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Volunteering is serious business

Volunteers Sandy and Dave Meister triangulate the distances of the drives of Branden Steele and Brian Stuard on the Kapalua Plantation Course’s 14th hole Friday afternoon. This is the 12th year the couple has volunteered for the tournament. They are residents of both Kihei and Milwaukee. ...

“Thunder from Down Under,” an all-male revue show based in Las Vegas, is widely known for its male dancers who, according to its website, are “showing off chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm.” Thunder from Down Under photo

MACC takes hit for ‘Thunder from Down Under’ exposure

WAILUKU — The Maui Arts & Cultural Center has retained its liquor license after pleading no contest to two violations that involved entertainers from the show “Thunder from Down Under,” who exposed portions of the cleft of their buttocks or genitals and performed acts that ...

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Coffee crop pest infestation found at Kipahulu farm

”You farm all your life; you know these are coming and they come,” said the owner of Maui’s largest coffee farm after the state Agriculture Department reported Thursday that the coffee berry borer has made its way to the Valley Isle. Kimo Falconer, president and owner of MauiGrown ...

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WAILUKU — After running after and catching a fleeing suspect in a Kihei neighborhood Monday morning, Kihei patrol officer Toma Asuega-Stark grabbed the man by his shirt. “He turned left. I really don’t remember what happened after that,” Asuega-Stark said. “My knee had pain like I ...

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Judge keeps twin’s bail at $3 million

WAILUKU — While keeping bail at $3 million Thursday for a woman charged with murder in a crash that killed her twin sister, a judge said he would consider lowering the amount if the defense can assure the court she will appear for her court dates. Alexandria Duval, 38, has pleaded not ...

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Judge increases bail for man accused in stabbing

The Maui News WAILUKU — Bail was increased to $200,000 Thursday for a Kahului man charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of another man early New Year’s Day. Tisse Henriksen, 53, was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree attempted murder for the stabbing at 12:19 a.m. ...

Nominations sought for Mayor’s Small Business Awards

The Maui News Nominations are currently being accepted for the Mayor’s Small Business Awards, which recognize outstanding businesses in the county with 100 or fewer workers. The annual awards are presented by the mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce. ...

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Tourney gets Hawaiian touch

First photo: Kapalua cultural adviser Clifford Naeole drapes the traditional lei on the tee marker at the Kapalua Plantation Course’s first hole during Thursday morning’s opening ceremony of the 2017 SBS Tournament of Champions. The first round of the PGA tournament got underway ...

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Kapalua champs to tee off today

First photo: Defending SBS Tournament of Champions champ Jordan Spieth signs autographs on his way to the practice tee Wednesday. The PGA Tour event is scheduled to start today and run through Sunday at the Kapalua Plantation Course. The first tee time of the day is set for 10:20 ...

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Public hearing call puts brakes on council

The Maui County Council may have ironed out its main leadership issues Monday, but with a public hearing on standing committees still to come, the important work of vetting new bills cannot begin yet. “Right now, the council is pretty well shut down . . . without any committees,” ...

The Pulehunui Industrial Park is Maui’s first and only heavy industrial-zoned subdivision. Lots range from a half acre to 15 acres. The subdivision is part of the state’s Pulehunui Master Plan project. The project, introduced in 2012, originally called for light industrial, business and commercial activities as well as heavier industrial activities farther away from Mokulele Highway. Commercial Properties of Maui photo and Google Maps

Heavy industrial subdivision takes shape near raceway

Twenty-eight lots across 86 acres near the Maui Motorsports Park in Pulehunui in Maui’s only heavy industrial zoned subdivision hit the market Tuesday, island real estate officials said. Developer CMBY 2011 Investment LLC is selling the lots for $16 to $24 per square foot as part of the ...

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Special delivery still available in Puunene

First photo: Puunene Post Office clerk and acting Postmaster Zack Bonds helps Tara Gyori get the best rate on mailing a package Thursday afternoon. In response to rumors flying around Maui that the venerable office was closed or about to close, Bonds said, “The lights are still on and we’re ...

New Shanghai Circus plans 4 shows at the MACC

The Maui News The New Shanghai Circus will present a total of four shows Jan. 16-17 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. The shows are at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 and 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 17. The Shanghai Circus features performers who bring new ...

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County/In Brief

Man charged with attempted murder A 53-year-old Kahului man was charged with second-degree attempted murder for a stabbing early New Year’s Day in Kahului, police said. Bail was set at $50,000 for Tisse Henriksen, who was arrested Tuesday afternoon. The stabbing occurred at 12:19 a.m. ...

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Kapalua champions get in practice

World No. 1 golfer Jason Day signs autographs for fellow Australians Jan King (right) and Diane Gillard on Tuesday while practicing at the Kapalua Plantation Course in preparation for this weekend’s SBS Tournament of Champions PGA golf tournament. Pro-am action is scheduled for today with ...

Convicted murderer Steven Capobianco and his attorneys, Matthew Nardi (partially obscured) and Jon Apo (right), wait for the 2nd Circuit Court jury’s decision to be announced Tuesday in the second phase of Capobianco’s murder trial. The Maui News / LILA FUJIMOTO photo

Jury: Capobianco’s crime was ‘heinous’

WAILUKU — Convicted murderer Steven Capobianco could be sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury decided Tuesday that the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend was “especially heinous, atrocious or cruel.” The 2nd Circuit Court jury’s decision was announced ...

Mike White presides over the Maui County Council shortly after being re-elected as chairman Monday evening in Council Chambers. The meeting lasted from 2 p.m. Monday to around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday as council members listened to five hours of public testimony and worked to iron out leadership and staffing issues. The Maui News / COLLEEN UECHI photo

Mike White goes the distance in marathon council leadership vote

WAILUKU — It took 13 1/2 hours, 75 testifiers, five failed nominations and two hourlong executive sessions for the Maui County Council to settle its leadership and staffing matters. And a public hearing on committees is still to come. When the dust settled just past 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, ...

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Mahalo and aloha to plantation life

Former Puunene resident Stan Mukai (front) poses Friday next to a banner he had made as a “final farewell” to Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., which ended its sugar operations last month. Standing behind him at the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum in Puunene are former ...

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Policy advisor to offer solutions for Hawaii’s health care system

The Maui News A national leader of health savings accounts and health policy will discuss better options for the state health care system and the public-private partnership involving the county’s three public hospitals at a lecture Jan. 11 at the Maui Arts & Cultural ...

County/In Brief

Chamber lunch to cover airport growth Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Mark Dunkerley will be appearing at a Maui Chamber of Commerce luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Maui Beach Hotel. He will be addressing plans for expansion, including at the Kapalua Airport, and future ...