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A whale of show by momma, baby

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First photo: A mother humpback whale teaches her baby how to tail slap Saturday morning as they frolic in the waters off Launiupoko. Second photo: A mother humpback splashes down as her baby breaches next to her Saturday morning. Third photo: The baby breaches while its mother tail slaps ...

Maui group gets caught in Puerto Rico earthquakes

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Betty Jane “BJ” Uwekoolani was asleep in her hotel in Ponce, Puerto Rico, when the building began to shake in the early-morning hours of Jan. 6. “The whole building just rocked,” Uwekoolani said. “It was scary. I never felt something like that before.” The 5.8 magnitude ...

Maui siblings team up on new major film ‘Just Mercy’

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Filmmaking has been part of the family since small-kid days for Maui siblings Destin Daniel and Joy Cretton. Now, the two are at it again — but this time it's for Warner Bros. and the big screen. Their film, “Just Mercy,” a legal drama starring Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther” and ...

Head-on collision kills motorcyclist

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The Maui News A motorcyclist was killed after colliding head-on with another vehicle in Kihei late Friday evening, according to police. At 10:44 p.m. Friday, a blue 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle was turning north on South Kihei Road when it collided head-on into a silver 2001 Toyota ...

East Maui gets 7 inches of rain

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The Maui News East Maui recorded as much as 7.16 inches of rain from Saturday to Sunday afternoon as downpours continued to drench the island and put the county under a flash-flood watch through this afternoon. The National Weather Service said Sunday that an upper-level low to the west of ...

Crime Watch

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THIS IS A LIST of residential burglaries, stolen vehicles and vehicle break-ins in Maui County reported to the Maui Police Department from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Jan. 7 to 8. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse evaluation ...

Local Business / In Brief

Business

Financial services office is blessed E.A. Buck will open a new satellite office in Kahului on Wednesday at 33 Lono Ave., Suite 310, with a blessing by Earnest Pua‘a. The financial services firm will be staffed by longtime Maui financial adviser Corrinna Paxton, along with Jeremy ...

Haiku man’s arrest ‘turned everything around’

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A Haiku man who said it was the “worst day and best day” when police seized quantities of methamphetamine, marijuana, guns and ammunition in a search of his residence was sentenced Wednesday to a three-month jail term. Benjamin Inciong, 48, was placed on four years' probation as part of ...

Hana school closed Monday due to power outages

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Hana High and Elementary School will be closed Monday due to power outages in the area, the state Department of Education announced late Sunday night. The closure came amid heavy rainfall across the island, especially in East Maui, where the West Wailuaiki gauge recorded an island-high 7.16 ...

Game time at Wo Hing Museum

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Sohny Strong (right) provides instruction to Linda Moffat (left) and Connie Sutherland (center) during recent mahjong games at Wo Hing Museum in Lahaina. Mahjong games and instruction are being held at the museum and cookhouse on Front Street every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 ...

Report: Health center failed requirements, denied access to DOH

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State Department of Health investigators found multiple violations — including the lack of a full-time physician — at Molokai’s only federally qualified health center, whose issues with staffing and management have led to calls for executives to resign. Officials at the Molokai ...

Counterprotesters overcome hate with love at Maui High

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KAHULUI — Counterprotesters worked to overcome hate with love Friday morning when two members of the Westboro Baptist Church, known for hate speech toward the LGBT community and picketing soldiers’ funerals, demonstrated outside Maui High School. “So many people were united today in the ...

Credit union awards $40,000 in teacher grants

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Public school teachers recently were awarded more than $40,000 by Hawaii State Federal Credit Union through its 2019 Investing in Education grant program. A total of 89 grants were distributed to public school teachers across Oahu, Maui, Lanai and Hawaii Island to help purchase classroom ...

Wet and rainy is weekend forecast

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Windy and rainy conditions will continue through this weekend with the National Weather Service issuing a flash flood watch for Maui County through Sunday afternoon and a wind advisory for Maui, Molokai and Kahoolawe until 6 a.m. today. Also a high surf warning for east-facing shores of Maui ...

Workshop: ‘Healthy Living for a Healthy Brain’

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Maui Adult Day Care Centers & Maui County Office on Aging will present a free caregiver workshop, “Healthy Living for a Healthy Brain.” Christine Spencer, regional coordinator with Alzheimer’s Association Maui, will present a workshop that explores brain health and promotes cognitive ...

Man gets 10-year term for sex assault

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A 30-year-old Molokai man, who sexually assaulted two minor female relatives while babysitting them in 2017, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday. Kainoa Caberto was immediately taken into custody after 2nd Circuit Judge Rhonda Loo handed down the sentence. Loo read what Caberto ...