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October 18, 2010

Council to vote on Park Dedication Approval Process

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... Read more »
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October 14, 2010

3 arrests made and $661,000 worth of ice and cocaine recovered in Haiku drug bust

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... Read more »
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October 14, 2010

Maui Police investigate after man shot in head drives himself to the ER

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... Read more »
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October 11, 2010

Thousands of homes proposed in A&B Properties’ Waiale development

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... Read more »
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October 03, 2010

4.0 Eathquake off Mauna Loa, NO tsunami expected

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... Read more »
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September 29, 2010

Third place primary finisher Piltz backs Arakawa in mayoral bid

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... Read more »
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September 21, 2010

Elderly Kahului couple pulled from burning home called act of heroism

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... Read more »
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September 14, 2010

VIDEO: Leading democratic gubernatorial candidates exchange words in Maui town hall meeting

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... Read more »
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September 12, 2010

Traffic accident on Haleakala Highway at Haliimaile Road takes down traffic signal

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... Read more »
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September 10, 2010

Planning Commission approves FEA for Maui Lani Shopping Center

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... Read more »
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September 07, 2010

Committee to consider potential new water source for Upcountry Maui

The Maui County Council’s Water Resources Committee will consider the use of the Piiholo South Well as a potential new water source for Upcountry Maui residents.  The item comes up for consideration at a special meeting on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 9 a.m. in the Council Chambers. “Discussion on this matter is preliminary, and the focus of... Read more »
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August 30, 2010

Iao Valley State Park closed August 31 and September 1 for painting

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will close ‘Iao Valley State Park on Tuesday, August 31 and Wednesday, September 1 while it is painting railings along the main walkways and bridge that lead to the garden area, lookout shelter and stream trail.  State officials say the park closure is needed to ensure... Read more »
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August 24, 2010

Office of elections cuts three Maui polling sites

By Wendy Osher There will be three less polling sites on Maui this election year.  The precinct consolidation will result in the closure of polling places at the Ulupalakua Ranch workshop, the Kaulana Pueo Church in Huelo and the Kahului Hongwanji in central Maui.  That leaves Maui County will at total of 40 polling sites. ... Read more »
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August 18, 2010

Voter Registration Deadline, August 19, 2010

The deadline for new voters to register to vote in the upcoming Primary Election on September 18, is this Thursday, August 19, 2010.    Completed voter registration forms must be turned in to the appropriate city/county clerk by 4:30 p.m. on August 19th or postmarked by 12 midnight if mailed. Wikiwiki Voter Registration forms are available... Read more »
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August 16, 2010

Two new replacement water tanks planned for Omaopio in Kula, Maui

By Wendy Osher The County of Maui Department of Water Supply is proposing to construct two new replacement water tanks along Omaopio Road in Kula.  Currently, residents living along the road have a limited storage capacity of potable water for their domestic and agricultural use.  In addition to increasing storage capacity, the project is also... Read more »
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