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Hui Aloha Playground at Keopuolani Park in Kahului, Maui. Photo courtesy County of Maui.
Council to vote on Park Dedication Approval Process
October 18th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News

Members of the Maui County Council this week will vote on the approval process for the dedication of land and improvements for new county parks.  The bill was designed so that park requirements would be fulfilled prior to final subdivision approval. Under existing laws, approval at times of a park dedication, takes place after the […]

Photo courtesy MPD.
3 arrests made and $661,000 worth of ice and cocaine recovered in Haiku drug bust
October 14th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

By Wendy Osher Maui police arrested three people and recovered more than 2,000 grams (4.6 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine worth an estimated street value of more than $627,000 during a drug bust in Haiku last week.  Police executed a search warrant on a Haiku home at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2010.  There, they arrested […]

File Photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Police investigate after man shot in head drives himself to the ER
October 14th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

By Wendy Osher Maui police are investigating a shooting incident reported early Wednesday morning in Kaupo.  A 33-year-old man, said he was picking opihi in the area known as Plenty Kiawe when he heard gunshots in the distance.  He tells police he was walking to his car at around 12:30 a.m. when the shots were […]

Thousands of homes proposed in A&B Properties’ Waiale development
Thousands of homes proposed in A&B Properties’ Waiale development
October 11th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News

Posted by Wendy Osher A&B Properties has filed an EIS Preparation Notice with the state for the proposed Waiale community development.  The project calls for the development of 2,550 residential units on approximately 545 acres of land south of Wailuku and Kahului.  The property is adjacent to Maui Lani and Waikapu with the Kuihelani Highway […]

Map Courtesy USGS.
4.0 Eathquake off Mauna Loa, NO tsunami expected
October 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News

A 4.0 earthquake occurred off the Southeastern flank of Mauna Loa on the Big Island this morning (Sunday October 3, 2010).  The quake occured at 9:39 a.m. at the 19.2 North and 155.5 West coordinated.  Officials with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach say no tsunami is expected, however, some areas may have […]

Arakawa (left) and Piltz (right).  Courtesy photo.
Third place primary finisher Piltz backs Arakawa in mayoral bid
September 29th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui Election, Maui News

By Wendy Osher The third place finisher in the primary race for Mayor has announced his support for one of the candidates advancing to the general election in November.  Retired electrical contractor Randy Piltz, who was among the 11 primary candidates in the crowded race for mayor, is now backing Alan Arakawa saying his beliefs […]

Firefighters battle a structure fire at the corner of Wakea Ave. and Molokai Hema Street in Kahului.  The fire was reported just before 12:30 p.m.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
Elderly Kahului couple pulled from burning home called act of heroism
September 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

By Wendy Osher (Update: 6:28 p.m. 9/21/10) An elderly couple was pulled to safety after their home accidentally caught fire Tuesday afternoon. The fire was reported at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at the couple’s single-story home located at 237 Molokai-Hema Street in Kahului. “It’s always sad to see,” said Acting Batallion Chief […]

File image from 2010 Democratic Gubenatorial Town Hall Maui meeting in Wailuku.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Leading democratic gubernatorial candidates exchange words in Maui town hall meeting
September 14th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui Election, Maui News

By Wendy Osher The leading democratic candidates in the gubernatorial election squared off on Maui in a town hall meeting held tonight at the Iao Theatre in Wailuku.  Neil Abercrombie and Mufi Hannemann spent an hour answering questions posed by the audience on issues including Civil Unions, Energy Independence, the Economy, Native Hawaiian Issues, the […]

9/12/10 Haleakala/Haliimaile traffic accident takes out signal light.  Photo courtesy Toni Blaeholder.
Traffic accident on Haleakala Highway at Haliimaile Road takes down traffic signal
September 12th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

5:40 p.m. 9/12/10 All lanes of travel are open on Haleakala Hwy. Traffic signal repaired & functioning properly following vehicle accident. Update: 3:30 p.m. 9/12/10 All lanes of travel are open on Haleakala Hwy. Entry onto Haliimaile Rd from Haleakala Hwy is blocked due to traffic signal repair in progress. Estimated time of closure is […]

A key issue related to the proposed action involves the potential impacts of shopping center-generated traffic on streets within the Historic Sandhills neighborhood, located to the immediate west of the project site.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
Planning Commission approves FEA for Maui Lani Shopping Center
September 10th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News

The Maui Planning Commission has accepted the Final Environmental Assessment for the planned Maui Lani Shopping Center in Kahului. The 13 acre site includes plans for a food market, office space and restaurants. In an effort to mitigate concerns, the applicant (HRT Realty) reduced the project size (by about 25,000 square feet) from approximately 130,000 […]

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