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An image in time

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Lahaina resident Haru Nakagawa snaps a photo of the Lahaina Hongwanji Mission’s float in Saturday’s 2018 Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa‘u Parade and Ho‘olaulea in Lahaina. Nakagawa was taking photos of most of the floats and pa‘u units. He said he didn’t plan to print any, just look ...

Bail maintained in sex assault case

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WAILUKU — Bail was kept at $100,000 for a California man charged with sexually assaulting a woman last year. Edgar Reyes, 20, of Hesperia has pleaded not guilty to the charge of first-degree sexual assault. During a hearing Tuesday in 2nd Circuit Court, Reyes asked that his bail be ...

Hawaiian Telcom sale OK’d by FCC

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The last major hurdle to Cincinnati Bell’s purchase of Hawaiian Telcom was cleared Tuesday with the deal’s approval by the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC’s action follows approvals by the state Public Utilities Commission on April 30, the state Department of Commerce and ...

Local Briefs

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Rummage sale to benefit scholarship The Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International, an honorary society of women educators, will have a rummage sale from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kahului Elementary School cafeteria. Items for sale include plants, books, clothing, toys and jewelry. ...

Corrections

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• On the Campaign Trail/Candidate talk story. Central Maui state House District candidate Justin Hughey and Maui County Council candidate Natalie “Tasha” Kama will host a “talk story” event with 2nd Congressional District candidate Sherry Alu Campagna from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at ...

School’s out — but not for MPD’s school resource officers

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WAILUKU — Along with working in intermediate and high schools to keep students safe, police school resource officers played basketball with youths in public housing parks, joined students at a DUI roadblock and solved some major crimes last year. “The program has completely evolved from ...

National Guardsman has been keeping things secure at lava flow

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Hawaii Army National Guard Capt. Aris Banaag is trying to catch up on sleep after leading round-the-clock security around lava from Kilauea volcano for three weeks on the Big Island. The 25-year veteran was in charge of 75 soldiers and teamed up with local police to create checkpoints around ...

Molokai woman who embezzled over $1M headed to prison

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The Maui News A Molokai woman was sentenced last week to seven years in federal prison for embezzling more than $1 million from the now-closed First Hawaiian Homes Federal Credit Union and forging a letter to try to conceal the theft. Allennie Naeole, 55, who is also known as Kalai Naeole, ...

Unemployment rate down to 2 percent in Maui County for May

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The Maui News The unemployment rate for Maui County in May remained at 2 percent, which was the same as April, but down from 2.6 in same month last year, the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations reported Thursday. The county figure is not seasonally adjusted, meaning it ...

Public help sought in prison accident

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The Lahaina Restoration Foundation is seeking the public’s help in finding out more information about an incident in which a vehicle slammed into a wall of the Old Lahaina Prison sometime Friday night. The vehicle hit the wall on the Wainee Street side of the prison, which is located at ...

Hawaiian waives Osaka change fees

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Through today, Hawaiian Airlines is waiving reservation change fees for ticketholders traveling to and from Osaka, Japan. Because of the recent earthquake, the airline will allow travelers a one-time reservation change, provided that the ticket was issued Sunday or earlier and the flights ...

Kula crash closes Pulehu for 8 hours

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Pulehu Road was closed for about eight hours, reopening early Monday, after a truck hit a utility pole in the 500 block in Kula, police said. The crash occurred at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday when it was reported that a silver-colored Chevrolet pickup truck lost control and hit the pole while ...

Hana Landfill to close early today

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The Hana Landfill will close at 1 p.m. today due to insufficient manpower, according to Maui County’s Department of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Division. The closure is necessary for the department to ensure safe operations and to meet the minimum state Department of Health ...

Candidates to meet Wednesday in Haiku

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The Haiku Community Association and Paia Town Association will host a candidates’ night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Haiku Community Center. The meeting will introduce new Haiku Community Association Project Manager Maile Davis. It will also feature updates from the 2018 legislative ...

Amber Heard: Film festival’s Shining Star lights up crowd

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WAILEA — Feisty actress Amber Heard brought cheers from a crowd of 1,675 with calls for female empowerment in the movie industry as she accepted the Maui Film Festival’s Shining Star Award at the Celestial Cinema on Friday. Humor punctuated the remarks from the 32-year-old Texas native, ...

Bed-and-breakfast enforcement bill loses some bite

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A bill aimed at more enforcement of bed-and-breakfast operations got some of its teeth removed Friday when Maui County Council members amended it to give operators a 30-day grace period to renew their county permits. Citing previous committee testimony from legal operators who may, for good ...

Hit-and-run moped fatality suspect is in police custody

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The Maui News A 35-year-old Kahului man is in custody after allegedly killing a man operating a moped and seriously injuring the victim’s female passenger in a hit-and-run crash early Saturday morning on Puunene Avenue in Kahului. Maui police identified the victim as Joey L. Ruiz, 36, of ...

Three new doctors join Kaiser on Maui

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The Maui News Three new physicians are joining Kaiser Permanente on Maui. They are: • Dr. Mason Turner, psychiatrist, the Maui Lani Medical Office. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of June 8 to 15. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse evaluation ...

A parade fit for a king

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Maui Pa‘u Princess Leila Kalani Larson and her attendants ride down Lahaina’s Front Street on Saturday. Larson placed third in the Outstanding Pa‘u Princess Division. Festivities continue from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the Banyan Tree Park in Lahaina. There will be music, free keiki ...