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Cyclists help make dreams come true

Local News

WAILUKU — The weather in Wailuku was gloomy and raining, but 11-year-old Jackson Gilbert couldn’t have been happier as he raced his shiny new bike across the field at the War Memorial Stadium Complex on Sunday. “It’s amazing,” he said as he pulled up alongside his great-grandmother, ...

Persimmon season is at its end

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KULA — Clark and Jackie Hashimoto sorted fresh persimmons in a shed at their family’s Hashimoto Persimmon Products farm in Kula as they neared the end of the season Saturday. They said today would be the last day of harvesting and they expected to have several generations of family ...

Wind, high surf to continue for Maui County

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The Maui News A wind advisory has been extended for Lanai through 6 a.m. today with northeast winds of 20 to 30 mph and localized gusts up to 50 mph anticipated. The National Weather Service also cancelled a wind advisory for Maui and Molokai. Winds this strong are capable of bringing ...

Suggested Christmas mailing dates out

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The Maui News The priority and first-class suggested mailing date for packages from Hawaii to reach the Mainland before Christmas is Dec. 19, and the first international suggested date is Friday, the U.S. Postal Service announced. Procrastinators have until Dec. 21 to send their packages to ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Nov. 20 to 26. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...

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 Nov. 17 to 24. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

People Who Made A Difference section nominations sought

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The Maui News The Maui News is asking for our readers’ nominations for the 25th People Who Made A Difference feature. Nominees must be Maui County residents, groups or organizations, public or private, who have made a positive difference in the Maui County community in 2019. These could ...

Names & Faces

Business

• Three of Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center’s Allied Universal Services security officers, Dominique Alakai-Farrell, Rodel Jose and site supervisor Dexter Mateo, were honored for lifesaving efforts at a recent Top Cop Hawaii Award Ceremony. The three were recognized Oct. 24 on Oahu for their ...

One-stop shop for handmade gifts in Makawao

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MAKAWAO — The Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center brings holiday magic to Makawao each year. With its Hui Holidays event through Dec. 24, the gallery is transformed into a winter wonderland that’s decked out with handmade and local pieces in a variety of mediums. From jewelry, handblown ...

Wind advisory extended for Maui, Molokai; high surf expected

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A wind advisory was extended for parts of Maui and Molokai, with northeast winds of 20 to 30 mph and localized gusts up to 50 mph anticipated. The National Weather Service said the advisory will be posted until 6 tonight. Winds this strong are capable of bringing down weaker tree branches, ...

Hawaii health officials investigate unlicensed care homes

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HONOLULU — Hawaii state health officials have investigated dozens of adult residential care homes statewide after receiving reports that the facilities were operating without licenses, officials said. The state Department of Health has received 114 complaints about unlicensed homes, 74 ...

Blood bank sees drop in donors during holidays

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Due a seasonal drop in donations, the Blood Bank of Hawaii is asking that life-saving contributions are given this year. The organization said it sees a 20 percent dip in donations across the state during the six weeks between Thanksgiving and the start of January. Blood donations are ...

Lunas win 4th straight title

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Lahainaluna High School’s Derek Perez (left) and Nainoa Irish hold the championship trophy after the Lunas defeated Kapaa 21-10 in the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Division II state championship game Friday afternoon at Aloha Stadium on Oahu. It is the fourth straight state title for the Lunas. ...

Coon Brothers Inc. hosts 26th annual Lanai turkey giveaway

Community News

On Nov. 23, more than 3,000 Lanai residents attended the 26th annual Lanai Turkey and Rice Giveaway, hosted by the Coon Brothers. Guest of honor Lt. Gov. Josh Green also attended, in addition to public servants of Maui County’s police and fire stations on Lanai. The two-hour event provided ...

PUC to hear contested case on Maui solar project

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A coalition of South Maui residents will make their case next week against a large-scale solar and battery project that they say will be too close to homes and charge too much for electricity. Paeahu Solar is a 15-megawatt solar and 60-megawatt-hour battery project proposed by Canadian-based ...

Talk focuses on ‘The Coral Pledge’

Community News

Maui Nui Marine Resource Council invites the public to a free talk at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 at The Sphere at Maui Ocean Center to learn about the “The Coral Pledge,” a new initiative to reduce human impacts on Hawaii’s reefs year-round. The presenter will be Dan Dennison, senior ...

Oysters, retiring old roads mulled to save reef

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Sediment and wildfire remnants are the two biggest threats to coral reefs, and oysters may be among their saviors in a multifaceted plan for Maalaea Bay and its watershed, the senior ecologist of Maui Environmental Consulting said earlier this month. The consulting company and the Maui Nui ...

Maui Bus hub lease extended until 2021

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With construction on the new Maui Bus hub in Kahului slated to begin in mid- to late 2020, the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center and the county have agreed to extend the lease for the current terminal to July 2021, a county spokesman said Wednesday. The shopping center in Kahului had notified the ...

Local Briefs

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Friends of Haleakala seek volunteers The Friends of Haleakala National Park is seeking enthusiastic and fit hikers for a strenuous, two-night backpacking service project in Haleakala Crater Dec. 8 to 10. The volunteers will hike into the crater, and stay free for two nights in Holua Cabin ...