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In wake of Pearl Harbor, Maui braced for an attack

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Michael Castle Baldwin had just turned 7 years old in the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor when his father hustled him out of bed to catch a glimpse of a Japanese submarine looming a mile offshore from their Spreckelsville home. Standing on his father’s bed and peeking out over the ...

Pink Patch donation presented to PCF

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Maui Police Department Chief Tivoli Faaumu presented a check Nov. 26 for $2,771 to Nancy LaJoy, executive director of the Pacific Cancer Foundation. The money was raised through sales of pink MPD patches throughout the month of October. This was a first for the Maui Police Department, and ...

Molokai, Lanai renewable energy bids solicited

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Molokai will have 78 percent of its power supplied by renewable sources and Lanai 55 to 61 percent by 2023 under a procurement process started by Maui Electric Co. The Public Utilities Commission on Monday approved the utility’s plan to issue a request for proposals for wind and solar power ...

Ka Lima O Maui presents awards

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Ka Lima O Maui had its annual meeting and Thanksgiving award luncheon on Nov. 22. The celebration marked 64 years that Ka Lima has served the Maui community. Highlights included guest speakers Mayor Michael Victorino and cultural practitioner Kimokeo Kapahulehua, both longtime supporters of Ka ...

Former Mauians to attend Obama Asia Pacific gathering

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Attending the inaugural Obama Foundation Asia Pacific Leaders program will be an incredible honor, Breanna Rose and Alec Wagner said Wednesday morning. Rose, 31, and Wagner, 25, who grew up on Maui but currently reside on Oahu, were chosen to join a cohort of 200 emerging civic leaders from ...

Sailor from Maui recognized

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Mauian Arthur Wake, U.S. Navy personnel specialist seaman, takes control of USS Gerald R. Ford ship rudders in the pilot house. Wake was recently named “Wolverine of the Day” for his “valuable contributions” to the ship. Wake was recognized for “dedication and initiative of going ...

Christmas parade winds through Wailuku town

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Snow flies above Da Maui Sleigh as it makes its turn from Wailuku’s High Street onto Main Street, while carrying Santa Claus and members of the Maui County Council Elves musical group during Friday evening’s Christmas parade and tree lighting celebration hosted by Maui County Mayor Michael ...

Scholarship accepting student applications

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College-bound students may begin applying for the Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation Scholarship to use their education to benefit Maui County. Now in its 17th consecutive year, the Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation Scholarship (formerly the Josh Jerman Maui Nui Scholarship) provides scholarships ...

DMVL is set to move into new service center in late 2020

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The bottom floor of the new two-story Maui County Service Center — which will include the Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing — in Alexander & Baldwin’s Maui Business Park II is set to be operational by the end of 2020, a county spokesman said. Primary construction of the ...

Free photos with Santa at Maui Mall

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Maui Mall has announced its December 2019 holiday schedule of events. Along with free photos with Santa, guests can enjoy keiki activities and holiday entertainment. On Fridays and Saturdays the public is invited to join Santa in Unit A-6, located near Regal Cinemas, to enjoy free photos ...

Boys & Girls Club gala raises $120K

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The Little Chef Big Chef gala at the Fairmont Kea Lani on Nov. 15 raised $120,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui. As part of the event, seven Boys & Girls Clubs “Little Chefs” were teamed with some of the island’s top chefs in a pupu competition for the People’s Choice ...

Local Briefs

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Azeka hosts toy collection drive Azeka Shopping Center is sponsoring Toys for Tots Maui again this year and acting as the main donation drop-off location for the 18th annual Toy Run Parade. From 8 to 10 a.m. Dec. 14, Street Bikers United will give away bicycles and helmets to 20 previously ...

Smoke damage in school copy room reported

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A copy room at Kahului Elementary School sustained “major smoke damage,” possibly caused by a malfunctioning electrical appliance Friday morning, fire officials said. The incident has been ruled accidental. Fire officials said no dollar estimates of damage was available Friday ...

Honor Rolls

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KALAMA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL First Quarter Renaissance Students Kalama Intermediate School’s Renaissance program recognizes students for their academic achievement and community service. There are three levels of recognition to motivate and encourage students to become Pono ...

Brown-water advisory up due to heavy rain, stormwater runoff

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The state Department of Health issued a brown-water advisory for Maui on Friday afternoon due to heavy rain that led to stormwater runoff entering coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of floodwaters and storm water runoff due to possible contaminants from overflowing cesspools, ...

Suspect arrested in Florida for 19-year-old Kihei murder

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WAILUKU — Nineteen years after a woman was found dead in her Kihei apartment, a man was arrested Thursday in Florida on an indictment charging him with her murder, Maui police said. Anthony Moreno, now 59, is charged with second-degree murder of Kimberly Belluomini in the indictment ...

State LUC OKs revised plan for Pulelehua project

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KAHULUI — The state Land Use Commission gave the green light to a revised version of a West Maui housing and commercial project that turned opposition into support, increases affordable housing and rentals and includes provisions to keep them affordable long term. Praising the project as ...

Paeahu Solar contested case wraps up

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KIHEI — The leader of a community coalition opposing the industrial-scale Paeahu Solar said that the island doesn’t need all of the energy, that the PV needs would be better generated from rooftops, and that the project would be more suitable in an industrial area rather than on hundreds of ...

Trial for murder suspect set

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WAILUKU — The trial of Bernard Brown, who is accused of killing ex-girlfriend Moreira “Mo” Monsalve, has been scheduled for March 16. Brown’s attorney, Keith Shigetomi, asked 2nd Circuit Judge Peter Cahill on Thursday for a continuance to allow the defense more time to prepare for the ...

Sunday, holiday ocean business ban set

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The Maui News Commercial ocean activities at county beach parks will cease on Sundays and holidays beginning Jan. 1, Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino announced Thursday. The mayor met with permit holders on Oct. 23 and has committed to not proposing increases in permit fees for the next ...