First photo: Lucienne deNaie (from left), Hannah Bernard, Keali’i Reichel and Uncle Pilipo Solatorio pose standing atop wet cement during Akaku Maui Community Media’s Maui Walk of Heroes Saturday afternoon in Kahului. The four were honored for their many contributions to Hawaii’s culture, music, environment, traditions and wildlife protection. Among Master of Ceremonies Andy Bumatai’s many jokes, he cracked wise about how they should be careful or they were going to get stuck in the cement and stay outside Akaku’s studios forever.
Second photo: Master of Ceremonies Andy Bumatai.
Third photo: Longtime ocean advocate Hannah Bernard gets help writing her name in cement from granddaughter Lola Washford, 2. Bernard is the executive director and co-founder of the Hawaii Wildlife Fund, one of the plaintiffs in the Maui County injection wells case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Quarterback Laakea Asuega-Stark and the Baldwin High School football team take on Leilehua today in a Division I state tournament first-round game at War Memorial Stadium in Wailuku. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Isaiah Souza leads the Bears’ ground game with 434 yards on 106 carries this season. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Baldwin coach Pohai Lee and Leilehua coach Mark Kurisu pose for a photo during the state tournament media availability Sunday at Aloha Stadium. Courtesy photo
Mason Kurokawa competes in the male minor A 60 division.
Meiko Kurokawa (top) of Wailuku Hongwanji Judo Club competes during the Honpa Hongwanji Judo Federation State Championships in September. WAILUKU HONGWANJI JUDO CLUB photos
County Department of Finance Director Scott Teruya speaks with about 60 attendees at the Kula Community Association regular meeting Wednesday night as presenter Simon Russell looks on. Teruya, along with other county officials, discussed two bills that would change property tax classifications and establish the framework for tiered rates for property taxes. The Maui News / KEHAULANI CERIZO photo
Troy Borge Jr. talks with Deputy Public Defender Danielle Sears on Thursday afternoon in Wailuku District Court. Borge was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail on a charge of first-degree assault in the beating of a man last week at Paia Bay. The Maui News/LILA FUJIMOTO photo