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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 31 to April 6. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of April 10 to 11. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...

Hawaii County joins opioid lawsuit against drugmakers

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HILO — Hawaii County has joined a multi-state lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies over opioid addiction and overdoses, according to officials. The county council on the Big Island voted 6-2 Wednesday to hire attorneys who will help the county join litigation focused on manufacturers and ...

$254K in county grants disbursed

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Seabird recovery work, electric vehicle charging stations and the annual whale festival are among projects slated to receive money through the county Office of Economic Development. In all, 10 Maui County organizations will receive more than $254,000 in the current quarter of fiscal year ...

County looking to convert two West Maui wells

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Maui County wants to turn a pair of exploratory wells — originally drilled with the goal of finding new groundwater sources — into permanent production wells to service West Maui customers. The West Maui Water Source Development Project would convert the Mahinahina Well and the Kahana ...

Beach Boys have fun, fun, fun at MACC

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The Beach Boys rocked the house at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Friday night as fans of all ages, from keiki to kupuna, enjoyed the timeless hits of the band that has filled the soundtrack of summer fun and surf music for decades. The MACC and the band, led by original member Mike ...

Lahainaluna love prevails for two long-lost classmates

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A Central Maui couple marked their first wedding anniversary during the 60th Lahainaluna class reunion April 13. Iwalani Shim and Frederick Bailey were both pleased to recount their mo‘olelo, or story, from an airy, sunlit kitchen. The twosome’s Habitat for Humanity-built house lies at ...

Inmate: ‘This is crazy; we going die’

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Inmates rampaging around with iron pipes busting cell doors and windows and lighting up boxes of toilet paper and plastic chairs. A fire that “got so big it touched the ceiling.” Choking smoke that shrouded Module B in a blinding haze. This is how an inmate who watched from his ...

Heart Walk participants asked to support Maui Foodbank

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Participants in the 2019 Maui Heart Walk are being encouraged to not only raise funds for the American Heart Association but to also bring a healthy food donation to the event to benefit clients of the Maui Food Bank. The walk will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday at Keopuolani Regional Park in ...

Front Street cosmetics salespeople show an ugly face to visitors

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Shopping in historic Lahaina town has become uncomfortable as cosmetic vendors aggressively try to sell their products on the narrow sidewalks, according to residents and visitors. The complaints have led West Maui state Rep. Angus McKelvey to introduce resolutions in the Legislature calling ...

Nominations open for Filipino leadership awards

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The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2019 Gintong Pamana Leadership Awards to recognize members of the Maui Filipino community with outstanding achievements, demonstrations of leadership, professional excellence and service to the community. Awardees will be ...

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits the Big Island

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KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit the west side of the Big Island on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake hit about 5 p.m. and had an epicenter about 15 miles southwest of Kailua-Kona, a city of nearly 12,000 people on the island’s west coast, the agency ...

Maui Toastmasters win at speech contest

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Maui Toastmasters clubs members placed first and second in the Division A Speech Contest on Oahu on April 6. Daniela Fournier from No Ka Oi Toastmasters Club took first place for the International Speech Contest; Chris Marzoeki from Kihei Toastmasters Club took second. Marzoeki also placed ...

Saving the endangered kiwikiu with bird release in fall

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OLINDA — Experts aiming to relocate a rare Maui-specific songbird will admit they’re kind of nervous. If nothing is done, then the kiwikiu (Maui parrotbill) population of 200 to 300, maximum, is heading for extinction in two decades, predictions say. But the something that officials have ...

Local Briefs

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Dann Seki to share tales about Hawaii Storyteller Dann Seki will share tales about Hawaii from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Kahului Public Library. Seki is from Aiea, Oahu, and has been telling stories since 1994. His presentation is suitable for upper elementary school to senior audiences. ...

Truck stuck in ditch stolen; thief sent to jail

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WAILUKU — A six-month jail term has been ordered for a Hana man who was seen driving someone else’s pickup truck after retrieving it from a ditch following a crash last year. John Kahalehoe, 25, had spray-painted the 1994 Sonoma pickup truck black, telling police he liked the ...

Diesel spill in Kihei lot is contained

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Firefighters contained a diesel spill from a generator for a refrigerated shipping container Friday afternoon in the Times Supermarket parking lot in Kihei, a fire official said. The fuel spill was reported at 1:52 p.m., with Kihei firefighters and a Kahului HazMat team responding, said Fire ...

Montessori School of Maui has sold-out benefit concert

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The sold-out 40th Anniversary Benefit Concert for the Montessori School of Maui was held in the Root Family Center and adjacent lanai April 7. The event opened with some brief remarks by Head of School Eric L. Dustman in which he acknowledged the rich history of the school, the support it ...

Sterling gets $21M airport contract

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A $21 million runway paving project at Lanai Airport has been awarded to a Sterling Construction Co. subsidiary by the state Department of Transportation Airports Division, the Texas-based company announced Wednesday. The project by subsidiary Road and Highway Builders involves 40,000 tons of ...