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81 animals get homes at event

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A total of 81 animals found new homes during the annual “Clear the Shelters” event at the Maui Humane Society on Saturday, the nonprofit organization reported. Started in 2015, the nationwide event aims to raise awareness of and encourage pet adoptions. All adoption fees were waived for ...

Corrections

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• Sheraton leadership. Tetsuji Yamazaki has been general manager of the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa since January 2011. An old news release from SPG Resorts Hawaii was used to write a story about Yamazaki that appeared on Page A3 on Sunday. The appointments of Chip Bahouth and R. George ...

Giving meaning to their travels

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WAILUKU — The Royal Canadian Navy crew members could have spent their day off at the beach — instead, they chose to come to Hospice Maui to help clear the property and deliver a $10,000 check to the Wailuku nonprofit. About 25 crew members of the HMCS Ottawa hacked away shrubbery, laid ...

Hurricane Lane brings high surf to the islands

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The Maui News Hurricane Lane was expected to generate large surf along east-facing shores of Maui today and Tuesday, as the Category 3 hurricane makes its approach toward the Hawaiian Islands this week. As of 5 p.m. Sunday, Hurricane Lane was a Category 3 storm moving westward at around 14 ...

Mission accomplished for Tropic Care’s health clinics

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KAHULUI — A total of 27,749 procedures worth $1.6 million took place during the Tropic Care clinics, according to Washington Air National Guard Capt. Hans Zeiger, public affairs officer for Tropic Care Maui County, who called it a “tremendous success.” The no-cost health clinics held by ...

House fire displaces Paukukalo family

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The Maui News A bedroom fire at a Paukukalo home temporarily displaced a family Sunday morning, according to Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro. At 11:03 a.m. Sunday, firefighters were called to reports of a structure fire on Pohala Street. Upon arriving at the scene, crews noted heavy ...

Nominees sought for nonprofit awards

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The Maui News The Maui Nonprofit Directors Association is accepting nominations for the outstanding nonprofit executive director and its Community Business and Humanitarian awards. For the executive director award, the association is looking for nominees who’ve displayed leadership and ...

Crime Watch

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THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from July 29 to Aug. 4. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of July 30 to Aug. 9. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...

Clearing the shelter

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Lahaina’s Kawika Miranda gets to know a tabby kitten at the Maui Humane Society while looking to adopt during Saturday’s “Clear the Shelters” event in Puunene. “She’s adorable and very friendly,” he said. All adoption fees were waived Saturday as the society took part in the ...

Using medical cannabis for pain management to be topic of talk

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Michael Backes, a renowned medical cannabis researcher and author of “Cannabis Pharmacy,” will be at University of Hawaii Maui College from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday to discuss medical cannabis and chronic pain. Backes, a member of Maui Grown Therapies Science & Medical Advisory Board, ...

Not ready for prime time

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For ‘Ohana Coalition-backed candidates to upset the current 5-4 majority of “establishment” members of the Maui County Council on Nov. 6, they’ll each need to get at least 23,000 votes, based on 2014 and 2016 general election ballot totals for winning council candidates. The current ...

Open house set at equestrian center

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There will be an open house at the Tom Morrow Equestrian Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The arena will be open for riding to all equestrians who are interested in trying out the arena. Riders must bring their own horses. The Tom Morrow Equestrian Center is not a stabling facility ...

Rooting out, cracking down on illegal short-term rentals

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The county Planning Department hopes that a company that specializes in rooting out illegal short-term rentals will help them crack down on the problem over the coming months. Planning Director Michele McLean said the department expects LODGINGRevs, a Colorado-based company hired by the ...

Workshops at multiple sites set for caregivers

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Maui Adult Day Care Centers and Maui County Office on Aging are holding free caregiver workshops, “Understanding the Older Adult,” presented by Kathleen Couch, caregiver/program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Centers. The presentation will help caregivers gain a better understanding ...

Sugar may be gone, but the museum is expanding

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An outdoor exhibit of sugar-harvesting equipment and a new building to house historic railroad cars are in the future for the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum, Director Roslyn Lightfoot said Tuesday. With the stability of a long-term lease and the addition of 2.3 acres to the 1.8-acre ...

Kahului woman elected vice president of the VFW Auxiliary

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Peggy Haake of Kahului, a life member of Wilbert Wah Hu Tom Auxiliary 3850, was elected national senior vice president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of the United States at the 105th National Convention July 21-25 at the Bartle Hall Convention Center in Kansas City, Mo. Haake is ...

Taxpayers with any dependents urged to check withholding

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Taxpayers with children and other dependents are urged to use the Internal Revenue Service’s withholding calculator to make sure they are withholding enough taxes from their paychecks due to changes in the tax law approved this year by Congress. The IRS withholding calculator is at ...

Maui Fair presale tickets now available

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Discounted presale tickets for the Maui Fair are now being sold through Sept. 21. The Maui Fair runs from Oct. 4 to 7 at the War Memorial Complex in Wailuku. Presale adult tickets are $7; $10 at the door. Child tickets (ages 5 to 11) are $3; $5 at the gate. Children ages 4 and younger are ...

Local Briefs

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Maui Ki-Aikido offers workshop Maui Ki-Aikido is offering a public workshop for adults and youths from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 25 at the Shunshinkan Dojo, 194 S. Market St. in Wailuku. The class will be taught by Joni Jackson, 6th dan Maui Ki-Aikido instructor. It will center on the ...