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Cochran to open headquarters today

Elle Cochran will hold a grand opening for her “Elle for Mayor” campaign headquarters from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the Wailuku First Friday event. The campaign headquarters is located at 1997 Main St. Cochran, who currently holds the West Maui residency seat on the County Council, will be ...

Former aide plans run for state House

The Maui News Former congressional aide Kauanoe Batangan is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the Central Maui 9th state House District seat held by Rep. Justin Woodson. According to state Office of Elections online records updated Friday, Batangan took out nomination papers March ...

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The progressive political action committee Democracy for America has endorsed Democratic South Maui Rep. Kaniela Ing in his bid for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional seat, which serves urban Oahu. Committee Chairman Jim Dean said the group endorsed Ing, a state House member since 2012, not only ...

Aila, Kia‘aina eye OHA candidacies

The Maui News William Aila Jr. and Esther Kia‘aina, the former chairman and former first deputy director at the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, have filed nomination papers to seek at-large and Oahu seats, respectively, on the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian ...

Atay to speak at Maui Pono Network

Maui County Council Member Alika Atay will be speaking at the Maui Pono Network meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Ahimsa Sanctuary Farm, 4505 Hana Highway. The Maui Pono Network’s mission is to empower community action for the common good, a news release about the meeting said. The group ...

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Political parties have been set for this year’s elections, the state Office of Elections announced. The five political parties that have qualified to appear on the ballot are: the Constitution Party, the Democratic Party, the Green Party, the Libertarian Party and the Republican ...

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Former Maui County Council Member Mike Victorino will hold a “Vote Victorino For Mayor” fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. The campaign kickoff will include music, food and door prizes. A suggested donation is $25 per ...

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Upcountry resident and community organizer Tiare Lawrence is launching a second bid to unseat fellow Democrat Kyle Yamashita from his 12th House District seat. She checked out nomination papers Tuesday and filed them the next day. In 2016, Yamashita held on to his seat, taking 2,763 votes, or ...

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A fundraiser for Maui County Council candidate Keani Rawlins-Fernandez will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kihei Community Center, according to an announcement. A suggested donation is $35. The event will include music, food and an opportunity to “talk ...

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A pau hana event will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today for Maui voters to meet Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr., a candidate for lieutenant governor. Hosted by the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Maui County Committee, the event will be at Kahului Carpet & Drapery, located at 65 W. Kaahumanu ...

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Tina Wildberger has launched her campaign to seek the state House District 11 seat that represents Kihei, Wailea and Makena. Wildberger, a Democrat, is seeking the seat currently occupied by Democrat Kaniela Ing, who announced in November that he would run for U.S. Congress. A news release ...

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A fundraising event for Maui County Council Member Yuki Lei Sugimura will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. Grammy Award winner Kalani Pe‘a and Ipo Mossman and friends will provide entertainment at the event, which will feature ...

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A fundraiser for state Reps. Kyle Yamashita and Lynn DeCoite will be held as part of an event to honor Maui’s plantation history from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. The event is a combined fundraiser presented by supporters of the two ...

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‘Grand Rally’ to be held Wednesday Gov. David Ige, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard will be among guest speakers during the Maui County Democratic Party’s “Grand Rally” beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in ...

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Kihei association to host candidate forum Candidates for three competitive Maui County Council races will be appearing at a Kihei Community Association forum Tuesday at Kihei Charter Middle School. Alika Atay and Dain Kane, who are seeking the open Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu residency seat; ...

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Crivello event Oct. 24 Maui County Council Member Stacy Crivello will host a campaign fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. The event will feature food, entertainment and “an opportunity to catch up on things and share your manao,” according ...

Council candidate King to speak at Rotary Club Tuesday

Maui County Council candidate Kelly King will speak Tuesday morning during a Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise meeting. The event is at 7 a.m. at the Pioneer Inn. King is vice president of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies LLC and co-founded the renewable energy company with her husband in ...

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Kane to hold Wailuku fundraiserMaui County Council candidate Dain Kane will hold a fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku, according to an announcement.The event will feature pupu, dinner, music by Ron Kuala'au and Keali'i Seabury and door ...

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Sugimura event set for Oct. 5Maui County Council candidate Yuki Lei Sugimura will host a campaign event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Yokouchi Estate in Wailuku, according to an announcement.The event will feature the cuisine of chefs Travis Morrin, Jaron Blosser and Cody Christopher of ...

Trump campaign rally set for Saturday

A campaign rally for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Pu'u Kukui Elementary School dining hall in Wailuku, according to an announcement.Admission is free to the "Trump Team Maui Rally." The event will include speakers, a video, ...