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MECO set to take over 4 EVohana fast-charging sites

Maui Electric Co. has proposed taking ownership and operation of four electric vehicle fast-charging sites in the existing EVohana network, half the number of sites the utility initially had agreed to in late March. The agreement, which has to be confirmed by the Public Utilities Commission, ...

Students remind the adults to use crosswalks at busy West Maui school

LAHAINA — As students made their way across Front Street to King Kamehameha III Elementary School on Monday morning, police officers reminded a few parents to use crosswalks, and 5th-graders thanked those who did. “We came out here to try and make this street better and safe,” said ...

‘Living treasure’ Ka‘ai to speak on the makahiki

The Maui News Sam Ka‘ai, Hawaiian artisan, scholar, Hokule‘a crew member and “living treasure,” will be speaking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday to the Hawai‘i Farmers Union United’s Mauna Kahalawai Chapter. The evening also includes a hands-on ku‘i kalo (taro pounding) ...

Kahoolawe trolling set this weekend

Trolling in the waters of the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve will be allowed Saturday and Sunday and Sept. 28-29, according to the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission. Access to reserve waters is restricted because of the presence of unexploded ordnance and for the protection of marine ...

Parks offices closed for 2 hours

The War Memorial Complex Parks and Recreation offices will be closed from 8 to 10 am. Sept. 19 for training. The county offices and facilities will reopen and resume services at 10 a.m. For more information, call the parks department safety officer at 270-5781.

Aloha House gets $203,000 grant

Aloha House, a nonprofit residential substance abuse treatment program, has received a $203,000 donation from the Arlene and Michael Rosen Foundation of Tiburon, Calif. This donation will be used for improvements to a home for participants in the Sober Living Program and for the purchase of ...

East Maui water improvements topic

Meetings to provide updates on East Maui water system improvements for area farmers will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at Haiku Elementary School and 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Keanae Congregational Church. The meetings, called by the state Department of Agriculture, are to provide ...

Cooke pool to close Oct. 1-3

The Cooke Memorial Pool on Molokai will be closed temporarily from Oct. 1 to 3 for annual fall cleaning and maintenance. The pool will reopen Oct. 4. For more information, call (808) 553-4177.

County lottery offers housing help

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino reaches for another folded slip of paper as he and Council Members Yuki Lei Sugimura and Tasha Kama draw names during Saturday’s county homebuyers lottery at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Maui County in August collected applications for its ...

Mourning mother cautions about the dangers of inhalants

Waiehu resident Massy Cashen-Suguitan was grieving after her 16-year-old son’s sudden death in March when she got more shocking news. While initial autopsy results showed Sean Ethan Cashen’s organs were healthy and provided no explanation for his death, further laboratory testing showed ...

Ulu proves a fruit of many talents

KAHULUI — Ancient scripture says man can’t live on bread alone, but after visiting the third annual La ’Ulu (Breadfruit Day) festival in Central Maui, it seems like man could live on breadfruit alone. “For all the foods we’ve gotten used to over the years, breadfruit can do almost ...

Swimmer treated after rescue off Koki Beach

The Maui News One person was treated for water aspiration when firefighters responded to a report Sunday afternoon that as many as six swimmers were in distress in choppy seas about 100 yards from shore at Koki Beach in Hana, according to the Maui Fire Department. Hana firefighters, a ...

Lambert to appear at songwriters festival in December

The Maui News Award-winning country star Miranda Lambert is heading back to Maui to headline the fifth annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival on Dec. 7 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. “I had such a great time at BMI’s Maui Songwriters Festival last year and can’t wait to be part ...

Crime Watch

THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from Aug. 25 to 31. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

Dui Sentences

THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Sept. 3 to 6. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse evaluation ...

More room for storage in W. Maui

5A Rent-A-Space in Honokowai celebrated an expansion of its storage facilities last week with pupu and refreshments, according to a news release. Located at 3560 Lower Honoapilani Road, the company’s new addition includes 100 drive-up storage units in four sizes: 4 by 8 feet, 5 by 7 feet, 7 ...

Cricket Wireless comes to Maui Mall

Cricket Wireless opened in Maui Mall last month and held a grand opening celebration on Aug. 31. Maui Mall is the only location for the cellphone service provider on island. Cricket Wireless offers nationwide coverage, prepaid rates and no annual contracts, according to an ...

Grimes promoted at Pacific Radio Group

Pacific Media Group announced Thursday the promotion of Sherri Hamamura Grimes to vice president and general manager of its Maui radio operations. “I have always believed that Sherri was the absolute best person to take us to the next level. She has worked very hard and been successful in ...

County lauded for financial reporting

The County of Maui received a certificate of achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report for fiscal year 2018, according to a news release last week. This marks ...

Surf sticks around for south and east sides

A mixed swell will continue today for Maui’s south- and east-facing shores, with wave heights of 3 feet forecast for both sides of the island, according to the National Weather Service. NWS posted a small-craft advisory for Maui County windward and leeward waters, along with Maalaea Bay, ...