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MLK ‘Peace March’ Monday

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A “Peace March” through Wailuku is planned Monday morning to mark the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Maui. Opening ceremonies start at 8:30 a.m. at the MLK Stone of Hope Monument at the county building in Wailuku. The peace march begins at 9 a.m. Entertainment and food booths ...

Local Briefs

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Akaku offers introductory class Akaku Maui Community Media invites all residents of Maui County to join its class titled “Introduction to Akaku and Public Access Media” from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Akaku Studios, 333 Dairy Road, Suite 205 (upstairs), in Kahului. This class is an ...

This little girl is ready to learn

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First Photo: Shanisdee Santos, 4, impresses her mom, Chasidee, with her counting abilities while visiting the MEO Head Start table at last week’s Early Childhood Fair at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. Chasidee Santos said that they have just started looking at ...

Na Hale nets $100,000 housing grant

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The REIT Way Hawaii Community Giving campaign, involving a group of real estate investment trusts, donated $100,000 to Na Hale O Maui community land trust on Monday to help build 12 homes in the Kahoma Residential Subdivision and reduce the cost to homeowners. “We fully support the vision of ...

Credit union is offering help to federal workers

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Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, which has members on Maui, is offering assistance programs for members who are federal government employees and other workers affected by the partial shutdown. The credit union with 106,000 members on Oahu and Maui announced Monday the following ...

Comment taken for EIS for new hotel near Kahului Airport

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An environmental impact statement is underway for the 200-room Windward Hotel proposed for a 5-acre site near Costco and the Kahului Airport. R.D. Olson Development of Newport Beach, Calif., brought its plans for the hotel before the Maui Planning Commission last year. On Tuesday, a ...

Mall sex-assault suspect appears in court

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WAILUKU — A 58-year-old Haiku man indicted Friday on a warrant for kidnapping and attempted first-degree sexual assault at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center earlier this month, was ordered to stay away from the victim, the mall and its surrounding parking lots Monday. Second Circuit Judge Peter ...

Man pulled from waters off Honolua Bay

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A local man in his 50s was pronounced dead after he was pulled out of the waters at Honolua Bay late Saturday afternoon, a Maui Fire Department official said Monday. Fire crews were called to Honolua Bay at around 5:15 p.m. Saturday for reports of an unresponsive surfer who was brought to ...

Juvenile arrested for arson in brush fire

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A juvenile was arrested in connection with a brush fire in the area of South Maui Community Park in Kihei on Sunday, a fire official said. The juvenile was arrested by police at the scene on suspicion of arson and later released to the custody of parents, said Fire Services Chief Rylan ...

High-surf warning on until Wednesday

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A high-surf warning for north-facing shores of Maui and north- and west-facing shores of Molokai has been extended to 6 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service said Monday. Waves are expected to reach 20 to 25 feet along the north-facing shores and 15 to 20 feet along west-facing shores, ...

King to appear at Kihei meeting

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New County Council Chairwoman Kelly King, who holds the South Maui residency seat, will be appearing at the Kihei Community Association’s first meeting of the year at 6:30 p.m. today at Stawasz Hall at St. Theresa Church. A major portion of the meeting will explore items and issues of ...

Araki-Regan pegged to join state DOT

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Former Mayor Alan Arakawa’s chief of staff has been named first deputy of the state Department of Transportation. Gov. David Ige announced the appointment of Lynn Araki-Regan on Monday, which is subject to confirmation by the state Senate. Araki-Regan also has served as budget director ...

Abusing wife in front of the children leads to 1 year in jail

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WAILUKU — After acknowledging he has a drug problem and apologizing for hurting his family, a man was sentenced to a one-year jail term for abusing his wife in front of their children. Kendl Kamai, 30, of Wailuku also was placed on five years’ probation. “I take full responsibility ...

Building confidence

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After 19 years of teaching students how to build cottages for kupuna and classrooms for their school, Rick Rutiz is stepping down as executive director of Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike. The longtime Hana resident will be retiring from the nonprofit on July 1, handing over the reins to the young ...

Some bottom-fishing areas reopened

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The Maui News The state Board of Land and Natural Resources voted Friday to reopen Bottomfish Restricted Areas off Hana and the Penguin Banks off Molokai/Lanai based on new data on bottom fish stocks in those areas. Twelve restricted areas were first established in 1998 to provide refuge for ...

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 Dec. 30 to Jan. 5. 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 Jan. 7 to 11. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse evaluation ...

Local Business / In Brief

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Event draws ­30 small businesses More than 30 separate Maui-owned small businesses were represented at three “Rock Your Business 2019” workshops by the Maui Business Brainstormers on Jan. 3 at the Maui County Business Resource Center. Attendees learned about writing news releases, ...

A sunset send-off

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LAHAINA — As the sun set Saturday over West Maui, it signaled the closing of another chapter in story of Moreira “Mo” Monsalve’s life. Monsalve, 46, mother of three, went missing Jan. 12, 2014. She was last seen at her ex-boyfriend’s apartment in Wailuku. No notice. No witnesses. ...

JCS to present Nihon Bunka award

Community News

Japanese Cultural Society of Maui President Deron Furukawa recently announced that Ronald Fukumoto and Rinko Jeffers will receive its prestigious Nihon Bunka Award at its annual Shinnen Enkai (New Year’s) dinner on Jan. 26 in the Elleair Rainbow Room at the Maui Beach Hotel. The Shinnen Enkai ...