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Mayor to discuss emergency planning with the West Maui community

West Maui experienced another massive brushfire on Oct. 2 that scorched thousands of acres and stranded residents and visitors on both sides of the Pali.Was information on shelters and road closures effectively communicated? What could have been handled better?Residents will have the ...

Are we prepared for dangerous fires?

When you live or work in West Maui, you might get trapped. It's just another cost of living in paradise, or so it seems.Today (Wednesday, Oct. 2), there is no access to the other side, to hospitals, the airport or home.The trades have picked up. There's a fire above Maalaea where the windmills ...

basketballMAUI expanding to reach more Maui students

For ten years, basketballMAUI has held clinics to prepare youth for success both on and off the court.Keiki are inspired when they learn from top NCAA and pro athletes. In addition to hoops skills, the mentors also emphasize the importance of education, a healthy lifestyle, teamwork, personal ...

National expert to discuss the latest drug trends

Lahainaluna High School this week will host a presentation by Michael DeLeon of Steered Straight Inc.The expert on vaping and current youth drug trends will lead a Parent Academy in the Lahainaluna Cafe on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Parents may want to hear from DeLeon, who is ...

Discover the public’s role in the state legislative process

The start of the 2020 Hawaii Legislative Session in January is fast approaching, and lawmakers are bound to take up an issue that you care about.In addition to the every year debates on legalizing recreational marijuana use and gambling in Hawaii, important bills that could impact West Maui are ...

West Maui community loses Billy Robinson

On the surface, he was Maui cool - the local-style version of James Dean or "Happy Days" Fonz, with long wavy pompadour hair, moustache and slouching posture leaned up against his polished hot rod with a Kool Mild dangling from his lips. But beneath that exterior lived a spirit of warmth, ...

Help plan the party of the year for the LHS Class of 2020

Volunteers are sought to start planning the party of the year! Project Graduation 2020 for seniors graduating from Lahainaluna High School will take place on Sunday, May 24. Prior to the start of Project Graduation events, Maui had a history of tragic crashes on high school graduation ...

Support Lahaina’s Hawaiian Language Immersion Program

The Lahainaluna High School Class of 2020 will make history next year, as graduating seniors will be the first group to advance K-12 through Lahaina's Hawaiian Language Immersion Program.Starting as early as preschool at Punana Leo o Lahaina at Waiola Church, students are taught in a Hawaiian ...

Urge the county to drop its injection well case

A court case tied to a foolish practice - sending 3,000,000 to 5,000,000 gallons of treated wastewater into injection wells at Maui County's Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility in Honokowai each day - now has national implications, as it is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.Rob Weltman, Maui ...

A tribute to Bill Haywood

He was Aquaman, the Jolly Green Giant and the Good Humor Man all rolled up into one. At a ripped 6'4" and 230 pounds, Bill Haywood was a big man, but his gregarious persona that beamed into your heart every time you met up with him is the indelible smile that will be imprinted into our souls ...