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Crowd marches for pro-life

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First photo: A sign-waving crowd of about 190 people makes its way along Puunene Avenue Saturday morning while taking part in the annual Maui March for Life. The march ended at Christ the King Church. Second photo: Co-organizer Norman Franco (center) raises his arms and chants "save the ...

Losing limb has even higher cost

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KAANAPALI — Losing a limb is one thing, but being crippled by insurance systems is quite another, according to athlete, amputee and advocate Nicole Ver Kuilen. Ver Kuilen, 28, who's known for completing a 1,500-mile West Coast triathlon a few years ago in an insurance-mandated prosthesis ...

Celebrating the Chinese New Year

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First photo: Lahaina's Kaeo Shaw feeds a red envelope with money enclosed to a lion dancer while startled son Nahiku Shaw, 2, retreats into mom Iwa Shaw's arms during Saturday's Chinese New Year Celebration at Maui Mall in Kahului. Along with the traditional lion dance, the event celebrating ...

Na Alii claim third straight MIL title

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PUKALANI — This was history for the King Kekaulike High School girls soccer team. After peppering the goal for most of the game, Na Alii finally found the back of the net twice in the second half on Saturday night for a 2-0 win over Kamehameha Maui at King Kekaulike Stadium to clinch the ...

Seabury boys, mixed crews secure MIL crowns

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KAHULUI — Lining the shoreline at Kahului Harbor, the Seabury Hall canoe paddling team cheered on their mixed crew, which had just capped the day with the Spartans' second championship-clinching victory.  Both the Spartans’ boys and mixed teams clinched Maui Interscholastic League ...

‘Evil monster’ sentenced to 20 years in prison

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WAILUKU — With the victim’s mother calling the defendant an “evil monster,” he was sentenced Friday to a 20-year prison term for using a machete to kill a man in a bathroom at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. The sentence was the maximum that could be imposed on Kumulipo Sylva after a 2nd ...

Technology entrepreneur to share innovation and funding ideas

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Maui entrepreneurs can learn how to create a successful and sustainable business through innovation and research at next month’s Maui TechOhana from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Malcom Center in Kihei. The founder of Nalu Scientific, Isar Mostafanezhad, Ph.D., will share his business model ...

Axis deer on the rise, experts say

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MAKAWAO — Experts say axis deer numbers are rising on Maui, and lawmakers are looking for ways to manage an invasive species considered both environmentally destructive and desirable for hunting. Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino recently made a pitch at the state Legislature for $3.5 ...

Local Briefs

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Social event set at Roselani Place Roselani Place in Kahului invites the community to an open house to welcome Faith Gianan who is returning to the facility in her new role as general manager. The event will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday in the first-floor library at 88 S. Papa Ave. ...

Some wait overnight to be first to get their ‘Chickenjoy’

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KAHULUI — There’s only one reason to go without sleep, staying overnight in a lawn chair under the stars off Dairy Road in Central Maui. “Chickenjoy,” said Clarence A. Fune, who had slightly red eyes and a big white smile. “It’s so worth it.” The Kahului resident was second in ...

Honor Rolls

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KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS Maui Middle School Second Quarter Headmaster’s List 4.0 Grade-Point Average Grade 6 — Raine Blanchette, Chaela Gantala, Aiden Gasmen, Braelyn Hong, Kahaliaokuuhaola Kana-Yarborough, Allie Kennedy, Lilinoe Peterson, Pohaikealoha Roback, Kayla Souza, Myla ...

Clerk: He urged revealing cameras to council members

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WAILUKU — Maui County Clerk Josiah Nishita said Friday that he recommended that all Maui County Council members be informed about the installation of covert security cameras in Council Chambers and that his office was not the driver of the controversial project. “I agree (the cameras) ...

Five apply for vacant clerk positions so far

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WAILUKU — As of Friday afternoon, there were five people seeking the Maui County clerk and/or deputy county clerk positions in the wake of resignations by individuals in both posts submitted last month. Clerk Josiah Nishita and Deputy Clerk Maggie Clark left to take positions in Mayor ...

Owner of this kayak off Molokai sought

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The owner of a kayak found adrift south of Kamalo Harbor on Molokai on Friday is being sought by the Coast Guard. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners to keep a sharp lookout for signs of distress after receiving a ...

High-surf warning posted

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A high-surf warning, with waves expected to reach as high as 34 feet today, is in effect from 6 a.m. today to 6 p.m. Sunday for north- and west-facing shores of Molokai and north-facing shores of Maui. A northwest swell is slated to steadily build through today and peak late this afternoon ...

Visitor drowns in waters off Kaanapali

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A 70-year-old Iowa man died after he was pulled from the water Thursday afternoon at the beach fronting the Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, officials said. He was identified as Pravin Patel of Muscatine. Lahaina firefighters and Lahaina patrol officers responded to the 4:58 p.m. call reporting a ...

Rough ocean leads to injuries

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Two people were transported to the hospital after being injured in ocean accidents in Peahi and Makena on Thursday, a fire official said. Responding to a 9:22 a.m. call, Paia firefighters met a personal watercraft that brought in a surfer who was injured at the “Jaws” surf spot at Peahi ...

Fire damages Napili residence

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A fire early Thursday caused an estimated $40,000 in damage to a residence on Hui Road A in Napili, a fire official said. Napili and Lahaina engine companies responded to the fire reported at 5:02 a.m. that involved mainly the exterior of the home, said Fire Services Chief Rylan ...

Public Safety gets new alert system

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The state Department of Public Safety is transitioning to a new public notification system called AlertSense, which will allow the department to put out timely emergency, advisory and community alerts via text message and email. The change will go into effect Feb. 1. All alerts that were on ...

Shade at Molokai playground is topic

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Concepts for the One Alii Park Playground Shade and Wind Structures project will be discussed at a meeting at 4 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Mitchell Pauole Community Center. During the meeting, the Department of Parks and Recreation will present proposed shade and wind structures and design layout ...