Lingle Talks Tourism; Officers Cleared in Taser Incident; Shark and Tracking Device Missing

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U.S. Senate candidate Linda Lingle told the Maui Chamber of Commerce yesterday Congress needs to be educated about the importance of tourism. She said 10% of the nation’s economy and 14 million jobs depend on the visitor industry. Ron Youngblood has that story and more from The Maui News.

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of four Maui police officers accused of violating a woman’s constitutional rights. The woman was tasered. The county must still defend itself in a lawsuit filed by the woman.

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A Florida researcher says a satellite tracking tag put on a female tiger shark at Maalaea is somewhere in Haiku. Professor Neil Hammerschlag said the buoy-like tag has important information about the shark’s movements.

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