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Celebrating Earth Day on Easter

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Jayven Stone (left, first photo) of Maui Meadows and Lia Giddens of Kihei hunt for eggs along the shoreline on Sunday at the 22nd annual Maui Earth Day Festival at the VFW in Kihei. Organizer Bruce Douglas said that instead of plastic eggs filled with unhealthy sugary treats, kids searched for ...

Molokai robotics brings home rookie award

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Just three weeks ago, the dream of competing on a world robotics stage seemed financially out of reach for Edwin Mendija and the Molokai High School robotics team. But after donations poured in from a fellow robotics team and dozens of community supporters, Molokai’s Team 7724 traveled to ...

Waikiki flood concerns spur push for state shore protection

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The Associated Press HONOLULU — Hawaii’s iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets. Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing frequent flooding within the next 15 to 20 years, ...

Maui’s first industrial hemp farm set to begin production

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The Maui News In celebration of Earth Day today, Pacific Biodiesel is announcing and unveiling Maui’s first state-licensed industrial hemp farm in Central Maui. The farm is operating under Imua Energy LLC, which is a personal entity of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies foun-ders Bob and ...

Molokai man gets 90 days for violating restraining order

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The Maui News WAILUKU — A Molokai man has been sentenced to a 90-day jail term after he was found guilty of violating a restraining order by going onto family property. Alika Kahue, 50, was placed on two years’ probation as part of his sentence imposed Wednesday. In a trial last year, ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of April 16 to 18. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...

Crime Watch

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THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from April 7 to 13. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

New in-street posts spiking driver concerns

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KAHULUI — New plastic posts meant to raise pedestrian safety are fueling frustrations for some local motorists. Called “gateway in-street treatments,” the design involves two pedestrian state law signs on either side of the road, with plastic delineators between each travel lane. They ...

Volunteers work to restore Hakiowa Watershed on Kahoolawe

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The Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission recently completed a habitat restoration project aimed at restoring the Hakioawa Watershed on Kahoolawe. Decimated of its natural environment from over 100 years of overgrazing by goats, cattle and sheep, as well as nearly 50 years of live-fire ...

Maui High grads put hacking hobby to good use

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HAIKU — One evening in 1999, Jeremiah Grossman decided to anonymously hack Yahoo and provide it with a solution to solve its security issue, all in a mere 15 minutes. Just your typical puzzle. “Everybody has hobbies,” Grossman said with a laugh. “Some people play sports, play video ...

Hamai Appliance helps fight child hunger

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Local retailer Hamai Appliance joined hundreds of other independently owned appliance and bedding dealers in Las Vegas recently to make strides in the fight against child hunger. Hamai Appliance, a member of Nationwide Marketing Group, teamed with fellow retailers at the biannual PrimeTime ...

Open house set for S. Maui park plan

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An updated version of the South Maui Community Park Master Plan will be available to the public at an open house on May 8, the county Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The open house will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Kenolio Recreation Center at 131 S. Kihei Road. Members ...

Paddle Imua event will benefit camp for children

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Imua Family Services has announced that the eighth annual Paddle Imua will be held on May 4. Paddle Imua follows the renowned Maliko Downwind Run and concludes at Hawaiian Canoe Club in Kahului. Check-in will open at 10 a.m. at Maliko Gulch, and the race will begin promptly at 1 p.m. A ...

Painter finds stress relief in his job

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Total Contracting painter Oscar Cerecer sprays a coat on the front of O’Reilly Auto Parts next to The Maui Mall on Friday morning. The Colorado painter said the job has taken him all over the West, including Las Vegas and San Diego. “I just enjoy painting,” Cerecer said. “They say ...

Local Briefs

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Organization will celebrate 50 years Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui is celebrating its 50th anniversary at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Nahele Ballroom at Kahili Golf Course in Waikapu. All alumni and friends of the agency are invited. Tickets ...

Kihei man given chance to keep welfare fraud off record

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WAILUKU — A Kihei man who said he didn’t want to lose his job has been given a chance to keep welfare fraud and theft convictions off his record. Brian Schiffman, 51, was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service as part of his sentence on April 10. “I don’t appreciate ...

Volunteer work can be fulfilling and healthful

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In Hawaii we live longer and healthier lives than our counterparts on the Mainland, which means that retirees can expect years, sometimes decades, of healthy, active retirement. With that gift of time comes many opportunities for learning, growth and relaxation. Those who create structure ...

Honor Rolls

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KING KEKAULIKE HIGH SCHOOL Third Quarter Na Haumana Hanohano (The Honor Students) Pookela 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average These students earned higher than 4.0 GPAs because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes. Grade 10 — Helmut Baschleben Jr., Madeleine ...