WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui's new police chief, who recently arrived from Las Vegas, could receive a pay raise to $205,000 a year.
The Maui Police Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend the raise, which is 29% more than the current police chief salary of $158,851, The Maui News reported.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A group fighting invasive species on the Hawaiian island of Maui wants to expand efforts to eradicate coqui frogs near a popular surfing spot before the animals spread.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Young Brothers will once again accept all its usual cargo items for shipping from Maui to Oahu after a staffing shortage triggered by a COVID-19 outbreak disrupted some operations.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — An attempt to recall Maui Mayor Mike Victorino has failed after organizers didn't collect the minimum number of signatures needed, The Maui News reported.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court has overturned a disorderly conduct conviction of a Native Hawaiian activist who blocked a construction convoy heading for the summit of Maui's Haleakala volcano to build a solar telescope.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Federal and state officials on Maui want to use bacteria to get rid of nonnative mosquitoes that carry avian malaria to help prevent the extinction of native forest birds found only in Hawaii.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Officials are reviewing signatures from people seeking to recall Maui's mayor over COVID-19 mandates, affordable housing, water rights and other issues.
Lead organizer Sheila Walker declined to divulge to The Maui News the number of signatures her group obtained.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui's new police chief is bringing a colleague from the Las Vegas department he came from to serve as his deputy chief, according to a letter to members of the Maui Police Department obtained by The Maui News.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Some people on Maui want to limit bike tours they say create safety hazards, but company owners worry new restrictions would hurt business.
Maui County Council Member Mike Molina introduced a bill Tuesday to limit the times and number of people who could go on guided bike tours, The Maui News reported.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Homeless people cleared from an encampment near a Kahului park have sued Maui Mayor Michael Victorino and the county, saying the move was unconstitutional and violated their rights.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A judge had denied a defense request to move away from Maui the trial of a man charged with murder in the disappearance of his girlfriend.
Jury selection for Bernard Brown's trial is now set to begin next month, The Maui News reported.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui Mayor Michael Victorino said he tested negative for COVID-19 after seeing on social media that an opponent of pandemic safety rules he met with earlier tested positive.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Employees of the Royal Lahaina Resort on Maui will have to apply for jobs once new operators of the hotel take over later this year.
BlackSand Capital, a Hawaii real estate investment firm led by Honolulu developer B.J.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The median sales price of a single-family home in Maui County dropped below $1 million last month as people priced out of the market have chosen to pause their home buying.
The Maui News reported Monday the median sales price for a single-family home in the county stood at $996,500 in September.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A police captain from Nevada has been selected to be chief of a police force in Hawaii.
The Maui Police Commission voted unanimously on Las Vegas police Capt. John Pelletier over four other candidates from within the Maui department, The Maui News reported Wednesday.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Demand for rental cars on Maui is slowing down after a shortage of vehicles sent prices soaring when more tourists returned amid the pandemic.
Parked vehicles have been filling fields near the airport as the number of tourists declined in September and daily car rentals dropped slightly, The Maui News reported Monday.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Proof of vaccination is now required to patrons who want to sit inside Maui bars and restaurants.
Vaccination cards must be shown for indoor dining and drinking as well as for communal areas in businesses like gyms under Maui's “Safer Outside" program, which launched Wednesday.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A county affordable housing committee voted to recommend approval of a rental project on Lanai, where no new affordable homes have been built in 30 years.
The Hokuao 201H Housing Project, which was proposed by billionaire Larry Ellison’s company Pulama Lanai, includes the development of 150 two-bedroom rental homes on former pineapple fields.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui's mayor has vetoed a bill that would have imposed a moratorium on hotel construction in parts of the Valley Isle, saying the measure wouldn't be effective and was legally flawed.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A federal judge ruled Maui County must get permits to operate injection wells that environmental groups said are polluting the ocean.
Several environmental groups filed a lawsuit in 2012 over the injection wells, saying effluent from the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility was entering the the ocean and damaging coral reefs and sea life.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The highest median price for a single-family home in Hawaii last month was in Maui County at more than $1.1 million.
While Kauai has been seeing the highest median statewide price in recent months, Maui County went higher in June because of a large volume of luxury home sales and low inventory, The Maui News reported Monday.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — University of Hawaii researchers have developed an online tool that will inform the public when waves are expected to threaten west Maui shorelines, an area particularly prone to coastal erosion as sea levels rise.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Maui resident has launched the only Hawaii-based, locally owned ride-share company in the state last month, officials said.
Holoholo CEO Cecil Morton, who has been in the transportation business in Hawaii for 20 years as owner of SpeediShuttle, told The Maui News last weekend that his daughter came up with the name.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines is ending service between Honolulu and the rural islands of Molokai and Lanai in Maui County.
Citing significant cost and an inter-island travel market that has been limited by restrictions due to the pandemic, Hawaiian Airlines said it will terminate its ’Ohana by Hawaiian service to the two islands, The Maui News reported Friday.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — An Oregon woman was arrested last week, after arriving in Hawaii because she violated travel quarantine rules meant to protect the islands from the spread of coronavirus, police said.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — County officials in Maui are reminding travelers that they must provide COVID-19 vaccination documentation to be exempted from the testing requirement upon arriving on the island.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a request by coffee growers in Hawaii to use fungicide to fight a pathogen found on Maui, Hawaii, Oahu and Lanai islands.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Maui man won't serve additional jail time for biting another's man ear. ...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui County in Hawaii will soon require second coronavirus tests for trans-Pacific travelers flying directly to the island...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The Maui County Council is considering measures that would reserve at least half of all public beach access parking for residents and for visitors to be charged parking fees...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii court ruling rejected the appeal of a man serving a life sentence for the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — An inmate who was injured in a Maui jail riot is suing the Hawaii Department of Public Safety...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Federal officials have approved Hawaii Gov. David Ige's request to declare a disaster for Maui County amid drought conditions that have persisted for two years...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health said suicide rates decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with previous years.
Data for 2020 provided by the health department did not indicate a significant connection between suicide and the pandemic, The Maui News reported Saturday.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Some local shops and restaurants in a small town on Maui's north shore say they have experienced a boost in tourism since the state launched a pre-travel coronavirus testing program in October.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii plans to leave undetonated World War II ordnance in place off Maui until a nonexplosive removal option is developed.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced Wednesday that the decades-old explosives will remain untouched for now in the Molokini Marine Life Conservation District, The Maui News WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii has closed access to a cliff face in a nature reserve over concerns that rock-climbing activities are threatening native plant species and modifying the rock face, officials said...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii has closed access to a cliff face in a nature reserve over concerns that rock-climbing activities are threatening native plant species and modifying the rock face, officials said...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii family has won a place with the Guinness World Records for the world's heaviest avocado...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Environmental groups that sued over a Hawaii county's use of injection wells have testified before county officials who will decide whether to continue an appeal to the U...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Three volunteer rescuers who found a hiker more than two weeks after she disappeared in a Hawaii forest described their elation and relief after spotting her near a waterfall in deep vegetation...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii high school has been recognized with an award in its first appearance at an international robotics competition...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A murder trial began Monday for a woman accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin sister...
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Iao Valley State Monument has reopened, at least temporarily, after sustaining severe damage from a massive flood nearly a year ago...
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WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A 20-year-old Maui fisherman is recovering after being bitten by an 8- to 10-foot tiger shark while he was trying to throw it back to sea.
The Maui News (http://is.gd/qqZHsL) reports Michael Pollard received 38 stitches after he was bitten Tuesday morning in Lahaina.