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Shimabukuro concert tickets go on sale

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General public tickets will go on sale Saturday for the March 16 performance of world-renowned ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. Shimabukuro will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the MACC’s signature Ho‘onanea Series. There will be preshow ...

Diabetes awareness event set for today

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A free event focused on diabetes prevention and management will be hosted by Maui Health System from 4 to 6:30 p.m. today at Maui Memorial Medical Center. There will be informational booths, entertainment and prizes in the center’s courtyard and featured guests speakers at the hospital’s ...

UH-MC to hold open house

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University of Hawaii Maui College will hold an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the student lounge in the Pilina Building at its Kahului campus. All are invited, including first-time, returning or transfer college students along with parents or those seeking online classes. Faculty ...

Nominations for People Who Made a Difference sought

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The Maui News is asking for our readers’ nominations for the annual People Who Made A Difference feature. Nominees must be Maui County residents, groups or organizations, public or private, who have made a positive difference in the Maui County community in 2018. These could include ...

Escaping hell

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Joseph Schmidt looked out his window Thursday morning to see an enormous black cloud of smoke descending toward his home in Paradise, Calif. It’s the last memory the retired Seabury Hall headmaster will have of his home before flames burned it and thousands of others in the deadliest ...

Council panel defers action on Wailuku Water Co. purchase

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A Maui County Council Committee deferred action Tuesday on outgoing Mayor Alan Arakawa’s proposal to acquire Wailuku Water Co.’s ditch system and 8,764 acres of its West Maui Mountains watershed lands for $9.5 million. Budget and Finance Committee Chairman Riki Hokama deferred the matter ...

Wailea hotel project advances

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The Maui Planning Commission granted multiple approvals on Monday to a proposed 110-unit hotel in Wailea. The commission approved a special management area use permit and planned development steps I and II to Hotel Ike, which would be located on a 3-acre lot at the corner of Wailea Ike Place ...

Man gets one-year jail term for assault with socket wrench

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WAILUKU — A one-year jail term has been ordered for a man who used a socket wrench to assault a man and woman in a Kahului apartment. Maika Oloaga, 34, of Kahului was placed on four years’ probation as part of his sentence imposed Friday. “Look at these horrible crimes,” 2nd Circuit ...

Waterline break shuts down water service in Wailuku

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The Maui News A 6-inch waterline break Monday night on Central Avenue disrupted business and traffic for all of Tuesday morning. Water service was restored by 12:09 p.m., but Department of Water Supply employees were reportedly flushing waterlines for the rest of the day. Hoapili Hale, ...

Man pulled from ocean at D.T. Fleming Beach

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The Maui News A swimmer who may have been injured in a shorebreak was revived Sunday afternoon at D.T. Fleming Beach in Kapalua and transported to the hospital in critical condition, a fire official said. Ocean safety officers and firefighters responded to the 2:45 p.m. call, with ...

Police seek help in finding man, 58

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Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 58-year-old man who was reported missing Sunday. Steven Murphy was last seen Nov. 6 at Maui Vans in Kahului, police said. His van was found near Ohai trail at Mile Marker 40 on Kahekili Highway. Murphy is described as 6 feet tall and ...

Lahaina brush fire quickly contained

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Firefighters quickly contained a quarter-acre brush fire Sunday afternoon in the area above Hanakaoo Beach in Lahaina, a fire official said. After the fire was reported at 1:37 p.m., fire crews initially had difficulty reaching the fire because of brush on the hillside, said Fire Services ...

Hawaiian raises checked bag fees

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Hawaiian Airlines has increased checked bags fees by $5 for first and second bags on flights between Hawaii and North America, according to the announcement. Now, the first and second checked bag fees are $30 and $40, respectively, according to an announcement. The fee change was effective ...

Speaker to discuss Puu Kukui watershed

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Pomaika‘i Kaniaupio-Crozier, conservation manager for the Puu Kukui Watershed Preserve, will speak during a Kiwanis Club of Maui meeting at noon Thursday at Tante’s Island Cuisine in Kahului. The meeting is open to the public; lunch is available from the restaurant’s menu. Puu Kukui ...

DHHL to receive $1.59 million

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The state Department of Hawaiian Homelands will get $1.59 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture funding for transmission and reliability improvements to the Hoolehua water system on Molokai, U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono has announced. More than 2,000 Molokai residents depend on the water ...

Nominations for People Who Made a Difference sought

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The Maui News is asking for our readers’ nominations for the annual People Who Made A Difference feature. Nominees must be Maui County residents, groups or organizations, public or private, who have made a positive difference in the Maui County community in 2018. These could include ...

Corrections

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• Kristen Spees and Andy Marchelo were married on Oct. 31 and won first place in the Lahaina Halloween costume contest later that day. Because of information provided to The Maui News, the wrong last name was printed for the couple in a story and captions published Nov. 2 on Page A3. * The ...

Courage at sea rescues disabled ship

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KIHEI — On an overcast afternoon in May 1952, a young petty officer from Molokai singlehandedly helped a U.S. Coast Guard cutter avert disaster off the coast of Oahu — a heroic act that went unrecognized for 66 years. On Monday, former Petty Officer 3rd Class Mitchell Pauole Lani, now 87 ...

County median home price climbs to near record levels

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The October median price of a single-family home in Maui County came within $6,000 of the $780,000 record set in May 2005 and tied in July 2006, the dizzying heights reached before the real estate bubble burst nationally in 2008. The Realtors Association of Maui reports that the October ...

Day of Hope for cancer care

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First photo: New Jersey’s Max Schwartzbard, 10, leads the 5K pack at the start of Saturday’s 29th annual Day of Hope Run sponsored by the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. A total of 393 runners and walkers participated in the event, which helped raise money to support Hawaii’s cancer ...