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Nature’s filter-feeders dropped in Maalaea Bay

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MAALAEA — A total of 518 caged Pacific oysters were dropped into Maalaea Bay on Friday morning to clean pollutants and harmful bacteria from the ocean in the Valley Isle’s first-ever oyster filtration project. With the help of Maui Environmental Consulting, the Maui Nui Marine Resource ...

Whale researchers present factors to fewer sightings

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Three humpback whale researchers will be presenting information on a collaborative study on factors contributing to the decline in observed sighting rates of humpback whales in Hawaii and Alaska from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Maui Ocean Center. This event is free and open to the public as ...

Mahi Pono farm gearing up to plant thousands of trees

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PUUNENE — Mahi Pono this week unveiled a farm plan that will plant more than 700,000 trees in Maui’s central plains by the end of this year. Also, company officials targeted March as the opening for its community farm project. Mahi Pono, a joint venture between a California farming ...

Omidyar Fellows accepting applicants

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Changemakers and leaders statewide are invited to apply for the eighth cohort of Omidyar Fellows, a program that seeks to equip mid-career leaders with the skills and cross-sector relationships necessary to collectively effect societal change. Applications are being accepted at ...

Candidate filing begins Monday

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An election season that promises plenty of political intrigue gets underway Monday as candidates can start pulling papers to run for office. Candidates in Maui County can pick up and file nomination papers at the Office of the County Clerk at 200 S. High St. in Wailuku beginning Monday ...

LAC volunteer of the year

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Annie Albrecht was named 2019 LahainaTown Action Committee Volunteer of the Year at LAC’s annual meeting Jan. 20 at the Pioneer Inn Courtyard in Lahaina. She is shown with Sne Patel, president of LAC. Pioneer Inn was named 2019 Business of the Year. The evening marked the organization’s 31 ...

Kaohu nominated for county clerk

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The Maui County Council will take up resolutions to approve a new county clerk and deputy clerk — the top elections officials in the county — at its full meeting on Feb. 7 in Council Chambers, according to a meeting agenda posted late Friday afternoon. Kathy Kaohu, an executive aide for ...

Lego donation feeds need at Hana library

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Some Rotary clubs give their speakers a coffee mug. Other clubs purchase a book in the speaker’s name to donate to a local public or school library. Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset members shared with Hana Head Librarian Irene Pavao that $300 would be allocated for new books. “We really ...

Murder defendant returns to Maui, pleads not guilty

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WAILUKU — A man pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned Friday in 2nd Circuit Court on a murder charge in the killing of a Kihei woman 20 years ago. Anthony Moreno, 59, was brought back to the state Thursday from Florida, where he was arrested Dec. 5. In November, a Maui County grand ...

Michael Backes returns for lunch presentation on cannabis

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Medical cannabis author and researcher Michael Backes returns for his first Lunch & Learn presentation of 2020, “Dosing & Methods of Administration,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at Leis Family Class Act Restaurant on the second floor of the Pa‘ina Building at UH-Maui College, 310 ...

War Memorial parking lot shut down from March to August

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The entire War Memorial Stadium parking lot will be closed from March 2 to Aug. 31 for extensive improvements and paving, the county Department of Parks and Recreation said Thursday. The $2.2-million project includes the removal and replacement of the existing asphalt parking lot, drainage ...

Annual bazaar set at Christ the King

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Christ the King’s annual bazaar will feature food, games, silent auction, produce, rummage, craft fair, plant sale and entertainment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at the church campus in Kahului, with access and parking from Puunene Avenue. The fundraiser benefits the church’s facility and ...

More details of Tuesday robbery and stabbing case released

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Police released a mug shot of a man who was arrested for allegedly assaulting a Wailea store employee, stabbing a Kihei condominium manager and pepper-spraying a woman, in crimes occurring Tuesday from Wailea to Kula. Phillip Schorvitz, 44, of Napili was being held in lieu of $1,253,000 bail ...

Beating gender inequality subject of free movie

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“The Rise of the Wahine: Champions of Title IX,” a film documenting women’s history, will be shown at 5 p.m. and approximately 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 5 at Kalama 103 at University of Hawaii Maui College. Between showings, former professors of women’s studies Carol Hogard and Gail ...

Two mariners pulled from sea after boat capsizes

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Two people were rescued Friday morning after they were found hanging on to a floating cooler near an overturned 13-foot Boston Whaler that began taking on water 1 mile off Kahoolawe, the Coast Guard reported. A Coast Guard Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew rescued the two ...

Local Briefs

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Okinawan dance topic of presentation “The Dance/Drama of the Ryukyuan Royal Court: Shuri-style Kumiwudui” will be the topic of a free presentation with Wendy Tamashiro of Maui Okinawan Kenjin Kai and Cheryl Yoshi Nakasone Sensei from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Akaku Maui Community Media, ...

Ruling affirmed, April 28 trial date set for Kanaio murder

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WAILUKU — An April 28 trial is set for a man charged with murder in a Kanaio shooting after a judge’s ruling in the case was affirmed by a higher court. Justin Namauu, 42, last year asked 2nd Circuit Judge Richard Bissen to recuse himself from presiding in the murder case because Namauu ...

Lahaina teachers named Educators of the Month

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Katie Keenan and Janell Simpliciano of Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena Elementary School were named Educators of the Month for November and December by Duke’s Beach House. Keenan, a special education teacher, was awarded for being dedicated to meeting the needs of her kindergarten students. She ...

Super Bowl DUI checkpoints up

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Police traffic officers are setting up sobriety checkpoints and increased patrols to look for impaired drivers over the Super Bowl weekend. The enforcement began Friday, with police saying drivers can expect a “zero tolerance approach” to impaired driving. The goal is to reduce motor ...