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Hawaiian Airlines issues rules for smart bags

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The Maui News Hawaiian Airlines will not accept smart bags with nonremovable lithium ion batteries as checked or carry-on luggage beginning Jan. 15, the airline announced Wednesday. The batteries have been known to short-circuit, posing a safety risk for airlines, the Honolulu-based carrier ...

Henry Kapono & Friends to perform

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“The Songs of C&K” with Henry Kapono & Friends will be playing at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Castle Theater. The concert will feature the music of the Cecilio & Kapono duo during the 1970s and ’80s. Joining Kapono will be Johnny Valentine, Alx ...

Crash closes highway Tuesday

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A collision between a sedan and a dump truck Tuesday afternoon left one driver in critical condition and closed Haleakala Highway for about 1 1/2 hours, police said. A silver 2017 Nissan four-door sedan was traveling mauka on Haleakala Highway when it crossed left of center and collided with a ...

Volunteers and donations sought

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A group organizing its 16th Christmas Day breakfast for those in need at Kalama Park is seeking donations and volunteers. The group is seeking gently used clothing, jackets, books, jackets, bottled water, pastries, packaged snacks, apples and oranges. The group will be serving breakfast, ...

Maui residents sought for survey

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Two University of Hawaii at Manoa professors are working on a “Recreation Activities in Hawaii” project and are seeking Maui residents to take a survey on outdoor recreation preferences. Professors Kirsten Oleson and Carlo Fezzi of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental ...

Erosion devouring mission property

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Members of the 111-year-old Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission of Paia are hoping to save their temple building and cemetery from rapidly increasing erosion that has swept out into the shore break close to a hundred gravestones and claimed several acres of land over the years. “The shoreline has ...

Bell ringing set for Dec. 31

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Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission of Paia is welcoming the public to ring its iconic bronze bell 108 times Dec. 31 in celebration of the new year. The ringing of the bell, also known as Joya no Kane, begins at 10:45 p.m. and is followed by a New Year’s blessing service at 11:30 p.m. at the ...

Upcountry a priority area for cesspool upgrades

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Upcountry is one of 14 top priority areas in the state where cesspool upgrades are critically needed due to “significant risk” of drinking water and environmental contamination, a state Department of Health report to the state Legislature said. “The report findings are troubling and ...

Tree sales benefit KKHS Class of 2018

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King Kekaulike High School senior Kamryn Sagawinit trims the base of a noble fir Christmas tree while waiting for customers Saturday afternoon at the Upcountry school. Sagawinit, who currently serves as manager for the school’s girls soccer team, is selling the trees for her senior project ...

Report: Pilot was making corrections before Molokai crash

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Pilot Bill Vogt was making an instrument approach to Molokai Airport and was correcting to remain on course while staying clear of clouds when the single-engine plane he was flying disappeared from radar, according to the National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary accident report for ...

Rain in the forecast

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A rainbow appears in front of the West Maui Mountains as rain descends on Lahaina on Friday afternoon. Showers and north-northwest winds between 14 and 18 mph are forecast for today with the possibility of thunderstorms and heavy rainfall, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu. ...

Broadband expands to rural areas

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Using some federal funds, Hawaiian Telcom has expanded its fiber broadband to 5,000 rural areas in Hawaii, including Huelo on Maui and Kaluakoi on Molokai, the company announced Tuesday. The expansion uses federal Connect America Fund money; it was the first time Hawaiian Telcom used those ...

Flood watch, surf advisory continued

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A flash-flood watch and a high-surf advisory have been continued in Maui County, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu. The flash-flood watch will remain in effect until tonight for the entire county. A flash-flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash ...

Local Briefs

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Tickets available for New Year’s dinner The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui’s quarterly meeting and annual “Oshogatsu — Japanese New Year’s Traditions” event will be held Dec. 29 at Wailuku Hongwanji social hall. Society members and the general public are invited. The event ...

Affordable housing in Lokahi project blessed

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HAPPY VALLEY – Dell Finn Castroverde has been renting on Maui her entire adult life. She’s wanted to buy a house for about 20 years – and now the born-and-raised Maui woman and her two sons are finally getting a place of their own. Nonprofit housing developer Lokahi Pacific held a ...

Ige’s budget includes airport, forest land money

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Funds for Kahului Airport’s new tram, Maui County public hospitals, forest land and a lifeguard contract were the Maui County highlights in Gov. David Ige’s supplemental budget proposal unveiled Monday. Ige proposed $5 million to operate the solar electric-powered tram that will be built ...

Invasion of the potato hornworms!

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It was the invasion of the sweet potato hornworm in Waikapu on Wednesday afternoon. Shari Rabbett was intently painting near the sunflower patch at the Maui Tropical Plantation when she noticed something in her peripheral vision. At first, she thought they were centipedes and did the ...

Rat lungworm warnings broadcast statewide

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The Maui News The state Department of Health has launched a statewide broadcast media campaign to educate residents and visitors about rat lungworm disease, a potentially devastating illness that can have debilitating effects on an infected person’s brain and spinal cord. Launched through a ...

Supervised released OK’d for defendant in robbery, kidnap

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The Maui News WAILUKU – A judge granted supervised release Monday to a Lahaina woman charged in the robbery and kidnapping of a California couple earlier this year at Nakalele Point. Second Circuit Judge Peter Cahill released Ashley Ramos, 19, so she could participate in a partial ...

Children receive bicycles

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Five-year-old Umi Juan of Kihei receives a new bike as part of the 2017 Maui Toys 4 Tots Motorcycle Toy Run at the Azeka Shopping Center on Dec. 10. The timing was perfect for father Fernando Juan, who said that his three children had all outgrown their old bikes. Fifteen bicycles were given ...