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Wind advisory in effect through today

Local News

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for the entire state through 10 p.m. today. A high pressure building toward the islands is expected to bring locally strong trade winds through tonight, according to the weather service. A wind advisory means that sustained ...

Fire crews respond to sailboat adrift

Local News

Crews on Friday responded to reports of a sailboat adrift off West Maui, a fire official said. The 25-foot sailboat was reported adrift at 8:15 a.m. off Pohaku Park, better known as “S-Turns,” in Kahana, said Fire Services Chief Edward Taomoto. Napili firefighters arrived on the scene ...

Dui Sentences

Local News

THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Oct. 9 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 evaluation ...

Crime Watch

Local News

THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from Oct. 1 to 7. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

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A one and a two — everybody play!

Local News

FIRST PHOTO: Ukulele students follow a song’s words and notes as they appear on a screen at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater Saturday morning while learning how to strum the chords of the song “Rockin’ Robin” under the direction of legendary Oahu ukulele ...

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Students promote kindness

Community News

Makawao Eementary School student government representatives and staff members did sign-waving to promote kindness on campus and in the community as part of National Bullying Prevention Month. Students, Principal Robyn Honda, teachers and counselors joined in the sign-waving facing the Baldwin ...

A warning sign to stay out of the water after a shark sighting on Wailea beach is shown from 2016. October has historically experienced the most shark  incidents statewide, a cautionary  reminder to beachgoers. -- The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

As if it isn’t spooky enough — it’s ‘Sharktober’

Local News

A shark sighting shut down South Maui beaches Thursday for the fourth time this month, but for residents, the string of encounters hasn’t been a total surprise — it’s just “Sharktober.” The nickname given to the month that has historically experienced the most shark incidents ...

King to lead turtle network’s Hawaii program

Community News

Sea turtle biologist Cheryl King has been hired to direct the Turtle Island Restoration Network’s Hawaii program, the marine conservation organization announced. King will be the organization’s first Hawaii-based staff member and will lead a major expansion of its work in the Pacific, ...

Joshua Schneider, senior pastor at Emmanuel Lutheran Church (from left); Matthew Harrison, president of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod; and Paul Roschke, associate pastor at Emmanuel Lutheran, pose for this photo in March 2017. Harrison, who was vacationing on Maui, was a guest preacher and speaker. -- Emmanuel Lutheran photo

Emmanuel Lutheran Church celebrates 50th anniversary

Local News

Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Kahului marks its 50-year anniversary since chartering this month while joining a worldwide celebration of the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation. A 50th/500th anniversary worship service is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 29. It will be followed by a catered lunch. To ...

100 Plus Women Who Care Maui Founder/Director Chelsea Hill (from left) presents donation checks to Malama Development Coordinator Frances Duberstein, 100 Plus WWC Maui member Jeanne Duberstein (who nominated Malama) and 100 Plus WWC Maui member/Malama board member Amy Petersen.

Group donates to Malama Family Recovery Center

Community News

Members of 100 Plus Women Who Care Maui chose nonprofit Malama Family Recovery Center (Malama Na Makua A Keiki) as the winning cause at their quarterly meeting Sept. 6 at the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui. The organization meets for one hour four times each year to nominate and hear from local ...

A group from Kihei is joined by former Hawaii residents who now make their homes in Las Vegas on Saturday to bring the city’s people a mile-long lei as a gesture of peace and healing after the mass shooting that killed 58 people. -- AP photo

Maui group presents ‘Lei of Healing’ to people of Las Vegas

Local News

LAS VEGAS — A group from Kihei was joined by former Hawaii residents who now make their homes in Las Vegas on Saturday to bring the city’s people a special mile-long lei as a gesture of peace and healing after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The largest of the three ...

Clubs participate in grant program

Community News

Members of the Haleakala Lions Club, along with Lions from the Airport, Kahului and Maui Lions clubs, recently participated in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation grant by completing 100 hours of community service at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center. The Lions constructed a walkway ...

Local Briefs

Community News

Sierra Club fundraiser set for Friday Sierra Club Maui will hold its biannual Na Hoku Star Watch benefit beginning at 5:45 p.m. Friday at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. Participants are to meet in front of the country store. Astronomer Harriet Witt will lead a tour of the night ...

16th Maui Family Caregiver’s Conference set for Nov. 2

Community News

You call it reminding your wife to take her medication. You call it taking dad to the doctor and keeping notes at the appointment. You call it mowing auntie’s and uncle’s grass. You call it checking in with tutu every night. But we call it caregiving. November is just around the ...

A customer inserts a credit card to pay for parking in Haverhill, Mass. A new credit card can offer richer rewards and a higher credit limit but, before applying, make sure it’s really time to upgrade. -- AP file photo

When is the best time to move on from first credit card?

Community News

Your first credit card served one important purpose: It helped you build credit. Now, after years of making on-time payments, you’ve grown tired of your card’s puny limit and lackluster benefits —î and your mailbox is overflowing with better offers. Is it time to move on? Before you ...

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Honoring a Maui hero

Local News

FIRST PHOTO: Adjutant General Joe Logan shakes hands with Eugene Kaho‘ohanohano as George Kaho‘ohanohano looks on following the unveiling of a plaque detailing the heroics of Medal of Honor awardee Anthony T. Kaho‘ohanohano on Friday morning. Eugene is Anthony’s younger brother and ...

Defense attorney Michael Green argues that defendant Calvin Borge is not guilty of attempted murder during closing arguments in his trial Thursday. -- The Maui News / LILA FUJIMOTO photo

Jury convicts Kula man of attempted murder of woman

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WAILUKU — More than four years after a woman’s throat was slit in a Lahaina apartment, a man was found guilty of attempted murder for the crime. A 2nd Circuit Court jury returned the verdict convicting Calvin Borge after deliberating for about four and a half hours, beginning Thursday ...

County / In Brief

Local News

Sugimura to hold monthly ‘talk story’ today in Kula Upcountry Maui County Council Member Yuki Lei Sugimura will hold her monthly “talk story” event from 7 to 11 a.m. today at the Upcountry Farmers Market. The outreach program makes the council member available on the second Saturday ...

Rumor mill gets it wrong on county swimming pool plans

Local News

Contrary to rumblings in the community, Maui County itself is not moving to privatize its swimming pools or charge for their use, a county spokesman said Thursday. “There is no move to privatize or charge people for pools. None. Zip. Zero. Zilch. Nada. I’m not sure how else I can say ...