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Flock-Drawing Sunflowers Soon to be Harvested

After hosting an Earth Day community event last weekend to celebrate the first blooms in its Maui sunflower biofuel crop, Pacific Biodiesel Technologies on Thursday delivered its combine harvester to the crop site to prepare for the first harvest, expected to begin in the next month when the sunflowers have fully matured. Pacific Biodiesel purchased the combine from a family …

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Trio Charged in Cosmo Prof Armed Robbery

The Maui Police Department has charged three individuals in connection to an armed robbery at Cosmo Prof in Kahuli earlier this week. According to Police officials, 38-year old Jennifer Kong of Wailuku, 35-year-old Noah Mariano of Kula, and 24-year-old Rianan Lee of Makawao were charged with first-degree robbery on Thursday. On Wednesday, officers arrested the suspects but did not release …

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Hiker Airlifted by Fire Rescue After Slip

On Wednesday, fire rescue crews airlifted a female hiker from the Bamboo Forest Trail in Kailua. Paia firefighters received the call at 5:04 p.m. that a woman was not able to walk after she slipped on wet rocks and injured her ankle near the third waterfall on the Bamboo Forest Trail. Because of rugged terrain, the fire department’s Air 1 …

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Recent Power Outages Caused by Heavy Equipment

With two outages in two days caused by operators of heavy equipment bringing down overhead power lines, Maui Electric urges customers to use caution when working near overhead and underground power lines. On Tuesday, around 12:20 p.m., 286 customers on Moloka‘i experienced a power outage when a truck snagged utility lines, bringing down a utility pole and overhead lines near …

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Three’s Bar & Grill to be Featured on ‘DDD’

A local restaurant will soon be featured in the national Food Network television show “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.” Three’s Bar & Grill, located in Kihei, nabbed the attention of producers, and in early April show host Guy Fieri and his production crew flew to Maui to film at the eatery. Co-owners and chefs Travis Morrin, Cody Christopher and Jaron Blosser …

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UPDATE: Power Restored in Wailuku, Waiehu, Waihee

***Updated at 9:17 a.m.*** Maui Electric Company officials say that service to customers in Wailuku, Wiaehu, and Waihee areas has been restored. The outage was the result of a heavy construction equipment operator making contact and brining down a portion of overhead lines in Wailuku.  ***Original post*** Maui Electric Company announced just after 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday that customers in …

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Blackburn to Perform Free Show at Baldwin Home Museum

Maui entertainer, Ikaika Blackburn will perform at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert on Thursday, April 27 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm in front of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets in Lahaina. Ikaika Blackburn returns to Lahaina for an evening of traditional and cha-lang-a-lang Hawaiian tunes. He is a recognized ‘ukulele player and …

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Maui Non-Profit Takes Over Affordable Housing Lots in Lahaina

Cassandra Abdul, Na Hale o Maui’s Executive Director, is pleased to announce that NHOM has purchased 12 lots in the Kahoma Homes 100 percent workforce housing subdivision being developed by West Maui Land. “This means we now own the land and can move forward with house designs and then begin construction in the near future. We hope to have the …

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