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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.

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.

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.

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.