John Pelletier still needs to make it through pre-employment investigations before being appointed as the police chief.
Job candidates addressed a range of issues including racism, homelessness and police staffing problems.
Crowds at the popular beach park fronting Lanai’s crescent-shaped Hulopoe Bay have sparked tensions between local residents and tourists.
The Maui Police Commission plans to publicly interview the five finalists on Friday and take a vote on Tuesday.
Interviews for the chief position are set to begin Friday.
The last Sears department store will close in Hawaii. Some didn’t realize it was still open.
Rising gasoline and housing prices are driving up living costs for isle families, offsetting wage gains that had appeared to offer a bright spot in a tepid economic recovery.
Advocates say the agreement between a renewable energy company and a community group in West Maui could be a model for resolving disputes.
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.
John Pelletier wants to use community policing programs and revamping oversight of use-of-force incidents to improve relations in Maui.
While the mayor and other top officials usually earn more on Hawaii’s most populous island, there’s a big exception.
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.