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First flu-related child death in Hawai‘i reported

January 31, 2013 The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed the state’s first flu-related pediatric death during the current flu season. more »»

State lawmakers to consider regulating marijuana like alcohol

January 31, 2013 House Speaker Joseph Souki has introduced House Bill 150 to establish a legal market for businesses to cultivate and sell marijuana to adults 21 and older. more »»

UHMC adds new science facility

January 24, 2013 Over 100 guests attended a special dedication ceremony for the newest addition to the University of Hawai‘i Maui College (UHMC) campus last week, a $26 million science facility appropriately named... more »»

Climate change may impact Haleakala silverswords

January 24, 2013 While the iconic Haleakala silversword plant made a strong recovery from early 20th century human and animal threats, it has now entered a period of substantial climate-related decline. more »»

Solar blessing held at Kihei Community Center

January 24, 2013 On Monday, Jan. 14, a blessing was held to inaugurate a series of photovoltaic (PV) panels installed over approximately one-half of the parking lot at the Kihei Community Center on Lipoa Street. more »»

One arrested, two sought after search warrant executed in Kihei

January 17, 2013 On Thursday, Jan. 10, at approximately 1:20 p.m. more »»

Makawao woman gets probation with more than 100 prior arrests

January 17, 2013 The Maui News - In what a judge called “the deal of the century,” a woman with more than 100 prior arrests was placed on probation last week for a series of thefts. more »»

Crime too serious for probation

January 17, 2013 The Maui News - A Kihei woman was arrested after police reported finding more than one ounce of methamphetamine, $13,000 cash and drug notes in a search of her residence. more »»

Poll: Hawai‘i is pro-marijuana legalization

January 17, 2013 Voters in Hawai’i are open to the legalization, taxation and regulation of marijuana, according to the results of an opinion poll commissioned by the Drug Policy Action Group. more »»

Bomb threat evacuates Maui Mall theaters

January 10, 2013 The Maui News - A phoned bomb threat at the Maui Mall Megaplex Cinema prompted theater management to evacuate approximately 280 patrons about 7:45 p.m. on Saturday Dec. more »»

Mayor signs Maui Island Plan into law

January 10, 2013 The Maui News - Mayor Alan Arakawa signed the Maui Island Plan on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, a week after the Maui County Council passed the guide for island planning by a 5-4 vote. more »»

Fires ring in the New Year on Maui

January 10, 2013 Fire crews responded late Monday morning, Dec. 31, 2012, to a brush fire near the Wailea Pualani subdivision that burned approximately four acres. Crews arrived on the scene at about 11:20 a.m. more »»

Trespasser falls from zipline

January 10, 2013 Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said emergency response personnel were dispatched to the Skyline Eco Adventures at the Kahoma Ranch above Lahaina for a male who fell off of the zipline. more »»

Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz selected to fill Inouye’s Senate seat

January 3, 2013 - Gov. Neil Abercrombie has picked Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz to fill the seat held by the late Sen. Daniel Inouye (D), who died last week. more »»

DOE to drive students toward college, career readiness

January 3, 2013 The Hawai‘i State Department of Education (DOE) recently announced it will administer college and career readiness assessments to all middle and high school students statewide in grades 8, 9, 10 and... more »»

Project Graduation 2013 funding available for Maui’s high schools

January 3, 2013 The County of Maui’s Volunteer Center has announced in a press release that $45,000 in county funding has been made available for Project Graduation Programs for 2013 graduating classes in an effort... more »»

Residential debris causes Christmas wastewater spill

January 3, 2013 The County of Maui’s Department of Environmental Management reported that a wastewater overflow of approximately 566 gallons occurred on Christmas Day along Ani Street in Kahului due to rags and... more »»

Toyota offers $1.1 billion to cover class-action suit

January 3, 2013 Toyota Motor Corp. said on Dec. 26 that it would spend $1. more »»

UH scientist discovers box jellyfish treatment

December 27, 2012 The Associated Press - A University of Hawai‘i scientist has developed a way to treat Hawai‘i box jellyfish stings and block the poison emitted by related species in Australia and other parts of the... more »»

Pacific Biodiesel fuel to run HECO plant

December 27, 2012 The Maui News - State regulators have approved a multiyear contract for Maui-based Pacific Biodiesel to supply Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO) with 250,000 gallons a year of locally produced biodies. more »»



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