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Maui High day care program squeezed out for lack of space

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When Maile Tobin was juggling school, a toddler and night shifts at Outback Steakhouse, the day care program at Maui High School was a lifesaver. “If I didn’t have this program, I wouldn’t have graduated, because I wouldn’t have had anybody to watch my son,” said Tobin, who graduated ...

Tiny house no tall order for student builders

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First photo: Members of Maui High School building and construction teacher Julio Bayez’s class work on the finishing exterior touches of special education teacher Penny Gillman’s tiny house Wednesday afternoon. Gillman said she bought the plans for the 300-square-foot living space and had ...

From living ‘rich and famous lifestyle’ to living behind bars

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WAILUKU — An Australian national who used aliases while “living the rich and famous lifestyle” and making financial deals has been sentenced to a 10-year prison term. The sentence was imposed May 9 on Adam Nettlefold, 34, who was arrested in May 2017 in Wailea. “This defendant has ...

Waikapu Country Town project set for design review

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The Maui News The next step in the government review process for the Waikapu Country Town project will be Tuesday before the Urban Design Review Board. The board’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in the Planning Department Conference Room on the first floor of the Kalana Pakui ...

World Oceans Day activities set for June 8 across island

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The Maui News Pacific Whale Foundation and other organizations are offering a variety of activities June 8 on World Oceans Day. The day’s theme will be: “Encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter.” • Pacific Whale Foundation will have ...

A rainbow blessing for graduates

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A rainbow arcs over Upcountry during commencement ceremonies last week for King Kekaulike High School. National Weather Service forecasters predict partly cloudy skies today with scattered showers in windward and mauka areas and isolated showers leeward. High temperatures are expected to range ...

Outdoor siren warning test set for Friday

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The Maui News The monthly test of outdoor emergency sirens will happen at 11:45 a.m. Friday, according to an announcement from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. The siren test will be coordinated with a test of the live audio broadcast warning system. The warning sirens alert people ...

Six chosen as ‘Islander Scholars’

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The Maui News Six Maui County high school juniors have been named as “Islander Scholars,” according to an announcement from the Islander Institute and Malama Learning Center. The students are Tia Caulford of Baldwin High School, Marissa Pu of Hana High and Elementary School, Jay ...

Kihei man arrested for moped thefts

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Police arrested a Kihei man last week after he was seen driving two stolen mopeds in Kihei. August Zilisch, 32, was charged with two counts of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and disobedience to police officers. His bail was set at $11,000. At 11:15 p.m. May 18, a police officer ...

Lanai man arrested for firearms, drugs

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Bail was set at $30,000 for a Lanai man who was arrested last week after police reported finding drugs, a shotgun and ammunition in a search of his residence. Chad Keahi, 47, of Lanai City was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, four counts of being a felon in possession of ...

County students set on military schools

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Four Maui County students have been accepted into U.S. military academies and preparatory schools, according to a Military Affairs Council announcement. The students are: • Jasmine Conroy-Humphrey and Keona Conroy-Humphrey, both of Lanai High and Elementary School, to the U.S. Military ...

Fun at Camp Pilialoha O Maui

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First photo: Red team mentor Reid Bellmore tries to tag a blue team member Friday afternoon during a game at Camp Pilialoha O Maui. Second photo: Derek and Julie Smith share a laugh Friday evening with campers in the dining hall at Camp Pilialoha O Maui. The founders celebrated their fifth ...

Murder suspect tells police victim shot during a struggle

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WAILUKU — A murder suspect at first denied shooting a man and disposing of his body, but later told police the man died after being shot twice during a struggle over a pistol at a Kanaio residence, according to a declaration filed in court. The document was filed to support charges of ...

Council gives final approval to fiscal 2019 county budget

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The Maui County Council approved a $758.3 million county budget for fiscal 2019 on Tuesday. The budget is around $62 million less than Mayor Alan Arakawa’s proposed budget of $820 million. It is also $53.1 million higher than this year’s council-approved budget of $705.2 million. The ...

Man’s addiction leads to 10-year prison term

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The Maui News WAILUKU — A 10-year prison term was ordered for a man who said he had “let my addiction control my life” when methamphetamine was found in a backpack he discarded while fleeing from police. Kainoa Duarte, 43, of Pukalani had pleaded no contest to second-degree promotion ...

Botanical Garden show highlights O’Keeffe’s Hawaii paintings

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The Associated Press NEW YORK — Georgia O’Keeffe, famous for her desert paintings, created equally stunning — though lesser known — pieces inspired by a 1939 trip to Hawaii. The works, and a display of the plants she would have encountered there, are now on view at the New York ...

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4-part class is intro to ki-aikido An introductory course in ki-aikido, a Japanese martial art based on Zen principles and teaching practical self-defense with a peaceful mindset, will be offered on four consecutive Thursday evenings in June starting June 7. The course will take place at ...

On The Campaign Trail

On The Campaign Trail

Sierra Club endorses Cochran for mayor The Sierra Club of Hawai‘i has endorsed Maui County Council Member Elle Cochran’s bid for mayor. The club represents 12,000 members, according to an announcement. And, in its letter backing Cochran, the organization said that “our endorsement sends ...

Vietnam War Monument unveiled on Memorial Day

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MAKAWAO — When Robert Moniz looks at the names of the 42 Maui County veterans killed in Vietnam, he sees friends and classmates from Maui High and St. Joseph School. “The monument is basically about these guys,” Moniz said Monday, touching the names on the newly dedicated Vietnam War ...

Celebration of life slated next month for Sionetelua Koloi

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A Lanai family is planning a celebration of life next month for a man who was allegedly beaten to death by his girlfriend’s cousin. The event honoring Sionetelua Koloi is tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. on June 16 at the Lanai Community Center, or the old bowling alley, girlfriend ...