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On The Campaign Trail

On The Campaign Trail

HGEA endorses Wagner in 8th House race Democrat Mary Wagner has received the endorsement of the Hawaii Government Employees Association, the state’s largest union, in her bid for the 8th House District seat formerly held by longtime Central Maui Rep. Joe Souki. The union represents more ...

Kamehameha Maui captures student journalism awards

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Kamehameha Schools Maui’s student news site Ka Leo o Na Koa captured more than a dozen awards during the annual Hawaii High School Journalism Awards on Oahu. The school received awards for its cumulative scores and also in the statewide and private schools divisions. An awards ceremony and ...

Council veterans allowed to run

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Deputy Maui County Clerk Josiah Nishita focused on “consecutive” as a key word in deciding whether a charter provision prohibiting council members from serving more than five consecutive terms barred three candidates from running for County Council offices this year. In a ruling Friday ...

Youth sports expo happens June 30

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The Pacific Youth Sports and Fitness Expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 30 at the War Memorial Sports Complex. This free community event will showcase youth sports organizations. There will be food trucks, entertainment, a CrossFit obstacle course, sports clinics and ...

County settles ex-film commissioner suit

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Maui County paid former Film Commissioner Harry Donenfeld $60,000 late last year to settle a federal court lawsuit filed in July 2016 against the county and Mayor Alan Arakawa. The county also expended $96,815.33 for the employment, as special counsel, of the law firm of Kobayashi, Sugita and ...

Video editing class at Akaku begins June 28

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Professional video editor Stephen Luksic will lead Final Cut Pro X Training sessions from 4 to 7 p.m. June 28, 29 and July 2 and 3 at Akaku Maui Community Media in Kahului. Participants will learn shortcuts and tips to be an efficient video editor. This class will certify participants to ...

Parks department unveils options for county pools

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The county Parks and Recreation Department unveiled for the first time its plan to repair, update and possibly relocate its eight swimming pools — all at a cost that could rise to $30 million. The department presented its plan to residents and swim clubs last week. The plan calls for $8.4 ...

Delivering more than mail

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Maui Food Bank driver Paul Moss accepts National Association of Letter Carriers’ food drive donations from Kahului Post Office carriers Chad Yokouchi (from left), Lance Okita and Errol Nishimura. NALC held its 26th annual nationwide food drive May 12. Maui carriers collected 45,013 pounds of ...

Input sought on liquor department operations

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An open forum on the county Department of Liquor Control will be held this month as part of a performance audit of the department, according to an announcement from Maui County Council Chairman Mike White. Liquor licensees and members of the general public are encouraged to attend the meeting ...

Two Molokai high school graduates receive $2,000 scholarship

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Molokai High School graduates Camille Paige Ledesma and Kamuela Sagario have been awarded $2,000 each, a laptop and a Da Kine backpack by the Kukui Malamalama Scholarship program in memory of Kekuhaupio Likua. Ledesma plans to attend Oregon State University and wants to major in ...

Meeting set to cover Kanahena Point cleanup topics

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be holding a public meeting Tuesday night to discuss the cleanup of the World War II military target range at Kanahena Point in the Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve in South Maui. The meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Kihei Elementary School. ...

Online auction to fund peer support groups for children

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In celebration of the late Emalia Brown Guard’s birthday on June 19, Na Keiki O Emalia announces its inaugural online fundraising event, “Emalia’s Table,” which launched June 9 and runs until June 30. The organization invites supporters to bid on several exclusive dining packages ...

Sewage spill reported into ocean waters in Lahaina

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The state Department of Health is advising people to say out of the ocean in Lahaina along Honoapiilani Highway between Kapunakea Street and Wahikuli Road because of a spill from a Lahaina wastewater pump station. The spill happened Saturday morning and was stopped, the department ...

Local Briefs

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Special program to take place at MOCC The Maui Okinawa Cultural Center will host “Shuri-style Kumiwudui: Continuing the Legacy of Kin Ryosho Sensei” at 1 p.m. Saturday at 688 Nukuwai Place in Wailuku. This lecture/demonstration is an opportunity to learn about kumiwudui, the classical ...

Bicycling an excellent form of exercise

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Last month’s “Aging Matters” column celebrated National Stroke Awareness Month by introducing the word FAST as a way to remember and recognize the signs of a stroke. Do you remember the meaning of each letter? F stands for FACE. Look for drooping on one side of the face. A stands for ...

Honor Rolls

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KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS Maui High School Second Semester Headmaster’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 9 — Patrice Borge, Korey Cadiz, Tiger Caulford, Savannah Rose Dagupion, Kalia Franco, Labryana Hookano, Teani Kaluhikaua, Naleikaehukai Molitau, Brynn Rodrigues, Styles Soares, Sofia ...

3 west side Rotary Clubs capture awards

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The Rotary International 2018 District 5000 Conference was recently held at the Four Seasons Ko Olina Resort on Oahu. At this annual conference, District Gov. Nalani Flinn presented awards to clubs who were judged in a number of categories for final determination of Club of the Year. The ...

‘Anti-Bullying Auto Cruise’ begins in Kahului June 24

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Ho‘o Kupa‘a Kane and Team Keiki will present an Anti-Bullying Auto Cruise June 24. Participants will meet at the Kahului Shopping Center parking lot in front of Ah Fook’s at 9 a.m. and roll out at 10. Details on the route will be discussed before departure. Participants are urged ...

Nick at night: Maui Film Festival honors Rising Star Nick Robinson

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WAILEA — Making a surprise return visit to the Maui Film Festival where he was presented with the Pathfinder Award in 2015, Colin Farrell joked that he wanted to hate this year’s Rising Star honoree Nick Robinson, 23, for his looks, his youth and his already impressive film career. But ...

On The Campaign Trail

On The Campaign Trail

Guzman hosts small business summit Maui County Council Member Don Guzman will host a small business summit this month as part of his “Leadership that Listens” campaign for mayor, according to an announcement. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. June 26 at Lumeria Maui at 1813 Baldwin Ave. ...