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Concert brings star-studded lineup

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Singer Starr Kalahiki introduces herself to the audience before her performance Sunday afternoon during a “Henry Kapono and Friends” concert at the Arts and Cultural Center on Sunday afternoon. The Maui News / COLLEEN UECHI photo

On The Campaign Trail

On The Campaign Trail

Maui hotel association announces endorsements The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association is backing former Maui County Council Member Mike Victorino for mayor and a group of mostly incumbents for election to public office Nov. 6. The only council incumbent not to receive an endorsement from ...

Taking a long view of hurricanes

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After weathering two major storms in three weeks, Hawaii will get a welcome break from hurricanes for the time being. “It looks pretty quiet in the Eastern Pacific,” said Pao-Shin Chu, state climatologist and professor of atmospheric science at the University of Hawaii’s School of Ocean ...

On The Campaign Trail

On The Campaign Trail

Candidates for mayor and the East Maui County Council seat will be featured during a Kihei Community Association forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Theresa Church in Kihei. Doors to the church’s Stawasz Hall will open at 6 p.m. The mayoral candidates who’ve advanced to the Nov. 6 general ...

Book depicts nisei who fought in WWII

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The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center will host a book signing and talk by “The Go For Broke Spirit: Portraits of Courage” photographer Shane Sato at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Maui Adult Day Care Center hall located on the NVMC campus, 665 Kahului Beach Road in Kahului. The talk is free and ...

Mourning a much-loved Maui High School teen

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Hundreds of students throughout Maui County wore white clothes Thursday in remembrance of a 16-year-old Maui High School student killed in a truck crash last week in Puunene. The student’s family members and classmates identified the victim as Eryn Yogi of Pukalani. They remembered her as a ...

Campaign Spending Commission fines Atay $2,700

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The state Campaign Spending Commission levied a $2,700 fine Wednesday on Maui County Council Member Alika Atay, his campaign and its treasurer for violating Hawaii campaign finance laws, commission General Counsel Gary Kam reported. Atay’s fine was the largest of nine Maui County ...

Oktoberfest to fund vocational scholarships

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The seventh annual Oktoberfest will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at the historic Pioneer Inn in Lahaina. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise, the event will fund vocational scholarships for deserving Maui County residents. Grilled brockwurst, specially ordered for the event, will be ...

One in 10 county residents lives below poverty line

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One in 10 Maui County residents lives below the poverty line, which is lower than the national poverty rate of 12.3 percent for 2017, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. But a nonprofit Hawaii group that works with low-income residents said that the report focuses ...

‘Taste of Upcountry’ to benefit Montessori School

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Montessori School of Maui will present its third annual “Taste of Upcountry” from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 29 under a tent on the central lawn of the school’s Makawao campus. This is the primary fundraising activity for the 2018-19 school year. The event will be co-emceed by the Grand ...

Man’s ‘punkish behavior’ gets him a one-year jail term

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WAILUKU — Saying “punkish behavior deserves punkish punishment,” a judge ordered a one-year jail term for a man who punched, bit and spit on his girlfriend while in a car with their two young children last year. “You can’t treat your loved one pretty much like a rag doll, which is ...

Local Briefs

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Celebration marks arrival of Portuguese A celebration of 140 years of Portuguese-Hawaiian ties will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Heritage Hall, located at 401 Baldwin Ave. in Paia. The event marks the Sept. 29, 1878, arrival of Portuguese immigrants in Honolulu Harbor aboard ...

Maui County plans bond sale

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Maui County will float a $109 million general obligation bond to refund outstanding bonds and loans and to refund the county general fund about $45 million for money already spent on new projects, according to an announcement. The county would gain lower interest costs by selling the bonds by ...

Include advance directives as part of preparedness plan

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The month of September is National Preparedness Month and this year’s fires, floods and hurricanes have reminded us regularly of the need to be prepared. When we think about preparing for the next disaster, we generally think of water, food and first-aid kits — but what about your advance ...

Iao State Monument closed Saturday

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Iao State Monument shut down Saturday because of heavy rain, high winds and high levels of water in the Wailuku River, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced. The state park, known for its iconic Iao Needle, is expected to reopen after weather improves. The ...

Association in Makena to meet

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Makena State Park restroom facilities, progress of the Makena resort development and the demolition of the old Maui Prince Hotel will be discussed at the Makena Homeowners Association meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Keawala‘i Church Parish Hall. The formation of a community offshore marine ...

Cannabidiol subject of Lunch & Learn

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Doctors on Call will present medical cannabis researcher and author Michael Backes for his next Lunch & Learn presentation from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Leis Family Class Act Restaurant, on the second floor of the Pa‘ina Building at University of Hawaii Maui College in Kahului. His ...

‘Candidate Jeopardy’ set for Maui forum

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State and Maui County legislators will be challenged with “Candidate Jeopardy,” a way to test their knowledge of disabled access, during the 22nd annual Maui Disability Legislative Forum from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. “We realize a ...