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Kapono jams with friends at MACC

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Renowned Hawaiian entertainers Henry Kapono (left, first photo) and Brother Noland thrill the crowd with a rendition of “Big Ship” during a “Henry Kapono and Friends” concert at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center on Sunday afternoon. The concert featured new and longtime artists, such as ...

Flipping homes in prime time

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David Rivera leads a crazy life. As if the 2001 St. Anthony High School graduate and his wife, Chenoa, weren’t busy enough buying rustic homes in Paradise, Calif. — as many as 13 at any given time — and remodeling them for resale while tending to their family of six, they had to take it ...

Retired Maui police captain inducted into hall of fame

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Along with inspecting thousands of child car seats over the past two decades, Charles Hirata has lobbied for stricter laws aimed at protecting children riding in vehicles. His efforts were recognized last month when the retired Maui Police Department captain was inducted into the Child ...

Doctor says humans are not designed to consume animals

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Most medical doctors advocating a whole-food, plant-based diet point to its health benefits in helping prevent common diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer. Dr. Milton Mills took a radically different approach during his talk at the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii presentation ...

Judge: Man earns probation, ‘second chance’

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WAILUKU — A man who “earned a second chance” was placed on probation Tuesday for abusing and threatening his wife last year. Edward Iniba Sr., 32, said he went through drug treatment, graduated from parenting classes, obtained the equivalent of a high school diploma and got a job after ...

Waiehu man sentenced to one-year jail term

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The Maui News WAILUKU — A man who was on probation when he broke into his girlfriend’s car and violated a court order for protection was sentenced to a one-year jail term. Kaulana Reinhardt, who is also known as Togi Reinhardt, 26, of Waiehu could be released from jail earlier to enter ...

Thief placed on probation to enter Drug Court program

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The Maui News WAILUKU — A woman who could have faced prison was placed on probation in a shoplifting case so she can participate in the Maui Drug Court program of intensive treatment and supervision. Eryn Bass, 25, of Kihei was sentenced Sept. 6 after she pleaded no contest to a reduced ...

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 Sept. 2 to 8. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

Lahaina school sets tsunami drill

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King Kamehameha III Elementary School in Lahaina will conduct a tsunami evacuation drill at 8 a.m. Sept. 28. During the drill, traffic will be impacted from the intersections of Prison and Front streets, Shaw and Front streets, as well as the intersection of Honoapiilani Highway and Shaw ...

Lanai Community Center meeting set

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A public meeting to discuss proposed improvements to the Lanai Community Center will be held from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Oct. 3 at the center in Lanai City. Proposed conceptual designs for a new permitted kitchen will be discussed. The design consultant for the project is Mitsunaga & ...

Concert brings star-studded lineup

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Singer Starr Kalahiki introduces herself to the audience before her performance Sunday afternoon during a “Henry Kapono and Friends” concert at the Arts and Cultural Center on Sunday afternoon. The Maui News / COLLEEN UECHI photo

On The Campaign Trail

On The Campaign Trail

Maui hotel association announces endorsements The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association is backing former Maui County Council Member Mike Victorino for mayor and a group of mostly incumbents for election to public office Nov. 6. The only council incumbent not to receive an endorsement from ...

Taking a long view of hurricanes

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After weathering two major storms in three weeks, Hawaii will get a welcome break from hurricanes for the time being. “It looks pretty quiet in the Eastern Pacific,” said Pao-Shin Chu, state climatologist and professor of atmospheric science at the University of Hawaii’s School of Ocean ...

On The Campaign Trail

On The Campaign Trail

Candidates for mayor and the East Maui County Council seat will be featured during a Kihei Community Association forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Theresa Church in Kihei. Doors to the church’s Stawasz Hall will open at 6 p.m. The mayoral candidates who’ve advanced to the Nov. 6 general ...

Book depicts nisei who fought in WWII

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The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center will host a book signing and talk by “The Go For Broke Spirit: Portraits of Courage” photographer Shane Sato at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Maui Adult Day Care Center hall located on the NVMC campus, 665 Kahului Beach Road in Kahului. The talk is free and ...

Mourning a much-loved Maui High School teen

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Hundreds of students throughout Maui County wore white clothes Thursday in remembrance of a 16-year-old Maui High School student killed in a truck crash last week in Puunene. The student’s family members and classmates identified the victim as Eryn Yogi of Pukalani. They remembered her as a ...

Campaign Spending Commission fines Atay $2,700

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The state Campaign Spending Commission levied a $2,700 fine Wednesday on Maui County Council Member Alika Atay, his campaign and its treasurer for violating Hawaii campaign finance laws, commission General Counsel Gary Kam reported. Atay’s fine was the largest of nine Maui County ...

Oktoberfest to fund vocational scholarships

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The seventh annual Oktoberfest will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at the historic Pioneer Inn in Lahaina. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise, the event will fund vocational scholarships for deserving Maui County residents. Grilled brockwurst, specially ordered for the event, will be ...

One in 10 county residents lives below poverty line

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One in 10 Maui County residents lives below the poverty line, which is lower than the national poverty rate of 12.3 percent for 2017, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. But a nonprofit Hawaii group that works with low-income residents said that the report focuses ...