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Four centenarians to be honored at caregiver walk on Saturday

Four Maui centenarians will take center stage at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center on Saturday during Maui Adult Day Care Centers’ 2018 Family Caregiver Walk: A Walk for Our Kupuna and Caregivers. At 101 to 105 years old, they are the eldest of the organization’s current clients. MADCC’s ...

‘You swim, you fight’

As gusty winds, crashing waves and pouring rain battered down on 61-year-old Jill Lee, she told herself: “You swim, you fight.” The part-time Kihei and Oregon resident, who found herself battling for her life in waters off Olowalu on Sunday night and into Monday morning, said she ...

Former Gov. Ariyoshi ‘disappointed’ with Gov. Ige

WAIKAPU — Former Hawaii Gov. George Ariyoshi expressed unhappiness with Gov. David Ige on Saturday, saying he was “disappointed” with the leadership of the man he backed and helped put in the Governor’s Office in 2014. The comments from one of Hawaii’s elder statesmen, the ...

Hokule‘a makes another Maui visit

Maui visitors and residents toured the famed voyaging canoe Hokule‘a on Tuesday afternoon at Maalaea Small Boat Harbor. Hokule‘a, which recently returned from an around-the-world voyage, arrived Tuesday and will remain at the harbor until March 2 as part of its “Mahalo, Hawai‘i Sail.” ...

Maui High seeks Hall of Honor nominees

The Maui News The Maui High School Foundation is seeking nominations for its eighth annual Maui High School Hall of Honor Awards. The honorees will be recognized at the eighth annual Maui High School Foundation Hall of Honor Banquet on Sept. 25. The categories are: • Silversword ...

Probation meted for reckless driving

The Maui News WAILUKU — A Lanai woman was placed on four years’ probation after she apologized for driving recklessly and threatening police officers last year. Kimberly Lamay, 27, said she was working full time and participating in treatment. “If the police officers were here, I ...

Body recovered from Nakalele Point

Emergency crews found the body of a woman on rocks about 200 feet below a cliff at Nakalele Point in West Maui after a hiker reported seeing the body Monday afternoon, police said. Crews responded to the area near Mile Marker 38 on Honoapiilani Highway after the 2:13 p.m. call, said Maui ...

Woman airlifted to Queen’s hospital

A 68-year-old passenger aboard the Netherlands-flagged cruise ship the Maasdam was airlifted by the U.S. Coast Guard from a location near Maui to Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu on Tuesday. The woman had suffered a head injury, and the Holland America Line vessel, en route to San Diego, ...

FACE Maui is set to meet Thursday

The manager of Kahekili Terrace will be the speaker at the FACE Maui Housing Committee meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at Iao Congregational Church’s Kaneda Hall. Guest speaker Vanessa Medeiros will discuss the challenges of providing housing for low-income residents. The meeting is open to ...

Haiku, Paia trash pickups missed

Mechanical issues led the Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division to miss trash pickups in Haiku and Paia on Tuesday. The pickups will be done today. Areas affected include Skill Village, Spreckelsville and Haiku and Kokomo roads.

Local Briefs

Discussion set on harbor water quality Maui Ocean Center Environmental Director Aviad Cahana and water quality consultant Robin S. Knox will give a presentation titled “Ma‘alaea Harbor Water Quality: Effluent as Eco-restoration” from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday as part of the center’s Sea ...

Corrections

• Rescue tubes. Maui has nine lifeguarded beaches on island. A story that started on Page A1 and jumped to Page A3 on Sunday incorrectly stated the number of beaches due to an editing error. • Maui Scene / Reichel event. Keali‘i Reichel’s and Josh Tatofi’s names were misspelled in a ...

Maui snow day

HALEAKALA — Eight-year-old Brayden Kitagawa of Pukalani was so happy to see snow on the summit of Haleakala that he cried. A surprise snowfall on the mountaintop Sunday night delighted local families and amused visitors who came to Hawaii to escape the winter cold. “It’s amazing,” ...

Coast Guard crews locate lost kayaker

The Maui News A Corvallis, Ore., woman reported missing off Olowalu on Sunday afternoon while kayaking was rescued early Monday morning by the U.S. Coast Guard about a quarter mile offshore. Jill Lee in her pink kayak became separated from a friend at about 4 p.m. Sunday when tame boating ...

Difference between plan, permitting to be outlined

The Maui News An informational meeting on the permitting process and land entitlements will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the West Maui Senior Center. The county Planning Department has been holding meetings as part of updating the West Maui Community Plan. Community plans are ...

Nicer weather in the forecast as Hokule‘a sets course for Maui

The Maui News A powerful storm Sunday that flashed lightning, which momentarily blacked out power, followed immediately by thunder that shook homes Upcountry and prevented Hokule‘a from sailing to Maalaea gave way to a bright sunny day. The rainfall Sunday at Kahului Airport broke the ...

Kayak tour gets into trouble off Olowalu

The Maui News Lifeguards on a watercraft rescued seven people on a kayak tour off Camp Olowalu on Sunday afternoon after a storm suddenly roared through the area. A kayak tour guide took six customers, five women and one male, ages 20 to 25, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, out into the ocean ...

Moss to keynote energy conference

The Maui News Diane Moss, founding director of Renewables 100 Policy Institute, will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Maui Energy Conference to be held March 14-15 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. She also will participate on a panel titled “International Lessons in ...

Man violates probation, gets 5 years in prison

The Maui News WAILUKU — A man who admitted he violated his probation in a drug case was resentenced to a five-year prison term. Kainoa Duarte, 43, of Pukalani said he needed to change. “I know I’m a graduate of Drug Court and people expect more,” Duarte said. “I’ll just be ...

Update 12:20 pm: Snow falls on Haleakala; road open to 9,700 foot lookout

About 1.5 inches of snow fell on Haleakala overnight and early morning Monday, forcing the national park to close the road to the 9,700 foot lookout. A heavy layer of ice covered the snow, creating the extremely hazardous road conditions, the park service said Monday. The road to the summit ...