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Storytelling as a tool topic of talk Akaku Upstairs will presents “Storytelling as a Marketing Tool” with Shaggy Jenkins of KAKU 88.5 FM from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului. Jenkins will discuss the importance of storytelling in business, covering online, print and ...

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Positive activities for kids

Dancers from U Jam Fitness Kehau Ka‘awuai (from front right), Suzette Navarro and Gina Dela Cruz lead a fun dance during Saturday’s “Gift of You” event at the University of Hawaii Maui College. The free event featuring entertainment, food, games and mind-challenging exhibitions was ...

Based on images collected between 2010 and 2014 (left) from the Pan-STARRS Observatory, astronomers were able to confirm the new presence of a kilonova — the glowing radioactive remnants of a neutron star crash — in a distant galaxy. The crash, which astronomers detected in August and announced Monday, could help astronomers better understand the universe. In the center is an image of the region taken by Pan-STARRS 16 hours and 55 minutes after observatories around the globe detected a gravitational wave from the collision. In the third image, the first image is subtracted from the second using a computer, singling out the difference that is the kilonova.
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Pan-STARRS Observatory captures cosmic event

On the evening of Aug. 17, astronomers atop Haleakala were preparing to train the world’s largest digital camera onto a spot in the sky where, hours earlier, teams on the U.S. Mainland and in Chile had detected strange bursts of energy. The Pan-STARRS Observatory on Haleakala possesses the ...

One of Island Air’s Bombardier Q-400 turboprops is seen in this picture from earlier this year. The parent company of Island Air announced Monday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection over a dispute involving leases for its aircraft.
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Island Air files for bankruptcy

The parent company of interisland carrier Island Air has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection over a dispute involving leases for its aircraft, the airline announced Monday. Hawaii Island Air Inc. said that the threats of legal action to ground aircraft and strand hundreds of passengers ...

Residents seek to intervene in planned community center

Eleven East Maui residents have filed a petition to intervene in the Nahiku Community Center project, which currently is undergoing permit and land use change reviews by the Maui Planning Commission. The intervenors, most of whom reside in Nahiku and have family ties to the area, are asking ...

Crews respond to brush fire flare-up

A series of brush fires that kept firefighters busy last week rekindled Sunday night, forcing crews to return to the area west of the Omaopio and Pulehu road junction, fire officials said. The flare-up at about 8:30 p.m. occurred inside the perimeter of one of three fires, about a half-mile ...

Truck involved in fatal crash sought

Police are seeking a white pickup truck with an extended cab that was involved in a hit-and-run collision Sunday night in Wailuku that killed a 54-year-old Wailuku man, police said. Floyd Nahinu Jr. was struck by the vehicle at 7:54 p.m. on Waiale Road, north of the Waiinu Road intersection, ...

Crews help kayaker to shore

A 19-year-old Wailuku man was assisted to shore by Maui County ocean safety and U.S. Coast Guard officials Sunday morning after his kayak took on water off north Kihei, fire officials said. The man was uninjured and was unsure of what caused the kayak to take on water, Fire Services Chief ...

High-surf advisories issued

High-surf advisories are up for the south-facing shores of Maui County and east-facing shores of Maui and Molokai, the National Weather Service said. The advisory for south-facing shores was extended until 6 p.m. today. Surf heights are expected to reach 5 to 8 feet today after hitting 7 to ...

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Festival focuses on the ukulele

Students in the Kalama Intermediate School Ukulele Band follow the lead of musician and teacher Benny Uyetake on Sunday afternoon during the 12th annual Maui Ukulele Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Performers included local musicians like Willie K and Paula Fuga; visiting ...

Howard Lasker comforts daughter Gabrielle in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Sunday. With the winds dying down, fire officials said Sunday that they have apparently “turned a corner” against the wildfires that have devastated wine country and other parts of California over the past week. AP photo

Former Mauians affected by fires in California

Jim Klaczak was rustled out of bed at 1:30 a.m. Oct. 9 by first responders telling his Silverado Springs neighborhood in Napa, Calif., to evacuate. Through their window, Klaczak and his wife, Andrea Solari, could see a fire burning on the hills about a quarter-mile away. The couple grabbed ...

Islands under high-surf advisories

A high-surf advisory has been issued for the east-facing shores of Molokai and Maui and the south-facing shores of all islands through 6 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu. Strong trade winds will produce rough and choppy surf along east-facing shores for ...

Wind advisory in effect through today

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for the entire state through 10 p.m. today. A high pressure building toward the islands is expected to bring locally strong trade winds through tonight, according to the weather service. A wind advisory means that sustained ...

Fire crews respond to sailboat adrift

Crews on Friday responded to reports of a sailboat adrift off West Maui, a fire official said. The 25-foot sailboat was reported adrift at 8:15 a.m. off Pohaku Park, better known as “S-Turns,” in Kahana, said Fire Services Chief Edward Taomoto. Napili firefighters arrived on the scene ...

Dui Sentences

THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Oct. 9 to 12. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse evaluation ...

Crime Watch

THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from Oct. 1 to 7. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

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A one and a two — everybody play!

FIRST PHOTO: Ukulele students follow a song’s words and notes as they appear on a screen at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater Saturday morning while learning how to strum the chords of the song “Rockin’ Robin” under the direction of legendary Oahu ukulele ...

A warning sign to stay out of the water after a shark sighting on Wailea beach is shown from 2016. October has historically experienced the most shark  incidents statewide, a cautionary  reminder to beachgoers. -- The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

As if it isn’t spooky enough — it’s ‘Sharktober’

A shark sighting shut down South Maui beaches Thursday for the fourth time this month, but for residents, the string of encounters hasn’t been a total surprise — it’s just “Sharktober.” The nickname given to the month that has historically experienced the most shark incidents ...

Joshua Schneider, senior pastor at Emmanuel Lutheran Church (from left); Matthew Harrison, president of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod; and Paul Roschke, associate pastor at Emmanuel Lutheran, pose for this photo in March 2017. Harrison, who was vacationing on Maui, was a guest preacher and speaker. -- Emmanuel Lutheran photo

Emmanuel Lutheran Church celebrates 50th anniversary

Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Kahului marks its 50-year anniversary since chartering this month while joining a worldwide celebration of the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation. A 50th/500th anniversary worship service is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 29. It will be followed by a catered lunch. To ...

A group from Kihei is joined by former Hawaii residents who now make their homes in Las Vegas on Saturday to bring the city’s people a mile-long lei as a gesture of peace and healing after the mass shooting that killed 58 people. -- AP photo

Maui group presents ‘Lei of Healing’ to people of Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — A group from Kihei was joined by former Hawaii residents who now make their homes in Las Vegas on Saturday to bring the city’s people a special mile-long lei as a gesture of peace and healing after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The largest of the three ...