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Another heat record set

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After a brief pause in 90-plus-degree record temperatures, another high temperature mark was set at Kahului Airport on Tuesday. The high of 91 degrees broke the old record of 90 degrees for the day set in 1996. Wednesday’s high temperature of 92 degrees was 1 degree off the high set in 1953 ...

Sugimura ‘Talk Story’ Saturday

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County Council Member Yuki Lei Sugimura will hold her monthly “Talk Story with Yuki” outreach event at the Upcountry Farmers Market from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Sugimura, who holds the Upcountry residency seat, invites people to voice their concerns on county issues. State Rep. Kyle ...

Panel backs commercial activity ban at Hanakao‘o

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WAILUKU — A bill that would ban commercial activity at Hanakao‘o Beach Park in Lahaina was passed unanimously by a Maui County Council committee on Tuesday, drawing applause from canoe club members who called it “the last beach” they have after years of being pushed out of resort ...

Robbery of couple leads to prison

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WAILUKU — A man who had been paroled for similar crimes when he robbed a couple at gunpoint at Nakalele Point was sentenced Tuesday to a 20-year prison term. Phillip Rosenthal, 38, of Lahaina was ordered to serve the sentence after he finishes serving his 20-year prison term for robbery and ...

Fundraising halfway there for Lahaina Fourth of July

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LahainaTown Action Committee has “special and exciting” ideas for the annual Fourth of July fireworks and is about halfway to its fundraising goal of $50,000 with about a month left to go. “The Fourth of July is one of LahainaTown’s major fund-raisers, and the funds raised allow us ...

Long drug history catches up with man

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WAILUKU — A man who was found with drugs, bullets and stolen Niihau shell lei when police searched his Kula residence was sentenced Tuesday to a 10-year prison term. Matthew Moultrie Elayer, 33, had asked to be placed on probation so he could participate in residential treatment for a drug ...

Kulanihakoi closed until July 31

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A Goodfellow Bros. excavator operator enlarges a deep hole at the end of Kulanihakoi Street near the intersection with Piilani Highway on Tuesday morning. Kulanihakoi Street at its intersection with Piilani Highway has been closed since February for the installation of underground utilities ...

Lost hiker helped down Kaupo Gap trail

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A woman who became disoriented while hiking on a trail leading out of Kaupo Gap was located Monday night and taken down the trail by firefighters, a fire official said. Kula firefighters and a Kahului rescue crew responded to the 7:35 p.m. call reporting the lost hiker, said Fire Services ...

Early education program receives federal funds

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Head Start programs on Maui and Molokai will receive $2.2 million in federal funding, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz announced on Friday. The funds will go to Maui Economic Opportunity, which oversees the Head Start programs that promote school readiness of children up to age 5 who come from ...

Windsurfer, 77, dies at Kanaha

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A 77-year-old windsurfer was pronounced dead after he was found unresponsive and brought to shore at Kanaha Beach Park on Saturday, a fire official said. Police identified the man as Frank Beecher Wooding of Haiku. Two men were bringing the unresponsive windsurfer toward the shoreline at ...

Seabury student a Merit Scholar

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David K. Shiraki of Seabury Hall received a college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship, the National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced today. The scholarship was offered to Shiraki, a Wailuku resident, by the University of Texas at Dallas. Shiraki indicated that his probable career field is ...

Construction down on Maui since rental car facility finished

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Construction activity has “pulled back a bit” in most Hawaii counties, though remaining at a “healthy level” with a pipeline of public-sector, resort and residential projects, according to a state forecast update from the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization. Maui union ...

Film festival to honor cinematic pioneer Louie Schwartzberg

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WAILEA — Joining the long list of honorees at the upcoming Maui Film Festival, director, producer and time-lapse cinematographer Louie Sch-wartzberg will receive the festival’s 2019 Visionary Award. The Visionary Award “honors a film artist for their long-standing commitment to inspire ...

Free meals offered during summer to qualifying youths

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Three Maui County schools will be serving meals during the summer through the Seamless Summer Option. The participating schools are Waihe‘e, Wailuku and Kaunakakai elementary schools, the state Department of Education announced Monday. “This is typically a period of time where our most ...

Portuguese honor heritage in Hawaii

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Bob Robello draws a laugh from Portuguese Association of Maui Vice President Noelani Cabral Hessler as he models an apron from Portugal during Saturday’s annual Festa Portuguesa Maui at Heritage Hall in Paia. Robello and Hessler were staffing a table selling handcrafted items from Portugal, ...

Swimmers, divers helped to shore

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Two swimmers and two scuba divers were helped to shore Monday morning in strong current at Puu Kekaa, or Black Rock, in Kaanapali, a fire official said. A county lifeguard on a rescue watercraft brought the swimmers to shore at about 11:25 a.m. in response to a call reporting that a male and ...

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 ...