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Honu dives in search of kau kau

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The rear end of a green sea turtle, or honu, breaks the surface while it feeds along the shoreline at Wahikuli Wayside Park across from the Lahaina Post Office one recent morning. The largest populations of green sea turtles in the United States are in the waters off Hawaii and Florida. The ...

Maui resident among those arrested atop Mauna Kea

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Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Carmen Hulu Lindsey of Maui was among those arrested Wednesday morning during the protest of the Thirty Meter Telescope at the base of Mauna Kea on Hawaii island. Her daughter, noted kumu hula and worldwide entertainer Napua Greig, who is traveling in ...

Police arrest suspect in wildfire probe

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Police have arrested a man in connection with the wildfire that burned 9,000 acres in Central Maui and north Kihei. At about 7:22 p.m. Monday, 28-year-old Holden Bingham, who has no local address, was taken into custody as a suspect in the fire, which began Thursday morning off Waiko Road, ...

Robbery, drug counts lead to 10 years in prison

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WAILUKU — After robbing tourists in Wailea and twice being arrested with large amounts of methamphetamine, a man was sentenced July 11 to 10 years in prison. Dawson Suzuki, 29, had no prior felony convictions before being charged in three criminal cases last year, attorneys said. “He ...

Lanai drone project to continue without 5G

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The Maui News Flight operation plans on Lanai for a drone as wide as a football field are still on; however, the project will continue without testing for 5G advanced wireless airborne services to people on the ground, the project manager said. The unmanned aerial system (UAS) flies ...

New Portuguese consul named

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The Maui News Tyler Dos Santos-Tam has been named honorary consul for Portugal in Honolulu, the Portuguese Consulate General in San Francisco announced last month. He has worked six years as executive director of the Hawaii Construction Alliance and currently is a business consultant. He is ...

Battling 9,000-acre blaze cost $400K

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Battling last week’s 9,000-acre wildfire in Central Maui and north Kihei cost the county roughly $400,000, with most of the scorched acreage owned by Mahi Pono, Maui Fire Department and Mahi Pono officials said Tuesday. “Currently, our field crew estimates that approximately 5,000 acres ...

[VIDEO] Groups work to foster a fitter future for keiki

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WAILUKU — For police working with Maui County youngsters, investing in their health and wellness can help create a better future. “Being amongst all these officers who do volunteer their time, each and every one of them care about these kids,” said Maui police Sgt. Terence S. Gomez. ...

VidCon attendee wants to ‘make people feel something’

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Seabury Hall graduate Spencer Hyde said being at the 10th annual VidCon — the world’s largest digital video and online entrepreneur celebration event — is “unbelievable.” “Without the help of Creative Lab Hawaii, I would not be here at all,” Hyde said last week in a phone ...

Judge keeps bail at $250,000 for man involved in burglary

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WAILUKU — Bail was kept at $250,000 for a man charged in the burglary of a Harbor Lights Condominium unit where a 90-year-old woman was assaulted last month, suffering injuries that led to her death. Aaron Wilsey, 26, of Waikapu is also charged with a robbery earlier the same day “that ...

Two-year renewals offered for medical cannabis patients

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The Maui News Starting Thursday, the state Department of Health will allow qualifying patients to renew their medical cannabis certifications cards for up to two years. Through the online electronic registration system, current medical cannabis cardholders can submit their two-year renewal ...

Crime Stoppers

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Police are seeking additional information from anyone who may have seen an altercation that severely injured a visiting male March 20 in Makena. The altercation occurred near the roadway in the area of Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve and involved several male residents fighting with two ...

94 degrees is a new record

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Kahului broke another heat record on Tuesday at 94 degrees, topping the old record of 93 set on the same date in 1968, according to the National Weather Service. It was the sixth day in a row that Kahului tied or broke a heat record. Kahului broke records with 94 degrees on Thursday, 93 ...

Keopuolani Park closes for repairs

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Keopuolani Park in Kahului will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday for cleanup work and to address health and safety concerns, the county announced Tuesday. Work will include park maintenance and repairs, removal of debris, cleaning vegetation and identifying potential fire ...

Woman charged in baseball bat assault

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Bail was set at $5,000 for a woman charged with assaulting another woman with a baseball bat last week in Kahului, according to police. Olga Namauu, 49, who gave no local address, was charged with second-degree assault. The victim told police she was confronted by Namauu, who thought the ...

Woman arrested in car robbery, attack

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A Wailuku woman was arrested on a robbery charge for pulling a woman out of her car and punching her before driving off with the vehicle, according to police. Bail was set at $2,500 for Sierrarose Seward, 26. She was charged with second-degree robbery. The victim reported she was asleep in ...

Local Briefs

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Rummage sale at Kahului church Kahului Full Gospel Temple in Kahului will have a rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 1 Kunihi Lane (near Roselani Place on South Papa Avenue). Sale items will include household goods, clothing and plants. This fundraiser is to send young people on ...

Telescope protest draws county residents to protect Mauna Kea

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At least 20 Maui County residents were present at the base of Mauna Kea on Monday as Native Hawaiians and other protesters gathered to oppose the start of construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope, with some county residents chaining themselves to a cattle guard, blocking access to the summit. ...

Mayor: Maui wildfires 100 percent contained

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The Maui News Both the 9,000-acre wildfire that scorched Central Maui and north Kihei and the 200-acre fire in Puunene are now 100 percent contained, Mayor Michael Victorino announced Monday morning. Firefighters planned to continue mop-up work until the fires were declared extinguished, ...