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September 2017

September 05, 2017

DOE: Maui’s Suspended School Bus Routes Are Being Restored Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat

DOE: Maui’s Suspended School Bus Routes Are Being Restored

The president of Ground Transport said the Oahu-based company continues to recruit more bus drivers.

August 2017

August 11, 2017

Tad Bartimus: Why Breadfruit Belongs On Our Tables Tad Bartimus/Civil Beat

Tad Bartimus: Why Breadfruit Belongs On Our Tables

As researchers look for ways to preserve and expand the varieties, a pair of Maui events are set to celebrate the ubiquitous food.

August 04, 2017

Police Deny Excessive Force In Maui Solar Telescope Arrests AP

Police Deny Excessive Force In Maui Solar Telescope Arrests

After reviewing reports and video, authorities say the officers acted in appropriately in clearing the way for a convoy to Haleakala.

Tad Bartimus: Abandoned Pets Find Aloha In Northwest Courtesy of Julie Syring

Tad Bartimus: Abandoned Pets Find Aloha In Northwest

The Maui Humane Society partners with Alaska Airlines to fly dogs and cats to West Coast shelters where people are anxious to adopt them.

August 03, 2017

Hundreds Of Maui Students Affected By Bus Driver Shortage Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat

Hundreds Of Maui Students Affected By Bus Driver Shortage

With some rides suspended when classes start Monday, the district is offering free monthly Maui Bus youth passes.

August 02, 2017

Six People Arrested During Maui Solar Telescope Protest Courtesy of DLNR via AP

Six People Arrested During Maui Solar Telescope Protest

UPDATED: Protesters tried to block an equipment convoy early Wednesday for a solar telescope being built on Haleakala

July 2017

July 27, 2017

Tad Bartimus: Building A ‘Farewell Place’ For Maui Pet Owners Courtesy of Tracey Harrap

Tad Bartimus: Building A ‘Farewell Place’ For Maui Pet Owners

A woman gathers a group of volunteers to construct a facility at the Humane Society where people can say goodbye.

July 26, 2017

Hawaii AG Takes A Break From Trump Suits To Handle Dog Leash Case Flickr: Sue Salisbury

Hawaii AG Takes A Break From Trump Suits To Handle Dog Leash Case

Doug Chin’s office is apparently targeting a Maui deputy prosecutor for violating leash laws.

July 12, 2017

Tad Bartimus: Can Rat Contraception Be A Weapon In War On Lungworm? Tad Bartimus/Civil Beat

Tad Bartimus: Can Rat Contraception Be A Weapon In War On Lungworm?

The rodent population on a Hana school campus was recently assessed by representatives of a company that produces the liquid contraceptive.

July 07, 2017

Tad Bartimus: Rare Glimpses Of The Creatures Of Papahanaumokuakea Courtesy of David Liittschwager and Susan Middleton

Tad Bartimus: Rare Glimpses Of The Creatures Of Papahanaumokuakea

A Maui Ocean Center exhibit offers visitors magical views of the air and sea inhabitants of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands’ national marine monument.

June 2017

June 22, 2017

Tad Bartimus: Life-Saving Rescue Tubes Date Back 100 Years Courtesy of Monty Downs

Tad Bartimus: Life-Saving Rescue Tubes Date Back 100 Years

Thanks primarily to volunteer efforts, more than 1,000 yellow rescue tubes have been installed on beaches on the Mainland and Hawaii, including 240 on Kauai.

June 21, 2017

Tad Bartimus: Maui Hopes New Rescue Tubes Will Reduce Drownings Erica Tait

Tad Bartimus: Maui Hopes New Rescue Tubes Will Reduce Drownings

Ocean drownings, which claimed 143 lives, are second only to suicide as the leading cause of fatal injuries in Maui County between 2006 and 2016.

June 15, 2017

Park Service Analyzes Reservations For Haleakala Sunrise Visits Wiedz/Flickr.com

Park Service Analyzes Reservations For Haleakala Sunrise Visits

Agency says it will study its new system to control crowds that gather atop the Maui summit to view sunrises.

