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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 ...

Bird hunting season open through Jan. 27

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The fall game bird hunting season opened Saturday, and hunters are required to get a valid license and a game bird stamp to hunt on public and private lands, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced. The season runs through Jan. 27. The state regulates game bird hunting. ...

Wellman committed to Hawaii State Hospital

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WAILUKU — A woman acquitted of murder by reason of insanity was committed to the Hawaii State Hospital on Friday, with a judge saying it wasn’t appropriate to release her into the community. “I think that this defendant cannot be adequately controlled in the community,” 2nd Circuit ...

Kalaupapa National Park plan to be released

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A general management plan and environmental assessment for Kalaupapa National Historical Park will be released for a 30-day review period on Thursday, the National Park Service announced. The plan and environmental assessment provide “broad guidance for the management of the park over the ...

A friend’s helping hand

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Makawao Elementary School 1st-grader Kaitlyn Pell, 7, gets help rinsing her hair Wednesday morning from family friend Randi Rubin of Seattle at Baldwin Beach Park in Paia. “They only see each of every year and half, but there is a real bond there,” said Kaitlyn’s mom, Sherri Pell.

Travelers advised of limited airport parking

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The state Department of Transportation is alerting travelers about limited parking at state airports, including Kahului Airport where construction is ongoing on the Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility. That work has “temporarily reduced the amount of available parking at Kahului,” which may ...