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Keiki woodworkers show their stuff

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First photo: Pukalani’s Sam Amoroso talks design with son Arlo, 5, as he builds a birdhouse during Saturday’s Observe & Play Family Day at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Schaefer International Gallery. The hands-on event, held in conjunction with the exhibit titled The ...

Unbroken

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KAHULUI — Through care, compassion and companionship, the Maui Vet Center helps local combat veterans and their families readjust or recover from traumas, while also chiseling away at the stigma of being a “broken veteran.” The new Vet Center director, also a military veteran, aims to ...

Pukalani, Kaunakakai robotics bound for world championship

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Maui County’s best young robotics minds joined forces over the weekend to bring home the hardware and earn their schools a spot at the world championships. Pukalani Elementary School and a Mililani team earned first place in the state competition on Oahu, while another Pukalani squad and a ...

Somera named top recruit in graduating class

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The Maui News Officer Jensen Somera received the Outstanding Recruit Award, as the Maui Police Department’s 89th Recruit Class was honored at a graduation ceremony Friday at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu. The 10 recruits completed eight months of physical and academic training ...

Property taxes due Thursday

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The Maui News Real property tax bills for the second installment of tax year 2019-20 are due Thursday, according to a notice from the county. Property owners who pay their real property taxes directly and have not received their real property tax bills should check on their taxes ...

Man dies during scuba diving tour

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A 26-year-old man stationed at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu died while scuba diving off Molokai on Saturday. Duane Harold Parsley II was part of a scuba diving tour but did not return to his boat as scheduled at 9 a.m., according to police. Parsley was later found unresponsive in an ...

Kahului sets record on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day may not have been the only reason Maui residents were feeling the heat Friday, as Kahului reached a record-high temperature of 87 degrees. The temperature broke the old record of 86 degrees set on Feb. 14, 2018, according to the National Weather Service. The last time ...

Kula meeting to cover water, energy

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The upcoming auction of four East Maui watershed lease areas will be among the topics at the Kula Community Association meeting Wednesday. The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kula Community Center. Refreshments will start at 6:30 p.m. Ian Hirokawa from the state Department of ...

Legislator proposes expansion of state’s deadly force statute

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HONOLULU (AP) — A state legislator has proposed an expansion of the state’s law allowing residents to use deadly force to defend themselves at their homes and businesses. A bill introduced by Democratic Rep. Sean Quinlan would allow people to defend themselves without fear of criminal ...

Corrections

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• Golf course. The Superintendent of the Year award presented to Waiehu Golf Course Superintendent Todd Allen at Saturday’s Aloha Section PGA Ho‘olaulea Hawaii Golf Awards Ceremony on Oahu was awarded by the Hawaii Golf Course Superintendent Association. The incorrect organization was ...

Aloha, a hui hou

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MAKENA — On his last-ever Sunday preaching from the pulpit of Keawala‘i Congregational Church, Kahu Kealahou Alika wants his parishioners to know — he had “nothing to do” with the photo on the front of the church program. “My office staff in collusion,” he said as the ...

Farmers look to grow community, culture in Waikapu

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WAIKAPU — For a group of local farmers, growing community and culture are just as important as growing crops. During a community meeting Saturday on kalo farmland in the central plains, about two dozen people met to discuss a new structure that would help cultivate the relational side of ...

There’s nothing like a prize-winning orchid

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Makawao’s Andy Okada poses with his Best in Show-winning orchid Thursday at the Maui Mall on the final day of the Maui Orchid Society’s annual Valentine’s Day Orchid Show. Okada said he has been joking with people that the tiny, bulbous flowers on the Mediocalcar decoratum are ohelo ...

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 Feb. 2-8. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Feb. 10 to 13. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...

Candy, cheese and Maui-made biolab soar to space station

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The Associated Press and The Maui News CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Saturday, carrying candy and cheese to satisfy the astronauts’ cravings as well as a multimillion dollar mobile space lab designed and largely fabricated in ...

Bill to decriminalize ‘dangerous’ drug possession floated

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HONOLULU (AP) — Possession of small amounts of drugs that are considered dangerous would be decriminalized in Hawaii under a proposed bill, potentially reducing the amount of money spent on enforcement. The proposed legislation would make it a misdemeanor instead of a felony offense to ...

Carving out family time with woodworking in Kahului

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KAHULUI — Families carved out time to learn first-hand about woodworking Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Kids, parents and other participants made their own pieces of woodcraft and learned about tools and materials that shape the craft of woodworking during the MACC event. ...

Japanese visitor with coronavirus visited Maui

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A Japanese man from Aichi Prefecture in Central Japan who visited Maui and Oahu with his wife in late January and early February was confirmed Friday to have the novel coronavirus after returning home, the state Health Department reported. But because he did not have symptoms while on Maui, ...

Build-a-Thon focusing on affordable homes in Lahaina

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Habitat for Humanity Maui will be holding its 12th annual Build-a-Thon fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Feb. 22 in the Kahoma Residential Subdivision in Lahaina. Participants will be working to complete the last five homes as part of Habitat Maui’s 10 single-family affordable ...