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Delinquent tax sale produces $1.3M

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Ninety-five delinquent property tax accounts were resolved this fiscal year, bringing in more than $1.3 million during the real property tax sale process, according to the Maui County Department of Finance. One property was auctioned at the sale Tuesday at the Kihei Community ...

County declares Upcountry water shortage, conservation requested

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Due to the potential for drier conditions this summer, the county Department of Water Supply declared on Friday a Stage 1 water shortage effective immediately for Upcountry, which asks area customers to voluntarily reduce water consumption by 10 percent. Water customers in Haiku, Makawao, ...

Fixing fencing to keep turtles safe

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Jody Kimmel (left) and Jake Egelhoff repair a section of turtle fencing along the shoreline at Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge on Friday. They were part of a crew from the Kupu Conservation Leadership Development Program helping refuge staff with the recycled plastic fencing that helps ...

Above normal amount of hurricanes predicted

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There is a 70 percent chance that the Central Pacific, which includes Hawaii, will see an above normal tropical cyclone season which begins June 1, weather officials said on Wednesday. “We are calling for a total of five to eight tropical cyclones (which) is above the normal of four to ...

Family of male hiker missing in Wailuku speaks out

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WAILUKU — The parents of Noah Mina, 35, spoke out Wednesday for the first time since their son was reported missing Monday after hiking in the area of Kapilau Ridge Trail in Wailuku. Maui residents Vincent and Irene Mina thanked the local community for their concern and asked that the search ...

Making a connection in web of wires

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Wasa Electrical Services Inc. electrician Paul Kaiama selects the correct two wires among a sea of wires within the guts of a traffic signal controller box at the Kahului intersection of Wakea Avenue and Alamaha Street Tuesday morning. Kaiama said the Wasa crew was putting in microwave sensors ...

Maui Film Festival to honor Maya Erskine

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WAILEA — Add another star and another premiere to the Maui Film Festival at Wailea’s lineup for its 20th anniversary season. Movie and TV actress and writer Maya Erskine will accept the 2019 Maui Film Festival Rising Star Award June 14 at the festival Celestial Cinema on the Wailea Gold ...

Busy summer travel season will leave airport parking at a premium

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The Maui News Travelers are being advised to get dropped off at the airport rather than paying for parking during the summer travel season from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The advisory applies in particular to the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu, where parking structures can ...

Heat wave continues with record-setter

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Kahului set another record high temperature on Wednesday, this time at 96 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. It broke the old record of 92 degrees set in 2014. If the preliminary data is verified by the National Weather Service, it would be the hottest day in May ever ...

Man seen driving stolen truck charged

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A 27-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after he was seen driving a pickup truck that was stolen from Kamaole Beach Park I in Kihei, according to police. Andrew Flood, who gave no local address, was charged with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and habitual property crime. His bail ...

Civic complex on agenda for meeting

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Updates on the Wailuku Civic Complex will be discussed at the Maui Redevelopment Agency’s monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Friday in the Planning Department Conference Room. The meeting will include information on the permitting, bidding and construction schedule for Phase 1A and Phase 1B of the ...

Corrections

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• Mahi Pono resignation. A front-page story about Larry Nixon, Mahi Pono’s general manager of farming operations who has resigned, was incomplete in Wednesday’s printed version of The Maui News. The story failed to continue on Page A4. The full story can be found at www.mauinews.com. ...

Maui’s Barrio Fiesta celebrates 50 years

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Fifty years ago, when an influx of Filipinos arrived on Maui, some of the younger immigrants struggled to adjust to their new American lives, cutting class and not wanting to go to school. So, to integrate the new immigrants into the community, share their culture and “instill a sense of ...

General manager of Mahi Pono resigns

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Mahi Pono’s general manager of farming operations is resigning from his post just as the company prepares to plant its first 400 acres in Central Maui next month. Larry Nixon came aboard in late January and was one of the first publicly announced hires on Mahi Pono’s Maui team. Mahi Pono ...

Traffic cops ramp up seat belt, cellphone enforcement

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MAKAWAO — Police traffic officers took the “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign to Makawao town Tuesday morning, issuing dozens of citations to drivers who weren’t using seat belts. “Unfortunately, there’s still a lot of people that have a bad habit of not wearing their seat ...

Green kayak found adrift off Olowalu

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The Maui News The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a green kayak found adrift about 5 miles off Olowalu on Tuesday. At 8:45 a.m., Sector Honolulu Command Center received a report from Coast Guard Station Maui about a good Samaritan who had found the ...

Crews search for missing hiker in Iao

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Police and fire personnel were searching for a missing hiker on Tuesday in the area of Kapilau Ridge Trail, also known as the St. Anthony Cross in Wailuku, according to police spokesman Lt. Gregg Okamoto. Noah Mina is described as a 35-year-old male; 5 feet 8 inches tall; 180 pounds, with ...

Crash caused by man throwing bottle

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A 25-year-old Lahaina man was arrested Sunday after a report that he was throwing glass bottles at passing vehicles, hitting one that then swerved and collided with an oncoming vehicle on Lower Honoapiilani Road, according to police. Soliga Taimovai was charged with second-degree reckless ...

Kahului sets more record temperatures

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Kahului set a record for the hottest temperature three days in a row and came 2 degrees shy of breaking the record again on Tuesday. Temperatures reached 92 degrees on Tuesday, just below the record high of 93 degrees for the date, set on May 21, 1953. Before Tuesday, Kahului had set ...