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Man arrested for habitual DUI

Bail is set at $5,000 for a Paia man who was arrested for habitually driving under the influence of an intoxicant after police reported seeing his vehicle speeding and weaving Tuesday night on Maui Veterans Highway. Cristian Manriquez, 36, has two prior convictions for driving under the ...

MEO seeks driver for Lanai Branch

Maui Economic Opportunity’s Lanai Branch is seeking a part-time driver to provide vital transportation for kupuna, youths and persons with disabilities on an island with no mass transit. Funded by Maui County, the services take riders from their homes to their destinations and back, the ...

Paddlers race for hunger, one canoe at a time

KIHEI — After a break last year due to the pandemic, Paddle For Hunger returned to the south shore, with paddlers taking to the ocean in smaller groups Thanksgiving morning to raise donations for the Maui Food Bank. “It’s a good cause,” said Teresa Reiss, who has paddled in the event ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Thursday reported 77 new confirmed and probable cases statewide, including 32 cases on Maui, 25 on Oahu, 16 on Hawaii island, four on Kauai and one resident diagnosed out of state. One case was removed from Molokai. • There have now ...

Proposed charter change would raise threshold for police chief

The Maui News Future Maui police chiefs would be required to have a bachelor’s degree and 15 years of experience if a proposed charter amendment is approved by voters in 2022. The Maui Charter Commission passed proposals to increase the minimum requirements for the police chief and to ...

Thanksgiving Lunch at Good Shepherd Church

FIRST PHOTO: California visitor Frank Collard (from left) accepts a pair of Thanksgiving lunches and drinks from Tateishi and Tanaka partner Bryan Tanaka and legal secretary Madelyn Pascual in front of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Wednesday in Wailuku. The attorneys’ office provided ...