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Paddlers honor two members

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Mana‘olana Pink Paddlers celebrated and honored the organization’s president, Mary Dungans (right), on Jan. 7 for winning The Maui News People Who Make a Difference award. Also honored was Francis (Franny) Durham (center) for her years of support and dedication to the organization. Durham ...

Ethics panel is seeking applicants

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The Judicial Council is seeking applicants for two upcoming vacancies on the state Ethics Commission. The terms will run from July 1 to June 30, 2022.Commission members serve on a voluntary basis, though travel expenses by Neighbor Island commissioners attending Oahu meetings will be ...

Maui artist wins national competition

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Maui fine artist Brad Forsythe’s artwork was selected for the National BMW M2 Art Wrap Design Competition in Chicago in December. Forsythe, who submitted three designs, was awarded first and second place in the national competition. All of the design submissions were reviewed on a blind ...

The Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center plans Beachfest

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The Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center and Positively+KAI will present the 21st annual Paia Bay Beachfest on Saturday and Jan. 21. The family-oriented bodyboard and surf competition, dubbed BEACHFEST 21, will feature special guests, including world champion waterman Kai Lenny and ...

Attendees will acquire the skills to prepare nutrient-rich soups and discover techniques to cultivate an attitude of gratitude through meditation.

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Free workshop for cancer community The Pacific Cancer Foundation will offer a free nutrition and meditation wellness workshop to Maui’s cancer community from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the J. Walter Cameron Center. Attendees will acquire the skills to prepare nutrient-rich soups and discover ...

Tibouchina is an invasive plant in the melastome family and related to miconia and clidemia. There are  no native melastomes in Hawaii.  -- FOREST and KIM STARR photo

Promising natural enemy could make tibouchina less invasive

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Tucked away in the rain and fog of the West Maui mountains are uniquely Hawaiian treasures: high-elevation bogs carpeted by rare and restricted plants. The last few haha (Cyanea magnacalyx) existing in the wild anywhere in the world are found there. Dwarf ohia, two unique silverswords and many ...

MMS to benefit from program

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Maui Mediation Services has been selected as the first beneficiary in 2018 of Ohana Fuels’ “Fuel Up. Do Good.” program. Ohana Fuels partners with nonprofit organizations that serve the needs of the local community, and donates a portion of the proceeds from every gallon of gasoline ...

Honor Rolls

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SEABURY HALL Middle School Second Quarter Headmaster’s List 3.7-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 7 — Robert Atkins, Daniel Birkholz, Zariah Birrer, Kayla Bush, Grace Dowd, Hannah Drood, Prianna Dugied, Isabel Farwig, Jacob Foley, Kealalani Giblin, Karissa Ginoza, Jadyn Gurley, ...

Radio station to air MLK program

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KAOI Radio will broadcast a special program starting at 7:10 a.m. Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The program, "Martin Luther King Jr.: What Happened to the Dream," will air in conjunction with CBS Radio News Network following the CBS News report at 7 a.m. Listeners can tune in ...

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Pro surfers share the water

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Pro Surfers Ty Simpson-Kane (from foreground), Albee Layer, Paige Alms, Kai Lenny and Jesse Richman autograph new reusable water canteens for students at Haiku Elementary School on Friday afternoon. In an effort to eliminate single-use plastic bottles at the school, Torsten Durkan raised funds ...

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Water Supply Director Taylor still out on leave

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Maui County Department of Water Supply Director Dave Taylor was not reinstated to his post on Friday, county officials said, defying a deadline set by his attorneys for him to be allowed return to his job. Managing Director Keith Regan said on Friday afternoon that an investigation regarding ...

Coast Guard looking for owner of kayak found at Maliko Gulch

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The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in identifying the owner of a green kayak found on the rocks near Maliko Gulch on Friday. At 12:18 p.m., watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received a report of an unmanned kayak on the rocks near Maliko Gulch from a man flying a ...

Judge finds enough evidence to charge man in truck theft

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WAILUKU — After locating his stolen truck at a Waiehu beach, the owner testified he was pulled by the hair from the passenger side through the truck and out the driver’s door by a man who then drove away in the truck. During a preliminary hearing Friday in Wailuku District Court, the ...

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Surf’s up this weekend on north and west shores

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Zach Zane streaks across the face of a wave at Paia Bay on Friday morning. The Wailuku-based MMA fighter was getting in some ocean time before heading to Alaska for a bout in Anchorage scheduled for Wednesday. He said the bout can be seen on UFC Fight Pass. SECOND PHOTO: Wave watchers tempt ...

Phone books, some papers and plastics no longer recyclable

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Phone books and some types of paper and plastics will no longer be recycled at the four Maui County redemption centers due to changes in the acceptance of recyclables by China, where most of the material from Hawaii and the nation goes, the county Department of Environmental Management ...

Maui women getting ready to march again

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Women’s March Maui 2018 will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Jan 20 beginning on the front lawn of UH-Maui College. “This pro-women march aims to continue to send a bold message to this administration and to the world that ‘women’s rights are human rights,’ and ‘time’s up!’ ’’ a ...

Replacing all cesspools in state is big challenge

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HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have learned that their plan to have all the state’s cesspools removed by 2050 is not an easy task. Lawmakers met Wednesday for an informational briefing about a new state Department of Health report describing the scope of the problem. Cesspools are an ...

County / In Brief

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Maui festivities planned for Martin Luther King Jr. A blessing, march, speeches and entertainment will be held Monday in front of the Kalana O Maui county building in Wailuku in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa will issue a proclamation at 8:30 a.m. ...

Repeat offender gets five-year prison term

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WAILUKU — Saying the community needed to be protected, a judge Tuesday ordered a five-year prison term for a Haiku man convicted of theft and other crimes during a six-month period. James Brum, 51, had asked to be given a chance to enter drug treatment as part of probation. “I stand ...