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Shelter could use foster homes

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Things are getting tight in the dog kennels at the Maui Humane Society, which is seeking short-term foster homes for dogs. Nancy Willis, Humane Society director of development and community outreach, said that the animal shelter in Puunene had 37 dogs in-house, with several more already in ...

Man carried off Lahaina Pali Trail

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Firefighters carried a 57-year-old man down the Lahaina Pali Trail after he became fatigued while hiking the trail Sunday, a fire official said. A Lahaina ladder crew responded to the 12:18 p.m. call to help the man, who was about 1 mile up from the Lahaina side of the trail, said Assistant ...

Mauna Kea policies have Maui hearing

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A Maui public hearing on proposed rules for public and commercial activity on University of Hawaii managed land on Mauna Kea will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Pomaika‘i Elementary School in Kahului. The school is located at 4650 S. Kamehameha Ave. The current draft of the ...

Two Maui community events net OHA grant

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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs announced that two Maui County community events will receive a share of $100,000 from its Ahahui Grant Program. A total of 22 events statewide were selected as the grant program’s first round of awardees for fiscal year 2020, which runs from July 1 to June ...

Checking pork belly futures?

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Wailuku Wranglers 4-H Club member Kenna Tsutsui, 11, leans against her sleeping pig, Astrid, while checking her phone during Saturday’s AgFest & 4-H Livestock Fair at the War Memorial Complex. Tsutsui, who will be a 6th grader at Iao Intermediate School next school year, said Astrid ...

Visitor arrivals up, spending down in April

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Visitors to Maui in April logged more days on-island as compared to a year ago, but they were spending less money per day and overall, according to data released Thursday by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. In April, Maui saw 249,076 visitor arrivals by air, the second highest in the state and ...

County moves to relocate bus hub

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The county Department of Transportation is taking steps to relocate its busiest transit hub from the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center to a parcel near the Kahului Public Library, a move that’s been in the works since mall officials decided in 2017 not to renew its lease with the county. The new ...

Nonprofit holds pizza fundraiser

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Somos Ohana Nicaragua, a local nonprofit that builds schools and brings physical therapy services and scholarships to northwestern Nicaragua, will be holding a fundraiser at The Flatbread Co. in Paia on Tuesday. The pizza night fundraiser includes a silent auction from 5 to 9 p.m., and a ...

Town hall today on safe celebrations

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The Maui Coalition for Drug-Free Youth is hosting a town hall today to discuss ways that adults and parents can host safe summer celebrations, such as graduation parties, while preventing underage drinking. The event is open to the public and will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Theresa ...

Slurry seal work set today in Kahului

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Slurry seal paving work will be taking place along Holua Drive and connecting streets, as well as sections of Molokai Akau Street and South Mokapu Street in Kahului starting today. Tom’s Backhoe and Excavation Co. will perform the slurry sealing, as well as striping and other tasks. Work ...

Brush fire closes part of pali highway

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A brush fire forced the temporary closure of Honoapiilani Highway near Maalaea on a breezy Sunday morning. At 10:45 a.m., fire crews received a call about a fire along Honoapiilani Highway between the pali lookout and the tunnel, according to Battalion Chief Kaulana Kino. The fire shut down ...

School bus is all shined up and ready to go

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While waiting to begin his pickups at Wailuku Elementary, Pu‘u Kukui Elementary and Iao Intermediate schools Thursday afternoon, Maui Economic Opportunity bus driver Jeff Cravalho waxes his bus along Kanaloa Avenue. Cravalho said he enjoys his job. “It’s all about getting the kids home ...

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 May 19 to 25. 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 May 29 to 31. 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 ...

Outstanding Maui Filipino community leaders named

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The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce has announced the four recipients of the Gintong Pamana Leadership Awards to honor outstanding leadership and contribution to the community. The awardees are: • Melen Agcolicol, owner and operator of Copy Services. • Dionicia Cabias, staff supervisor ...

Lost in paradise in Maui forest: Search and safety efforts

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MAKAWAO — Less than a week after hiker Amanda Eller was found alive, her family launched what they are calling “Phase 2 of the Find Amanda effort” — an initiative to enhance search-and-rescue operations through technology and to install cameras in Makawao Forest Reserve. Meanwhile, ...

Dumping of cars on Maui on rise; illegal sites cropping up

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The illegal dumping of cars along Maui’s highways has grown by at least three times in six years, and the county official who handles their removal attributes some of the increase to the cost of disposal. Tamara Farnsworth, manager of the county Environmental Protection and Sustainability ...

Maui Film Festival goes Wilde for Olivia

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WAILEA — It will be an encore appearance for Olivia Wilde when she accepts the 2019 Maui Film Festival Lights! Camera! Passion! Award on June 16 at the Celestial Cinema on the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course. She’s come a long way since she accepted the festival’s Shining Star ...

Maui police plan for isle homeless aims to divert instead of arrest

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WAILUKU — A new Maui Police Department pilot program approaches homeless and mentally ill people in a proactive — instead of reactive — manner. Launched May 1, the program deploys trained police officers, along with mental health and social workers, into vulnerable Kahului communities ...

Flags at half-staff for shooting victims

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At the direction of President Donald Trump, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the U.S. and the Hawaii state flags be flown at half-staff at the state Capitol, offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard from Saturday through sunset Tuesday to honor the victims of the mass shooting ...