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Latex allergy awareness theme of school creativity contest

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The fourth annual award ceremony for the Maui County Middle & High School Latex Allergy Awareness Creativity Contest, co-sponsored by Maui Health Systems, Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation and Maui Memorial Medical Center, took place Oct. 10. This year’s theme was “Truths of ...

Public comments sought on Hele Mai Maui Factbook

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The Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization is seeking public input on the Hele Mai Maui Factbook, a 20-year, long-range transportation plan. The federal government requires the plan for local government to prioritize transportation projects receiving federal funding. The organization, known ...

Local Briefs

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Lei of Aloha 12 benefits halau Lei of Aloha 12 will take place at The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The open house tour of the award-winning, historic bed-and-breakfast inn is a benefit for Hokulani Holt’s halau hula, Pa‘u O Hi‘iaka. Tickets are $40. The day ...

Workshop set for West Maui 20-year vision plan

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A workshop aimed at collecting public input on a vision for the West Maui Community Plan update will be held 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at the West Maui Senior Center in Lahaina, according to an announcement. The workshop will focus on community aspirations and values to prepare a 20-year vision ...

Applications for OHA grants now being accepted

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Applications for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Community Grants Program for Native Hawaiian programs in seven areas, including culture, land and substance abuse, are being accepted. OHA has made available $7 million for grants to nonprofits between July 1 and June 30, 2021. The Community ...

New pediatric hospitalist at Kaiser

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Dr. Melissa Kim has joined Kaiser Permanente as a pediatric hospitalist at Maui Memorial Medical Center, the health care organization reported earlier this month. She most recently served as a pediatric hospitalist at Nemours Children’s Health System at Indian River Medical Center in Vero ...

Kama to appear on radio show

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Incoming Council Member Natalie “Tasha” Kama will be appearing on the radio show “The Neutral Zone” with Jason Schwartz at 11 a.m. Monday. The show is on KAKU 88.5 FM. Kama won the Kahului residency seat in the November election, replacing outgoing Council Member Don Guzman.

Retailers: Black Friday sales look good

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KAHULUI — Black Friday sales appeared to be up from last year as shoppers lined up outside several Maui stores and forced at least one retailer to remain open an extra hour on Thanksgiving into Friday morning. Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center opened Thursday night with long lines outside of a ...

SBA disaster assistance loans are now available

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Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Hawaii businesses and residents impacted by Tropical Storm Lane, the U.S. Small Business Administration has announced. In August, Lane approached the islands as a hurricane, but it downgraded to a tropical storm and veered away from the ...

Thanksgiving paddle for good cause

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Nearly 300 paddlers and spectators joined the 18th Paddle For Hunger from Kihei Canoe Club at Ka Lae Pohaku Beach Park to the Kealia Pond river mouth/pavilion and back on Thanksgiving day. The event raised $9,000 for the Maui Food Bank and featured a silent auction, door prizes and a pre-event ...

New-vehicle sales on Maui are off after 3 quarters

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A gauge of new-vehicle sales showed Maui totals down 8.4 percent for the first nine months, compared to last year, the Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association reported Wednesday. Through September, there were 5,011 new retail light vehicle registrations, the association’s “Hawaii Auto ...

Man who played Grinch last Christmas sentenced

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WAILUKU — A man is serving a one-year jail term for stealing belongings from three rental cars, including one on Christmas Day last year. William Hapgood, 24, of Kihei also was placed on four years’ probation when he was sentenced Nov. 9. “This is pretty much your last rodeo,” 2nd ...

Molokai woman sentenced for passing fake $100 bill

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WAILUKU — A Molokai woman was ordered to turn herself in Monday to finish serving a six-month jail term for passing a fake $100 bill at a Kaunakakai store last year. Robin Smith, 45, was placed on four years’ probation as part of her sentence imposed Friday. Although a plea agreement ...

Giving thanks with aloha

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LAHAINA — King Kamehameha III Elementary School smelled almost exactly how Sissa Ko remembered it — like “diesel from the harbor and the cookies Mrs. Kukahiko used to make.” But on Thursday there was another aroma in the air — turkey, gravy, green beans and all the other ...

Promotions at Fire Department are announced

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The Maui News The Maui Fire Department has announced several recent promotions, including Richard Kawasaki to assistant chief of operations and William Barut to battalion chief. Kawasaki, a 27-year veteran, started his career as a firefighter at a Napili engine company. Over the years, he ...

Nomination deadline is noon today for People Who Made a Difference

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The Maui News is asking for our readers’ nominations for the annual People Who Made A Difference feature. Nominees must be Maui County residents, groups or organizations, public or private, who have made a positive difference in the Maui County community in 2018. These could include ...

New Kamehameha Schools facility in Wailuku blessed

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The Maui News Kamehameha Schools celebrated earlier this month the opening of its new Maui, Molokai and Lanai regional office and community resource center in downtown Wailuku — at a location within reach of Native Hawaiian families, educational partners and government offices. The ...

Taking down No. 1 for title

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Gonzaga head coach Mark Few hands off the Wayne Duke Championship Trophy to his team Wednesday at the Lahaina Civic Center. Third-ranked Gonzaga upset No. 1 ranked Duke, 89-87, in the championship game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. For more on the tournament, see Sports. The Maui News / ...

Get a whiff of Christmas

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Christmas trees have arrived on Maui. Walmart in Kahului reported selling Douglas firs on Friday. Shipper Matson said the first four containers of trees arrived Nov. 19. Four more containers arrived this week with five more set to land on island next week, said Matson spokesman Keoni Wagner ...

Strike scores little impact with basketball teams and fans

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LAHAINA — It’s hard to miss the picket lines and the worker rallies on the beach, but for fans and teams in town for the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, the strike at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa hasn’t dampened the excitement of the tournament. “There’s been not one hiccup in ...