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Kaho‘olawe Commission unveils plans for new center

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The county Urban Design Review Board has recommended approval of plans for a Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission education and operations center on 8.26 acres next to the Kihei Boat Ramp. The project would consolidate commission operations (now located in Wailuku and Kihei) at a new ...

Boy Scouts will recognize 2 honorees for leadership

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The Maui County Council, Boy Scouts of America’s 2018 Hawaii Distinguished Citizen’s Dinner will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Maui in Kaanapali. In the past, the board of directors has selected a citizen who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in his or her ...

Hurricane Olivia approaches isles

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Just as Tropical Storm Norman moved away from the islands, Hurricane Olivia entered the Central Pacific on Saturday, and it was expected to be near the Hawaiian Islands late Tuesday, the National Weather Service’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center reported. As of 5 p.m. Saturday, Olivia was ...

Volunteers sought for annual cleanup in Lahaina

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The 14th annual Lahaina Town Clean Up will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers will meet at Kamehameha Iki Park, 525 Front St. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and instructions and equipment will be distributed to participants. The cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, ...

A day for appreciating breadfruit

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Waiehu’s Paul Higashino (left) and Kahanu Gardens tree caretaker Kama Helekahi load ulu tree keiki into a wheelbarrow manned by Maui Nui Botanical Gardens volunteer Gary Shay during Saturday morning’s La ‘Ulu Breadfruit Day in Kahului. The starts from the Breadfruit Institute at Kahanu ...

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Doctor advocates plant-based diet “Meat Eating and Mind Games,” a presentation by Milton Mills, M.D., will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Dr. Mills will discuss how humans have the anatomy, physiology and palate of herbivores. Medical science ...

State panel recommends ways to deal with rising sea levels

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The Hawai‘i Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission adopted recommendations Tuesday to guide Hawaii’s response to climate change impacts. The panel’s proposals include: • Supporting legislation for disclosure of private and public property offerings located in areas ...

Fountain grass threatens dryland forest ecosystems

Community News

On the leeward slope of Haleakala above Kihei rises a red dirt cinder cone named Pu‘uokali, which means “the hill of waiting.” It is said to be one of several mo‘o (lizard deities) who were transformed into cinder cones on the summit. From her prominent vantage, Pu‘uokali watches over ...

Ki-Aikido course set for adults and teens

Community News

A public introductory course in Ki-Aikido for adults and teens will be offered on four consecutive Tuesday nights, Sept. 11 through Oct. 2, at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani from 8 to 9:30 p.m., taught by 4th-dan Fincher Sterling under the direction of Hawaii Ki ...

Tea ceremony will benefit American Cancer Society

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The Maui Lavender Farm in Kula will be the site of a tea ceremony fundraiser to benefit American Cancer Society’s HopeFest Maui at 10 a.m. Friday. The event is being presented by Lena Morita, Sarah Shim and Ellie Ventula-Honda. Julie Chin Shiotsugu, a Chinese calligrapher from Hong Kong, ...

Honoring a beloved Queen

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Lili‘uokalani Trust’s Kipuka Maui co-lead Gail Murakami places lei into the waiting hands of a wooden Queen Lili‘uokalani sculpture as artist Dale Zarrella looks on during Friday morning’s dedication and blessing ceremony at the Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel in Wailea. The event was ...

Campaign spending fine proposed for Atay

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Staff of the state Campaign Spending Commission has filed a complaint against Maui County Council Member Alika Atay, his campaign, Friends of Alika Atay, and its treasurer. Commission staff members propose a $2,700 fine and a finding from the commission that there is probable cause to believe ...

Baldwin band director placed on paid leave during investigation

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Baldwin High School band director and teacher Stephen Rodrigues has been placed on leave with pay from his job, as part of an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct involving students. Rodrigues has been on department-directed leave since April 6, Lindsay Chambers, communications ...

Council approves Waikapu affordable housing project

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Maui County Council members unanimously adopted a resolution Friday to advance a fast-track workforce housing project for 80 affordable units in Waikapu. The action came on an 8-0 vote, with Council Member Bob Carroll absent and excused. Plans for Waikapu Development Venture’s project ...

Norman reduced to a tropical storm

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With its maximum sustained winds dropping to 70 mph Friday, the former Hurricane Norman became a tropical storm, the National Weather Service reported. As of 11 a.m., the storm was located 330 miles north-northeast of Hilo and 375 miles east-northeast of Honolulu. Norman was moving ...

Nice weather, a good read

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Dwight Baldwin of Makawao and Stephanie Strube of Kihei read Wednesday afternoon at Baldwin Beach Park while waiting for Dwight’s parents to arrive for a barbecue. “It’s good lighting, nice weather, you know, relaxing,” Baldwin said.

Coast Guard rescues crews from 2 capsized vessels

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The U.S. Coast Guard rescued six paddlers whose canoe capsized Thursday night a mile off of Keawakapu, officials reported Friday morning. At 7:14 p.m., the Maui Fire Department alerted the Coast Guard to a distress call from the canoe paddlers, and a crew from the Coast Guard’s Maalaea ...

Breadfruit day today at Maui Nui gardens

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The second annual La Ulu, or Breadfruit Day, will feature ulu cooking demonstrations and other activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens. The free event is sponsored by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and the Ulupono Initiative. Event organizers will offer ...

Lana‘i Air expands flights to Kahului

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Lana‘i Air is offering private flights to Lanai City from Kahului and Kona on the Big Island, according to an announcement. The luxury air charter service is offering the flights to guests of the Four Seasons Resort Lana‘i. “We’re excited to expand Lana‘i Air’s services to better ...