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High-surf advisory up, 8 to 12 foot sets

A high-surf advisory is in effect for south-facing shores of all islands, and rain is expected today, the National Weather Service said. The high-surf advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Monday due to a powerful storm in the southern hemisphere. Surf is expected to hit 8 to 12 feet with ...

Group aims to send heartfelt message to Alexander & Baldwin

Malamalama Maui has launched a campaign called “36,000 Acres. 36,000 Hearts.” It’s aimed at Alexander & Baldwin and its 36,000 acres of former sugar cane land in Central Maui. Organizers say they want to show A&B that “corporation and community can both benefit when in ...

Scammer spoofing police Lahaina station

The Maui Police Department’s Lahaina Police Station phone number is being spoofed in a phone scam, police said. A Lahaina resident reported receiving a phone call from an unknown man selling Google play cards, police said. While the resident was on the phone, the person received another ...

Hana electronics, metals drop-offs set

The Hana Metals and Electronics Recycling event will be held at the Hana Landfill from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 1 to 3, the county Department of Environmental Management announced. Metal items accepted include appliances, scrap metals, propane tanks, auto batteries and up to 15 auto ...

E-Cycling down Nov. 1 to 24

E-Cycling, the county-sponsored electronics recycling program, will be temporarily down from Nov. 1 to 24 at its Wailuku location due to a change in facility management, the county’s Environmental Protection and Sustainability Division said. The E-Cycling yard at 901 Lower Main St. accepts ...

Kaanapali waterlily

Raindrops rest on a lily at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa on Oct. 13 in Kaanapali.

Dignity in work

First Photo: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Hawaii Regional Sales Manager Tambara Garrick chats with job hunter Skylar Rutter (right) and family friend Brandon Crowe on Thursday morning during Ka Lima O Maui’s seventh annual Job Fair at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. Ka Lima O ...

UH proposes brackish water study on Lanai

The University of Hawaii is proposing to deepen two water wells to research unusually high levels of brackish water several hundred feet above sea level on Lanai. Wells within the Palawai Basin are the only location in the state where salty water exists above sea level and its origin remains ...

Deadline for craft fair guide entries is today

The Maui News will be publishing a holiday craft fair guide on Nov. 4. To be included in the guide, please submit the following information no later than 5 p.m. today: • Name of the event. • Sponsoring organizations or businesses. • Date and time. • Location. • A general ...

Maui County jobless rate at 2.5 percent in September

The Maui News – Maui County’s unemployment rate rose a one-tenth of a percentage point, going from 2.4 to 2.5 percent from September last year to the same month this year, the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations reported. In August of this year, the county’s jobless rate ...

Master P-Noy Chef to be crowned at Fil-Am festival

The Maui News – Three chefs from Maui’s top hotels will be competing for the title of Master P-Noy Chef at the Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. Chefs Jonathan Pasion of the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Kirk Areola of the ...

Celebration of the past

First Photo: Hale Ho‘ike‘ike at the Bailey House volunteer docent Ray Corder gives Vancouver, British Columbia, residents Megan and Gordon Harris a tour Thursday afternoon in Wailuku. On display in the foreground is a unique metal pohaku ku‘i ai, or poi pounder. Dedicated in 1957, Bailey ...

Kahana shoreline erosion study to be discussed

The Maui News – A coastal engineering firm hired by Maui County will be discussing findings of its scientific study on shoreline erosion along Lower Honoapiilani Highway at Kaopala Bay in Kahana and offer possible solutions at a meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Maui Preparatory Academy ...

Forgery, theft, burglary leads to probation

WAILUKU — A Napili woman was released from jail and was placed on four years’ probation for forging checks, stealing a purse from a car and burglarizing a business. Deann Rederos, 31, had spent about 10 months in jail after being arrested for the crimes, which occurred within a few ...

Pipiwai Trail segment to be closed Thursday

The Maui News – A 1-mile portion of the Pipiwai Trail in the Kipahulu District of Haleakala National Park will be closed on Thursday for helicopter operations as part of a trail boardwalk replacement project, park officials said. The closure affects the last mile of the trail. It will be ...

Judge gives man a chance in sport utility vehicle theft

WAILUKU — Although a man’s criminal record warranted prison, a judge said his words offered hope and placed him on four years’ probation in a stolen-vehicle case. Kaleo Kuahuia, 28, said he had plans, including working so he would stay busy and out of trouble. “Free time is dead ...

Hero status cemented

Gladys Baisa (from foreground), Jeannie Skog and Les Kuloloio write their names in the cement below their hand and footprints at Akaku Maui Community Media’s fifth Maui Walk of Heroes celebration Saturday outside its studios and offices in Kahului. Baisa is the former CEO of Maui Economic ...

Sam Choy: ‘Just be Hawaiians’

WAIKAPU – Celebrity Hawaiian chef Sam Choy said he continues to cook the same way he first learned in his parent's house and encouraged other Native Hawaiians to “live our lifestyle” and to “follow our dreams and just be Hawaiians.” “I've never changed my style,” Choy said ...

Councilors loath to swap site in Wailuku for bus hub

Some members of a Maui County Council committee expressed reluctance to part with the old Wailuku Post Office site as part of a proposed lease exchange for a new Maui Bus hub on state land in Kahului. The council’s Housing, Human Services and Transportation Committee on Wednesday deferred ...