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The Stakes Are High As Maui Wastewater Case Heads To US Supreme Court Courtesy: Jen Smith

The Stakes Are High As Maui Wastewater Case Heads To US Supreme Court

The lawsuit has drawn attention from environmental groups, fossil fuel interests and the Trump administration, which is backing Maui County.

New Lawsuit Filed In Maui County’s Supreme Court Showdown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Lawsuit Filed In Maui County’s Supreme Court Showdown

The latest legal action asks a state court judge to allow the Maui County Council to settle the case before it has the potential to carve a giant loophole into the Clean Water Act.

Maui’s Water Fight Has Become A Major Power Struggle

Maui’s Water Fight Has Become A Major Power Struggle

The mayor won’t settle a case with national implications despite the council’s instruction to do so, spurring a new lawsuit to sort out the separation of powers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Southwest Gets FAA Approval For Flights Between Hawaii And California Flickr: Tomás Del Coro

Southwest Gets FAA Approval For Flights Between Hawaii And California

The Dallas-based airline plans to fly to four islands from the mainland, with the option  of adding inter-island flights later.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: This Maui Fight Doesn’t Belong In The Supreme Court Darla White/Hawaii DLNR

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: This Maui Fight Doesn’t Belong In The Supreme Court

We’re better off if some environmental battles were resolved with innovation and negotiation rather than in a courtroom.

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.

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.