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Hurricane Lane could be threat; heavy rains, big surf likely

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Lane, a Category 4 hurricane as of Monday afternoon, could be a threat to the Hawaiian Islands by midweek with heavy rains expected even if the eye of the hurricane continues on its path to the south and southwest of the islands, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said. At about 5 p.m. ...

MACC’s annual Maui Calls gala celebrates hula

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Maui Arts & Cultural Center celebrated its annual benefit gala Maui Calls on Saturday evening. This year’s theme, “In Celebration of Hula,” was highlighted with performances by Halau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka with Kumu Hula Napua Greig and Halau o Ka Hanu Lehua with Kumu Hula Kamaka ...

Humpback whale bones respectfully returned to the sea

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The Maui News The skeleton of a juvenile humpback whale that has been displayed at the Pacific Whale Foundation and the Hawai‘i Maritime Center since 1986 was returned to the sea Wednesday off Kahoolawe, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Monday. Through a ...

Man charged in Kahakuloa incident

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A 24-year-old Waihee man was being held on $500,000 bail at the Wailuku Police Station on Monday after allegedly operating a vehicle that struck two individuals in Kahakuloa village on Sunday morning. Kaleo Kubo was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, police said Monday evening. ...

Brown-water advisory lifted

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The brown-water advisory for Hanakaoo Park in West Maui has been canceled, the Clean Water Branch said Monday. The advisory was posted Aug. 13. A brown-water advisory remains in effect for Honomanu Bay in East Maui. It was posted Aug. 2 due to stormwater runoff from heavy rain flowing into ...

81 animals get homes at event

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A total of 81 animals found new homes during the annual “Clear the Shelters” event at the Maui Humane Society on Saturday, the nonprofit organization reported. Started in 2015, the nationwide event aims to raise awareness of and encourage pet adoptions. All adoption fees were waived for ...

Corrections

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• Sheraton leadership. Tetsuji Yamazaki has been general manager of the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa since January 2011. An old news release from SPG Resorts Hawaii was used to write a story about Yamazaki that appeared on Page A3 on Sunday. The appointments of Chip Bahouth and R. George ...

Giving meaning to their travels

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WAILUKU — The Royal Canadian Navy crew members could have spent their day off at the beach — instead, they chose to come to Hospice Maui to help clear the property and deliver a $10,000 check to the Wailuku nonprofit. About 25 crew members of the HMCS Ottawa hacked away shrubbery, laid ...

Hurricane Lane brings high surf to the islands

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The Maui News Hurricane Lane was expected to generate large surf along east-facing shores of Maui today and Tuesday, as the Category 3 hurricane makes its approach toward the Hawaiian Islands this week. As of 5 p.m. Sunday, Hurricane Lane was a Category 3 storm moving westward at around 14 ...

Mission accomplished for Tropic Care’s health clinics

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KAHULUI — A total of 27,749 procedures worth $1.6 million took place during the Tropic Care clinics, according to Washington Air National Guard Capt. Hans Zeiger, public affairs officer for Tropic Care Maui County, who called it a “tremendous success.” The no-cost health clinics held by ...

House fire displaces Paukukalo family

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The Maui News A bedroom fire at a Paukukalo home temporarily displaced a family Sunday morning, according to Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro. At 11:03 a.m. Sunday, firefighters were called to reports of a structure fire on Pohala Street. Upon arriving at the scene, crews noted heavy ...

Nominees sought for nonprofit awards

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The Maui News The Maui Nonprofit Directors Association is accepting nominations for the outstanding nonprofit executive director and its Community Business and Humanitarian awards. For the executive director award, the association is looking for nominees who’ve displayed leadership and ...

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 July 29 to Aug. 4. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of July 30 to Aug. 9. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...

Clearing the shelter

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Lahaina’s Kawika Miranda gets to know a tabby kitten at the Maui Humane Society while looking to adopt during Saturday’s “Clear the Shelters” event in Puunene. “She’s adorable and very friendly,” he said. All adoption fees were waived Saturday as the society took part in the ...

Using medical cannabis for pain management to be topic of talk

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Michael Backes, a renowned medical cannabis researcher and author of “Cannabis Pharmacy,” will be at University of Hawaii Maui College from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday to discuss medical cannabis and chronic pain. Backes, a member of Maui Grown Therapies Science & Medical Advisory Board, ...

Not ready for prime time

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For ‘Ohana Coalition-backed candidates to upset the current 5-4 majority of “establishment” members of the Maui County Council on Nov. 6, they’ll each need to get at least 23,000 votes, based on 2014 and 2016 general election ballot totals for winning council candidates. The current ...

Open house set at equestrian center

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There will be an open house at the Tom Morrow Equestrian Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The arena will be open for riding to all equestrians who are interested in trying out the arena. Riders must bring their own horses. The Tom Morrow Equestrian Center is not a stabling facility ...

Rooting out, cracking down on illegal short-term rentals

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The county Planning Department hopes that a company that specializes in rooting out illegal short-term rentals will help them crack down on the problem over the coming months. Planning Director Michele McLean said the department expects LODGINGRevs, a Colorado-based company hired by the ...

Workshops at multiple sites set for caregivers

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Maui Adult Day Care Centers and Maui County Office on Aging are holding free caregiver workshops, “Understanding the Older Adult,” presented by Kathleen Couch, caregiver/program coordinator for Maui Adult Day Care Centers. The presentation will help caregivers gain a better understanding ...