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Haleakala roadwork will affect traffic

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Road paving atop Haleakala will delay traffic headed up to the summit beginning Monday, according to Haleakala National Park. Motorists are advised to expect traffic delays of up to 15 minutes between the Haleakala National Park Headquarters Visitors Center and the summit. With roadwork ...

Market research workshop planned

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A free workshop on market research will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Maui County Business Resource Center in the Maui Mall, Unit B-9. Han Montambault, research librarian at the Hawaii Business Research Library, will present the workshop titled “Market Research Basics: How to ...

Fake quake and tsunami exercises

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First photo: Maui Memorial Medical Center general maintenance worker Felipe Babila wheels volunteer disaster victim Liggett Uehara toward the Wailuku hospital’s landing pad Thursday afternoon as a U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter lands to take him and other triage patients to Oahu. The airlift ...

Kihei developers seek to go back to the future

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KAHULUI — Developers of 88 acres in north Kihei formerly slated for construction of two “megamalls” want to hit the reset button, figuratively speaking, returning project plans to “substantial compliance” with what the state Land Use Commission approved in 1995. Now, developer ...

Window to apply for senior housing is Aug. 1-15

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Beginning Aug. 1, senior citizens may apply for the first phase of the Hale Mahaolu Ewalu senior housing project in Pukalani, the latest affordable rental project for seniors in Upcountry, Hale Mahaolu said Thursday. The $20 million first phase of the project contains 39 mostly one-bedroom ...

Motorists detour for drive-thru voter registration

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First photo: Maui County Deputy County Clerk Josiah Nishita assists voters registering Thursday morning at a drive-thru station set up in the parking lot at Kahului Shopping Center. The main deadline for voter registration for the Aug. 11 primary election was Thursday, but there still are ...

Judge hands down 5-year prison term for spear attack

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The Maui News WAILUKU — Saying a defendant couldn’t comply with court orders, a judge ordered a five-year prison term Thursday for a man who attacked his girlfriend with a three-pronged spear. Kristofer Lizada, 34, of Kahului had pleaded no contest to second-degree assault for the ...

Robbery reported in Makawao

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Police are investigating a robbery reported early Wednesday by a man who said he was walking on a road in Makawao when a vehicle approached him and another man pointed a handgun and told him to give up his backpack. The man reported the robbery after Wailuku patrol officers were assigned to ...

DMVL Molokai office to relocate

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The county’s Division of Motor Vehicle and Licensing satellite office on Molokai will be closed Tuesday through July 23 to relocate back to its regular site at the Mitchell Pauole Center Annex. The division and other county offices at the complex were relocated to repair the old roof in ...

Bat attack attempt results in arrest

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Bail was set at $12,000 for a Molokai man who was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly swung a bat at another man. Gery Graham, 67, of Kaunakakai was charged with attempted second-degree assault, two firearms offenses and fourth-degree criminal property damage. According to a declaration ...

Welfare cheat given chance to keep theft conviction off record

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The Maui News WAILUKU — A Kahului woman was given a chance to keep a theft conviction off her record Tuesday when she provided a $500 check toward repayment of public assistance benefits. As part of her sentence, Jovina Kaeo, 35, was placed on four years’ probation. She was ordered to ...

Corrections

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• Queen’s birthday grant. Office of Economic Development Director Teena Rasmussen told the County Council’s Budget and Finance Committee on Wednesday that her office currently is reviewing unpaid invoices for a $100,000 grant for a celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of ...

Local Religion / In Brief

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Pukalani Baptist Church will present a “Game On” program for children who have completed preschool through 5th grade from 5 to 7 p.m. July 23-27. “Game On” will show children how they can “Gear Up for Life’s Big Game with God’s Ultimate Playbook.” There will be a free ...

$46,000 of grant to Atay’s assistant is being withheld

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WAILUKU — It is unclear how much of the remaining $46,000 of the $100,000 county grant awarded to Council Member Alika Atay’s executive assistant will be disbursed, the county Office of Economic Development director told a council committee Wednesday. Office of Economic Development ...

Charges dismissed against telescope protester

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WAILUKU — Charges were dismissed Wednesday against a Haleakala telescope protester when a judge ruled that more than six months had passed without the defendant’s case going to trial. Wailuku District Judge Kelsey Kawano said he would be issuing a ruling on whether the dismissal would be ...

Board does not take up ‘proposed rule amendments’

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WAILUKU — A three-word agenda item involving “proposed rule amendments” that the state Office of Information Practices warned might run afoul of the Sunshine Law was deleted by the liquor commission from Wednesday’s meeting. The Department of Liquor Control deflected or did not ...

False insurance claim leads to 60-day jail term

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A 60-day jail term was ordered for a man who said he was trying to protect his teenage son when he filed a false insurance claim after the youth got into an accident. Patrick Kaleo Henriques 42, was placed on four years’ probation as part of his sentence Tuesday. Special Deputy Attorney ...

Honolulu attorney confirmed to 9th Circuit bench

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The Maui News Honolulu attorney Mark Bennett became only the third Hawaii judge to sit on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals when he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. The vote was 72-27 with Hawaii Sens. Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz voting for Bennett’s confirmation. He will ...

Hotel comes down piece by piece

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Workers gut the interior of the old Makena Beach & Golf Resort, formerly the Maui Prince Hotel, Wednesday afternoon to make way for its demolition. The seven-story, 310-room hotel opened in 1986 and will be replaced by low-rise, single-family and multifamily residential structures. A ...

Overhaul of two MECO turbines OK’d

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The Maui News The state Public Utilities Commission last month approved the overhaul of two 21-megawatt Maui Electric Co. turbines at MECO’s Maalaea Power Plant with a projected total price tag of $9.3 million. The overhauls to the units, the largest that MECO has, come as the units reach ...