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Maui County condominium prices spike to decade high

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The median sale price for Maui County condominiums spiked in June to $552,000, its highest mark in a decade, while the number of homes for sale continued to plummet, dipping to an all-time low since tracking began, according to a new local market statistics report. Condo median sale prices ...

County seeks public input on what to do with Maui Lani lots

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The Maui News Maui County is seeking public input on options for 50 Maui Lani lots that the county acquired through a settlement with a developer in 2011. A community meeting moderated by the Department of Management will be held at 5:30 p.m. on July 23 at the Velma McWayne Santos ...

Advisory issued for south shores

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The National Weather Service issued a high-surf advisory for south-facing shores of Maui County through 6 p.m. today. An advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion. The weather service predicted surf of 10 to 14 feet ...

Generating unit cause of outage

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About 770 customers on Lanai experienced a power outage when a generating unit went offline at about 5:15 a.m. on Monday, Maui Electric Co. spokeswoman Shayna Decker said. All customers had power back on again by 6:10 a.m. MECO is assessing what caused the unit to go offline, Decker said.

Man threatened teens with knives

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A Kahului man was arrested after he threatened two teenage boys with knives at a Kahului condominium complex last week, according to police. Jaisen Kahalehau, 43, was charged with two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening. He was arrested July 8 after police were called to Harbor ...

Mayor’s Luncheon set for Friday

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The Maui Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual Mayor’s Luncheon on Friday at Cafe O’Lei at The Dunes, the chamber announced Monday. Mayor Michael Victorino will discuss many different topics on his agenda for Maui and plans for the future, the chamber said. The luncheon will ...

Corrections

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• Record weather. Kahului reached a record-high 92 degrees Sunday, breaking the record of 91 set on the same date in 2014. Based on information provided by the National Weather Service, the temperature was incorrectly described as record-tying in a story that began on A1 and continued on A4 ...

Staying fit and raising funds

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The sole teen's team of Elias Hamp (from front, first photo), Skylynn Pagdilao, Kanoe Mitnick and Nyasia Martinez that represent CrossFit Upcountry Maui, All Kine CrossFit and Aloha CrossFit, compete in The Pacific Games Throwdown on Saturday at War Memorial Complex. The fitness competition was ...

Fire crews patrol perimeters, douse flare-ups

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The Maui News Maui Fire Department crews and tankers patrolled the perimeter of a major wildfire in Central and South Maui on Sunday, putting out flare-ups as the department’s Air One helicopter doused hot spots on the fourth day of firefighting efforts. The 9,000-acre blaze that broke out ...

Hawaiian activists prepare for Mauna Kea TMT telescope convoys

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The Associated Press MAUNA KEA, Hawaii — Scientists hope the massive telescope they plan to build atop Hawaii’s highest peak, a world-renowned location for astronomy, will help them peer back to the time just after the Big Bang and answer fundamental questions about the universe. But the ...

Canines, cats, other critters return after wildfire

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Millie, a gray mixed-breed pit, enjoyed what she considered to be a big slumber party in Kahului after wildfire evacuations were ordered for the Maui Humane Society in Puunene. “She loved it,” said Nancy Willis, MHS director of development and community outreach. “We have pictures of ...

Oprah pops in to Maui Humane Society to say ‘thank you’

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The Maui News Oprah Winfrey stopped by Maui Humane Society on Saturday afternoon, hours after animals returned to the Puunene shelter from a two-night evacuation in Kahului due to the South Maui wildfire. "Everyone's safe including all the animals," she wrote on social media. "Thank you for ...

High surf and hot weather continue in today’s forecast

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The Maui News The National Weather Service has issued a high-surf warning for the south-facing shores of Maui County through 6 a.m. today. A high-surf warning means that dangerous, battering waves will pound the shoreline, resulting in dangerous swimming conditions and deadly rip currents. ...

Santos community center to become 2020 polling place

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The Maui News The next elections are more than a year away but the Office of the County Clerk wanted to announce the dates that it will be using the high-demand Velma McWayne Santos Community Center for voter activities. The clerk’s office will be using the center at 395 Waena Place in ...

Missing man found ‘in good health’

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A man who was reported missing Friday has been found “in good health,” Maui police spokesman Lt. Gregg Okamoto said Sunday. Mateo Stephens was reported missing at about 7:30 p.m. Friday, police said Saturday. Stephens was last seen Thursday at Baby Beach in Spreckelsville. He was not ...

Police search for suspects in assault

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Police said Saturday that they are searching for a pair of suspects who allegedly attacked a man in Haiku last month. At about 7:30 p.m. on June 8, someone wearing a “V for Vendetta” mask assaulted a man in the parking lot of the Haiku Cannery. The suspect was in the company of another ...

Suspects sought in Keanae robbery

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Police are searching for a man who allegedly punched a woman and took her belongings at Camp Keanae last month. At about 8:45 a.m. on June 23, an unknown man approached a woman who was seated with her infant in her rental vehicle that was parked in the lot of Camp Keanae, police said ...

Central Maui Landfill fee now $4

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The cost of residential dumping at the Central Maui Landfill went up $1 to $4 per visit on July 1, the county Department of Environmental Management said last week. The extra dollar is expected to raise $117,000 for the fiscal year, raising the overall total received by the fee to $468,000, ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of June 26 to July 11. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...