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Witnesses describe seeing a ‘drunk’ officer hitting utility pole

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The Maui News WAILUKU — A former Maui Police Department officer’s white Toyota Tacoma truck was seen hitting a cement pillar and sideswiping a parked car before it crashed into a utility pole on South Kihei Road, according to witnesses. The vehicle owner, identified as Mousa Kawas, 28, ...

Man helped to shore at D.T. Fleming Beach

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Lifeguards helped a man who was in distress get safely to shore Monday at D.T. Fleming Beach Park in Kapalua, a fire official said. The 50-year-old visitor was having trouble getting out of the water when lifeguards responded at 12:10 p.m. Monday, said Ocean Safety Battalion Chief Kevin ...

Aloha Lahaina holiday parade set

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The third Aloha Lahaina Christmas Parade down Front Street will get underway at 10 a.m. Saturday. The parade begins at the corner of Papalaua and Front streets by the Outlets of Maui, proceeds south down Front Street to Banyan Tree Park. The parade will honor Lahainaluna High School’s ...

Corrections

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• Special professor. George Schick’s name was misspelled in a commentary about Maui-born engineering professor Jason Daida. The story on the late University of Michigan professor, who had a scholarship offered in his name by his former students, began Sunday on Page A3 and continued to Page ...

Bikers deliver lots of toys for keiki

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First photo: Keiki gather on stage to receive their bicycles during the Maui County Street Bikers United’s annual toy collection drive at the Azeka Shopping Center in Kihei on Sunday morning. Every year around Christmastime, hundreds of bikers collect toys to be delivered to the Salvation ...

You aren’t born a leader, says Lingle, you become one

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WAIKAPU — Linda Lingle’s path to becoming governor of Hawaii started with a drinking fountain at the Mitchell Pauole Center. Lingle was a young journalist on Molokai when the senior citizens who met at the center came up to her one day to complain about the fountain, which was spewing hot ...

Plenty of hoopla at basketball tourney

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Sisters Kimie (right, first photo), 7, and Kyra Sanchez, 8, of Lanai compete in a hula-hoop contest during a break in the basketball game between University of California, Riverside and Eastern Washington on Saturday night at Lahaina Civic Center. They were the last two standing and ended up ...

Opportunity Zones, tax incentives could aid redevelopment

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The Maui News Maui County zones have been set up that offer tax incentives to encourage investments in those lower income areas as part of a federal program. The county Office of Economic Development worked with the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism and Gov. David ...

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 Dec. 2 to 8. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

Health care industry prepares for ‘Our Care, Our Choice Act’

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At Hospice Maui, where many people spend their final days, it’s not unusual to hear patients talk about wanting to end their lives early, said Chief Executive Officer Dr. Greg LaGoy. Until now, that wasn’t an option. But on Jan. 1, patients in Hawaii will have that choice for the first ...

Students get a taste of food they helped grow

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More than 200 children, from kindergarten to 5th grade, participated in the Grow Some Good school gardens’ taco cooking lesson Dec. 3 and 4 at Kihei Elementary School. Produce and herbs such papaya, parsley, jicama, lime, tomatoes, avocado and onions, which grow in the school garden, were ...

COMMENTARY: Remembrance of a special professor

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Former students of University of Michigan engineering and physics professor Jason Daida, who romped through the Kahului increments in his youth, have established a scholarship for their very special teacher in his name. They have been ponying up their money for the past three years to provide ...

Tetsuji Yamazaki to oversee Maui County Charity Walks

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Tetsuji Yamazaki, general manager of the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, is the 2019 Maui County Visitor Industry Charity Walk chair and will oversee the Charity Walks held on Maui, Molokai and Lanai, the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association has announced. “As the 2019 Charity Walk ...

High-surf warning in effect till Monday

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The National Weather Service issued a high-surf warning Saturday for north- and west-facing shores of Molokai and north-facing shores of Maui until 6 a.m. Monday. The high-surf warning means there will be dangerous, battering waves on the shoreline. Rip currents will make swimming ...

Charity concert set at Royal Lahaina Resort

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Royal Lahaina Resort in Kaanapali will host award-winning local musicians Barry Flanagan of HAPA and Eric Gilliom at an oceanfront Christmas Charity Concert at 5 p.m. Dec. 23. The concert is open to resort guests and the community, with donations being accepted to benefit the 2019 Visitor ...

Drunken driving checkpoints set

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Maui Police Department Traffic Section officers will be out through the new year, stepping up vigilance for anyone driving impaired, according to an announcement. During the department’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, officers also will be watching out for speeding, seat ...

Students to learn about budgeting

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HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union and Financial Reality Foundation will present Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui with a Get REAL Financial Reality Fair from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Clubhouse. The fair is an interactive program that allows students to make budgeting decisions (and ...

Essay wins $10K grant for the Maui Humane Society

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Josephine Tempongko of Maui submitted a story about her dog, Dottie, in the Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes contest in an effort to win a grant for the Maui Humane Society. Dottie was adopted from MHS. Her story won and MHS was named the winner of a $10,000 grant from the Petco ...

Home Health by Hale Makua Health Services celebrates 50 years

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Since opening its doors in 1968, Home Health by Hale Makua Health Services has cared for more than 25,000 individuals and provided more than 1 million home visits, according to a news release. The organization was the first Medicare-certified home health care agency on the island and the third ...

Local Briefs

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Santa will read stories at library Children of all ages are invited to Makawao Public Library to hear holiday stories read by Kriss Kringle from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. Santa will also be available for wish whispering and picture taking. This free program is sponsored by Maui Friends of ...