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Bigger draw: Big game or Willie K?

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First photo: New England Patriots fan Barbara Potopowitz of Maalaea celebrates as her team captures its NFL record-tying sixth Super Bowl victory during a watch party at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Sunday. The Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3, before a packed house at the ...

They keep on coming

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Given the way visitor numbers have grown each year, arrivals to Maui could crack 3 million in 2019. Visitor arrivals to Maui by air rose to 2,914,122 in 2018, a 6.2 percent increase over 2017, while visitor spending increased to $5.07 billion, an 8.3 percent increase over 2017, according to ...

Students show off their science skills at Olympiad

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First photo: Baldwin High School juniors Liana Garcia, 16, (right) and Juliane Venezuela, 16, adjust their boomilever before putting it to the test in Saturday’s ninth annual Maui Regional Science Olympiad hosted by University of Hawaii Maui College. Their boomilever held 4,600 grams before ...

Man steals from friend at dialysis

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WAILUKU — A judge denied a man’s request to keep a conviction off his record for burglarizing the home of a friend while he was at a dialysis appointment. “You not only waited until he left the house, your friend was at dialysis,” 2nd Circuit Judge Richard Bissen said in sentencing ...

Crime Watch

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THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from Jan. 20 to 26. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

County GOP to meet Feb. 16

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The Maui County Republican Party will be holding a caucus election meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at Maui Waena Intermediate School cafeteria. To vote in the elections of delegates, precinct presidents and vacant district chair positions, a person must be registered as a Hawaii voter and a ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Jan. 28 to 31. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...

Rockslide cleared from highway

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A small rock slide occurred on Hana Highway at Mile Marker 19.7 on Saturday afternoon, according to the state Department of Transportation. A department crew in Keanae responded, and by 3:39 p.m. Saturday the roadway was clear.

‘Hope and skepticism’: Mahi Pono reaches out to community

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WAILUKU — When livestock manager Jacob Tavares meets with Mahi Pono principal Ceil Howe III, he can dive into the nitty gritty details of cattle operations — and Howe understands. “I can sit down with him and talk about cattle types, forage types, irrigation systems,” said Tavares, who ...

Class to raise new crop of Master Gardeners

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A new Master Gardener class has begun at University of Hawaii Maui College. It is an annual offering of the College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources, Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, and the UH-MC Campus Extension Services. Classes run from mid-January through May. ...

Tearing up over famous onion’s end

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WAILUKU — These Maui onions are sentimental enough to make grown men cry. The popular Maui Pickled Products, which started from a Kula onion farm nearly 50 years ago and grew to garner national fame, sent its last shipment Tuesday. News that the longtime business ceased production Jan. 26 ...

Wildland fire specialist to give free lecture

Community News

Wildfires have an impact on the nearshore ocean environment and coral reefs, which is why Maui Nui Marine Resource Council is hosting a free presentation, “Wildfire on Maui: the History, Threat, and Our Collective Responsibility,” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pacific Whale ...

Hart to divest stake in company before joining mayor’s staff

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Incoming Deputy Planning Director Jordan Hart has not yet taken his position in the Michael Victorino mayoral administration as he works to divest himself of the company his father founded, which is involved in land-use planning and landscape architecture. Hart has been the owner of Chris ...

Students participate in campaign to end polio

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The Kihei Elementary School Student Council EarlyAct Group, consisting of 16 representatives from 3rd-, 4th- and 5th-grade classes, have again joined forces with the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset for its third annual “Pennies for Polio” drive. Led by staff members Joanne Laird, Alaina ...

10 county teachers earn, renew national certification

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The state Department of Education has announced that 63 of its teachers statewide have earned or renewed their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification — a mark of distinction recognizing accomplished teaching. The teachers voluntarily undertook and completed the ...

Sailing Coons name president for Trilogy, Lanai service

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Jim and Randy Coon, who started Trilogy Excursions 46 years ago, have begun “succession planning” and appointed Capt. Gabe Lucy president of Coon Brothers Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiaries Trilogy Excursions and Lana‘i City Service, a news release from the company Wednesday ...

Pee Wee teams to play during LHS half time

Community News

Westside Hoops will giveaway 200 basketballs to kids wearing West Maui Youth League jerseys or Lunatic shirts during the Lahainaluna Basketball Night Jamboree on Tuesday at the Lahaina Civic Center. It is Lahainaluna’s Senior Night. The varsity boys basketball game will be between ...

Science fair set this week

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The 60th Maui County Regional Science & Engineering Fair, where top projects will be selected for the state and international science fairs, will be held Wednesday and Thursday at the Maui Beach Hotel Rainbow Dining Room in Kahului. A total of 71 projects and 92 students from 12 public ...