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Remembering the fallen

May 29, 2016 FIRST PHOTO: Hawaii Army National Guard honor guard members Spc. Patrick Janosko (from left), Sgt. Justin Reiner, Spc. Jayper Pardo and Sg. more »»

 
 
 
A veteran’s story: West Maui man awoke in ‘no man’s land’ with injuries

May 29, 2016 * Editor’s note: Memorial Day is a time to remember the sacrifices of armed forces members, especially those who lost their lives in military service. Bert Blodgett’s story is one of survival. more »»

Jacaranda blooms add color to Upcountry

May 29, 2016 Flowering jacaranda trees frame a view of Maalaea Bay from Kula last week. more »»

Maui Film Festival adds 2 ‘Rising Stars’ to year’s honorees

May 29, 2016 WAILEA — Riding a reputation for spotting talented young actors the moment before they hit the Hollywood A-list, the Maui Film Festival will honor Kelly Rohrbach and Wyatt Russell as its 2016 Rising... more »»

DeCoite files papers to retain House seat

May 29, 2016 Democratic Rep. Lynn DeCoite has filed as a candidate to retain the 13th House District seat she was appointed to in February 2015 to fill the remainder of the term of the late Rep. Mele Carrol. more »»

Schatz: Funds for Maui facility included in defense spending bill

May 29, 2016 The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a defense spending bill for fiscal 2017 that includes $11.7 million for the Maui Space Surveillance System, according to an announcement from U.S. more »»

Man gets prison in car theft case

May 29, 2016 WAILUKU — A man who was on probation when he crashed a stolen car into a fire hydrant last year has been sentenced to a five-year prison term. more »»

Burglary leads to five years in prison

May 29, 2016 WAILUKU — A man with a criminal past was sentenced May 18 to a five-year prison term after he was seen leaving a Kahului residence that was burglarized last year. more »»

Crews battle Kihei brush fire

May 29, 2016 An abandoned vehicle was likely set on fire early Saturday morning, and flames spread to about an acre of brush at the end of Kaiwahine Street in north Kihei, Fire Services Chief Edward Taomoto... more »»

Volunteers string lei for veterans’ graves

May 28, 2016 FIRST PHOTO: Volunteer Ron Kono hangs finished lei Friday during the annual “Blossoms for the Brave” community lei-making event on the front lawn of the Kalana O Maui building in Wailuku. more »»

Maui’s visitor arrivals up, expenditures down in April

May 28, 2016 Maui island continues its record-setting pace for visitor arrivals this year, in the wake of surpassing 2.5 million visitors arriving by air — 2,527,204, to be exact — last year. more »»

Work being done on Kuihelani Highway

May 28, 2016 Traffic barricades line the northbound lanes of Kuihelani Highway for nearly its entire length Wednesday morning as repaving work continues on the road connecting Kahului and Maalaea. more »»

Fallen service members to be honored at event

May 28, 2016 A service honoring those who died while serving in the armed forces will be held at noon today at the Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center during the 47th annual Barrio Fiesta. more »»

‘Vicious’ attack leads to 5 years in prison

May 28, 2016 WAILUKU — A Wailuku man was taken into custody Friday after being sentenced to a five-year prison term for what a deputy prosecutor called a “vicious and brutal” attack outside a Kahului bar four... more »»

Man released from jail to get drug treatment

May 28, 2016 WAILUKU — A Kahului man was released from jail to enter drug treatment last month after he was placed on four years’ probation for felony convictions, including assaulting his infant daughter. more »»

County / In Brief

May 28, 2016 Wo Hing Society temple closed for repairs The 104-year-old Wo Hing Society temple on Front Street is closed while it undergoes major repairs to damage caused by ground termites, according to the... more »»

Invasive trees removed

May 27, 2016 First photo: State forestry crew members Mike Kahula (from left), Layne Vegas and Kat Crosby clear invasive kiawe trees from the perimeter of a popular ‘Ahihi-Kina‘u Natural Area Reserve snorkeling... more »»

The key to hurricane season is preparation

May 27, 2016 Analysts are predicting a near- to above-normal hurricane season for the Central Pacific, with four to seven tropical cyclones this year. more »»

Maui artists ready for Na Hoku Hanohano debuts

May 27, 2016 In a crowded field of nominated musicians, several first-time nominees from Maui are making their Na Hoku Hanohano Awards debuts. more »»

Maui girl ties for 22nd in the Scripps National Spelling Bee

May 27, 2016 Ameera Waterford tripped up on “glacis,” meaning a gradual slope leading up to a fortification, but the Emmanuel Lutheran 8th-grader maintained her poise as she finished tied for 22nd place in the... more »»

Kapalua Bay Beach ranked No. 3

May 27, 2016 Kapalua Bay Beach has made “Dr. Beach’s” top-10 list for beaches in the United States — this year ranking No. 3. Kapalua finished behind No. 1 Hanauma Bay on Oahu and No. more »»

 
 

Alcoholics Anonymous May 29, 2016

Club 449 gay/lesbian group, 7:30 a.m., Kalama Park bandstand, 1900 block of South Kihei Rd.; We Agnostics (no prayers), 10 a.m., 131 S. Kihei Rd. by the Maui Bridge Club; call 874-0214. Also, Maui Sunset group, 5-6 p.m., toward shoreline, behind Maui Sunset, 1032 S. Kihei Rd. more »

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Restating the Obvious

Another very responsible gun owner

May 25, 2016 I swear, we anti-gun nuts couldn't make this stuff up if we held a convention and offered prizes for the wildest stories: The Portland, Oregon, police chief has been suspended for plugging... more »

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