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MCCC guard still recovering from inmate attack

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A Maui Community Correctional Center guard still is recuperating from head and facial injuries after being kicked and punched by an inmate in October, as the state Department of Public Safety says its practices to prevent assaults on guards at the facility “are sound.” On Oct. 27, Bert ...

High-surf advisory extended to 6 p.m.

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The Maui News A high-surf advisory with possible waves nearing 25 feet has been extended to 6 p.m. today, the National Weather Service said Thursday morning. The advisory is for north- and west-facing shores of Molokai and north-facing shores of Maui. The extension of the advisory posted ...

Taburas to present Molokai ‘Food Fight’

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Celebrity chef and Lanai native Adam Tabura and his brother, Makani Tabura, will present another “Beach Bucket Food Fight” on Molokai during the Ka Molokai Makahiki festivities today. Tabura, a winner of the Food Network “The Great Food Truck Race,” said people can sign up at the ...

Same-day delivery from Target planned

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Shipt, a same-day delivery marketplace, has partnered with Target on same-day delivery of groceries, electronics, toys and other household items in Kahului, beginning Feb. 7. The membership-based, same-day delivery from Target encompasses more than 55,000 items. Orders are placed through an ...

Recycling center open despite paving

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Kihei Recycling Center will remain open during its normal business hours today despite paving work on Welakahao Road. The road will be partially closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., but local traffic still is permitted to drop off recycling and/or redeem HI-5 bottles, plastics and cans at the center ...

1-acre brush fire burns in Wailea

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A brush fire burned about 1 acre Wednesday afternoon near Wailea Alanui Drive and Heleuma Place, a fire official said. Two engine companies, a ladder truck and tanker responded to the fire reported at 4:38 p.m. The fire was contained at 5:05 p.m. and extinguished at 6:18 p.m., said Fire ...

Roadwork set to begin in Napili

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Pavement repair and sewer line work on Lower Honoapiilani Road between Napilihau Street and Papaua Place begins Monday and runs through Feb. 1, a public notice said. The work between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. will involve lane closures. West Maui Construction is the contractor for the project.

Perry stands in for mayor in W. Maui

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Mayor Michael Victorino’s Communications Director Brian Perry and other representatives from the mayor’s office will be speaking at the LahainaTown Action Committee annual meeting Monday at the Pioneer Inn Courtyard. Victorino had been scheduled to appear but was unable to make the ...

Corrections

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• Mayoral nominees/caption. Tom Cook held up a sign at the Maui County Council’s Governance, Ethics, and Transparency Committee meeting Wednesday that showed the various online county permits and applications that have to be reviewed by county departments. He wanted to show the complexity ...

Local Religion / In Brief

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Tondo Matsuri church service planned in Wailuku Maui Jinsha Mission in Wailuku will have a Tondo Matsuri church service at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Akihiro Okada of the Daijingu Temple of Hawaii will be performing the service. Attendees are asked to bring their old oharaisama (ofuda) to ...

Two mayoral nominees approved by committee

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WAILUKU — A County Council committee recommended approval of Karla Peters and Marc Takamori as directors of the departments of Parks and Recreation and Transportation, respectively on Wednesday evening, following a daylong meeting that drew more than 70 testifiers. The council Governance, ...

Ige’s proposal would give 23.1% of TAT to counties

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Gov. David Ige is proposing that the counties receive 23.1 percent of the hotel room tax, giving them more than they receive under the current cap but less than what the counties have asked for in the past. The governor’s bills — Senate Bill 1209 and House Bill 983 — would continue to ...

Patrol police officer shortage easing

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WAILUKU — With more police officers available for patrol duties, officers who were reassigned to work in short-staffed patrol districts are returning to their jobs as community policing and Crime Reduction Unit officers, police officials said Wednesday. “They have done tremendous jobs ...

Old shopping center buildings demolished

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First photo: An excavator loads debris into a dumpster during demolition of three old buildings at the Kahului Shopping Center on Monday. The buildings had been unoccupied for years and were termite-ridden and in disrepair, said Darren Pai, spokesman for Alexander & Baldwin, which owns the ...

Woman ordered to repay $38,402 in theft, forgery

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WAILUKU — A woman convicted of forging checks and making fraudulent charges after setting up accounts and credit cards in other people’s names has been ordered to repay nearly $40,000, as part of four years’ probation. Kayzia Washington, 25, was denied a chance to be sentenced as a ...

Enos leaving Maui Hui Malama

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The Maui News Pualani Enos, executive director of the nonprofit Maui Hui Malama for the last 12 years, will be stepping down on April 30, the agency announced Tuesday. The board has begun a search for a replacement. Chelsie Haunga, director of programs and operations, will serve as acting ...

Scuba diver pulled from sea

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A 69-year-old Wailea man died after becoming distressed and losing consciousness Tuesday night while scuba diving off Ulua Beach in Wailea, officials said. Police identified him as Thomas Scarbro. Firefighters were called to the north end of the beach at about 7 p.m. after reports that a ...

Rock thrown at car, arrest made

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A 33-year-old man was arrested Saturday for throwing a rock that shattered a vehicle window and injured a driver on Liloa Drive in Kihei, police said. Daniel Fuataimi, who gave no local address, was charged with first-degree criminal property damage, second-degree assault and disorderly ...

High-surf advisory up

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A high-surf advisory is in effect for north-facing shores of Maui and north- and west-facing shores of Molokai until 6 p.m. today, the National Weather Service said. Surf is expected to hit 18 to 22 feet along north-facing shores and 12 to 16 feet along west-facing shores, the weather service ...