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Truck flips on ‘Jaws’ road

Local News

Nearby resident Butch Ramos helped three teenage boys get out of a truck that overturned Tuesday morning on Hahana Road near the “Jaws” surf spot in Peahi. “Good thing nobody got killed,” he said after the crash, reported at 10:47 a.m. Residents said the vehicle flipped over at the same ...

Early walk-ins better than primary, less than 2016

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Early walk-in voting turnout was lower for this year’s general election than in 2016, according to the Maui County Clerk’s Office. From Oct. 23 through Saturday, when early walk-in voting ended, 4,167 voters cast ballots at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku, while 492 ...

Furtado offers defense for campaign spending issues

Local News

Maui County Council candidate Trinette Furtado said that records from her unsuccessful 2016 council run are accurate and that she intends to contest the state Campaign Spending Commission’s preliminary findings that she violated campaign spending law. In an email statement to The Maui News ...

More than 10,000 attend fifth Made in Maui County Festival

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The Maui News More than 10,000 residents and visitors and nearly 400 wholesale buyers/distributors attended this year’s Made in Maui County Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Friday and Saturday, event officials said. “I am continually inspired by the hard work and ...

A&B’s Kulolio Ranch grows to 5,000 acres, more grass-fed beef

Local News

Alexander & Baldwin reported expanding grass-fed beef operations at Kulolio Ranch in Hamakuapoko to about 5,000 acres and having only one unit left to sell in the 170-unit Kamalani affordable housing project in Kihei as the company reported its third quarter results Thursday. Other Maui ...

Crushing housing costs hit Hawaii’s race for governor

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The Associated Press HONOLULU — Candidates for Hawaii’s top elected office are focusing on a persistent problem that has only gotten worse: the high cost of housing on the islands. Andria Tupola, the Republican candidate for governor, said her party’s internal polling shows cost of ...

Running mate squabbles can happen even in the Aloha State

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HONOLULU (AP) — Are running mates supposed to get along? Candidates for governor and lieutenant governor run separately in primary elections in Hawaii. The primary winners from each party then come together on the same ticket in the general election. This means they don’t pick each ...

Everything made in Maui county

Local News

Haiku jeweler Sigal Choucroun (from right, first photo) and daughter Aysha Nitze look on as Charkel Vasquez and her daughter Nanea browse their handmade baubles Saturday at the 2018 Made in Maui County Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Choucroun said her jewelry is featured in ...

Spending report: Victorino paid D.C.-based media consultant $50K

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Mike Victorino has been ramping up his research and marketing efforts in the lead-up to Tuesday’s general election, including spending $50,000 on a Washington, D.C., media consulting firm, his largest expenditure so far this year, campaign spending reports show. Victorino, who is running ...

Reminders for voting on Tuesday

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The Maui News Polls will open starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday as voters statewide cast their final ballots for county, state and congressional races. Polling places will close at 6 p.m., though anyone in line at that time will still be allowed to vote. Voters are reminded to bring a form of ...

The party is at Akaku

Local News

The Maui News Akaku Maui will host a block party with live coverage of the general election at its studios on Tuesday. The event starts at 6 p.m. and is open to members of the public. Partygoers will have the chance to meet candidates in person and watch the live results on giant outdoor ...

Maui visitor numbers slowed but still up in wake of Olivia

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Overall visitor spending in September was up, slightly, for Maui in the same month the island was hit by Tropical Storm Olivia, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority reported. For the month, Maui tourist expenditures rose 0.4 percent to $334.4 million, while spending for the year’s first nine ...

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. 21 to 27. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Oct. 30 to Nov. 2. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...

Names & Faces

Business

• The Real Estate Business Institute has conferred the designation of “seller representative specialist” to Kristine Schneider of Coldwell Banker Island Properties. Being a seller representative specialist is a premier seller agency designation and an official credential of the National ...

Flinging away on Arbor Day

Local News

Paia Elementary School 3rd-grader Keoli Kekauoha-Schultz releases an ihe, or spear, Saturday at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens’ 15th annual Arbor Day Hawaiian Tree Giveaway. Kekauoha-Schultz was checking out the Makahiki Games area where there was also moa pahe‘e darts and ulu maika bowling. ...

Girls rewarded with ‘puka of blue above Puu Mahoe’

Community News

Despite flash-flood warnings over all Maui the weekend of Oct. 12, the Girl Scouts of Troop 770, 772 and 923 kept their plans for a two-night campout at Puu Mahoe. They were rewarded with a “puka of blue above Puu Mahoe,” reported campers, while most of leeward Haleakala — Kula to Kanaio ...

County awaits appeal of timeshare tax ruling

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A lawsuit that could cost Maui County $34 million in property tax refunds is now before the state Intermediate Court of Appeals, county officials confirmed last week. The county is appealing a decision by 2nd Circuit Court Judge Peter Cahill, who in March issued an order saying the timeshare ...