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Pedestrian hit by car last week dies

Local News

The Maui News A man who was hospitalized after being struck by a car on South Papa Avenue has died three days after the incident, police said Sunday. The man was walking across South Papa Avenue outside of a marked crosswalk on Wednesday, south of Kaahumanu Avenue, when he was struck by a ...

Distressed snorkler in stable condition

Local News

The Maui News A snorkeler who suffered stroke symptoms while at Molokini Crater on Sunday morning was taken to the hospital in stable condition, according to the U.S. Coast Guard crew who responded to the incident. At 9:55 a.m. Sunday, Station Maui watchstanders received a call from the ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Dec. 11 to 20. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...

Crime Watch

Local News

THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from Dec. 9 to 15. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

Lahaina Christmas parade rolls on

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Maui Classic Cruisers drivers lead the Lahainaluna marching band down Front Street while participating in the third annual Aloha Lahaina Christmas Parade, presented by Church on the Go Inc., Lahaina Rotary Clubs and Lahaina Rotary Youth Foundation. SECOND PHOTO: Members of Lahainaluna High ...

Maui County awards presented for top employee, manager and team

Community News

More than 250 people, including county employees, family and friends attended Maui County’s 31st annual Employee Recognition Awards Dinner Dec. 7 at the Kihei Community Center. Maui Police Community Policing Officer Taylor Kamakawiwoole is Maui County Employee of the Year and Kathleen Aoki, ...

Chrysanthemum Festival queen crowned

Community News

The coronation of the queen of the 66th Chrysanthemum Festival was held Dec. 8 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. The queen is Erin Tanaka, 15, of Wailuku, a sophomore at Seabury Hall and the daughter of Lori and Kirk Tanaka. The princesses are: • Lannie Hisashima, ...

Plate lunches soon will need a new plate

Local News

The iconic white foam plate, synonymous with local plate lunches, soon will be no more in Maui County. The county law banning expanded polystyrene foam food containers takes effect on Dec. 31. Starting then, businesses cannot use or sell foam food service containers in the county. Affected ...

Haleakala park open with limited services

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The federal shutdown has not closed Haleakala National Park, with its roads, lookouts and trails remaining open, although with limited emergency and rescue services, according to an announcement Saturday. Sunrise reservations are still required for entrance from 3 to 7 a.m., park officials ...

Local Briefs

Community News

Gift-wrapping set for today and Monday Baldwin High School’s Parent-Community Networking Center and the Class of 2021 are offering holiday gift-wrapping today and Monday at Barnes & Noble at the Maui Marketplace in Kahului. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...

Offices and schools shut for holiday

Local News

All public schools, along with federal, state and county offices will be closed on Tuesday in observance of Christmas Day. Also closed will be Olowalu Recycling & Refuse Convenience Center, Hana and Lanai landfills and Molokai Landfill & Recycling. Central Maui Landfill and EKO ...

Paddle for Keiki event brings in bundles of toys

Community News

The third annual Paddle for Keiki event at the Kihei Canoe Club at Ka Lae Pohaku Beach Park on Dec. 16 drew 175 participants and spectators and brought in $1,900 and 201 toys. Combined, this is enough to provide toys for more than 275 children, according to a news release. Hawaiian Paddle ...

Police: We must work together to stop illegal fireworks

Local News

As in years past, Maui County residents are hearing the boom of illegal aerial fireworks way before New Year’s. And the Maui County Fire Department is reminding people that it is illegal to import, transfer, sell or use aerial fireworks without a permit. The Class C felony carries a ...

Ka Lima clients and staff gather

Community News

Jayson Harris and Loretta Harris, both longtime Ka Lima O Maui clients, enjoy the Ka Lima O Maui annual Christmas luncheon recently at Sarento’s on the Beach in Kihei. The event has been going on for more than 12 years for the clients and staff of Ka Lima, according to the agency that helps ...

Seabury Hall names new head of school

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Maureen Madden, head of school at the American School of Milan, will begin serving as Seabury Hall’s head of school on July 1, according to an announcement. She will replace Paul Wenninger, who has been head of school for the past year. A six-month-long search lead to the board of ...

Infant supplies donated by King Kekaulike Key Club

Community News

King Kekaulike High School’s Key Club recently donated a variety of infant supplies to the Malama Family Recovery Center’s BabySafe (Substance Abuse Free Environment) Program. Items include 660 diapers, more than 2,000 baby wipes, 15 new diaper bags containing diaper rash cream, three ...

Golf course a place for birds as well as birdies

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A young family of nene was discovered on the 12th hole of The King Kamehameha Golf Club. These photos were taken Friday. The number of nene, the state bird, has climbed from 30 in 1960 to more than 2,800, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said earlier this year. The March report said that 616 ...

Cleanup keeps trash from ocean

Community News

Seventeen volunteers took part in the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council’s cleanup of Maalaea Ditch on Dec. 8. They removed 60 bags of trash and an additional truckload of large items from the waterway. “This was our Christmas gift to the ocean,” said Amy Hodges, programs manager at Maui ...

Winners of Pukalani electric golf cart parade announced

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The first Pukalani Community Association’s Christmas Fair & Electric Golf Cart Parade drew about 1,200 people to the Pukalani Country Club on Dec. 15. There were 21 entries in the parade. The categories, winners and honorable mention honorees follow: • Best Christmas Theme. Kit ...