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County to fix fencing at Lahaina baseball field

The Maui News A baseball field in Lahaina will undergo fencing improvements from Monday through Oct. 31, the county Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The project at the Lahaina Recreation Center Little League Ballfield No. 4 includes the removal and replacement of the outfield ...

From Paia to the world

From Hookipa to Beijing, New Orleans to Hana, signs fronting Tobi’s Shave Ice & Poke on Hana Highway provide direction and distance from the heart of Paia Thursday morning.

Tourists fined $500 for touching Hawaiian monk seal

HONOLULU (AP) — A woman from Louisiana who was honeymooning in Hawaii has been fined $500 after a social media video showed her touching an endangered Hawaiian monk seal, U.S. authorities said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched an investigation last month and found ...

Corrections

• Harassing wildlife. Callers can report illegal activity to the NOAA Fisheries Enforcement Hotline at (800) 853-1964. A story published July 17 on Page A3 gave the wrong phone number. Also, a photograph with the story showed a man standing on the King Kamehameha I statue on Hawaii island. ...

Environmental study for water leases complete

Alexander & Baldwin and its subsidiary East Maui Irrigation Co. have wrapped up a long-awaited environmental study that the companies need in order to seek a long-term lease to divert water from East Maui streams. Filed last week, the final environmental impact statement is for a proposed ...

Chick-fil-A hatching Maui location

KAHULUI — With its groundbreaking blessing ceremony Wednesday in Central Maui, Chick-fil-A officially began to hatch its first Hawaii restaurant slated to open by late spring. The roughly $3 million Kahului restaurant — the first of five Chick-fil-A Hawaii locations planned for the next ...