Maui

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WAILUKU— The state of Hawaii will consider a proposal to establish an online reservation system for guided hikes on Maui's Haleakala Trail, officials said.

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WAILUKU — Maui will prohibit commercial activity in parks on Sunday and official holidays.

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A federal court ruled Valley Isle wastewater treatment plants violate the Clean Water Act. The island’s mayor wants to challenge the ruling at the Supreme Court, but lawmakers want to settle. A decision may come down to a Maui County Council vote today. 

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Mahi Pono, the Maui agricultural venture, is asking to divert stream water originally sought by the old Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company that it never got. The state Water Commission is hearing the case today – and it could delay dozens of requests from others who have been waiting for years for water from Wailuku streams.

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WAILUKU — Hawaii developers have announced a proposed plan to build housing in central Maui.

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WAILUKU — A fungal disease local to Hawaii has not been rediscovered after being found on Maui for the first time earlier this year, officials said.

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Updated: Aug, 12, 3:47 p.m.

Maui firefighters on Monday contained the last of three fires that broke out over the weekend, the latest in a series of wildfires the county has fought this summer. There were no injuries or structural damage reported.

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WAILUKU — A state trauma registry lists Maui as the location of the highest number of spinal injuries occurring at Hawaiʻi's beaches.

Hui Noeau
Hui NOeau

Hui No‘eau is a sturdy arts non-profit in Upcountry Maui.  They offer community facilities for glass, jewelry making, printing, and more, and are open to the public daily, free of charge. Now through July 26th, they are showing artwork based on Six Word Memoirs.

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

Today, the last day of Poetry Month, we hear from the late W.S. Merwin, award winning U.S. Poet Laureate. He spent his last three decades cultivating a palm garden at his home in Peahi, Maui.  His narrative, The Folding Cliffs, combines western epic poetry with Hawaiian chant.  In 2008, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa talked with Merwin about achieving that synthesis.

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UPDATED: 3:23 PM, 4/15

An inmate who escaped from a Hawaii jail has been found.

Police arrested Troy Diego Monday after an island-wide manhunt. The search began when he and another inmate escaped from Maui Community Correctional Center on Sunday.

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WAILUKU — A judge has temporarily stopped work on a Maui housing development following a complaint that the project has disturbed Native Hawaiian burial sites.

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State transportation officials say they plan to complete work on the hillsides above Honoapiilani Highway past Kapalua on Maui by Friday afternoon.

Maui Food Bank Struggles To Recover Post-Shutdown

Mar 26, 2019
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The federal government shutdown earlier this year had unexpected impacts on several local nonprofits---including The Maui Food Bank. The Bank's stocks are still running low this month after distributions to federal workers and a busy holiday season.

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A Hawaiʻi man has been ordered not to drink his favorite soft drink during four years of probation on a car theft conviction.

Paige Okamura weaves together a selection of songs about Maui.

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A private landowner on Maui wants to help the endangered nēnē.

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This week the nation's highest court announced it would hear a case concerning the discharge from a wastewater treatment plant in Lahaina. The case has potentially huge impacts for water pollution rules nationwide. At the center of the debate is how to regulate treated wastewater being injected underground.

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A Wailuku man is suing Hāna Fresh, claiming the nonprofit was negligent by distributing "unreasonably dangerous" produce that carried a slug infected with rat lungworm, a charge the food producer disputes.

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Applications are being accepted for a Maui-based conservation leadership program this summer.

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creative commons

Maui seems to be getting a handle on its homeless population, but finding affordable rentals is still the main problem, whether you’re on the street yet or not.  A recent study concluded Maui will need 14,000 more housing units by 2025, and while that target may be hard to hit, new ideas in neighborhood living are starting to take root on the Valley Isle.

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creative commons

The latest word is, homeless numbers on Maui may be going down after recent storms, as several families and individuals have decided to seek permanent housing.  At last count, there were about 900 people homeless on the Valley Isle.  HPR’s series about housing on Maui continues with a look at what is working to shelter the homeless, and what is ahead to create housing they can afford.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

creative commons
creative commons

Family life has changed on Maui, according to Maude Cumming, Executive Director of the Family Life Center, Maui’s primary homeless outreach agency.  Changing families, population growth, and high flying real estate are all factors in the spread of homelessness, but Family Life Center is finding ways to rebuild community.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

West Maui Hospital Foundation

Despite receiving approval from the state in 2009, a community hospital development project in West Maui has struggled to obtain funding for the past 9 years. That is a big deal for a community where it can take as long as two hours to reach the nearest hospital.

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

In this segment, it’s a pleasure to take you to an amazing homeless shelter and affordable housing complex on Maui. 

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 There just might be a new hospital in West Maui— if the non-profit that got it designed and approved could only find some big financial backers. 

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As Hurricane Lane approached the islands, West Maui residents prepared for wind and rain. Instead, they were awakened by three brush fires that burned more than 2,000 acres. Since then, the community has come together to help the hardest-hit families rebuild.

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

The recent Lahaina brush fire burned down thirteen houses and threatened residents all the way to Kā‘anapali.  The fire advanced to the perimeter of Ka Hale A Ke Ola, a homeless housing center, whose 300 residents felt the heat on their backs as they evacuated.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports that center, which emerged without a scorch, is part of Maui’s housing safety net.

Deidre Tegarden
Deidre Tegarden

Values are a frequent theme this political season, and on Maui, a community group is working to ensure that the values and can-do attitude of previous generations are a part of everyone’s life today.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa takes us on a visit to the Maui Nisei Veterans Memorial Center on Go For Broke Place.

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