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Tropic Care no-cost health services reporting for duty

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KIHEI — Despite just having a molar removed, June Wilhelm was in a good mood Monday afternoon at St. Theresa Church in Kihei. Wilhelm and her daughter, Ipo, were getting their decaying molars removed as part of Tropic Care Maui County 2018, a no-cost health care clinic being put on by the ...

West Maui Hospital group seeks partner

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The West Maui Hospital Foundation is seeking financial support and looking for a partner to build and operate the long-awaited facility following two unsuccessful municipal bond offerings, the foundation’s board president announced Monday. But local officials are wondering whether the focus ...

PUC agrees to interim rate hike for Maui Electric

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Facing a deadline, the Public Utilities Commission on Thursday in an interim decision and order granted Maui Electric Co. a 3.8 percent revenue increase, or $12.5 million annually, effective next week that will lead to higher power prices countywide. The rates hikes will be applied uniformly ...

Show of Democratic Party unity

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Gov. David Ige and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa appear at a Democratic Party unity event Monday at the Maui Beach Hotel. Events for winners and losers in Saturday’s primary election took place on Oahu on Sunday morning, Kauai on Sunday evening, Hawaii island on Monday morning, and Maui on ...

Pulehunui Industrial Park lots are ready for sale

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The Maui News Maui’s first and only subdivision to offer heavy industrial users long-term space under a new county zoning category is open for sales at the recently completed Pulehunui Industrial Park. The 28-lot park covers 86 acres and is located next to the Maui Raceway Park off Maui ...

Brown-water advisories posted

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An islandwide brown-water advisory issued last week has been lifted, but advisories were issued Monday afternoon for Hanakao‘o Park on the west side and Kihei from the old wharf to Cove Park by the state Department of Health. Heavy rain-generated storm-water runoff that flowed into coastal ...

Haleakala ride to benefit Imua

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Mark Pelzner, a visitor from Alameda, Calif., will be taking on the Cycle to the Sun course up Haleakala today while raising funds for Imua Family Services. He is on vacation with his family, and he and friend Dave Fong decided to use the 36-mile trek up the 10,023-foot mountain to raise ...

Ex-Seabury teacher is making history

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The Associated Press and The Maui News HONOLULU — Saint Francis School, a private Catholic institution in Honolulu, will be led by a man for the first time in its 94-year history. The Saint Francis Board of Directors selected Honolulu native Casey M. Asato, who has taught at Seabury Hall ...

Man trapped at pool rescued

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A 44-year-old Kihei man had to be airlifted to safety at Makamakaole Gulch late Monday afternoon after he was unable to climb back up from a pool he had reached, fire officials said. Maui firefighters responded to a 5:53 p.m. call of a hiker in distress on the makai side of Kahekili Highway ...

Statehood Day holiday is Friday

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All public schools, along with state and county offices, will be closed Friday in observance of Statehood Day. Residential trash pickup will continue as scheduled, but the Hana and Lanai landfills and Molokai Landfill and Recycling will be closed. Central Maui Landfill and EKO Compost ...

Home district voters key for Victorino and Cochran

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Mayoral candidates Elle Cochran and Mike Victorino performed best in their usual stronghold districts, but both candidates said they’re trying to shake the stereotypes that have both helped and hurt their images in the lead-up to the general election. Victorino was the mayoral front-runner ...

Baker’s win came by mail

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West Maui voters and absentee mail-in ballots were the keys to incumbent state Sen. Roz Baker’s razor-thin win over challenger Terez Amato in the race for the Senate District 6 seat on Saturday night. The rematch between Baker and Amato, who last faced off in 2014, was the closest Maui ...

A new head of school takes the reins at Maui Prep

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When Maui Preparatory Academy begins its school year on Monday, it will see a new face at the helm: Robert Landau is the new head of school. He replaces Jonathan Silver, who moved to the Mainland, Landau said Tuesday. As recently as 2017, Landau was the executive director of the Hawaii ...

Search committee formed at Seabury Hall

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The Maui News Seabury Hall has formed a search committee to select a new head of school by the end of the year after failing to renew its headmaster’s contract in May. R. Clay Sutherland, president of the Board of Trustees, sent out a newsletter on Aug. 3 to update parents, alumni and ...

Decision 2018 Primary Election

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Results as of Aug. 12, 2018 • 12.40 a.m. Elections for federal and state legislative offices were primary elections with parties choosing their candidates for the Nov. 6 general election. County elections were nonpartisan primary election races with the top two candidates in each race ...

Nonprofit gets grant for debris clearing

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The Paia-based Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund will get a $231,660 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a three-year project to remove 112 metric tons of abandoned fishing gear and marine debris from the coastlines of Maui, Lanai, Hawaii island and Kauai, according to an ...

Campground to close for cleanup

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The Papalaua Wayside Park campground will be closed from Aug. 20 to 31 for cleanup work, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced Thursday. For more information, contact the West Maui Parks Division at 661-4685.

Applications for fair parade available

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Applications to join the Maui Fair Parade on Oct. 4 down Kaahumanu and Kana-loa avenues are available. Register and submit applications online at www.mauifair.com. The deadline for completed parade applications is Sept. 10; there will be no exceptions. A mandatory meeting will be held ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Aug. 1 to 9. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse evaluation ...

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 July 22 to 28. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...