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Waterman leads cleanup

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Local waterman and eco-athlete Zane Kekoa Schweitzer (kneeling with glasses) led approximately 30 resort guests, island visitors and local residents at Westin Maui Waterman’s Beach Cleanup on Kaanapali Beach on July 6. Organized by The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, the beach cleanup is part ...

Motorcyclist dies in Kihei crash

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A 29-year-old Kihei man died early Saturday after the motorcycle he was operating crashed into a sedan on Piilani Highway, police reported. The crash happened at 1:48 a.m. at the highway’s intersection with Kulanihakoi Street. The motorcyclist, identified as Michael Ben Wezalis, was ...

Seabury Hall Alumni Association awards $13,500 in scholarships

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The Seabury Hall Alumni Association awarded six Rising Senior Scholarships to members of the Class of 2019 of Seabury Hall. The purpose of the Rising Senior Scholarship is to encourage and reward students who have demonstrated leadership, fulfilled their academic potential and served their ...

Entangled whale shark seen off Maui

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An entangled juvenile whale shark reported on the backside of Molokini, off of Maui’s south shore, was spotted Thursday for the second time last week, state Department of Land and Natural Resources officials reported Saturday morning. Witnesses saw the whale shark ensnared by heavy gauge ...

MHLA presents $44,000 in college scholarships

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The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association recently awarded a total of $44,000 in scholarships — $9,000 in scholarships to six University of Hawaii Maui College students; $8,000 in scholarships to six Academy of Hospitality students from Baldwin and Maui high schools; $3,000 to three AOHT ...

Schools to test, develop electric anti-slug strips

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Four Maui County schools may spend the next school year tinkering with electrical barriers to growing numbers of snails and slugs blamed for a large outbreak of rat lungworm disease statewide last year. Maui District Health Officer Dr. Lorrin Pang said Friday that he solicited the help of ...

Police association awards four scholarships

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The Maui Police Relief Association awarded $1,000 scholarships each to four graduating seniors during a ceremony June 4 at the Maui Police Department: • Erica Pilotin, the granddaughter of retired MPD Maj. John Cluney. She was accepted to the University of Arizona and will be pursuing a ...

Rat lungworm is found currently on Maui, Molokai

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Researchers who studied nearly 1,300 snails and slugs across the islands say that rat lungworm could eventually make its way to higher elevations as the climate warms. Rat lungworm, a parasite that lives inside slugs and snails, was found on five of the six largest Hawaiian Islands — ...

Local Briefs

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Tibetan flute player featured at concert The public is invited to “Sounds of Tibet and Universal Love & Compassion,” an evening of Tibetan music by Grammy-nominated Tibetan flute player Nawang Khechog, accompanied by Maui musician Sal Godinez on piano. The evening is dedicated to ...

Reduce the risk of heat-related problems this summer

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For the last few weeks, areas of the Mainland have been experiencing record-breaking summer temperatures. While we haven’t seen (and hopefully won’t ever see) triple-digit temperatures, midsummer is a time to consider and plan ahead for keeping cool in the warm weather. According to ...

Grants

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Foundations and entities who contributed recently to Maui County community nonprofits and others are as follows: Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts, a leading hotel management company, contributed more than $28,000 to the 2018 Visitor Industry Charity Walk, a statewide annual event that engages ...

In the Service

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew C. Jahja has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

Fun till the end

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WAILUKU — After 25 years, the Wailuku Hongwanji Summer Fun program will come to an end next week, leaving parents and students saddened that the unique summer child care option, which provided about 100 youngsters each year with a mix of academics, art, excursions and social activities, will ...

Victorino is top fundraiser among mayoral hopefuls

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In the race to amass campaign contributions to seek the office of mayor in Maui County, former Maui County Council Member Mike Victorino finished far ahead of his competitors, according to reports filed this week with the state Campaign Spending Commission. Thursday was the deadline for ...

Incumbents, notables have upper hand in fundraising

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Incumbents and well-known candidates for state Legislature and Maui County Council seats raised and spent more, for the most part, than their opponents in Aug. 11 primary election contests. Thursday was the deadline for candidates to submit reports to the state Campaign Spending Commission for ...

South Maui traffic signal fix gets a green light

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Lite Electric electrician Chad Watanabe installs a replacement traffic signal at the Kihei intersection of Lipoa Street and Liloa Drive on Wednesday morning. The Lite Electric crew is scheduled to be working at several Kihei intersections in the coming days while replacing old traffic signals ...

Man who Tased police officer is sent to prison

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WAILUKU — A Kahului man was sentenced Friday to a five-year prison term for Tasing a police officer as he was trying to arrest the man. “You Tased him not once, not twice, but three times,” 2nd Circuit Judge Rhonda Loo said in sentencing Wesley Decoite, 33. “That is very, very ...

Robbery reported at Maalaea harbor

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Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men and a sports utility vehicle involved in a robbery Wednesday afternoon at the Maalaea Small Boat Harbor near the former Buzz’s Wharf building. At about 1:15 p.m. that day, a man sitting in his vehicle while eating lunch was ...

Candidate lineup for mall event July 21 set

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Maui County mayoral candidates Michael Victorino and Ori Kopelman, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, some of the front-runners for lieutenant governor and candidates for other state and county offices will be appearing at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center “Get Out & Vote!” event from 10 a.m. to 1 ...