Trash collection in Haiku missed

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Curbside trash collections in a Haiku area were missed Tuesday and were rescheduled for today, according to an announcement from the county Department of Environmental Management. Affected areas included streets and roads surrounding Pakanu Street and Kaupakalua, East and West Kuiaha, ...

Mokuhinia report up for review

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The draft archaeological inventory survey report for the Mokuhinia ecosystem restoration project will be reviewed during a community meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Monday at the West Maui Senior Center, an announcement said. The draft report also can be viewed at ...

MHS alumna heads marine sanctuary foundation

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The Maui News – Maui High alumna Tiare Turang Holm has been named Hawaii director of the nonprofit National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, which supports the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument and Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. The foundation made the ...

Man charged with biting off security guard finger fit for trial

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The Maui News – WAILUKU — A homeless man who allegedly bit off the tip of a security guard’s finger was found mentally fit Wednesday to proceed in his case. The defense and prosecution agreed to the findings of three psychiatrists or psychologists who examined Alex Hand and reported he ...

Workers for Lite Electric use a powerful saw to make a pair of cuts across Honoapiilani Highway at the intersection with Keawe Street on Tuesday afternoon. The cuts are for a trench that is to be dug across the highway for utilities to be installed. Residents complain that the changes to the intersection will create more congestion and safety hazards.
• The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Roadwork at Keawe Street begins

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A Maui County Council member warned the state that a lawsuit could be a possibility if work is not temporarily suspended on the current phase of the Lahaina bypass and its controversial merging with Honoapiilani Highway through Keawe Street in town. In a resolution on the council’s Friday ...

Park to assess its sunrise system

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Haleakala National Park is putting its sunrise reservation program, implemented nearly a year ago to deal with overcrowding at the summit, through the environmental assessment process and will be holding a public meeting on it from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community ...

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Volner moving on to manage HC&D

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The Maui News – Rick Volner, who helped oversee the closure of Hawaii’s last sugar plantation in 2016, is resigning as vice president of diversified agriculture for Alexander & Baldwin, the company announced Tuesday. Volner is moving on to become the general manager of Maui operations ...

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Chinese acrobats entertain at MACC

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A pair of performers (first photo) ham it up during a comedic act called “Musical Chairs” during The Acrobats of China Featuring The New Shanghai Circus performance at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater in the first of two shows Tuesday. This is a traditional Chinese ...

VA resource event planned today

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The directors of the Veterans Affairs Pacific Island Health Care System and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, or Punchbowl, are hosting a Department of Veterans Affairs Eligibility & Resource Fair from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at The Salvation Army in Kahului. The fair is for ...

County offers Maui Lani lots for sale

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Maui County is accepting bids for the purchase for 55 residential lots at The Fairways at Maui Lani in Kahului that the county acquired in a legal settlement. The county is selling the entire parcel of lots together with the requirement to develop 50 of the lots as affordable housing at two ...

Disaster planning meeting is today

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Gen. Bruce Oliveira, communications director of the state Department of Defense, will be speaking at a West Maui Community Disaster Planning meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at the West Maui Senior Center. The West Maui Taxpayers Association is working with the Maui Emergency Management Agency, the ...

Workday scheduled for KIRC boat house

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A workday at the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission Boat House near the Kihei Boat Ramp is set for 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday. The goal is to remove kiawe, assist with a native plant nursery and perform maintenance on an educational walking trail at the Kihei facility. The boathouse is located ...

High surf to remain through today

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A high-surf advisory for north- and west-facing shores of Molokai and north-facing shores of Maui has been extended to 6 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service. The advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized ...

Missed trash to be collected today

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Staffing and mechanical issues led to refuse routes in West Maui and Haiku/Paia being uncollected Tuesday, the county Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division said. The staffing shortage affected the following routes in West Maui: Ainakea, Wahikuli, Flemming and Kaniau ...

Local Briefs

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Business planning topic of talk “Encore Entrepreneurship — Starting a Business in 2018” will be presented at the Akaku Upstairs Salon Series from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului. Maui Economic Opportunity’s Courtney Dumlao, loan fund manager, and David Daly, ...

Dancers Chi Chi (right) and An An of the Anhui Acrobatic Troupe apply makeup backstage Monday afternoon before their performance at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus opened with two shows Monday and will perform again at 4 and 7 p.m. today in the Castle Theater.
• The Maui News / COLLEEN UECHI photo

Years of training for minutes performing acrobatic feats

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KAHULUI — Chi Chi is just 21 years old, but she’s already spent 17 years of her life dancing for the Anhui Acrobatic Troupe in China. Chi was around 4 years old when the troupe came to her dancing school to recruit performers. They noticed her talent and asked her to join. Since then ...

Chrissy Tabb (left) and Jodi Komine were some of the estimated several hundred attendees at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace March at the Kalana O Maui building Monday morning. Tabb said the gathering of various races and backgrounds showed that the slain civil rights leader’s dream 
• The Maui News / MELISSA TANJI photo

Marchers continue to advance King’s vision

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WAILUKU — Despite President Donald Trump being accused of fueling racial tensions through his speeches and actions, participants at Wailuku’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace March said they believe society has advanced too far to stop King’s dream from being realized. Wailuku resident ...


Liquor panel rates Mukai ‘above average’

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The Maui News – The Maui County Liquor Control Commission gave Department of Liquor Control Director Glenn Mukai “above average, satisfactory marks” in its first review of his job performance, according to a letter sent from the commission to Mayor Alan Arakawa. “The commission ...

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Ige apologizes, pledges fixes for botched missile alert

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The Maui News – Gov. David Ige apologized and pledged to Hawaii residents statewide Monday that there’d never be another false alarm like Saturday morning’s mistaken civil defense warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack that was “not a drill.” He did not announce the firing ...

Fundraiser set to send students to class in Philippines

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The Maui News – University of Hawaii Maui College will be holding a fundraising dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant on campus to help four students participate in an inaugural program to study in the Philippines. The International Mobility, or I.M., Ready ...