June 07, 2017

Maui Ban On Foam Food Containers Will Take Effect In 2018 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Maui Ban On Foam Food Containers Will Take Effect In 2018

Mayor Alan Arakawa signed off on the ban, but he said the fines for violating it should be lowered.

June 01, 2017

Tad Bartimus: Erin Lindbergh Shares Famous Grandparents’ Passion For Maui Dean Wariner/Civil Beat

Tad Bartimus: Erin Lindbergh Shares Famous Grandparents’ Passion For Maui

As the caretaker of a remote church in Kipahulu, she sees many visitors pay their respects to the famous aviator buried there.

May 2017

May 26, 2017

Hundreds Of Low-Income Maui Residents May Face Eviction Ratna Heilscher

Hundreds Of Low-Income Maui Residents May Face Eviction

Their taxpayer-subsidized apartment building was supposed to be affordable for 50 years. But a loophole could end that arrangement far sooner.

May 17, 2017

Tad Bartimus: Maui Grads Bring Passion To Problem Solving Courtesy of Dwight Baldwin

Tad Bartimus: Maui Grads Bring Passion To Problem Solving

Four UH Maui College graduates hope to find sustainable solutions for preserving Maui’s environment and culture.

May 01, 2017

Tad Bartimus: In The Shadow Of Rat Lungworm, Hana Celebrates Itself Courtesy of Iris Bilodeau

Tad Bartimus: In The Shadow Of Rat Lungworm, Hana Celebrates Itself

A remote Maui community holds its annual festival even as it continues to mobilize against a disease striking close to home.

April 2017

April 24, 2017

Tad Bartimus: Hana’s Do-It-Yourself Battle Against Rat Lungworm Tad Bartimus/Civil Beat

Tad Bartimus: Hana’s Do-It-Yourself Battle Against Rat Lungworm

Hana’s public school is closing its agricultural fields, trimming back jungle around the campus and launching an education campaign to control the spread of the parasite.

April 20, 2017

Tad Bartimus: Museum Exhibit Honors Renowned Maui Poet And Gardener Courtesy of Cicala Filmworks

Tad Bartimus: Museum Exhibit Honors Renowned Maui Poet And Gardener

Prolific author William Merwin transformed a scrub pineapple field into a world-famous palm garden near Haiku.

April 10, 2017

Tad Bartimus: Rat Lungworm Disease Threatens Tiny Hana Dean Wariner

Tad Bartimus: Rat Lungworm Disease Threatens Tiny Hana

Many of the town’s residents spent hours at a public meeting last week to learn how obscure garden slugs are posing a major health hazard.

April 04, 2017

Tad Bartimus: What You Need To Know About Rat Lungworm Disease Courtesy of Maui Invasive Species Committee via Dr. Robert Cowie

Tad Bartimus: What You Need To Know About Rat Lungworm Disease

With cases now confirmed on three islands, Hawaii residents should be taking precautions, especially against the “semi-slug.”

April 03, 2017

Tad Bartimus: Living With The Horrors Of Rat Lungworm Disease Courtesy of Tricia Mynar

Tad Bartimus: Living With The Horrors Of Rat Lungworm Disease

A Maui woman talks about her ordeal, which began with flu-like symptoms and morphed into a smorgasbord of pain.

March 2017

March 24, 2017

Tad Bartimus: The Hana Highway Has Become A Vehicle Dumping Ground Courtesy: Maui County

Tad Bartimus: The Hana Highway Has Become A Vehicle Dumping Ground

The number of abandoned vehicles on Maui has tripled in the last four years. You can see a number of them along the road to Hana.

March 23, 2017

Tad Bartimus: The Road To Hana Is Sometimes Paved With Bad Intentions Courtesy: Maui County

Tad Bartimus: The Road To Hana Is Sometimes Paved With Bad Intentions

Some vehicles left behind by motorists with car trouble are vandalized. To make matters worse, emergency call boxes frequently don’t work.