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Kahului man charged in car theft

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A 33-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he was seen driving a car that had been reported stolen from a Pukalani residence, according to police. Jonathan Awai of Kahului was charged with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. His bail was set at $5,000. The 1999 black Honda ...

Three fires reported Sunday afternoon

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Firefighters extinguished three fires reported Sunday afternoon, including one in Kanaio that caused an estimated $20,000 in damage and displaced one person, the Maui Fire Department reported. The first fire was reported at 12:15 p.m. on Hana Highway near Maliko Gulch. Paia firefighters and a ...

Candidate forum set for Wednesday

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The Ha‘iku Community Association will be holding a candidate forum via Zoom and Akaku Maui Community Media Channel 54 from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Lucienne de Naie and Francine “Auntie Mopsy” Aarona will serve as co-moderators of the forum. A quick update on state’s first vote by mail ...

Maui legislators set town hall Wednesday

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Four Maui state lawmakers will be holding a virtual town hall from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday to discuss bills passed in the legislative session, which ends Friday, as well as to offer community updates. State Sen. Gil Keith-Agaran and Reps. Kyle Yamashita, Justin Woodson and Troy Hashimoto will be ...

Gabbard to hold town hall Wednesday

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U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard will be hosting a telephone town hall at 4 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Hawaii. Dr. Scott Miscovich, who has been leading testing efforts in Hawaii and has served as a senior adviser to Lt. Gov. Josh Green, and Darin Leong, an ...

Woman injured in domestic dispute

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A 30-year-old woman was treated for injuries that weren’t life threatening after she was poked with a folding knife during a domestic dispute Sunday fronting a residence on Waiehu Beach Road, police said. Police were called to the area at 5:57 p.m. The Kahului woman was transported to ...

Covid-19 Maui County Schedule Changes

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Public Facilities ** The Kalana O Maui county building in Wailuku has reopened to the public, although the County Council chamber and council member offices will remain closed. Public access is through the second-floor lobby during normal business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday ...

Fordham cancels game vs. UH scheduled for Sept. 12

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The Maui News The University of Hawaii’s Sept. 12 football game against Fordham is off. Citing a Rams spokesman, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday that Fordham has canceled the nonconference game that was to be played at Aloha Stadium. It is UH football’s first cancellation ...

A little help from uncle

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Sweetness Tapang, 4, gets a little help from her uncle Michael Tapang, while playing on the playground equipment at Wailuku Elementary School Park on June 27. Also at the park was Sweetness’ twin sister, Lovey. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Dairy milks any business it can get

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Last July, Thomas Kafsack and his wife Eva-Maria were hoping to retire and sell the Upcountry goat dairy they’d run for nearly 20 years. Instead, they’re still making cheese, have put retirement on hold and have sold nearly half the herd in hopes of keeping the Surfing Goat Dairy alive ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

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• State Department of Health reports 25 new cases on Sunday, all on Oahu. There were also 24 new cases on Saturday, including 19 on Oahu, one on Maui, two on Hawaii island and two on Kauai. • There have now been 1,023 cases statewide, including 744 on Oahu, 128 in Maui County, 93 on ...

Kanaha Hotel opening pushed back a year

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Construction of the Kanaha Hotel at Kahului Airport — formerly known as the Windward Hotel — has been pushed to 2022, with plans to open for business by 2024, according to new project documents. California-based R.D. Olson Development is planning to build the 200-room hotel on a 5.2-acre ...

Voter registration deadline is Thursday

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The Maui News The deadline to register for the Aug. 8 primary election is Thursday, the state Office of Elections said. In Hawaii’s first all-mail voting, voters will begin receiving their ballots in the mail starting July 21. Voters also should check that their registration is current, ...

Football footwork

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Mathyas John Siofele, 6, works on his football footwork as dad, Joe Siofele, looks at Wailuku Elementary School Park on June 27. “You’ve got to have fun playing the sport, got to enjoy it,” said Joe Siofele, an assistant coach at Baldwin High School, who played linebacker at the ...

Waihee man gets prison ‘to protect the public’

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The Maui News WAILUKU — Saying the sentence would protect the public, a judge ordered a five-year prison term on Tuesday for a man convicted of habitually driving under the influence of alcohol. Stephen Clubb Jr., 59, of Waihee already had a conviction for habitual DUI when he was ...

Kahakuloa man is given an ‘unusual sentence’ for abuse

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The Maui News A 27-year-old Kahakuloa man was sentenced to five years’ probation and a 60-day suspended jail term Monday, as he completes court-ordered programs and classes for choking his wife two years ago. The prosecution and defense worked out a plea agreement to allow Keahi Vierra to ...

Maui police detective arrested for OUI

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The Maui News A Maui Police Department detective was arrested on the Fourth of July holiday for driving under the influence, MPD reported Sunday. At 7:59 p.m. Saturday, Melvin R. Johnson Jr. was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. Johnson is a 25-year ...

One-year jail term ordered in abuse case

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The Maui News WAILUKU — A 37-year-old man, who punched, choked and ripped the clothes off of his on-and-off-again girlfriend last year, was sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution. Second Circuit Judge Richard Bissen also placed Larry Yamada Jr. on five ...

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 June 21 to 27. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of June 24 to July 2. The listings include the offender’s name, age, residence and charges. First offenders undergo a 14-hour alcohol abuse rehabilitation program, a substance abuse ...