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State settles suit over child sexual abuse in foster care

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HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has agreed to pay $585,000 to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of two former foster children who were sexually abused by their Maui foster parent. The lawsuit filed in 2014 claimed state Department of Human Services officials were negligent and should have known that ...

Donated glasses for those in need

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First photo: Kahului Lions Club members clean donated glasses Saturday in front of the Walmart store. The prescription glasses dropped off in collection boxes around the island were to be sent to a company that buffs out scratches and determines their prescription strength before shipping them ...

Bank of Hawaii offers a 4Q earnings snapshot

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HONOLULU (AP) — Bank of Hawaii Corp. on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $53.9 million. The bank, based in Honolulu, said it had earnings of $1.30 per share. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment ...

High-surf advisory posted for islands

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A high-surf advisory was up for east-facing shores of Maui and Molokai until 6 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service said Monday. A building northeast swell was expected to bring surf above advisory levels to the east-facing shores of Maui and Molokai into Wednesday morning. The surf ...

Emergency training planned this week

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A training exercise is planned this week in Central Maui for members of the Hawaii National Guard, Maui police officers and state and county firefighters, the Maui County Emergency Management Agency announced Friday. Residents and visitors may observe exercise participants wearing full ...

Super Bowl to be shown at MACC

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The Super Bowl, between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots, will be shown on two large screens Sunday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The high-definition showings in the Yokouchi Pavilion and in Castle Theater are free. Gates open at noon with game time set for 1:30 ...

Yan can cook

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Growing up in China at a time when families were allotted only 2 pounds of meat and 4 ounces of oil each month, Martin Yan quickly learned the value of a simple, tasty meal. “Even when we were little kids, we always learned how to use the minimum amount of ingredients and do a quick and ...

Park services at Haleakala getting back to normal after shutdown

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The Maui News Haleakala National Park will resume regular visitor services following the end of the 35-day federal government shutdown, park officials announced Sunday. In the Summit District, the Headquarter Visitor Center at 7,000 feet and the Haleakala Visitor Center at 9,741 feet will ...

After guns, drugs found in home, Wailuku man gets jail term ordered

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The Maui News WAILUKU — A Wailuku man is completing a 45-day jail term after guns and drugs were seized in a search of his residence three years ago. Charles Serrano, 48, also was placed on four years’ probation at his sentencing Jan. 3. In the Sept. 7, 2016, search, police reported ...

Man sentenced to probation for abuse, against victim’s request

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The Maui News WAILUKU — A Wailuku man was placed on four years’ probation for illegally restraining his then-girlfriend, who reported she was “scared” after being threatened and abused by him. Travis Nakama, 26, was given credit for two days he previously spent in jail. Second ...

Wailea brush fire doused

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The Maui News About a quarter-acre of brush caught fire in Wailea but was knocked down quickly, not far from the location of a 200-acre fire three weeks ago, a fire official said Sunday evening. At 7:14 p.m., fire crews received a call of a brush fire along Kalai Waa Street, mauka of the ...

Chief justice seeks to add judges for three islands

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HONOLULU (AP) — State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald wants lawmakers to fund four additional judges on three islands. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Recktenwald is seeking a new family court judge on Kauai and a District Court judge on Maui. He’s asking lawmakers to pay ...

Dui Sentences

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THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor occurred during the period of Jan. 22 to 25. 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 Jan 13 to 19. The list includes the majority of reports during the period and gives the approximate time of occurrence of the crimes. The information is ...

Corrections

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• Community / Local Briefs. Maui Ki-Aikido course instructor Tracy Reasoner was pictured in a brief published on Page C1 on Sunday. The instructor was incorrectly identified in the caption. The Maui News apologizes for the error. * The Maui News wants to promptly correct errors in fact ...

UPDATE 4 p.m.: Maui High releases statement on lockdown

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The lockdown at Maui High School on Monday morning was "a safety precaution following a student altercation," Principal Jamie Yap said in a letter released to parents and the public. Yap said that at about 10:05 a.m. Monday, the campus was placed on lockdown status because of the altercation. ...

Lawmakers mull ways to deal with fire risk, relief

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State and local lawmakers are looking for ways to provide relief for West Maui residents still working to rebuild their homes and crops after fires in August. West Maui state Rep. Angus McKelvey said the fires brought several issues “to a glaring point” that he hoped to address through ...

Tech entrepreneur to speak at February Maui TechOhana

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Tech entrepreneur and investor Michael Powers will be the guest speaker at the next Maui TechOhana presented by the Maui Economic Development Board from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at Cohana at the Maui Research & Technology Center in Kihei. The talk is free with pupu and refreshments served. ...

Beautiful and inviting but can be deadly

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HONOKOHAU VALLEY — Ragdoll. Pinball. Washing machine. Jazzy Wong, 35, of Huelo describes her near-death experience at Chutes and Ladders, a remote west side tidal pool, with words that highlight her sense of helplessness on Jan. 13. “My heart was racing; I could hear the wave coming,” ...

Hawaiian Outdoor Education Camp planned March 18-22

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Maui keiki ages 9 through 16 are invited to join a Hawaiian Outdoor Education Camp during the week of spring break, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 18 through 22 on a private beachfront property on North Kihei Road. The camp will primarily be led by Vene Chun, a Hawaiian cultural ...