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Island artists shine at 40th annual Art Maui

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Haiku artist Melody Guini (left, first photo) talks about her piece titled “When My Time Comes” with Lahaina’s Beth Hill on Wednesday afternoon at the Art Maui exhibit in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery. This year is the 40th anniversary of annual ...

Maui County jobless rate less than half national average

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The Maui News Maui County’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 1.9 percent in March, less than half of the national jobless rate of 4.1 percent and the same as the state’s rate overall, according to monthly statistics released Thursday by the state Department of Labor and ...

Filling ’em up at historic Upcountry gas station

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Joe Tomsen fills a customer’s tank at Joe’s Kula Auto at Historic Calasa Garage on Tuesday afternoon. Tomsen said he and wife Andrea sold everything they owned in Wisconsin and moved to Maui after Andrea had a dream that they would live in a green house that had views of the ocean and an ...

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 April 8 to 14. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

Covering a miracle, getting the shot

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The biggest story I ever covered was a miracle. Although one life was lost during what came to be called “The Miracle Landing of Aloha Flt. 243,” it could have been so much worse. Having seen up close the damage the Boeing 737 sustained after it suddenly become a convertible in midair, it ...

Maui Toastmasters sweep Division A Contest on Oahu

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Maui Toastmasters Clubs members competed at the Division A Speech Contest on Oahu on April 14, taking first and second place in both the International Speech Contest and Table Topics. International Speech Contest: First Place — David Kapaku from Kapalua Toastmasters Club. Second Place ...

Trump’s harsh policies not hurting Filipino immigration

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WAILUKU — Filipinos continue to immigrate to Hawaii despite President Donald Trump’s attempts to restrict family-based immigration to America and his overall strict immigration policies, Hawaii’s new Philippines consul general said. “They are still coming,” said Joselito Jimeno in ...

Art for Education Night benefits Little Monk Seal Montessori

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Little Monk Seal Montessori in Kihei invites the community to Art for Education Night from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday on the school campus at 300 Ohukai Road, No. 206. Admission is free. The family event will feature photography by Michelle Lazuka for sale, door prizes, pupu, beverages and ...

Crime Stoppers

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Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted for questioning in a robbery this month at Serpico’s Pizzeria in Pukalani. Damion Emeson, 46, is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds with short brown hair and brown eyes. Police also are seeking ...

Two ‘Next 50’ winners from Maui County

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Solutions to air pollution, methods to eliminate invasive species, fun yet effective ways to reduce obesity and a simple, but practical, encouragement to spread kindness were some of the top ideas from keiki across the state as part of the “Hawaii: Next 50 Contest.” The state House of ...

Ing’s LinkedIn page has an error

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HONOLULU (AP) — The LinkedIn page of a Hawaii state representative who is running for Congress lists him as having a master’s degree though he never completed the program. Hawaii News Now reports Kaniela Ing’s page on the social media site used mainly for professional networking shows ...

Molokai students awarded telescope time on Maunakea

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The Maunakea Scholars program has expanded to Molokai. Now, students of Molokai High School can conduct scientific research using one of the world’s most powerful telescopes. Project awards were announced March 16 to students, whose proposals were judged competitively by a professional time ...

Local Briefs

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Dinner show celebrates spring; early music Early Music Maui and the Maui Madrigale will celebrate spring with a dinner show at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Combining both Irish traditional songs and instrumental music, 20 performers in costume will present music ...

Earth Day event takes place Wednesday at UH-MC

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We have big plans for Earth Day 2018. Although the official day is today, our educational/fun celebration — “Kalahou: The New Day” — will take place on Wednesday (Ka po Huna o Welo on the Hawaiian calendar). Everyone is invited to the University of Hawaii Maui College Great Lawn for a ...

Wailuku 12-year-old is Maui March of Dimes Ambassador

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Riley Regan of Wailuku is the 2018 Maui March of Dimes Ambassador.  Weighing just 2 pounds, 14 ounces at 30 weeks, Riley is now a successful 12-year-old at Seabury Hall. Riley and his parents, Keith Regan, Maui County’s managing director, and Lynn Araki-Regan, Mayor Alan Arakawa’s chief ...

County announces Summer Junior Lifeguard and Swim Camp programs

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The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation has announced registration dates and locations for the free 2018 Summer Junior Lifeguard and Swim Camp programs. Program and camp sign-ups are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and registration is accepted until spots are filled. ...