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Pukalani Superette customers appreciated

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Pukalani Superette, “your easy-does-it store” since 1955, hosted its annual “Customer Appreciation Month” in October. The winner of the first week’s prize drawing on Oct. 9 was Spenser Lau, who walked away with a $100 Pukalani Superette gift certificate. On Oct.16, Jade Kostka won ...

Waiehu woman gets probation for Walmart stabbing

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WAILUKU — With her attorney saying anger and mental health were issues, a woman was released from jail Friday and was placed on four years’ probation for stabbing her then-boyfriend in the arm in a Kahului store. Lori Ann Kawaakoa, 32, of Waiehu was given credit for more than nine months ...

Scholarship applications due soon for ‘Duke’s Sports’

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As a tribute to Olympic swimmer and gold medal winner Duke Kahanamoku, the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation scholarships are awarded to competitors in “Duke’s Sports” — surfing, sailing, swimming, diving, canoeing, water polo, kayaking and volleyball. Applicants should demonstrate ...

Second man indicted for murder in attack on 90-year-old woman

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WAILUKU — A second man has been indicted on a charge of murder in the death of a 90-year-old woman who was assaulted during a burglary of a Harbor Lights Condominium unit in Kahului. Lewellyn Foster Jr., 35, of Kahului pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and ...

Car wash will benefit Maui Ki-Aikido students

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Maui Ki-Aikido students and instructors will wash cars for the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at Ceramic Tile/Maui Design Center, on the corner of Kaahumanu Avenue and Kahului Beach Road (across from Sears). The event is a benefit for the nonprofit martial art organization’s Suzuki ...

High bacteria count canceled at Kanaha

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A state Department of Health advisory of a high bacteria count at Kanaha Beach has been canceled, the department announced Friday. Water sample testing results show that the enterococci levels no longer exceed advisory levels. The department had first alerted the public to high levels of ...

Local Briefs

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Ensemble to perform at Baldwin Home The free Hawaiian Music Series featuring the Kamehameha Schools Maui Hawaiian Ensemble will perform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the front lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Front and Dickenson streets in Lahaina. Kamehameha Schools Maui ...

Job workshop to be held in Hana

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Haleakala National Park will offer a free workshop on “How to Apply for Federal Jobs,” from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Hana Community Center’s Main Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The workshop will emphasize the importance of a well-written resume and how to navigate ...

Eagle project completed at Fleming Arboretum

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Shion Ward of Boy Scout Troop 100 of Kula completed his Eagle project at the D.T. Fleming Arboretum in Ulupalakua to earn the Boy Scouts of America’s highest honor — the Eagle Scout Award. Ward, a senior at Seabury Hall and son of Ben and Hiroko Ward, planned, organized and directed his ...

Kawano confirmed as 2nd Circuit judge

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Judge Kelsey Kawano’s appointment as a 2nd Circuit judge was confirmed by the state Senate, which met Wednesday in a special session. Kawano has served as a 2nd Circuit District Court judge since Aug. 29, 2008, after having served as a district judge part time beginning in 2006, according ...

Seabury girls finalists in cybersecurity talent competition

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Seabury Hall girls finished third in the state and 47th overall nationwide in the nation’s largest high school cybersecurity talent competition, Girls Go CyberStart, designed to bridge the cybersecurity skills gap in the U.S. Sophomore Lyn Chen traveled to the Governor’s Office Oct. 11 ...

Meeting to discuss property tax changes

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A community meeting on proposed real property tax changes will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Kahului Community Center. Organized by Maui County Council Member Tasha Kama, who holds the Kahului residency seat, the meeting will address possible changes in property tax classifications and ...

Honor Rolls

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MAUI HIGH SCHOOL First Quarter 4.0-Plus Grade-Point Average Some students earned higher than 4.0 grade-point averages because of their work in Advanced Placement, college-level classes. Grade 12 — Angelica Acaso, Christian Alonzo, Christine Alonzo, Kenneth Branden Alquisalas ...

Work will close Kaupakalua Road

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Portions of Kaupakalua Road in Haiku will be closed on the weekends beginning Nov. 23 as crews work on road pavement reconstruction, the county Department of Public Works has announced. Electronic sign boards have been installed on the Kokomo Road and East Kuiaha Road ends of the ...

Business seminar on managing finances

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Business owners can learn how to better manage their finances, set financial goals and get paid at a free seminar called “Eat Less Ramen Noodle in 2020!” from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday at the Maui Research & Technology Center, Suite 159, in Kihei. The guest presenter will be certified ...

Maui Walk of Heroes

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First photo: Lucienne deNaie (from left), Hannah Bernard, Keali‘i Reichel and Uncle Pilipo Solatorio pose standing atop wet cement during Akaku Maui Community Media’s Maui Walk of Heroes Saturday afternoon in Kahului. The four were honored for their many contributions to Hawaii’s culture, ...

Officials: Property tax tiers would be more ‘equitable’

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KULA — County officials continued to roll out information Wednesday night on bills that change property tax classifications and establish tiered rates, which they say would make generating county revenue more equitable on a diverse island that’s home to everyone from working families to ...

Judge does not find probable cause for attempted murder charge

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WAILUKU — A man arrested for allegedly hitting another man in the head with a stick or club near Paia Bay last week was charged with first-degree assault Thursday, after a judge ruled there wasn’t enough evidence to support the original charge of attempted murder. Troy Borge Jr., 29, of ...

Haiku man who distributed drugs gets 10 years in prison

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WAILUKU — A Haiku man who admitted distributing illegal drugs when he was arrested with methamphetamine, marijuana, heroin and oxycodone pills was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison. “It’s bad enough that you’re fueling your own addiction,” 2nd Circuit Judge Rhonda Loo said. ...

Bail set at $5,000 for arson suspect

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The Maui News WAILUKU — Bail has been set at $5,000 for a man charged with setting fire to a vehicle in a Kahului neighborhood Monday. Robert Jordan, 41, who gave no local address, was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree arson. The vehicle was parked on the street in ...