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Hali‘imaile Pineapple president to be new GM at A&B

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Darren Strand, president of Hali‘imaile Pineapple Co., will be moving to Alexander & Baldwin and becoming the new general manager for diversified agriculture on Maui, A&B announced Tuesday. He replaces Rick Volner, who resigned in January to become general manager of Maui operations ...

Petition for 5,000 acres delivered to A&B

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The Maui News A petition by Hukilike No Maui: Together for Maui that asks Alexander & Baldwin to make 5,000 acres of Central Maui land available through sale and donation for small-scale farming, affordable housing and conservation was presented to the company Tuesday at its shareholders ...

Police get tip, arrest pizzeria robbery suspect

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The Maui News A man sought in the robbery of Serpico’s Pizzeria was arrested Monday morning when police located him in Makawao after a Maui Crime Stoppers tip. Bail was set at $50,000 for Damion Emeson, 46, of Haiku. He was charged with first-degree robbery. The robbery was reported at ...

Second man is arrested in assault

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WAILUKU — A second man has been arrested in the assault of a Kula man at his residence this month. Coby Magalianes, 38, of Haiku has pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault and first-degree burglary in the April 2 beating. During a hearing Tuesday in 2nd Circuit Court, Magalianes asked ...

Haliimaile Gym is closed until Friday

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The Haliimaile Gym will be closed to all users through Friday for maintenance, according to the county Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information, call the department at 572-8122.

Michael Pye hired as new Fairmont GM

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Michael Pye has been hired as Hawaii general manager for Fairmont Hotels and as general manager of the Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, according to Wayne Buckingham, senior vice president of Accor Hotels. In his new job at the Kea Lani, Pye will oversee the 450-room, all-suite and villa luxury ...

Rock & Brews to hold Kauai benefit

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Rock & Brews in Paia is holding an “Aloha Night” fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. May 2 to support those affected by the flooding in Kauai earlier this month. There will be live music by Kuikawa with proceeds from the evening donated to the nonprofit Malama Kaua‘i. There also will be an ...

Local Briefs

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Solar telescope is topic of lecture There will be a free community lecture about the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope being built on the summit of Haleakala at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Maikalani University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy Advanced Technology Research Center in ...

Bypass opening offers some bumps in the road

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The newly opened section of the Lahaina bypass created an early morning traffic jam, doubled the work commutes for many residents and even confused some navigational apps on its first day open to the public Monday. “Everybody was late (to work) today, so if the mail’s late, don’t blame ...

Hokama pares mayor’s budget by $33 million

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County Council budget chairman Riki Hokama released his proposed county budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 on Monday, taking a knife to Mayor Alan Arakawa’s proposal to the tune of $33 million. Hokama’s $787 million proposed capital improvement and operating budget includes a ...

Container of donations is readied to ship

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The Maui News A shipping container of donations — more than 2,000 items — was collected in a drive in Kahului on Saturday and Sunday for those impacted by the massive flooding on Kauai. Items collected included rubber boots, first-aid kits, tarps, shovels, nonperishable food, cleaning ...

King Kekaulike, Maui High among state’s most improved schools

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The Maui News Maui and King Kekaulike high schools were among the most improved public schools in the state for college enrollment and on-time graduation rate, according to the latest College and Career Readiness Indicators Report released earlier this month. The two schools were ...

‘Attitude adjustment’ needed for check forger

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The Maui News WAILUKU — While sentencing a man for stealing nearly $5,000 from forged checks, a judge said the defendant needed “a major attitude adjustment” to succeed on probation. Henry Alika Brown, 38, of Kahului was given credit for one year he previously had spent in jail as ...

Police: Missing woman is found

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The Maui News A woman who was reported missing last week was located, police said Saturday. Amber Langdon, 40, was reported missing Wednesday by a friend who had last heard from her 13 days earlier. She was described as homeless and living on the beach in her van.

Corrections

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• Channel Surfer / Word puzzle. The top two lines of the Word Search puzzle on Page 2 in Channel Surfer on Sunday were cut off. The full puzzle appears here. The Maui News apologizes for the error. * The Maui News wants to promptly correct errors in fact or make clarifications on ...

Earth Day harvest

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WAIKAPU — When Pacific Biodiesel’s first crop of sunflowers started blooming last spring, the company didn’t expect them to go viral. “We didn’t know that when we started farming the sunflowers that it would be a tourist attraction, but it has become that,” Marketing Director Joy ...

Maui benefits from completion of House-Senate budget dealings

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The Maui News Finalized state House and Senate budget negotiations are yielding $12 million for a science, technology, engineering and mathematics building at Maui High School, according to Central Maui Rep. Justin Woodson. “A new STEM building will be a tremendous benefit and offer many ...

Sexual relations with girl, 13, leads to jail

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WAILUKU — A man who was in a relationship with a 13-year-old girl when she became pregnant was sentenced to a nine-month jail term. Brodin Carter, 20, also was placed on five years’ probation in his sentencing April 11. “I just want to be there for my son,” Carter said, asking to be ...

Island artists shine at 40th annual Art Maui

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Haiku artist Melody Guini (left, first photo) talks about her piece titled “When My Time Comes” with Lahaina’s Beth Hill on Wednesday afternoon at the Art Maui exhibit in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery. This year is the 40th anniversary of annual ...

Maui County jobless rate less than half national average

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The Maui News Maui County’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 1.9 percent in March, less than half of the national jobless rate of 4.1 percent and the same as the state’s rate overall, according to monthly statistics released Thursday by the state Department of Labor and ...