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Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Nov. 7 to 8. 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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Hotel association installs new board A new board of directors has been installed by the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association for 2018-19. The induction came during the association’s annual meeting recently at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. Maui Visitors Bureau Executive Director ...

Chicken sizzling with mom’s ‘secret sauce’

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Eddie Lalim turns barbecue chicken cooking along South Kihei Road Saturday morning while working with family members. Lalim said the weekly barbecue helps raise funds for the Lawful Hawaiian Government. He said chicken halves are brined with Hawaiian salt before hitting the grill and coated ...

Students perform acts of kindness

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Wailuku Elementary School students practiced Random Acts of Kindness on Oct. 22-26 in conjunction with Unity Day on Oct. 24. Students wrote their acts of kindness on paper banana images and hung them on a Kindness Tree in front of Room C-9. The activity was part of National Bullying Prevention ...

Wahine power breaks up the old boys club

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Women will make up the majority of Maui County’s governing body for the first time in its 114-year history. Six women and three men will enter the County Council when business begins on Jan. 2. The council began in 1969, and it was preceded by the Board of Supervisors in 1904. In all of its ...

MEDB encourages businesses to ‘embrace their financials’

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The Maui Economic Development Board kicked off its 2018 Startup Weekend Maui Series with “Pinching Your Pennies: Finance for Entrepreneurs” on Oct. 30. Held at MEDB’s Malcolm Center, more than 20 attendees got a real taste of “beer math,” down and dirty math, minus the ...

Money matters

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When an unsuccessful campaign for mayor left her with a deficit of nearly $2,500, Tamara Paltin began to reconsider the rule she’d imposed on herself going into the 2014 campaign — no donations of more than $100. “A lot of feedback I got from the first run was don’t self-limit to $100, ...

MNPDA bestows awards during annual meeting

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The Maui Non Profit Directors Association held its annual Meeting and Leadership Awards Ceremony at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11. The event was attended by more than 100 nonprofit directors, volunteers, community members and sitting politicians and ...

Finding support during ‘darkest time’ in life

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WAILUKU — When Waiehu resident Duchess Wills was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she found support from a woman who survived a similar diagnosis a few years earlier. Coleen d’Avignon went with Wills to a doctor’s appointment and spent time talking with her as she faced anxiety ...

Home remains affordable

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Carolyn DeMott (standing left) and her son River beam with joy as she is handed the keys and a welcome packet for her permanently affordable Na Hale O Maui home in Kihei. This marks the second sale of the affordable Na Hale O Maui home. NHOM repurchased the home from the first homeowner, who ...

Delivering Kau Kau

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VIP Foodservice driver Romeo Labuguen makes a delivery Wednesday afternoon to Nuka restaurant in Haiku. Valley Isle Produce was founded by Roy Okumura in 1950 and expanded to be a broad-based food service distributor in 1961. Serving the three islands of Maui County, VIP provides food and ...

MHLA presents Po‘okela Awards

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Maui Hotel & Lodging Association honored individuals as well as a superior overall property and business that contributed to Maui’s hospitality industry through exceptional service, professionalism and the “aloha spirit” at a ceremony Sept. 21. This is the second year for the ...

Local Briefs

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Pillars of health topic of free talk “The Pillars of Health: Your Foundations for Lifelong Wellness,” a presentation by John Pierre, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kihei Community Center. Subjects include the four principles that provide a strong foundation for lifelong ...

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 ...

Restriction could support flower farming, keep pests at bay

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In the spring of 2017, Dr. Cynthia Nazario-Leary, urban horticulture extension agent with UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, was on a hunt. She was trying to determine which ornamental plants imported to the state posed the greatest risk of carrying pests and diseases and ...

Pukalani blacked out on Saturday

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About 2,700 Pukalani customers of Maui Electric Co. lost electricity for more than an hour Saturday afternoon, the utility reported. The outage started around 2:30 p.m., and power was restored to most customers by 3:45 p.m. The blackout was triggered when a tree made contact with power lines.

Honor Rolls

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IAO INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL First Quarter Renaissance Cardholders Iao Intermediate School’s Renaissance program recognizes a combination of academic achievement, good citizenship and community service. Gold Card 4.0-3.8 Grade-Point Average Grade 8 — Zion Ah You, Joseph Andrade, Maria ...

Meetings set for utility ownership

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The Hawaii State Energy Office will hold a series of meetings statewide to gather input for a study on future models for utility ownership and regulation in Hawaii. The Maui County meetings are from 6 to 7:30 p.m.: • Tuesday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. • ...

Indoor practice space needed for MHS

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The Maui High School Color Guard is seeking an indoor practice space with high ceilings to help it prepare for the Winter Guard International World Championships in April in Dayton, Ohio. With the increased enrollment at the Kahului high school and demand for extracurricular and educational ...