Tuifio Felemi applies stain to a tiki, or Hawaiian ki’i, he is creating for Kula’s Lee and Mardi Youngflesh. Felemi said he has been working on carving and shaping the piece, which is about 20 feet tall, for a month. He said the tiki conveys “love and family, the strength to protect that family.”“I’d like to do some more big ones,” Felemi said. This photo was taken Feb. 20.
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Maui Prep’s Dillon Jonke chips to the Pukalani Country Club’s windswept fourth green Wednesday afternoon.
King Kekaulike’s Patxi Laborde follows the flight of his drive on No. 5 Wednesday.
A mobile space lab largely designed and fabricated in Kahului is now at the International Space Station. In a photo taken earlier this month, the rocket transporting the lab to space launches from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Arson suspect Robert Hartmann appears in Wailuku District Court on Wednesday with Deputy Public Defender Tyler Stevenson. Hartmann is charged with trying to set fire to the cottage he was renting on Iao Valley Road in Wailuku. The Maui News / LILA FUJIMOTO photo
Maui Prep’s Caleb Chumbley tees off on No. 5 Wednesday.
Maui Preparatory Academy’s Griffin Gibson tees off on No. 5 Wednesday. He shot a team-best 44. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Pharmacist Les Krenk, owner of Maui Clinic Pharmacy, discusses some of the different types of masks he has available for sale. He said the price from his distributor has gone up three times in recent weeks. Masks have been in high demand as fears over the coronavirus have grown, though health officials continue to say that the risk in Hawaii is low. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
CATHY NOBRIGA KIM – Started work as a teen
NASA’s astronaut Andrew “Drew” Morgan adjusts a mobile space lab largely designed and fabricated in Kahului. Morgan is with the mobile lab at the International Space Station. SCORPIO-V, the biological sciences division of HNu Photonics, based in Kahului, has designed the tissue and cell culturing facility, which can perform biology experiments in space without crew monitoring for as long as a month. HNu Photonics photos