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How A Maui Solar Farm Reached An ‘Unprecedented’ Deal With Neighbors Doug Murray/FPL

How A Maui Solar Farm Reached An ‘Unprecedented’ Deal With Neighbors

Advocates say the agreement between a renewable energy company and a community group in West Maui could be a model for resolving disputes.

Whistleblower Alleges Prison Officials Provided False Audit Data Yoohyun Jung/Civil Beat/2019

Whistleblower Alleges Prison Officials Provided False Audit Data

A staffer says false data in a 2018 audit of the Maui jail hid deviations from staffing requirements under the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act.

Former Maui Cop Sentenced In Sex Case Civil Beat

Former Maui Cop Sentenced In Sex Case

Brandon Saffeels was sentenced to 30 months behind bars for soliciting sex from a woman he arrested in exchange for throwing testimony in her case.

Lawsuit Challenges Maui County Homeless Sweep Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Lawsuit Challenges Maui County Homeless Sweep

The county said it would make shelter beds available prior to moving homeless people from the area in September but the lawsuit says adequate space was not provided.

New Police Chief Wants To Import Successful Las Vegas Programs To Maui Screenshot

New Police Chief Wants To Import Successful Las Vegas Programs To Maui

John Pelletier wants to use community policing programs and revamping oversight of use-of-force incidents to improve relations in Maui.

Maui Police Plan New ‘Citizen’s Academy’ Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Maui Police Plan New ‘Citizen’s Academy’

An initial class of 10 participants is expected to begin in January.

Which County Pays Its Council Members The Most? (Hint: It’s Not Honolulu) Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Which County Pays Its Council Members The Most? (Hint: It’s Not Honolulu)

While the mayor and other top officials usually earn more on Hawaii’s most populous island, there’s a big exception.

Raucous Roosters Are Invading Neighborhoods On Lanai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Raucous Roosters Are Invading Neighborhoods On Lanai

Residents say an influx of roosters is laying bare an age-old spat over two sometimes conflicting hallmarks of country life: agriculture and peace and quiet.