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Grappling to benefit Special Olympics

Special Olympics Maui will host the First Responders Grappling Invitational, an event that includes friendly competition between the Maui Police Department, Maui Fire Department and the American Medical Response staff, at 6 p.m. Saturday at Iao Theater in Wailuku. All proceeds from the ...

UH students could study medicine on Maui

A proposal to bring a four-year University of Hawaii medical school program to Maui in hopes of attracting more doctors to the Valley Isle has the support of several Maui County legislators. Last week, during budget brief-ings prior to the opening of the state Legislature today, UH officials ...

Leath named interim publisher of The Maui News

The Maui News Bart Leath has been appointed interim publisher of The Maui News. Longtime Editor and Publisher Joe Bradley retired last month. Leath will remain at the paper until a permanent publisher is appointed. “I’m looking forward to working with everyone on Maui and continue ...

AARP Fraud Watch Network offers help against scammers

WAILUKU — Last year, more than 100 million robocalls were made everyday across the U.S., and AARP is making an effort to spread awareness and protect against identity theft, investment fraud and scams in the New Year. AARP has set up a Fraud Watch Network to defend its members and others ...

Chairwoman to deliver bill package to legislators

The Maui News Maui County Council Chairwoman Alice Lee announced Tuesday that she will travel to the state Capitol on opening day today to ask lawmakers to consider a package of bills covering Maui County issues. Lee said the package includes 15 bills covering a wide range of issues, ...

Local Briefs

Rummage sale at Kahului Hongwanji Kahului Hongwanju will have a rummage sale of clothes from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday on the front lawn of the temple at 291 S. Puunene Ave. In addition the the rummage, there will be baked items for sale, Spam musubi, and chicken plate lunch from Al BBQ food ...

Alive & Well open again after car plows into store

The Maui News A wall of plywood is replacing a storefront glass window at Alive & Well Natural Health Foods, nearly a week after an SUV plowed backward into the Kahului store, taking out the windows and damaging half of its vitamin section. “Nobody was hurt, that was the main thing,” ...

Lawmaker priorities include schools, jail, highways

Maui County lawmakers hope this session to fund the first stages of the relocation of Maui Community Correctional Center, to get the ball rolling on long-promised school improvement projects and to tackle climate and environmental concerns. The Legislature opens Wednesday at the state Capitol, ...

Maui County

State Senators Rosalyn “Roz” Baker Democrat, District 6 • South, West Maui • (808) 586-6070 • senbaker@capitol.hawaii.gov • Room 230 J. Kalani English Democrat, District 7 • East Maui, Upcountry, • Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe • (808) 587-7225 • ...

Power restored as rain lets up

Rains that pelted Maui over the weekend have let up, and electrical service in East Maui was fully restored on Monday. Hana High and Elementary School will reopen today after being closed on Monday due to electricity outages that began Sunday. Electrical service was restored to all East ...

Drugs, firearms violations lead to 5 years in prison

The Maui News A 38-year-old Molokai man has been sentenced to five years in prison in three cases, which involved crystal methamphetamine possession and unloaded firearms violations. Second Circuit Judge Rhonda Loo followed a plea agreement in handing down the sentence to Ray Charles Ka ...

Your chicken dinner is served Jan. 24

The Maui News The wait is over for special fried chicken and spaghetti as Jollibee, the popular fast food chain in the Philippines that is gaining a foothold in the U.S., will open its doors in Kahului on Jan. 24, the restaurant said Monday. Maui’s first Jollibee will be at the Maui ...

Taking a break from volunteer work

Volunteer Layla Sheikh takes a selfie with Maui Native Hawaiian Club member Kahala Maui at Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens in Iao Valley the morning of Dec. 28. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

S. Maui playground to close for shade

The South Maui Community Park Playground will be closed from Feb. 3 to April 3 for construction of a playground shade structure, the county Department of Parks and Recreation said. The project includes the installation of a 60-foot-by-80-foot tensioned fabric shade structure over the existing ...

March of Life set for Jan. 25

The eighth Maui March for Life will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 25 in Kahului. The march runs from the corner of Kane Street and Kaahumanu Avenue, across of the Maui Beach Hotel, proceeds along Kaahumanu Avenue, and turns down Puunene Avenue to Christ the King Church. The march is ...

Paratransit Advisory Council to meet

A Paratransit Advisory Council meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at Maui Economic Opportunity, 99 Mahalani St. Agenda items include updates from MEO and the county Department of Transportation. The goal of the council is to offer education about American with Disabilities Act ...

Wailuku Heights Park work to begin

The Wailuku Heights Park will be closed from Jan. 27 to May 14 for installation of a new playground, exercise equipment and American with Disabilities Act pathways, the county Parks and Recreation Department said. The public is asked to stay outside of construction areas for safety. For ...

Corrections

• Iran plane crash. The jump portion for a story on the Iranian protest of a downed passenger plane that started on Page A1 Monday did not appear in the paper. The full story can be read at www.mauinews.com/uncategorized/2020/01/defying-police-iranians-protest-over-plane-shootdown/. The ...

A whale of show by momma, baby

First photo: A mother humpback whale teaches her baby how to tail slap Saturday morning as they frolic in the waters off Launiupoko. Second photo: A mother humpback splashes down as her baby breaches next to her Saturday morning. Third photo: The baby breaches while its mother tail slaps ...