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Ninja warriors in training

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First photo: ‘Oli Tysei Barroll Mitchell, 9, rocks the rope swing to a first-place finish in the boys age 8-9 category at the second Maui Tumblers Keiki Ninja Competition on Aug. 10 at Makena CrossFit in Kihei. Thirty-seven kids, ages 5 to 11, jumped, swung, crawled and leapt through an ...

Man posted plan on social media to ‘shoot up a school’

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The Maui News Police arrested an 18-year-old Kahului man Monday morning after receiving information that he posted on social media that he intended to “shoot up a school,” police said. After receiving the information at about 5 a.m., Wailuku patrol officers contacted the man at his ...

Beware of free gene tests that require Medicare numbers

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The Maui News The state Office of the Inspector General issued a “fraud alert” Monday for companies offering free genetic testing and requesting Medicare numbers. There can be confusion regarding Medicare’s coverage for genetic tests for cancer and other conditions, which is why the ...

Fall schedule is out for Holoholo Bookmobile

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The Maui News The Hawaii Public Library’s Holoholo Bookmobile public stops for the fall have been announced. The schedule follows: • Hale Mahaolu Ehiku in Kihei, 1 to 1:45 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 10; Oct. 1, 29; Nov. 19; Dec., 17. • Haiku Community Center, 1:45 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, ...

High-surf advisory for south shores

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A high-surf advisory has been posted for south-facing shores of Maui County through 6 a.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service said Monday. Surf is expected to reach 10 to 14 feet this afternoon through Wednesday and then subside for the rest of the week as a large south-southwest swell ...

Driveway closure set for Keokea Park

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The driveway to the lower field and playground at Keokea Park will be closed on Monday for drainage and grading improvements, the county announced. The work is anticipated to be completed Sept. 16. The main access road into the park, as well as all amenities in the park, including the ...

Simon plants tree at forest preserve

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KULA (AP) — Musician Paul Simon joined environmentalists trying to reinvigorate a Hawaii forest on Maui and planted a tree during a ceremony, a report said. The singer-songwriter visited Auwahi Forest Restoration Project with volunteers who are trying to revive plant life in the area, The ...

Corrections

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• Rapid Ohia Death. Jeff Bagshaw is an outreach and communications specialist for the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife. A story on Rapid Ohia Death in the Saturday-Sunday Weekender edition on Page A1 that continued on Page A6 incorrectly ...

Lightning sparks a baseball delay

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First photo: Central East Maui’s Isaac Imamura high-fives Chicago Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels as he is introduced at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., on Sunday. Central East Maui was leading Elizabeth, N.J., 6-0 in the top of the fifth inning when lightning in the area ...

For Molokai designer, the spotlight keeps getting bigger

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When Kanoelani Davis was learning martial arts and hula as a kid on Molokai, she didn’t have much access to practitioners who could make kapa cloth, dyes or other traditional resources. So, her family learned to make their own weapons, hula implements and clothing. “At the time it ...

Data book reveals challenges of affording housing in Maui County

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Residents in Maui County had to earn $31.13 an hour to afford a two-bedroom rental last year at federally calculated fair market rent, a recent report shows. The data from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Out of Reach 2018 report, along with an array of other significant statistics ...

MACC supporters return to ‘Maui Calls’ gala

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Maui entertainer and kumu hula Keali‘i Reichel sings as dancers from his own Halau Ke‘alaokamaile perform on Saturday night during Maui Calls, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s signature fundraising gala. For its 25th anniversary, the event celebrated the hukilau style of fishing and ...

County jobless rate for July up for 11th straight month

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Maui County’s jobless rate for July rose slightly compared to last year to 2.6 percent, the 11th month in a row the unemployment rate has been higher year over year, the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations reported Thursday in its monthly report. The unemployment rate was 0.1 ...

Ashley HomeStore plans grand opening Saturday

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The Maui News Ashley HomeStore will be holding its grand opening on Maui from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at its new Dairy Road location in Kahului. The store at 237 Dairy Road is newly built and features a nearly 20,000 square-foot showroom with collections for the living room, bedroom, ...

Mokulele plane skids off runway in West Maui

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The Maui News A Mokulele Airlines plane coming in from Honolulu skidded off the runway at the Kapalua Airport on Sunday morning, according to the airline. The plane left Honolulu at 10:05 a.m. and landed at Kapalua just before 11 a.m., said Keith Sisson, spokesperson for Southern Airways, ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Aug. 12 to 15. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...

Little Leaguer knows all the right moves

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Central East Maui’s Kamaha‘o Akima dances with Little League mascot Dugout before taking the field to play against the Southwest Region champ, East Bank Little League from Louisiana, during the 2019 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., on Friday. On the strength of a four-run ...