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Kahului Harbor cargo yard expansion proposed

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With an increase in cargo that could stretch the limits of Kahului Harbor in three years, the state plans this year to purchase 9 acres of Alexander & Baldwin land near the harbor to provide more space for storage, according to a draft environmental assessment released Monday. The cost to ...

Corrections

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• Maui Scene / Island Events. The “Make Your Own Galaxy Space Slime” event Saturday will be held at the Kahului Public Library. An item in Island Events on Page 12 in Maui Scene on Thursday had the wrong location. There will be three sessions at 10:30 to 11 a.m., 11 to 11:30 a.m. and ...

Local Religion / In Brief

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Compassion in Action Maui is recruiting singers for its I Love America Choir Community Choir. They are asking for all who believe in the pro-life and family causes to come and join the choir. People who don’t sing are invited to be part of a support team. The rehearsals will be held at Faith ...

Next generation 5G network may be taking off on Lanai

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Lanai is on a path to serve as a technologically advanced flight operations center for a football field wide drone flying 65,000 to 85,000 feet high for as long as a year while providing 5G advanced wireless airborne services to people on the ground, according to the project leader. “This ...

16-ounce, multiple flights of beer OK’d

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WAILUKU — Maui County brewpubs will be able to serve their industry standard 16-ounce beers and provide multiple sample-size beers to customers, according to rule amendments approved Wednesday morning by the Maui County Liquor Commission. The two amendments were part of a package of changes ...

Man who choked Sacred Hearts student, stole iPad ordered to prison

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WAILUKU — A Lahaina man convicted of robbery for choking a Sacred Hearts School student and grabbing his iPad was sentenced Wednesday to a 10-year prison term. Nicholas Slot, 34, returned the iPad after another student notified a teacher, who chased Slot and confronted him after the robbery ...

Friends of NRA event to go on without guns

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WAILUKU — The Maui County Liquor Commission on Wednesday approved a permit for the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu to hold a live and silent auction for a Maui Friends of the NRA event featuring only photos of guns that will be up for bid. Liquor licensee, MMK Maui L.P. doing business ...

Woman who caused fatal crash to be freed

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WAILUKU — The defense and prosecution are agreeing that release from the Hawaii State Hospital is appropriate for a woman who was acquitted of murder by reason of insanity for causing a crash that killed two Pukalani residents, a defense attorney said Wednesday. “However, there is some ...

Kaupo man dies in Kahikinui crash

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A 57-year-old Kaupo man died when the pickup truck he was driving failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and went 200 feet down a cliff in Kahikinui on Wednesday morning, police said. The driver was identified as John Smith. Hana residents called to report the crash, which occurred at ...

Another heat record is set

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Another record high temperature was set at Kahului Airport on Tuesday, 93 degrees, breaking the old mark of 92 degrees set in 1996, according to the National Weather Service. The high temperature Wednesday at Kahului Airport was 90 degrees, continuing a rare almost daily 90-plus degree heat ...

Water tank empty in Honokohau

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Customers in Honokohau Valley were without water Wednesday while Department of Water Supply crews responded to a probable break in a 4-inch waterline that fills a tank that serves the area. The tank was empty Wednesday afternoon, the department said. Until the line is repaired and the ...

Omaopio Road affected by work 

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Customers along a portion of Omaopio Road will not have water due to a Department of Water Supply project to repair valves between Tanaka and Piliwale tanks in Kula today. Work is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. A previous announcement, said customers on Piliwale Road will ...

Mahi Pono kicks up some dirt

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A Mahi Pono tractor operator kicks up a cloud of dust as he tills a former sugar cane field near the base of Haleakala Highway on Saturday morning. The weekend work continues land preparation for Mahi Pono’s first planting, slated for this month. Forage crops to feed cattle will be planted in ...

Judge denies bail for man accused of assault

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WAILUKU — A man continues to be held without bail after being indicted on charges alleging he assaulted a 90-year-old woman, who died after she suffered “significant injuries” during a burglary of her Harbor Lights condominium unit in Kahului last month. Lewellyn Foster Jr., 35, of ...

Molokini tour boat limits, Manele harbor privatization vetoed

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The Maui News Two bills with a direct Maui County connection — that would have limited tour boats at Molokini and allowed for private management of Manele Small Boat Harbor on Lanai — were vetoed Tuesday by Gov. David Ige. House Bill 1133 would have limited the number of commercial use ...

Gas station gets go-ahead at Lahaina Cannery Mall

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WAILUKU — The Maui Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a special management area use permit for a gas station and an 800-square-foot convenience store on a corner of the Lahaina Cannery Mall property near the intersection of Honoapiilani Highway and Keawe Street. After an initial vote ...

Enjoying parade as a spectator

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Longtime Makawao Parade participant and member of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame Rose Cambra Freitas watches from the sidelines during Saturday's edition. Freitas, who is revered for her elaborate homemade costumes, said she suffered a stroke recently and decided she had to sit this parade out. The ...

2019 has brought spate of fatalities on county roads

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WAILUKU — With Maui County at 11 traffic fatalities so far this year — compared to the four at this same time last year — Maui police said that both drivers and pedestrians need to remain mindful while on the road, especially the late evening and early morning hours. “The public ...

Upcountry water main break fixed

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A water main break that disrupted water service in parts of Makawao and Pukalani on Tuesday afternoon was repaired later in the evening, the county Department of Water Supply said. There was no water service from the Makawao Avenue-Makani Road intersection to Pukalani Superette due to the ...