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Sunset memory

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Mark Larson snaps a sunset photo of Liz Lagerberg on Wednesday evening at Kealia. The Olympia, Wash., couple said they had just arrived on Maui after leaving cold, rainy weather back home. Lagerberg said she has been visiting the island almost yearly since she was a child. “It feels like ...

Waterline work in Kahana

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Water will be turned off and traffic affected due to waterline work tonight and Friday morning in front of the Kahana Gateway Shopping Center, the county Department of Water Supply announced. Work will begin at 8 p.m. today and is expected to be completed by 4 a.m. Friday, the department ...

Preparing false tax returns charged

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A former tax preparer was arrested Wednesday on 26 counts alleging she helped prepare false 2014 tax returns. Nicole Rapoza, who is also known as Myrtle A. Gomes, was arrested in Lahaina by state Department of Taxation special agents and sheriff’s deputies, according to a news release from ...

Napili playground closed for repairs

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The Napili Park playground will be closed from today through Sunday to allow for repairs caused by recent vandalism, the county Department of Parks and Recreation said. The playground will reopen on Monday. For more information on the closure, contact the department’s West District Office ...

Panel OKs Kapalua rock wall agreement

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WAILUKU — The Maui Planning Commission has approved a settlement agreement between Maui County and the Kapalua Resort Association, which dismantled a rock wall on its property without permits in June 2017. The agreement requires the association to pay a $15,000 fine up front and a potential ...

No TSA problems at Kahului Airport for now

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KAHULUI — Airport and Transportation Security Administration officials report business as usual at Kahului Airport despite the partial federal government shutdown moving into its 18th day Tuesday and national reports of staff shortages slowing air travel. Maui District Airports Manager ...

Two more banks offer help to federal workers

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The Maui News Two more banks, Central Pacific Bank and American Savings Bank, announced Tuesday that they are offering special loan programs and loan payment options for federal workers affected by the partial federal shutdown. Bank of Hawaii announced last week that it was offering special ...

Maui Boys & Girls Clubs go to school

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui took its first steps into a school instead of a standalone clubhouse in South Maui on Tuesday. The Kihei Dolphins Club, the BGCM’s first club-in-school clubhouse, opened at Kihei Elementary School for students in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. The program ...

Details count in the limo business

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Primo VIP chauffeur Alia Mahuna shines his rig at Keopuolani Park last month. Mahuna said he was between rides so he stopped by the park to watch his son, Dylan Mahuna, take part in the Lineman Clinic for island football players conducted by former Maui Interscholastic League standouts. Mahuna ...

Wailea brush fire 100 percent contained

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The Maui News A brush fire that burned 200 acres in Wailea was 100 percent contained Tuesday morning, officials said. Firefighters were continuing to monitor hot spots in the fire, which was reported at 6:42 p.m. Sunday near 4050 Kalai Waa St. in Wailea. Fire officials said “swirling ...

Women’s March Maui 2019 set for Jan. 19

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The Maui News The Women’s March Maui 2019 will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Jan. 19 and will begin and end on the Great Lawn of the University of Hawaii Maui College. “The intention of the Women’s March Maui 2019 is from the heart and simple,” said Robin Pilius, a member of the march ...

2 new police reserve officers

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Two recently retired Maui Police Department officers were sworn in Friday as the newest reserve police officers, bringing the total to four officers in the program. Tod Wong and Samuel Gasmen retired as sergeants at the end of last year. Wong, who had 29 years of service, will continue to ...

Early childhood education fairs set

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Families with infants and children up to age 5 can attend Early Childhood Education fairs on Thursday and Tuesday to learn about providers, programs, resources and financial support on Maui. The fairs, which are free and open to the public, will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday’s ...

Gun pointed out window, police say

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A 33-year-old Lahaina man was arrested for allegedly threatening two occupants of another vehicle with what appeared to be a rifle as they were driving in Kahului on Sunday, according to police. Jairus Biga was charged with two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening and reckless ...

Man free after alleged mall attack

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A man arrested for allegedly forcing a woman into a bathroom stall at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center was released from custody Tuesday, pending further investigation. Raymond Birano Jr., 58, was arrested after a woman reported she was grabbed while walking to the women’s bathroom near the food ...

Local Briefs

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Food bazaar set at Okinawan center Maui Okinawan Kenjin Kai will present a food bazaar from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Okinawan Cultural Center in Wailuku. There will be andagi, nantu and other baked products. Popular items such as pig’s feet soup and chow fun will also be on ...

Close call with Wailea fire

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With flames from a brush fire visible from her driveway Sunday night, Maui Meadows resident Kristine Kratschmer had bags packed in case she had to evacuate. “I’ve never seen it that close before,” said Kratschmer, whose rental is near a grass field on the southern end of Akala Drive. ...

KAOI 1110 AM to air address

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The Maui News KAOI 1110 AM will carry President Donald Trump’s national address from the Oval Office in the White House at 4 p.m. today. The president requested the television time to address security on the nation’s southern border. ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox Broadcasting, Fox News Channel, ...

1.2 acres in Kapalua set to be preserved as open space

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The Maui News A conservation easement for a 1.2-acre property in Kapalua that includes a trail in the area has been donated to the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust by the Sue D. Cooley Trust. The easement will ensure that the land will remain in open space, said Bob Gilliom, representing the ...

Man arrested for knife threat at mall

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The Maui News A 58-year-old man was arrested last week after he forced a woman into a stall at a men’s bathroom at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, pulled out a knife and threatened to sexually assault her, police said. Raymond Birano Jr. was charged with attempted first-degree sexual assault, ...