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High surf advisory continued today

A high-surf advisory has been continued for the east-facing shores of Maui and Molokai until 6 p.m. today, according to the Maui County Emergency Management Agency. National Weather Service forecasters predicted surf of 8 to 11 feet through this afternoon. Strong breaking waves and dangerous ...

Inspection of child seats Saturday

Free child car seat and booster seat inspections will be done from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Maui Marketplace near Pier 1 on Dairy Road in Kahului. Those interested in having child car seats checked to see whether they’re properly installed should show up with the ...

Teenage mom programs crowded out at Maui High

Every morning, Jada Apolo drops her 13-month-old daughter off at day care and heads to her first class at Maui High School. Motherhood came sooner than expected for the 16-year-old junior, but she’s been able to stay in school thanks to the day care at Maui High, the only school on island ...

Goode heading to Kaupo to hear about the impacts of bridge closure

Department of Public Works Director David Goode will appear at the Kaupo Community Association meeting Saturday morning to hear residents’ complaints about road projects, especially the Waiopai Bridge repair project that will completely cut off the main Kanaio access to the southeast Maui ...

Veterans meet VA top state health official

Veterans Affairs Pacific Island Health Care System Director Jennifer Gutowski listens to a question during Wednesday’s Eligibility & Resource Fair at The Salvation Army Corps Community Center in Kahului on Wednesday. The fair provided an opportunity for veterans, their families and ...

HI5 redemption centers temporarily closed

The Maui News – All county HI5 redemption centers operated by Aloha Recycling have been closed temporarily, beginning Wednesday, while the company waits for reimbursement from the state, according to an announcement. The affected sites are Kihei, Makawao, Haiku and the University of Hawaii ...

Kahului man found guilty of abusing former wife

The Maui News – A man who was found guilty of abusing and threatening his former wife while their child was in the room is serving a three-month jail term. Derick DeJesus, 35, of Kahului was sentenced to the jail term Jan. 5 as part of five years’ probation. He was ordered to perform ...

Hunting season for doves is over

The hunting season for mourning dove, or Zenaida macroura, ended on Wednesday, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said. It was a shorter season to comply with federal mandates and meet current state regulations, the department reported. The fall game bird hunting season for ...

Trash collection in Haiku missed

Curbside trash collections in a Haiku area were missed Tuesday and were rescheduled for today, according to an announcement from the county Department of Environmental Management. Affected areas included streets and roads surrounding Pakanu Street and Kaupakalua, East and West Kuiaha, ...

Mokuhinia report up for review

The draft archaeological inventory survey report for the Mokuhinia ecosystem restoration project will be reviewed during a community meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Monday at the West Maui Senior Center, an announcement said. The draft report also can be viewed at www.dropbox.com ...

MHS alumna heads marine sanctuary foundation

The Maui News – Maui High alumna Tiare Turang Holm has been named Hawaii director of the nonprofit National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, which supports the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument and Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. The foundation made the ...

Man charged with biting off security guard finger fit for trial

The Maui News – WAILUKU — A homeless man who allegedly bit off the tip of a security guard’s finger was found mentally fit Wednesday to proceed in his case. The defense and prosecution agreed to the findings of three psychiatrists or psychologists who examined Alex Hand and reported he ...

Roadwork at Keawe Street begins

A Maui County Council member warned the state that a lawsuit could be a possibility if work is not temporarily suspended on the current phase of the Lahaina bypass and its controversial merging with Honoapiilani Highway through Keawe Street in town. In a resolution on the council’s Friday ...

Park to assess its sunrise system

Haleakala National Park is putting its sunrise reservation program, implemented nearly a year ago to deal with overcrowding at the summit, through the environmental assessment process and will be holding a public meeting on it from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community ...

Volner moving on to manage HC&D

The Maui News – Rick Volner, who helped oversee the closure of Hawaii’s last sugar plantation in 2016, is resigning as vice president of diversified agriculture for Alexander & Baldwin, the company announced Tuesday. Volner is moving on to become the general manager of Maui operations ...

Chinese acrobats entertain at MACC

A pair of performers (first photo) ham it up during a comedic act called “Musical Chairs” during The Acrobats of China Featuring The New Shanghai Circus performance at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in the first of two shows Tuesday. This is a traditional Chinese ...

VA resource event planned today

The directors of the Veterans Affairs Pacific Island Health Care System and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, or Punchbowl, are hosting a Department of Veterans Affairs Eligibility & Resource Fair from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at The Salvation Army in Kahului. The fair is for ...

County offers Maui Lani lots for sale

Maui County is accepting bids for the purchase for 55 residential lots at The Fairways at Maui Lani in Kahului that the county acquired in a legal settlement. The county is selling the entire parcel of lots together with the requirement to develop 50 of the lots as affordable housing at two ...

Disaster planning meeting is today

Gen. Bruce Oliveira, communications director of the state Department of Defense, will be speaking at a West Maui Community Disaster Planning meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at the West Maui Senior Center. The West Maui Taxpayers Association is working with the Maui Emergency Management Agency, the ...

Workday scheduled for KIRC boat house

A workday at the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission Boat House near the Kihei Boat Ramp is set for 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday. The goal is to remove kiawe, assist with a native plant nursery and perform maintenance on an educational walking trail at the Kihei facility. The boathouse is located ...