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Easing the jam at 3-way Waiale-Waiinu intersection

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A traffic signal or roundabout at the Waiale-Waiinu road intersection in Wailuku, which backs up during morning and afternoon rush hours, will be proposed before the summer by the county Public Works Department. Nolly Yagin, a Public Works Department traffic engineer, told the County ...

Goode given thumbs up but not Spence

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WAILUKU — A Maui County Council committee Thursday gave a thumbs down on the nomination of Will Spence for Housing and Human Concerns director but gave a thumbs up to David Goode, recommending him for public works director. They were the final appointees by Mayor Michael Victorino to be ...

Woman sought in motor vehicle theft case

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Police and Maui Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help in locating a 42-year-old woman who is wanted for first-degree unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle. Nicole Feliciano, who is also known as Nicole Aina, is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. She has brown ...

Weather service: Waves could reach 60 feet by Sunday

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A high-surf warning with wave heights possibly reaching 60 feet on Sunday along north- and west-facing shores has been posted by the National Weather Service from 6 a.m. today to 6 a.m. Monday. A large long-period northwest swell was expected to build today and Saturday along north- and ...

Man caught in drug ring sent back to jail

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WAILUKU — A Kihei man was taken into custody Wednesday to finish serving an 18-month jail term after he was arrested when police seized more than 400 grams of methamphetamine in a search of a Kihei condominium. Dondon Medina, 43, also was placed on 10 years’ probation and ordered to ...

Sun power wired up at the Kihei Charter School

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Lawrence Baisa wires up solar panels recently at the Kihei Charter School pavilion. Once the wiring is completed, the solar panels on the roof will be connected to the Maui Electric Co. power grid. There will be a total of 1,250 panels installed over the parking lot and on the flat roof of the ...

Visitors injured at Olivine Pools

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Two visitors were nearly pulled into the ocean by waves at Olivine Pools on the northwest coast of Maui and had to be helped up a steep trail to safety by firefighters Thursday, Maui fire officials said. At about noon, firefighters responded to a call of two people unable to make their way ...

Sugimura ‘Talk Story’ is Saturday

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County Council Member Yuki Lei Sugimura will hold her monthly “Talk Story with Yuki” outreach event at the Upcountry Farmers Market from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Sugimura, who holds the Upcountry residency seat, invites people to voice their concerns on county issues. State Rep. Kyle ...

Visitor pulled from Black Rock waters

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A 54-year-old man visiting from South Korea was transported to the hospital in critical condition after he was pulled from the ocean off Black Rock in Kaanapali on Wednesday afternoon, a fire official said. Lahaina firefighters responded to the 3:12 p.m. call reporting a possible drowning, ...

Computer use, burglary charged

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Police arrested a 58-year-old man after he was seen using a computer in a closed Lahaina business early Tuesday. Bruce Ogata was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree unauthorized access to a computer and habitual property crime. His bail was set at $1,200. According to police, ...

Stolen vehicle arrest made

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A Makawao man was arrested Monday when he was seen with a stolen vehicle containing a rifle, according to police. Clinton Remegio, 26, was charged with second-degree theft, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, keeping an unloaded firearm in an improper place, failing to obtain a ...

4.6 earthquake felt on Maui

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A magnitude 4.6 earthquake southwest of Hawaii island on Thursday morning was felt on Maui, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. The quake occurred at 9:07 a.m. and was centered about 52 miles southeast of Ka Lae (South Point) on Hawaii island about 17 ...

Local Religion In Brief

Religion

Class to explain Jodo Shinshu Makawao Buddhist Temple is offering a three-part class titled “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Jodo Shinshu But Were Afraid to Ask.” The class is free and open to the public and will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 and 27 at 1074 Makawao Ave. ...

Frolicking whales

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After a slow start, humpback whale season seemed to be in full swing Wednesday morning, with the gentle giants spouting, tail-slapping and breaching all over Maalaea Bay. These photos were taken from the beach at Haycraft Park in Maalaea.

$350,000 pact reached in MPD discrimination suit

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Maui County is paying $350,000 to settle a federal sex discrimination lawsuit brought by retired Maui Police Department Capt. Mollie Klingman, who alleged she was discriminated against when she wasn’t promoted to assistant chief. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Honolulu in July ...

MacNet closing after nearly quarter century

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KAHULUI — After nearly a quarter century of serving Maui’s computer and technology needs, locally owned MacNet is powering down next month. The store, which sells Apple and Bose products and provides tech support, recently announced its forthcoming closure on March 15 due to changing ...

Ethics Commission member sought

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he state Ethics Commission has a vacancy and the Judicial Council is seeking applicants. The commission addresses ethical issues involving legislators, registered lobbyists and state employees, with the exception of judges, who are governed by the Commission on Judicial Conduct. The five ...

Strong winds, high surf, rain forecast this weekend

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Strong winds and exceptionally large surf that could cause coastal flooding are expected to hit Maui County and the rest of the state beginning Friday and last through the weekend, the National Weather Service said Wednesday. In a special weather statement, the weather service advised ...

UH Transfer Day Monday

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UH Transfer Day, where community college students on track for an associate degree can apply to four-year UH institutions, is set for UH-Maui College on Monday on campus and through Skybridge centers in Lahaina, Hana, Lanai and Molokai in Kaaike 105CD. At UH-Maui College, the booths will be ...

Upcountry Dog Park celebrates birthday

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The Upcountry Dogpark at Eddie Tam Complex will be celebrating its third birthday from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Maui Humane Society will be joining the celebration and offer licenses for purchase and to solicit volunteers. Other activities include an animal costume parade. Free ...