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March 06, 2014

Maui Entry Earns Award in C-SPAN Competition

Juniors Austin Michael Alimbuyuguen and Joseph Griffith earned an Honorable Mention award and $250 for their documentary on income inequality, C-SPAN announced.
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October 01, 2010

VIDEO: State pushes forward with Lahaina Bypass $24 million 2nd phase

State Department of Transportation (DOT) officials and Goodfellow Bros., Inc. joined the West Maui community in celebrating the groundbreaking of the second phase of the Honoapi‘ilani Highway Realignment Project, also known as the “Lahaina Bypass.” This phase, from Lahainaluna Road to Hokiokio Place, is the second of five phases that will ultimately result in a... Read more »
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July 21, 2010

Comment in Maui Mayor’s race sparks rumblings on the campaign trail

By Wendy Osher  (Posted: Wednesday, July 21 2010) A political rivalry on Maui is off to a touchy start.  The race for Mayor is officially one candidate shy of a dozen, and eight weeks short of being narrowed to two.  But recent rumblings raised on the campaign trail have cast a shadow of negativity in... Read more »
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July 20, 2010

Maui Police identify driver in fatal Kihei crash

(Posted 11:14 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 1010) Maui police are investigating the cause of a fatal single car collision in Kihei Monday night.  Authorities identified the victim as 58-year-old Terry Eoff of Kihei.  According to police reports, Eoff was traveling east on Kilohana Drive when the vehicle he was driving veered to the left, collided... Read more »
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April 28, 2010

Planning Director Hunt resigns, Aoki named as replacement

Maui Planning Director Jeff Hunt resigned from his post, opting to return to his earlier position as West Maui Planner with the department’s Current Planning Division. Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares today named Kathleen Ross Aoki as Hunt’s replacement. Aoki most recently served as Deputy Director. The deputy position will be filled by currently Planning Division... Read more »
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April 27, 2010

Haleakala Summit Wind Advisory 4/27/10

(Updated 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2010) The National Weather Service has extended the Wind Advisory for the summit of Haleakala until 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2010.  A wind advisory means that winds are expected to be in the 30 mph range.  The NWS expects east winds of 25 to 35 KT with higher... Read more »
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April 26, 2010

VIDEO: East Maui Taro Festival 2010

The 18th Annual East Maui Taro Festival is a favorite for many who take pride in the culture and lifestyle found in Heavenly Hana.  The event featured vendors from across the island, and food booths selling favorite flavors including furikake crusted mahi, poke balls and fresh pounded poi from Kipahulu.  Our very own, Braddah Poki... Read more »
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April 26, 2010

Tavares on TAT: “We can see the light at the end of the tunnel”

By Wendy Osher The state legislature did not vote before Friday’s deadline on a proposal to take the county’s share of the Transient accommodation tax or TAT.  Now it’s a wait and see situation as county mayors across the state monitor the latest developments. “We’re not out of the woods quite yet,” said Maui Mayor... Read more »
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April 21, 2010

Celebs bag groceries for Earth Day in advance of plastic ban

By Wendy Osher Local celebrities will bag groceries this Saturday in celebration of Earth Day, and in advance of a plastic bag ban that is set to go into effect on January 11, 2011. The plastic bag reduction bill prohibits the distribution of plastic bags at the point of sale.  When the council passed the... Read more »
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April 21, 2010

Short term job reduction expected in sale of Hotel Hana Maui

The Hotel Hana-Maui is being sold to a Denver-based real estate investment and development company.   Amstar Group LLC confirmed its intent to purchase the 70-room hotel from Ohana Hotel Company for an undisclosed price. Amstar’s subsidiary, Green Tea LLC will manage the property with the transfer of ownership anticipated for completion in May.  The sale... Read more »
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April 20, 2010

Wendy Osher interview with Sol Kahoohalahala on Mayoral bid

WO:  What prompted your decision to run for Mayor? SK:  I think these times require us to take a closer look at how we manage our affairs as government.  Having been a part of the council in this term, has really solidified for me the idea that there is a necessary requirement for us to... Read more »
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April 19, 2010

Kahoohalahala announces mayoral bid; field for Maui’s top job grows

By Wendy Osher Lanai Councilman Sol Kahoohalahala is the latest contender to express interest in the Mayor’s race.  He made the announcement of his intent to run before a small gathering of kupuna on Maui on Sunday. Kahoohalahala currently serves as Chair of the council’s Planning Committee and vice-chair of the council’s committee on Economic... Read more »
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April 19, 2010

Proposal floated to save Air Ambulance

By Wendy Osher The County’s Air Ambulance could be saved under a proposal raised today before the Council’s Budget and Finance Committee. After initially requesting the elimination of the service last month, Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares issued a follow up request to utilize real property revenues combined with emergency funds to cover the county’s share... Read more »
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April 19, 2010

Kaupakalua Road reopens after downed pole repaired

(Update: 9:10 a.m. 4/19/10) Kaupakalua Road is now open.  It was closed earlier this morning because of a downed Hawaiian Tel Com pole.  Maui police say work has since been completed and the road is open for travel. __________________ (Update:  3:06 a.m. 4/19/10) On the roadways, motorists are advised of a road closure in the... Read more »
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April 16, 2010

Next Steps Discussed in Ahihi-Kinau Closure

By Wendy Osher Discussions continue on a recommendation to keep the Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve closed after current restrictions are set to expire on July 31, 2010. DLNR began enforcing the two year closure on access to the majority of the reserve, including unofficial trails to Kalua o Lapa, Kalaeloa, and Mokuha on August 1,... Read more »
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