Breaking News

Featured Story

Maui Ex Hawaiian Airlines worker faces court

One of three Hawaiian Airlines baggage handlers accused of stealing guns from passenger bags could learn his fate in court today. Kahai Lindsey from Wailuku changed his plea to guilty back in March and Hawaiian Airlines officials say the lawfully declared firearms were reported stolen from checked baggage back 2016. Maui police arrested Lindsey that October. Lindsey had been with …

Read More »

Decision on East Maui Interim Instream Flow Standards Released

The Hawai’i Commission on Water Resource Management issued its East Maui interim instream flow standards decision today.  The Commission issued a brief statement from the decision’s executive summary: The Decision and Order establishes amended interim instream flow standards based on best available data and balanced review. The benefits of the long-term stewardship of the East Maui forests provide enough water …

Read More »

Moped Driver Killed in Kahului Hit-and-Run, Suspect Arrested

On Saturday, June 16, 2018 at about 4:30 a.m., a male operator, and his female passenger were riding a moped northbound on Puunene Avenue near the intersection of Airport Access Road in Kahului when it was struck from behind by a silver 2006 Toyota sedan. The female passenger was ejected while the Toyota sedan continued to push the moped and …

Read More »

Unemployment Rate Remains at Two Percent

The Hawai`i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 2.0 percent, the same as in April. Statewide, 672,800 were employed and 13,950 unemployed in May for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 686,750. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in May, compared to 3.9 …

Read More »

Maui Electric to Perform Urgent Pole Replacement Along Makawao Avenue

Maui Electric will need to perform an urgent pole replacement and related work that will require a road closure on Friday, June 15  from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., near 1202 Makawao Avenue (after the Polli’s parking lot) to Brewer Road. Crews will be working on site until 4:30 p.m. and during this time Brewer Road will be used as …

Read More »

Hawai‘i Becomes First in Nation to Enact Law Banning Pesticides Containing Chlorpyrifos

Governor David Ige signed SB3095 on Wednesday, which completely bans the use of pesticides containing the potentially harmful chemical chlorpyrifos starting in 2023. Hawai‘i becomes the first state in the country to prohibit the chemical. Starting Jan. 1, 2019, users of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos or other restricted use pesticides will be required to report annually to the state Department of …

Read More »

REPORT: Hawaii’s Housing Wage Highest in the Nation

Hawai‘i has the highest “housing wage” in the country, at $36.13 per hour, according to a new national report released today, or over $75,000 per year. Out of Reach 2018, by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is their latest annual report to document the gap between wages and the cost of rental housing across the United States. Their “housing …

Read More »