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Victim tells of devastating toll of traffic crash

Local News

WAILUKU — Telling a judge she could hardly recognize herself after enduring fractures, three surgeries and the sewing of her ear back on, a Kahului woman called for harsh punishment of a Makawao man who was driving a truck that was going twice the speed limit when it crashed with her as a ...

Wailuku projects recognized for community outreach, research

Community News

The county Department of Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with the Maui Redevelopment Program and its consultant team, won statewide recognition recently for community outreach and research efforts for their Wailuku redevelopment (reWailuku) projects. The Hawaii Chapter of American ...

Hot dogging it

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Derek and Sharla Takahashi of Wailuku enjoy a quiet day on the water with their Pomeranian, Bailey, in Olowalu. “He likes coming to the beach,” Derek said. “He gets superexcited.” This photo was taken Oct. 27.

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Community News

Bowls for Keiki will benefit cancer fund Bowls for Keiki, a benefit for the Pacific Cancer Foundation’s Children’s Cancer Fund, will take place at 6 p.m. Friday at Nalu’s South Shore Grill in Kihei. Street Bikers United Hawaii Organization, Kimokeo Foundation, the Maui Organization ...

‘Perfect storm of erosion’ washing away West Maui beaches

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A “perfect storm of erosion” has swallowed up much of West Maui's beaches over the past three years due to El Nino conditions, record-high sea levels and sustained waves from the north, according to one coastal engineer working on projects along the shoreline. “West Maui is one of the ...

Honor Rolls

Community News

SEABURY HALL Upper School First Quarter Headmaster’s List 3.7-Plus Grade-Point Average Grade 12 — Nanea Andrade, Alana Battad, Isabel Bennett, Nichole Bland, Cleo Borthwick, Mark Dent-Brocklehurst, Maile Dougherty, Lucy Dustman, Evan Elsasser, Sean Fleetham, Chloe Gangnath, Noah ...

LED streetlight bulbs to be installed

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About 4,800 new energy-saving fixtures for county-funded streetlights will be installed beginning this month by Maui Electric Co. in partnership with the county Department of Public Works. The LED streetlight fixtures will replace current high pressure sodium bulbs in streetlights, saving the ...

Aquarium moves closer to opening humpback whale exhibit

Community News

On Oahu’s north shore, the tranquil town of Kahuku is defined by Hawaii’s natural beauty and fusion of local cultures. Nestled between the dramatic Koolau Mountains and world-class surf destinations, it’s home to a small community that enjoys the simple life away from the bustle of urban ...

Locker had 60 pounds of pot; man was fined

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WAILUKU — A man was ordered to pay a $3,500 fine after police found more than 60 pounds of marijuana in a storage locker he was renting. Brian Armstrong, 45, was sentenced Friday to a one-year jail term, which he has already served, as part of four years’ probation. He pleaded no contest ...

Stone-oven baking workshop for keiki

Community News

Heritage Hall will conduct its final free workshop on baking bread in an outdoor stone oven from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 401 Baldwin Ave. in Paia. The workshop is for families with at least one child ages 8 and older. At least one parent must accompany the children. Covered shoes for ...

Parts of Upcountry hit with blackout

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Approximately 1,900 Maui Electric Co. customers in parts of Upcountry lost power for about an hour and 10 minutes beginning at 11:05 a.m. Saturday, the utility reported. Power was restored around 12:15 p.m. The cause of the outage remained under investigation.

Royal Order awards six $1,000 scholarships

Community News

Each year the Royal Order of Kamehameha Moku ‘O Kahekili Helu ‘Eha and Na Wahine Hui ‘O Kahekili Helu ‘Eha give scholarships to kamaaina high school students of merit. This year, the Scholarship Committee awarded six exemplary students a scholarship of $1,000 each to continue and ...

Uber to help get voters to polls

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Uber drivers will give voters $10 discounts on their rides to vote or drop off their ballots on Election Day Tuesday, the online ride request service announced. “We want to help voters make their voices heard,” said Nathan Hambley of Uber communications. “Our aim is to help improve ...

‘Vicious attack’ on tourist results in 1-year jail term

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WAILUKU — For a “vicious attack” on a woman who lost consciousness and had her wallet stolen at a Wailea beach, a man was sentenced Wednesday to a one-year jail term. Johnathan Bisutti, 25, of Haiku was also placed on four years’ probation as part of his sentence. He had pleaded no ...

Monk seal and pup bask on local beach

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A Hawaiian monk seal pup less than a week old suckles its mother earlier this week at a Maui beach. The pup was the 30th born in the main Hawaiian Islands this year, breaking the previous record of 21 in 2013. The mom, known as R8HE, is about 6 years old, and this is believed to be her first ...

Panel OKs bus hub, old Wailuku Post Office exchange

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A County Council committee recommended approval Thursday of a lease with the state for a new Maui Bus hub site in Kahului in exchange for a lease for the old Wailuku Post Office site. The county needs to move the current bus hub at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center to the new site on Vevau Street ...

New loading dock going up on Molokai

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A wooden loading dock is being replaced with an aluminum-framed one at Kaunakakai Small Boat Harbor, which may disrupt access, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said. In fact, the boat ramp was closed Thursday for concrete work at the loading dock approach and for ...