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Santa arrives in Makawao

November 28, 2015 FIRST PHOTO: Austin Fernandez (right), 4, of Pukalani strikes an uncomfortable pose with Santa at the St. Joseph School Christmas Craft Fair in Makawao on Nov. 21. more »»

A casual Black Friday on Maui

November 28, 2015 KAHULUI — Thanksgiving Day sales driven by national retailers slowed Black Friday traffic this year, but some small, locally owned stores still were doing well Friday afternoon with steady crowds at... more »»

Defendant wants to be referred to as a man

November 28, 2015 WAILUKU — A lawyer asked that the suspect in a fatal stabbing at a Wailuku mental health group home be referred to as a man, describing the defendant as a “transgendered person. more »»

A reader’s question prompts a short Makawao history lesson

November 28, 2015 A reader questioned historical information in a caption accompanying a photo showing sidewalk work at an old gas station in Makawao at the corner of Baldwin and Makawao avenues, also known as the... more »»

Fresh start job fair

November 28, 2015 FIRST PHOTO: Maui Community Correctional Center inmate Renaldo Villa (left) fills out an employment application during a job fair at Maui Economic Opportunity in Wailuku on Nov. 20. more »»

Bail remains at $1M in manslaughter case

November 28, 2015 WAILUKU — A deputy prosecutor said a Haiku man had a blood-alcohol level that was nearly three times the legal limit when he ran a red light on Hana Highway and sped 75 mph to hit a car, killing two... more »»

County / In Brief

November 28, 2015 Fire burns about 10 acres in Olowalu A brush fire above Olowalu on Friday night was 70 percent contained, had caused no damage and was not an immediate threat to homes, a fire official said. more »»

Drug plea deal adds up to 5-year prison term

November 28, 2015 WAILUKU — Although a man maintained he was carrying a “user amount” of drugs when he was stopped by police in Lahaina, a judge said the claim didn’t add up, sentencing the defendant to a five-year... more »»

DLNR prohibits ‘ama‘ama fishing until April

November 28, 2015 Fishing for the ‘ama‘ama, or striped mullet, will be prohibited from Tuesday to March 31 during the spawning season, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said. more »»

A thanksgiving with aloha

November 27, 2015 Nearly 400 turkeys were cooked in the Pukalani Community Church of the Nazarene’s Thanksgiving imu, which is a long-standing church effort to feed the needy, the hungry and Maui’s communit. more »»

Paddling for a cause

November 27, 2015 The annual Paddle for Hunger event attracted 187 participants at Ka Lae Pohaku Beach Park in Kihei on Thursday. more »»

InnovateHer contest rewards creative idea

November 27, 2015 Pamela Norris of Wailuku won the top prize and a $500 check during the 2016 “InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge” last week. more »»

Feeding the homeless at Hard Rock Cafe

November 27, 2015 First photo: Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa assists with pouring beverages while comedian Louis Anderson appears to be taking a break during the Hard Rock Cafe Maui’s 25th annual Thanksgiving Lunch for the... more »»

Giving thanks for the gift of life

November 26, 2015 A San Mateo, Calif., mother has one question for a Navy lieutenant from Maui this Thanksgiving. more »»

County officially against NextEra purchase

November 26, 2015 The County of Maui opposes Florida-based NextEra Energy’s acquisition of Hawaiian Electric Cos. — which includes subsidiary Maui Electric Co. more »»

1-mile-long lei is off to Paris

November 26, 2015 A mile-long ti leaf lei, made by nearly 200 volunteers, has been completed and should be on its way to Paris today to spread aloha in the city still reeling from the deadly terrorist attacks that... more »»

Na Mele O Maui honors keiki song and art

November 26, 2015 Kamehameha Schools Maui high school captured top honors as the overall and Hawaiian language winners at the Na Mele O Maui 2015 Song Competition held Tuesday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. more »»

Heavy rain, floods across the island

November 26, 2015 Heavy rain on Maui led to the posting of flood advisories by the National Weather Service that were canceled by early Wednesday afternoon, and brown water advisories for Honolua and Kahana bays... more »»

No bail reduction for pair accused of robbery

November 26, 2015 WAILUKU — Bail was kept at $40,000 each for a man and woman indicted on charges of robbing two people in a Wailuku parking lot. more »»

Kahului man released after 5-month jail term

November 26, 2015 WAILUKU — A Kahului man was released from jail Nov. 18 after serving more than five months for burglarizing the home of a friend who had helped the defendant. more »»


Pacific Whale Foundation, Trail of the Whale November 29, 2015

8 a.m.-2 p.m. daily, Honoapiilani Highway scenic lookout; 7:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, oceanfront path fronting the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa; 7:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, oceanfront path fronting Marriott's Maui Ocean Club in Kaanapali; 8-11:30 a.m. more »


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Who is prison for?

November 28, 2015 Whence comes this idea that prison is only for nonviolent offenders? Every week someone comes into the tool shop to tell me his tools were stolen (sometimes along with his truck sometimes just the... more »

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