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Hiroshi Arisumi

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A World War II veteran who built starter homes for Maui families, loved tinkering in his Upcountry garden and helped turn the dream of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center into reality, died earlier this month in his Pukalani home. Hiroshi Arisumi, who passed away March 8, was remembered by ...

Ceremony for Maui’s late dean of track and field

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Doris Yamamoto, 92, and granddaughter Aleysa Martin pose with a photo of Doris’ late husband, Satoki Yamamoto, during a ceremony held at Friday’s finals of the Yamamoto Invitational inside the Satoki Yamamoto Track & Field Facility in Wailuku. Satoki Yamamoto was the meet founder as ...

Home, condo prices rise as sales and inventory continue to decline

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WAILUKU — The median sales price for single-family homes and condominiums in Maui County spiked in February while the number of sales and inventory continued to decline. The single-family home median sales price jumped 15.4 percent to $790,000 in February, up from $684,350 the same time ...

Parks closed due to high surf

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The Maui News North- and west-facing beach parks remain closed today as a precaution during the high-surf warning, the county announced Sunday. Papalaua Wayside Park was closed on Sunday, and the county planned to keep the other parks closed until a safety assessment has been completed and ...

Kihei Charter to reschedule event

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Kihei Charter School has canceled a performance of Merlin and Youforia due to scheduling conflicts. The event, sponsored by the South Maui Learning Ohana, had been scheduled for Saturday at the school’s newly completed Altitude Deck. It will now be rescheduled for a later date. A portion of ...

Transportation topic of meeting

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Transportation options in South Maui and a road user charge system will be the topic of presentations at the Kihei Community Association’s meeting on Tuesday. Lauren Armstrong, executive director of the Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization, will discuss multimodal transportation options ...

Crime Watch

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THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from March 3 to 9. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of March 7 to 12. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...

Mokulele ready to test hybrid aircraft between Kahului, Hana

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A California startup plans to begin test flights of a hybrid electric aircraft between Kahului and Hana later this year, technology that could eventually prove a “game changer” for interisland carriers like Mokulele Airlines. Ampaire is bringing the prototype plane to Maui this fall and ...

Biking gains traction on Maui

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Hawaii is one of the worst bicycle-friendly states in the U.S. at No. 49, but Maui County has taken strides to improve bikeways and increase rider safety — and there has been a bump in ridership, especially from tourists. “One of the biggest challenges that we have is that we don’t ...

Bicycling equipment, safety tips offered

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Biking on Maui is both beautiful and risky, which is why riders should take precautions no matter the skill level, bicycle advocates say. No one under age of 16 is permitted to operate a bicycle on a public road without a helmet, according to state laws. Pricey cycling shoes, clothing or extra ...

Kihei man gets six months in jail for growing marijuana

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WAILUKU — A Kihei man was sentenced Tuesday to a six-month jail term after police seized marijuana plants and marijuana from his property. Andrew Durbin, 48, was placed on four years’ probation as part of his sentence. According to a criminal complaint filed against Durbin, police ...

High-surf warning extended to Monday

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The National Weather Service placed the north-facing shores of Maui and the north- and west-facing shores of Molokai under a high-surf warning from midnight Saturday through 6 p.m. Monday. Its official warning follows a special forecast leading up to the weekend that anticipated “giant” ...

Roadwork hours upped over spring break

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With public school students on spring break this week, crews will be extending morning and evening work hours for a repaving project on Lipoa Street in Kihei, the county announced. The road serves traffic going to and from Kihei Elementary and Lokelani Intermediate schools. Students will be ...

Community of volunteers clean beach

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Families, local groups, clubs and businesses joined forces to clean Waiehu Beach Park on March 2. Malama Maui Nui, in partnership with Blue Zones Project Maui and Sharkastics, facilitated more than 140 volunteers. In less than two hours, more than 12 acres of county park, shoreline, roadside ...

Book Trust’s new Hawaii director is Maui resident

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Book Trust has selected Maui resident Katie McMillan as its new Hawaii director. Her position became effective Jan. 1. McMillan will lead the organization’s fundraising efforts in Hawaii and be responsible for overall outreach, program and communications to build a community of diverse and ...

Young Maui filmmakers honored

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A team of four high school students from Maui Huliau Foundation’s youth filmmaking program recently won the Silver Award for their film submission to the 2018 Ocean Awareness Contest. Sponsored by Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs, the Boston-based nonprofit created the contest to teach ...