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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.

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.

Lawsuit: Did ADHD Treatment Lead To A Maui Boy’s Suicide? Flicker.com

Lawsuit: Did ADHD Treatment Lead To A Maui Boy’s Suicide?

UPDATED: Pediatrician’s attorney calls allegations against her ‘completely baseless’

August 11, 2018

Kawakami, Victorino Leading In Kauai, Maui Mayor Races Allan Pararchini/Civil Beat

Kawakami, Victorino Leading In Kauai, Maui Mayor Races

Maui’s Victorino and Kauai’s Kawakami lead in the most recent returns for mayor, while dozens of county council seats get fresh blood.

May 2018

May 29, 2018

This Unique Maui School Encourages ‘Wild Ideas’ Through The Arts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Unique Maui School Encourages ‘Wild Ideas’ Through The Arts

Founders of Pomaikai Elementary School believe their popular arts-focused learning program can serve as a model for other Hawaii schools.

April 2018

April 03, 2018

Will Lawmakers Help These Low-Income Tenants Stay In Their Lahaina Homes? Anna Barbeau

Will Lawmakers Help These Low-Income Tenants Stay In Their Lahaina Homes?

More than 250 tenants of a subsidized Maui apartment complex fear eviction amid the owner’s plans to raise rents to market rates.

March 2018

March 22, 2018

Hawaiian Sovereignty Protest Gets Hana Student Suspended Contributed by Jesiah Malaikini

Hawaiian Sovereignty Protest Gets Hana Student Suspended

A high school student was disciplined for rearranging the school flagpole to fly the Hawaiian flag above the U.S. flag.

February 2018

February 08, 2018

Chad Blair: Was Maui Official Ousted For Skipping Mayor’s Campaign Event? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Was Maui Official Ousted For Skipping Mayor’s Campaign Event?

The director of Maui’s Department of Water Supply is suing his boss after being placed on leave.

January 2018

January 26, 2018

Six Recent Drownings On Maui Heighten Ocean Safety Concerns Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Six Recent Drownings On Maui Heighten Ocean Safety Concerns

Safety advocates want to know more about why four visitors and two local residents died in the last two weeks.

January 22, 2018

Tad Bartimus: How The Women’s March Changed The World Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Tad Bartimus: How The Women’s March Changed The World

March founder Teresa Shook sees a straight line from the Women’s March to #MeToo, #TimesUp and more women running for public office.