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Ohigashi nominated to land use panel

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The Maui News Attorney Lee Ohigashi has been nominated to fill the Maui County seat on the state Land Use Commission, Gov. David Ige announced Wednesday. Ohigashi must first be confirmed by the state Senate before starting a term that would last until June 30, 2020. Ohigashi lives in ...

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Suspected accomplice charged in Pukalani Chevron station robbery

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WAILUKU — A man described as an accomplice in a gunpoint robbery at Pukalani Chevron has been charged with first-degree robbery. Bail was set at $250,000 for Desmond Puu, 36, who was arrested Monday evening. “At this point, the defendant should be considered a danger to society,” ...

Veterans picnic planned for July 3

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A “All American Picnic” to recognize Maui County veterans and celebrate Hale Mahaolu’s 50th anniversary will be held July 3, the county announced Tuesday. All veterans are invited to the free celebration and are encouraged to RSVP by Monday. Each veteran can bring one additional guest. ...

Civil engineer to discuss Maui traffic

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A discussion on Maui traffic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Maui Country Club in Spreckelsville, according to an announcement from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. In his talk, “Honolulu, Maui and Statewide Surface Transportation Challenges and Opportunities,” ...

High-surf advisory extended for county

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended a high-surf advisory for the south-facing shores of Maui County through 6 p.m. today. A high-surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches, producing rip currents and localized erosion. Surf of 5 to 8 feet is forecast through this ...

Ham radio field day set for Paia pasture

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The annual Maui Amateur Radio Field Day for ham radio operators will be held from 8 a.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday in a pasture in Paia. The event, held throughout North America in June since 1933, involves setting up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham ...

Corps to discuss remedial action

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The Army Corps of Engineers will be holding a public information meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lokelani Intermediate School in Kihei to discuss remedial action being conducted at Kanahena Point, which was formerly used as a bombing target. Kanahena Point is located on the southern ...

Makawao Avenue roadwork delayed

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Planned repairs to Makawao Avenue have been delayed until further notice, Maui County announced. No reason was given for the delay. Plans called for Makawao Avenue to be closed for roadwork from Mahola Street near the Eddie Tam Gymnasium to the southern intersection of Laie Drive as of June ...

Repair of E. Maui roads announced

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Kaupo and other East Maui residents have been advised that pavement preservation and road rehabilitation work will affect Piilani Highway between Mileposts 31 and 32 from July 6 to 31, according to a Maui County announcement. Working hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through ...

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Getting set for the film festival

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Doug Paulson, video director, engineer and projectionist, mounts a large zoom lens on one of two 300-pound projectors Tuesday afternoon in preparation for today’s Maui Film Festival at the Celestial Cinema in Wailea. Festival technical director Lou Diliberto said a team of four works the ...

Tavin Hashi-moto, 8, of Kula sits recently with parents Davin and Tammi as well as younger siblings Taylor, 6, and Taylyn, 1 1/2, at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu. Tavin has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and is set to undergo his third round of chemotherapy next week.

Faith, family, friends helping Kula boy battle leukemia

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Eight-year-old Tavin Hashimoto of Kula appeared a little pale and had a slight fever, but he seemed generally healthy to his parents three months ago. Tavin was taken to his pediatrician, but after only a few tests was immediately flown to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in ...

Lawsuit dismissed, clearing the way for transfer of hospitals

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The Maui News and Associated Press A last legal hurdle has been cleared to make way for the July 1 transfer of Maui Region hospitals from the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. to Kaiser Permanente-affiliated Maui Health System. On Tuesday afternoon, the state Department of the Attorney General ...

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Running the stairs is a heady workout

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Kihei resident Rosanna Zamora (left) runs up stairs at War Memorial Stadium alongside sister Kelsey, 13, in a recent workout session. National Weather Service forecasters predict partly cloudy skies today with scattered showers in windward and mauka areas and isolated showers leeward. High ...

‘Rogue wave’ puts woman onto lava rocks at Makena

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The Maui News A “rogue wave” injured a 29-year-old San Francisco woman and swept away the footwear, food and water of others Monday at La Perouse Bay in Makena, a fire official said. Firefighters responded at 11:58 a.m. to a report about the injured woman, with Wailea firefighters ...

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Oprah set to headline free event at MACC

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The Maui News Television host, actress and producer Oprah Winfrey will appear at a free “Live Your Best Life” event June 26 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Alexander & Baldwin Amphitheater, according to an announcement from HMSA. The event billed as a “special ...

High surf forecast for south shores

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A south-southwest swell has generated waves as high as 6 to 10 feet, triggering a high-surf advisory for south-facing shores in Maui County until 4 p.m. today, according to the Maui County Emergency Management Agency. Beachgoers also can expect strong rip currents and shoreline erosion. ...

Man dies after being hit by wave

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A 66-year-old man was pronounced dead Monday after he was hit by a large wave and found floating face down in the ocean off Hulopoe Beach on Lanai, a fire official said. Firefighters were called to the beach fronting Four Seasons Resort Lanai at 1:29 p.m. Monday, arriving 15 minutes later to ...

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Gabbard to hold town hall on phone

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U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard will host a “telephone town hall” meeting on hurricane and disaster preparedness beginning at 4 p.m. Monday, according to an announcement. The congresswoman will be joined by Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Vern Miyagi, Anna Foust of the Maui ...

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Laulau plates will finance halau trip A Central Maui halau is selling $10 presale tickets for a laulau plate that will be available at First Friday Wailuku on July 7. The plate includes kalo (taro), sweet potato, rice and pohole fern salad. Plate pickup is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Native ...