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Discussion set on harbor water quality Maui Ocean Center Environmental Director Aviad Cahana and water quality consultant Robin S. Knox will give a presentation titled “Ma‘alaea Harbor Water Quality: Effluent as Eco-restoration” from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday as part of the center’s Sea ...

Corrections

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• Rescue tubes. Maui has nine lifeguarded beaches on island. A story that started on Page A1 and jumped to Page A3 on Sunday incorrectly stated the number of beaches due to an editing error. • Maui Scene / Reichel event. Keali‘i Reichel’s and Josh Tatofi’s names were misspelled in a ...

Maui snow day

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HALEAKALA — Eight-year-old Brayden Kitagawa of Pukalani was so happy to see snow on the summit of Haleakala that he cried. A surprise snowfall on the mountaintop Sunday night delighted local families and amused visitors who came to Hawaii to escape the winter cold. “It’s amazing,” ...

Coast Guard crews locate lost kayaker

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The Maui News A Corvallis, Ore., woman reported missing off Olowalu on Sunday afternoon while kayaking was rescued early Monday morning by the U.S. Coast Guard about a quarter mile offshore. Jill Lee in her pink kayak became separated from a friend at about 4 p.m. Sunday when tame boating ...

Difference between plan, permitting to be outlined

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The Maui News An informational meeting on the permitting process and land entitlements will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the West Maui Senior Center. The county Planning Department has been holding meetings as part of updating the West Maui Community Plan. Community plans are ...

Nicer weather in the forecast as Hokule‘a sets course for Maui

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The Maui News A powerful storm Sunday that flashed lightning, which momentarily blacked out power, followed immediately by thunder that shook homes Upcountry and prevented Hokule‘a from sailing to Maalaea gave way to a bright sunny day. The rainfall Sunday at Kahului Airport broke the ...

Kayak tour gets into trouble off Olowalu

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The Maui News Lifeguards on a watercraft rescued seven people on a kayak tour off Camp Olowalu on Sunday afternoon after a storm suddenly roared through the area. A kayak tour guide took six customers, five women and one male, ages 20 to 25, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, out into the ocean ...

Moss to keynote energy conference

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The Maui News Diane Moss, founding director of Renewables 100 Policy Institute, will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Maui Energy Conference to be held March 14-15 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. She also will participate on a panel titled “International Lessons in ...

Man violates probation, gets 5 years in prison

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The Maui News WAILUKU — A man who admitted he violated his probation in a drug case was resentenced to a five-year prison term. Kainoa Duarte, 43, of Pukalani said he needed to change. “I know I’m a graduate of Drug Court and people expect more,” Duarte said. “I’ll just be ...

It’s a Maalaea Harbor Party

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Five-year-old Alana Anderson (far right) and 6-year-old Stella Anderson of Kihei check out the “Critter Station” with dad Ted Anderson and aunt Cheyenne Anderson of Waiehu at the Maui Ocean Center’s booth Sunday. The Maalaea Harbor Party held at the Maui Harbor Shops featured marine ...

Budget panel moves toward buying building

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Plans for the Wailuku civic complex, a project including structure parking, county office space, community space and a specialty market, are moving ahead with the county in the process of acquiring land near the current Wailuku municipal parking lot. On Tuesday, the County Council’s Budget ...

Upcountry firm offers travelers a place to do business

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The Plantation House on Makawao Avenue in Pukalani is a blend of home and business mostly for part-time residents or for visitors who want to do some work while on vacation. “SPACESMaui is indeed intended for travelers, but everyone else, too,” said Julius Geis, who owns the business with ...

Flash flooding closes roads, highways

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Iao Valley Road shut down as pouring rains and flooding littered the road with debris, while emergency crews responded to multiple reports of flooded homes in Central Maui on Sunday. A flash flood watch for Maui County was expected to continue until this afternoon, while a flood advisory for ...

Property taxes are due Tuesday

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The Maui News Maui County real property tax bills for the second installment of fiscal year 2017-18 are due Tuesday, according to county officials. Tax bills have been mailed to all property owners or the respective agents servicing their accounts. Property owners who pay their real ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Feb. 12 to 14. 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

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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 Jan. 21 to Feb. 10. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information ...

New Year Let The Dog Out

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Firecrackers and lion dancing kicked off the Year of the Brown Earth Dog on Saturday at Maui Mall. For more than 20 years, the festival has been one of the county’s largest Chinese cultural events, with craft and food booths, a keiki Chinese attire contest, a cooking demonstration and tai chi ...