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Two Maui students are National Merit semifinalists

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The Maui News Two Maui students are among the less than 1 percentile of U.S. high school seniors in the nation to qualify as semifinalists for the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Ava Merrill of Lahaina’s Maui Preparatory Academy and Ameera C. Waterford of Seabury Hall were ...

Owner of dive float found adrift sought

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The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of a dive float found about a quarter mile off Kaanapali Beach on Tuesday. An Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew conducted an initial search of the area, and Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued ...

Woman rescued after Iao Valley fall

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A 19-year-old woman was airlifted from Iao Valley State Park after she fell and initially lost consciousness while hiking above trails in the park Tuesday afternoon, according to the Maui Fire Department. Kahului firefighters, a rescue crew aboard the Air One helicopter, a battalion chief and ...

S. Maui emergency measures is topic

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Kevin Richards from the Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program will be speaking at the Kihei Community Association at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at St. Theresa Church. Richards, who also is a planner with the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, will be joined by Herman Andaya, county ...

Water disruption in Kula set Thursday

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Water service for a portion of homes in the Kula 200 subdivision and other parts of Kula will be temporarily shut down between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday due to work on the county’s water system. The shutdown will impact all water services for homes off Anuhea Place, Lower Kula Road, ...

Haiku trash pickup missed; short staff

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Haiku trash pickups scheduled for Tuesday have been postponed to today due to a personnel shortage, the county’s Department of Environmental Management announced. Affected areas included West and East Kuiaha roads, Kaupakalua Road, Pakanu Street, Aloha Aina Place, Hog Back Road, Kauhikoa ...

Visitors have beach nearly to themselves

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Richard Castro and Isabelle Bianco walk a nearly deserted Baldwin Beach recently. The visitors from France said they were surprised to find so few beachgoers on the wind-swept shore.

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Makeup class for cancer patients set A class specifically created for individuals navigating through their cancer journey will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sephora at Whaler’s Village in Kaanapali. “Classes for Confidence,” is a free, 90-minute, hands-on beauty class that ...

Mauna Kea protest convoy treks from Lahaina to Kahului Airport

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KAHULUI — A convoy of more than 50 vehicles carrying 200 participants proceeded from Lahaina to Kahului Airport with flags flying and horns honking on Monday afternoon in opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope at Mauna Kea. Maui police had posted an advisory on its Facebook page Sunday ...

MECO set to take over 4 EVohana fast-charging sites

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Maui Electric Co. has proposed taking ownership and operation of four electric vehicle fast-charging sites in the existing EVohana network, half the number of sites the utility initially had agreed to in late March. The agreement, which has to be confirmed by the Public Utilities Commission, ...

‘Living treasure’ Ka‘ai to speak on the makahiki

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The Maui News Sam Ka‘ai, Hawaiian artisan, scholar, Hokule‘a crew member and “living treasure,” will be speaking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday to the Hawai‘i Farmers Union United’s Mauna Kahalawai Chapter. The evening also includes a hands-on ku‘i kalo (taro pounding) ...

Kahoolawe trolling set this weekend

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Trolling in the waters of the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve will be allowed Saturday and Sunday and Sept. 28-29, according to the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission. Access to reserve waters is restricted because of the presence of unexploded ordnance and for the protection of marine ...

Parks offices closed for 2 hours

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The War Memorial Complex Parks and Recreation offices will be closed from 8 to 10 am. Sept. 19 for training. The county offices and facilities will reopen and resume services at 10 a.m. For more information, call the parks department safety officer at 270-5781.

Aloha House gets $203,000 grant

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Aloha House, a nonprofit residential substance abuse treatment program, has received a $203,000 donation from the Arlene and Michael Rosen Foundation of Tiburon, Calif. This donation will be used for improvements to a home for participants in the Sober Living Program and for the purchase of ...

East Maui water improvements topic

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Meetings to provide updates on East Maui water system improvements for area farmers will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at Haiku Elementary School and 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Keanae Congregational Church. The meetings, called by the state Department of Agriculture, are to provide ...

Cooke pool to close Oct. 1-3

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The Cooke Memorial Pool on Molokai will be closed temporarily from Oct. 1 to 3 for annual fall cleaning and maintenance. The pool will reopen Oct. 4. For more information, call (808) 553-4177.

County lottery offers housing help

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Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino reaches for another folded slip of paper as he and Council Members Yuki Lei Sugimura and Tasha Kama draw names during Saturday’s county homebuyers lottery at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku. Maui County in August collected applications for its ...

Mourning mother cautions about the dangers of inhalants

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Waiehu resident Massy Cashen-Suguitan was grieving after her 16-year-old son’s sudden death in March when she got more shocking news. While initial autopsy results showed Sean Ethan Cashen’s organs were healthy and provided no explanation for his death, further laboratory testing showed ...

Ulu proves a fruit of many talents

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KAHULUI — Ancient scripture says man can’t live on bread alone, but after visiting the third annual La ’Ulu (Breadfruit Day) festival in Central Maui, it seems like man could live on breadfruit alone. “For all the foods we’ve gotten used to over the years, breadfruit can do almost ...