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Maliko fruit stand

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Onsy Souphanya talks with Seattle visitor Mahek Hooda as she looks over the produce at Souphanya and Son Fruit Stand Saturday morning along Hana Highway in Maliko. Hooda said she and boyfriend Prakash Golan were having a great time on Maui and were on their way to Hana. “It’s been amazing. ...

Man sentenced to five years for series of crimes

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WAILUKU — A man who was arrested for new crimes less than a year after his release from prison has been sentenced to five years in prison. Nicholas Momoa-Smythe, 31, of Pukalani was ordered to serve at least one year before being eligible for parole. Speaking at a hearing Oct. 29 in 2nd ...

MACC offers three free drive-in concerts

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The Maui News The Maui Arts & Cultural Center will be offering three free, drive-in concerts over the weekend featuring local award-winning artists. The series kicks off Friday with the return of Na Hoku Hou, a concert showcasing some of this year’s Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners, ...

Parks close for Thanksgiving turkeys, fixings distribution

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The Maui News The South Maui Community Park and the Launiupoko Beach Park parking lot will be closed Thursday and part of Friday to provide Thanksgiving turkeys and fixings to residents with vouchers only. Maui County is working with Maui Economic Opportunity to pass out 6,000 turkeys to ...

Free COVID testing set for Hana today

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Mayor Michael Victorino urged East Maui residents to participate in free drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Hana Ball Park. All participants must pre-register by visiting www. minitmed.com/pre-register-maui-covid-19 and should come to the test site at their ...

Produce giveaway to be held on Lanai

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A fresh produce distribution will be held today on Lanai for families impacted by COVID-19, the county announced. The event will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., or until supplies run out, in the county parking lot between the county gym and school cafeteria. Cars may line up at 12:30 p.m. for ...

Meeting to discuss Lanai tourism plan

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A tourism management plan for Lanai will be the topic of a Hawaii Tourism Authority virtual meeting on Thursday. The meeting will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. over Zoom. Participants must register by today at bit.ly/LanaiDMAPCommMtg. The Hawaii Tourism Authority is working on tourism ...

War Memorial offices to close

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The War Memorial Complex offices will be closed from 8 to 10 a.m. today for internal training, the county Department of Parks and Recreation announced Tuesday. The office will reopen for customer service at 10 a.m. For questions, contact the Parks Department safety officer at 270-5781. For ...

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Farm tours kick off campaign Lokelani ‘Ohana, a nonprofit that creates socially therapeutic programs for the Maui community, will kick off its $140,000 fundraising campaign from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday with farm tours at its 2315 Kahekili Highway location in Wailuku. Sale items will ...

Datebook/Covid-19 Schedule Changes

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Datebook Listings Today 18 • Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea, noon via Zoom meeting. Matt Thayer will be the guest speaker. Logon: 829 1334 8817, pass code 081120. Email President@RCKW.org. Thursday 19 • American Association of University Women, Tastes and Talk group; 6 p.m., Pita ...

Protesters say that charges against them were dropped

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Five Lahaina women who stood in a trench in protest over a waterline project said Monday that charges against them have been dropped and their bail refunded. The women, who were arrested last month while trying to stop the project that they fear will disturb burials, made the announcement ...

Ige clarifies masks mandatory statewide

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Gov. David Ige signed a new emergency proclamation on Monday emphasizing that face masks are mandatory statewide, clearing up confusion over inconsistent rules between counties. Mayors of all four counties had met on Friday to discuss making the mandate the same across the state. “This ...

COVID-19 at a glance

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Latest developments: • State Department of Health reported 95 new cases since 11:59 p.m. Saturday, including 76 on Oahu, eight on Hawaii island, seven on Maui and two on Kauai. Two residents were diagnosed out of state. • There now have been 16,613 cases statewide, including 14,337 on ...

Water use plan could be delayed to 2021

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A council committee recommended Monday to push by six months the deadline for the council to adopt updates to the Maui Island Water Use Development Plan. The plan — a dense blueprint for protection, management and use of water over a 20-year period — has an approval deadline of Dec. 31. ...

Theft leaves mobile hygiene unit for homeless ‘inoperable’

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A toilet, water heaters and other supplies were stolen from a mobile hygiene unit that offers hot showers to South Maui’s homeless, leaving the trailer inoperable a week before Thanksgiving. “We do this really hard work and we really want to help the unsheltered, and then somebody comes ...

California woman arrested for allegedly breaking quarantine

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The Maui News WAILUKU — A California woman was arrested for allegedly violating the 14-day travelers quarantine after arriving on Maui last week, police said. Colleen Proppe, 52, was charged with violating public health emergency rules and unsworn falsification to authorities. Her bail ...

Judge raises bail for Makawao woman

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WAILUKU — Bail was increased to $10,500 for a woman who was arrested for allegedly illegally entering a car and stealing a radio Friday in the Makawao municipal parking lot. Taylor Fletcher, 24, of Makawao was charged with first-degree unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, habitual ...

Man rescued, flown to hospital after fall

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A California visitor was airlifted to the hospital after falling from a waterfall in East Maui on Monday afternoon. Emergency responders received the call at 1:10 p.m. from Mile Marker 6 along Hana Highway, near Bamboo Forest, according to the Maui Fire Department. The victim, a 41-year-old ...

Akaku reports COVID-19 case

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Nonprofit community television producer Akaku has reported a positive COVID-19 case in “a member of our Akaku Ohana,” President and CEO Jay April said Monday. April said in a news release that Akaku learned of the case over the weekend. Since Akaku has been operating on an ...

Keiki competitors thrilled with rodeo’s return

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OLINDA — The competitors at the third event of the year for the Maui Youth Rodeo Organization on Saturday at Kaonoulu Ranch realized just how fortunate they are. The smiles on their collective faces said as much. A total of 66 young cowboys and cowgirls — 30 in the high school ranks, 16 ...