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The Pono Principle: Doing the right thing in all things

WEST MAUI — Robert DeVinck, Maui author and West Side enthusiast who loves observing nature’s wonders while driving along the Pali, having brunch at one of several favorite Lahaina restaurants, collecting fine art on Front Street and regularly attending the Latin Mass at Maria Lanakila ...

West Maui residents, businesses asked to conserve water

West Maui residents and businesses are being asked to curb domestic water use after recent heavy rainfall brought muddy water to the Mahinahina and Lahaina water treatment facilities and forced the closure of water intake systems, the Department of Water Supply announced. The ...

Lahainaluna HOSA students qualify to compete in international event

LAHAINA — Despite the challenges of preparing virtually and on their own, 18 Lahainaluna High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) competitors won medals in medical and leadership events at the 2021 Virtual State Leadership Conference on Feb. 26. Health Services ...

Rotary Clubs’ tree planting projects conclude with amazing results

LAHAINA — Nine Rotary Clubs on Maui joined forces to plant 1,000 fruit trees and sandalwood trees between November 2020 and February 2021. The La‘au Ha‘awi (Gifting Tree) Maui project, in collaboration with Rotary Clubs, Maui ‘Ohana Gardens and Uncle George Kahumoku Jr., ...

County plans to upgrade West Maui Recycled Water System

HONOKOWAI — The Maui County Department of Environmental Management is proposing a $26 million project to upgrade the West Maui Recycled Water System. The Draft Environmental Assessment (Anticipated Finding of No Significant Impact) for the West Maui Recycled Water System project is ...

Volunteers help the homeless and needy at community hub in Lahaina

LAHAINA — There’s a hub in Lahaina, where a corps of hands have joined together for the good of us all. The gathering place is at 520 Wainee St., in the parking lot next to Lahaina Baptist Church. It’s a flurry of activity, a resource center for the West Side needy, ...

Virtual Open House for the Kahana Solar Project slated this month

KAHANA — The United States’ departure from the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation in 2017 eerily foretold the ignorance of worldwide weather changes that would devastate civilizations everywhere. First came searing heat waves and windstorms igniting wildfires and untold ...