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Jerome “Tiger” Metcalfe, who is seeking the South Maui residency seat on the Maui County Council, will hold a meet and greet at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Starbucks at the Piilani Village Shopping Center.

People are encouraged to bring a can of food for the Maui Food Bank.

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A “Talk Story with Tegarden” session will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday by Deidre Tegarden, a Democratic candidate for the South Maui seat in the state House of Representatives.

The event will be at Tegarden headquarters at the Azeka Makai Shopping Center above Flowers by Cora.

Light food and refreshments will be served.

For more information, see www.votetegarden.com or call 276-5756.

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Regan takes ‘coffee talk’ to South Maui

A “Coffee Talk with Keith Regan” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Starbucks at Piilani Village Shopping Center in Kihei.

Regan, the county managing director, is running for the Maui County Council Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu residency seat.

For more information about Regan and his campaign, visit Regan2016.com.

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‘Talk Story with Tegarden’ event set

A “Talk Story with Tegarden” session will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday by Deidre Tegarden, Democratic candidate for the South Maui seat in the state House of Representatives.

The event will be at Tegarden headquarters at the Azeka Makai Shopping Center. This week’s topic is “all things South Maui,” according to an announcement from Tegarden’s campaign.

Light pupu and refreshments will be served.

For more information, see www.votetegarden.com.

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Regan holds event April 23

Maui County Council candidate Keith Regan will hold a “meet and greet” event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. April 23 at the Lahaina Yacht Club, 835 Front St.

The event will include complimentary pupu and a no-host bar. It’s an opportunity for voters to get to know Regan and ask him questions, according to an announcement.

Seating is limited. People planning to attend should email info@regan2016.com by Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Operating Engineers Local 3 has endorsed Regan’s bid for the Maui County Council’s Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu residency seat.

The union has more than 300 members who are Maui County residents, according to an announcement. The union members are heavy equipment operators and construction workers.

Union business agent William Greig praised Regan for his knowledge of key issues and “for being an energetic, experienced and responsive leader in our community.”

For more information, visit www.Regan2016.com or the Friends of Keith Regan page on Facebook.

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Tegarden events kick off at HQ

A “Talk-Story with Tegarden” session will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday by Deidre Tegarden, Democratic candidate for the South Maui seat in the state House of Representatives.

The event will be at Tegarden headquarters at the Azeka Makai Shopping Center above Flowers by Cora. This week’s topic is “Focus on Our Kupuna.”

From 7 to 10 a.m. April 23, Friends of Deidre Tegarden, along with the Living Pono Project, will host a beach cleanup between the Ko’ie’ie Fishpond and Azeka Shopping Center. Volunteers should meet at 7 a.m. at Tegarden headquarters for a logistics and safety meeting. Volunteers will be transported by shuttle to the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, where they will walk a 1.2 mile stretch of beach. Cleanup supplies will be provided along with kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for those who would like to clean up debris from the ocean.

Complimentary shave ice and other refreshments will be served at the headquarters.

The Living Pono Project is dedicated to revitalizing Hawaiian culture through education, outreach and environmental restoration, a news release said.

For more information about the talk story event, call 276-5756 or see www.VoteTegarden.com. For information on the beach cleanup, contact Pat Mulligan at pat@votetegarden.com or by phone at 870-1615. To learn more about the Living Pono Project, contact Chana Makale’a Dudoit Ane at chanaane@gmail.com.

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Regan to offer cup of joe with talk story

A “Coffee Talk with Keith Regan” will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Maui Coffee Attic, 59 Kanoa St. in Wailuku.

Regan, the county managing director, is running for the Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu County Council residency seat.

For more information about Regan and his campaign, visit Regan2016.com.

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Sugimura to hold Pukalani fundraiser

Maui County Council candidate Yuki Lei Sugimura will hold a fundraiser from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 20 at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani.

She is seeking the council’s Pukalani-Kula-Ulupalakua residency seat being vacated by Council Member Gladys Baisa because of term limits.

The event costs $25 per person. It will feature food, “talk story” and music by Asian Blend.

For more information, contact Doreen Pua Canto at 633-3079 or send her email at cantodoreen@gmail.com.

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Blackburn to hold fundraiser April 28

Maui County Council candidate Joe Blackburn will hold a campaign fundraiser from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 28 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku.

Blackburn is seeking the council’s Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu residency seat.

The event will feature food, entertainment by Ikaika Blackburn and a grand prize drawing.

Those planning to attend are asked to call 757-3045 or 442-6462 or to send email to info@blackburn4council.com.

Tickets cost $25 ($10 for 60 and older) and are available by visiting the campaign’s website at www.blackburn4council.com. Click on “Contribute” to donate and “Ti” for tickets.

The campaign also has scheduled an event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 25 at the Lahaina Civic Center.

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ILWU endorses Regan for council

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142 has endorsed Maui County Council candidate Keith Regan, the candidate has announced.

The union’s more than 7,000 members work in tourism, agriculture, health care and general trades.

Regan is the county’s managing director. He is seeking the Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu residency seat being vacated by Mike Victorino due to term limits.

For more information about his campaign, visit www.Regan2016.com or the Friends of Keith Regan page on Facebook.

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Tegarden locks in 6 endorsements

South Maui House candidate Deidre Tegarden received a half-dozen endorsements Thursday in her bid for the Democratic Party nomination.

Unions representing thousands of workers and backing Tegarden for the 11th House District seat (Kihei-Wailea-Makena) included the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 142; the State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers; the Hawaii Operating Engineers, Local 3; and the Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local 368. Also endorsing the candidate were the Hawaii Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust and the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association.

In an announcement, union leaders praised Tegarden’s personal qualities, leadership, vision, work ethic and experience.

For more information, visit VoteTegarden.com or send email to deidre@votetegarden.com.