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All-electric bus to make test runs on Maui Bus routes

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A Proterra Catalyst all-electric bus, which costs more to buy but runs cheaper and environmentally cleaner than current Maui buses, will be doing tests on island public transit routes this week, the county Department of Transportation announced Monday. The bus, which will not be carrying ...

Rain leads to brown-water advisory; more showers predicted

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Islandwide rains triggered a brown-water advisory Tuesday as the county prepared for the possibility of more showers later in the week. During a 24-hour period ending at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, the Puu Kukui gauge recorded 4.47 inches of rain, the most countywide. In West Maui, the Mahinahina ...

Event today to mark MLK’s death

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A bell will toll 39 times to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at noon today on the lawn fronting Kalana O Maui in Wailuku. The civil rights leader was 39 when he was shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968. The event is ...

North shore trash route is missed

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Mechanical problems led to a missed refuse collection route in the Haiku/Paia area Tuesday. The route will be serviced today, the county Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division said. Areas affected included Skill Village, Kuau Bay View and Spreckelsville and Haiku, ...

Local Briefs

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Crane-folding project underway In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Maui County’s sister city relationship with Japan’s Fukuyama City, Mayor Alan Arakawa and representatives from the Maui County Sister Cities Foundation will attend Fukuyama City’s Rose Festival & Parade in ...

Another moving day for homeless people on Maui

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KAHULUI — Four individuals packed their belongings into shopping carts on a strip of grass fronting the Shiraishi Pool on Monday when Maui County officials and police arrived shortly after 8 a.m. to enforce a notice to vacate the area. “We don’t know where we going,” said one man ...

World War II veteran’s luck holds

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Bill Wimberley’s a lucky man. The 95-year-old survived five major battles during World War II after being deposited by glider deep behind enemy lines in Burma as an Army airborne soldier. He made it home to eastern Washington state, where he went to law school on the GI Bill and became a ...

Lahaina ferry pier improvements are ready to proceed

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The Maui News Design modifications for ferry pier improvements at the Lahaina Small Boat Harbor will not require a supplemental environmental impact statement, according to a determination by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. West Maui state Rep. Angus McKelvey said the ...

Downed lines trigger outage

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A broken bolt sent down a span of power lines near the intersection of Aku Place and Kaahumanu Avenue at 12:39 p.m. Monday, triggering a power outage for about 150 customers in Wailuku and Kahului, said Maui Electric Co. spokeswoman Shayna Decker. Most customers had power returned by 1:30 ...

Police use Taser on man with a knife

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A Maui police officer used a Taser to subdue a man who was standing on top of a cement truck and threatening to harm himself with a knife Friday in Kihei, police said Monday. Around 2 p.m. Friday, police were called to 91 E. Lipoa St. after receiving a report of a man who was trespassing and ...

Water department is topic on TV show

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Mayor Alan Arakawa’s Akaku TV program, “Your County with Mayor Arakawa,” will highlight the Department of Water Supply beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday on cable Channel 55, according to an announcement. Moderated by county Communications Director Rod Antone, the program will include water ...

Corrections

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• Zip line. A story published Friday on Page A1 and continued on Page A4 noted that Northshore Zipline Co. met with Haiku residents over a proposed zip line along Lower Ulumalu Road. During the meeting, residents of the Manawai Homeowners’ Association explained that they blocked the ...

Doves take flight at Keawala‘i

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First photo: Arayanna Foster, 8, (from left), with sisters, Kaila, 10, and Makena, 1, watch doves leave the basket they opened at the conclusion of Keawala’i Congregational Church’s Ka La I Ala Hou Ai Ka Haku Easter Sunday service in Makena. Attendees of the annual service filled the church ...

Study finds ways to fight invasive anemone

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The Maui News A new U.S. Geological Survey study has found that control efforts, such as the removal of shipwrecks and application of chlorine, may help mitigate the damaging effects of corallimorph, a type of invasive anemone, on coral reefs in the Central Pacific. “Coral reefs are home ...

‘Kuleana’ begins its theatrical run on Maui

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“Kuleana” director Brian Kohne (right) talks with the film’s leading man, actor Moronai Kanekoa, during Saturday’s opening event at Maui Mall in Kahului. Kohne and Kanekoa joined other cast members in signing autographs and meeting fans. The award-winning film shot entirely in Hawaii ...

Paia man sentenced to a month jail term for tool thefts

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The Maui News WAILUKU — A man who was caught stealing tools from a Spreckelsville construction site where he formerly worked has been sentenced to a one-month jail term. Kaleikaumaka Thompson, 26, of Paia also was placed on four years’ probation as part of his sentence imposed ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of March 28 to 29. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...