 2014.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
Groundbreaking Held for Central Maui Regional Sports Complex
July 31st, 2014 · 89 Comments · Featured, Maui News

Construction on Phase 1 is slated for completion in October 2015.

Maui Now graphic.
Haʻikū Man Fatally Injured in Kuihelani Motorcycle Crash
July 31st, 2014 · 10 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

Police say speed is suspected as a factor in a fatal motorcycle crash on the Kuihelani Highway in Central Maui on Wednesday night. Police have since identified the victim as…

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