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August 2019

August 29, 2019

4 Stranded Whales Euthanized On Maui Beach NOAA Fisheries permit number 18786

4 Stranded Whales Euthanized On Maui Beach

The remaining six stranded melon-headed whales were floated back to sea, though authorities said two of those were likely to be euthanized.

August 09, 2019

This Dental Care Program For Kids Doesn’t Require A Trip To The Dentist Natasha Ala

This Dental Care Program For Kids Doesn’t Require A Trip To The Dentist

A pilot teledentistry program on Maui and the Big Island is extending access to care in a state where one in four children have untreated tooth decay.

August 06, 2019

Maui Is Taking This Clean Water Legal Fight All The Way — Some Say Too Far Courtesy: Jen Smith

Maui Is Taking This Clean Water Legal Fight All The Way — Some Say Too Far

The Maui wastewater case has far-reaching ramifications for the nation’s rivers, lakes and oceans. And it’s headed to a conservative Supreme Court.

July 2019

July 11, 2019

Maui Brush Fire Forces Evacuations Yoohyun Jung/Civil Beat

Maui Brush Fire Forces Evacuations

The blaze was still uncontained Thursday evening, and two shelters had been opened.

June 2019

June 11, 2019

Spitting Caterpillars From Asia Are The Latest Threat To Native Insects On Maui Courtesy of Keahi Bustamente

Spitting Caterpillars From Asia Are The Latest Threat To Native Insects On Maui

People are urged to be on the lookout for the newcomer to Hawaii, which adds to the problems already hindering the rarely seen Kamehameha butterfly and host plants.

May 2019

May 15, 2019

Maui Residents Push Back On Loosening Liquor Laws Creative Commons/Edsel Little

Maui Residents Push Back On Loosening Liquor Laws

Allowing restaurants to sell take-out booze is the latest in a series of controversial proposals. “We don’t want Maui to turn into Las Vegas,” says one critic.

May 02, 2019

This Native Hawaiian Taro Farmer Has Been Fighting A&B For Decades Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Native Hawaiian Taro Farmer Has Been Fighting A&B For Decades

The result has been bittersweet. Stream water was restored to his East Maui land three years ago, but so many others gave up traditional taro farming during the long battle.

April 2019

April 11, 2019

Ex-Maui Inmate Gets $10K In Sex Assault Lawsuit Settlement AP

Ex-Maui Inmate Gets $10K In Sex Assault Lawsuit Settlement

Woman claimed a corrections officer threatened to remove her from a work furlough program if she didn’t have sex with him.

April 10, 2019

Maui’s Top Legal Official Resigns Following Abuse Arrest Wikimedia Commons

Maui’s Top Legal Official Resigns Following Abuse Arrest

Protesters had demanded the removal of Patrick Wong after his arrest on a domestic abuse charge.

December 2018

December 24, 2018

Maui Police Shoot And Kill Attempted Murder Suspect

Maui Police Shoot And Kill Attempted Murder Suspect

Police say Kaulana Reinhardt, who had a warrant for attempted murder with a $1 million bail, was pursued while driving a stolen truck

December 23, 2018

Tad Bartimus: For Christmas, I’m Giving To ‘The Faces’ Dean Wariner/Civil Beat

Tad Bartimus: For Christmas, I’m Giving To ‘The Faces’

Buy local, give local. The holidays is a time to show thanks for all the aloha and acceptance our columnist and her husband have received living in Hana.

December 21, 2018

Alexander & Baldwin Sells Maui Sugarcane Lands For $262 Million Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Alexander & Baldwin Sells Maui Sugarcane Lands For $262 Million

The land used to grow sugarcane for 150 years will now be used to cultivate other crops.

November 2018

November 19, 2018

Tad Bartimus: The End Of An Era For Elle Cochran Dean Warner

Tad Bartimus: The End Of An Era For Elle Cochran

Longtime Maui councilwoman plans to stay involved in local issues — and do a lot surfing.

November 06, 2018

Kawakami Leads For Mayor On Kauai; Victorino in Maui County Allan Pararchini/Civil Beat

Kawakami Leads For Mayor On Kauai; Victorino in Maui County

A new political era will begin on Kauai with the departure of longtime Mayor Bernard Carvalho, who is term-limited out.

Maui Voters Want Tougher Fines For Unlicensed Airbnbs Airbnb

Maui Voters Want Tougher Fines For Unlicensed Airbnbs

On Kauai, voters were rejecting an amendment that would repeal the current term limits on County Council members.

October 2018

October 25, 2018

Two Council Veterans Tackle Housing Shortage In Maui Mayoral Race

Two Council Veterans Tackle Housing Shortage In Maui Mayoral Race

Elle Cochran and Mike Victorino both say they will make the need for more housing their top priority.

October 24, 2018

Should Unlicensed Airbnbs On Maui Face A $20,000 Fine? Airbnb

Should Unlicensed Airbnbs On Maui Face A $20,000 Fine?

Voters will decide whether to amend the county charter to crack down on the proliferation of vacation rentals.

August 2018

August 30, 2018

Ex-Maui Police Officer Sentenced In Theft, Bribery Scheme Wikimedia Commons

Ex-Maui Police Officer Sentenced In Theft, Bribery Scheme

The officer took $1,800 from a man during a traffic stop in 2015.

August 23, 2018

Maui: Feels Like Hana Of Old After Hurricane Threat Chases Tourists Away

Maui: Feels Like Hana Of Old After Hurricane Threat Chases Tourists Away

The iconic but usually congested Hana Highway is quiet as confident residents get ready to hunker down.

August 20, 2018

Former Maui Officer Sentenced For Role In Bribery Scheme Wikimedia Commons

Former Maui Officer Sentenced For Role In Bribery Scheme

He was accused of helping another former cop bribe the victim of a theft committed during a 2015 traffic stop.