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Maui vets work to keep Korean War history alive

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WAILUKU — On Oct. 16, 1952, Warren Nishida was hunkered down in a foxhole on a Korean hillside when a mortar shell struck him in the shoulder. Badly injured, Nishida crawled out of the hole and was trying to walk to safety when his sergeant stopped him and told him they’d call a medic ...

Wailuku teen killed in head-on collision

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The Maui News A 23-year-old Kula woman was arrested after crashing her Subaru Forester head on into a Honda Civic, killing the Civic’s 19-year-old passenger and sending the driver, also 19, to the hospital. Police said the 2016 Subaru Forester was traveling toward Lahaina on Kuihelani ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of June 19 to 21. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...

Track and field closed until July 15

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War Memorial Stadium track and field will be closed today through July 15 for football goal post replacement work, the county’s Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The stadium’s surrounding area will remain open. As a safety precaution, the public is asked to stay outside of ...

Record weather scorches state

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Kahului reached 94 degrees Sunday, breaking the old record of 90 set on the same date in 1980, according to the National Weather Service. The hot, muggy weather also registered 100 degrees on the heat index shortly before noon Sunday. The heat index measures how hot it actually feels with ...

Maui County works to cut its pesticide use

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WAILUKU — Dewayne “Lee” Johnson was spraying Ranger Pro on a California hillside when the hose detached from the 50-gallon sprayer and doused him in herbicide. “I got it all in my suit, I got it all over my face, I got it everywhere,” he said. “I even had to make a small dam to ...

Dinner and auction will benefit STEM education

Community News

The Maui Economic Development Board has announced that its annual MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Benefit Dinner & Auction, “Pathways to Our Future,” will be held this Labor Day weekend on Aug. 31 at the Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott, Maui. Reservations are available at ...

Keeping the beach clean

Community News

The Maui Beach Hotel Ohana participated in a community service project on May 22 at Kahului Harbor. Teammates and their ohana volunteered their time for the beach cleanup service project.

Four Maui Rotary clubs recognized with awards

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The Rotary International 2019 District 5000 Conference was recently held at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. Awards were presented to individual clubs in recognition of group efforts from July 1, 2018, through March 31, 2019: • The Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea received recognition ...

Special delivery

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Maui letter carriers collected 51,352 pounds of food and $765 from their postal patrons to donate to the Maui Food Bank during their 27th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food drive on May 11. The haul will help the food bank provide approximately 44,809 meals for those in need. ...

Na Hoaloha welcomes new executive director

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Na Hoaloha welcomed new Executive Director Kea Hokoana-Gormley at an open house on May 1. Community agency leaders, volunteers and community business partners joined in the special Lei Day event. Hokoana-Gormley is known throughout the community as a co-founder of Talking Stories, a 501 ...

Wailea Community Association awards scholarships

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Wailea Community Association awarded scholarships totaling $30,000 to five Maui County seniors at a reception held in their honor at Tommy Bahama Restaurant in The Shops at Wailea on May 21. For the 18th year, WCA’s Community Relations Committee reviewed numerous applications for its ...

Vendor space available at Native Hawaiian wellness gathering

Community News

Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Maui’s Native Hawaiian Health Care System, announces its second annual ‘Aha Mauliola — A Native Hawaiian Wellness Gathering from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 10 at the University of Hawaii Maui College campus, and is currently accepting vendor applications for participation ...

Local Briefs

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Service to remember military veterans The Korean War Veterans Association of Maui No Ka Oi 282 Chapter will host its annual candlelight service at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at War Memorial Gymnasium in Wailuku. The veterans invite members of the public to participate in honoring all military ...

Net Zero project could be first in nation for college campus

Community News

If you’ve driven in the last few months along Wahinepio Avenue — the street that runs between our campus and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center — we hope you’ve noticed a lot of activity behind our ‘Ike Le‘a (Science) Building. Construction began in February and now, our solar ...

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, Caring K9s make seniors’ day

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Members of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset recently visited the West Maui Adult Day Care Center and sponsored a visit by the Caring K9s Therapy Dogs. Melodie Ulman and her therapy dog Kodi and Graham Richmond and his therapy dog Indy visited with each of the clients at the Adult Day Care ...

Honor Rolls

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KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS Maui Middle School Fourth Quarter Headmaster’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 6 — Alohalani Chun, Haven De Silva, Jaime DeLima, Sydney DuBach, Bransyn Hong, Kalia Kaneta, Sadie Navas, Noah Pacheco, Errol Sheehan, Keahi Sjostrand, Chaysen Tanaka Grade 7 — ...