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Editorial

Time to get prepared

Since April is Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawaii (see page 7), it's an appropriate time to assemble an emergency preparedness kit and create an evacuation plan for your family.Summer is coming and with it hurricane season (May 15 to Nov. 30) and potential brushfires.The Maui Emergency ...

West Maui community loses Tom Rosenthal

The Rosenthal family of Lahaina represents the soulful integrity and fiber of our community. As church administrators, youth sports innovators and frontline workforce leaders, they form the grassroots core that defines the aloha of the West Side. You won't read about them in the newspapers or ...

Help plan West Maui’s future

Residents have bought into the West Maui Community Plan update process, contributing their insight to help guide the future of this beloved region.The community plan will guide future development and revitalization in West Maui from Ukumehame to Honokohau.This policy guide will help influence ...

Teachers needed for Hawaiian language immersion programs

The story on Punana Leo o Maui this week details some of the impressive accomplishments of Maui's Hawaiian Medium Education (HME) programs.There are now more than 700 HME preschool through high school students on Maui, with West Maui youngsters learning in Punana Leo o Lahaina and Kula Kaiapuni ...

A tribute to Allyn Ester Napualani Lum

For so many years, Allyn Ester Napualani Lum stood at the pulpit at Maria Lanakila and Sacred Hearts Mission Churches as a servant of God to deliver His message. She exuded a demeanor of kindness and love and read with a succinct and articulate manner that touched the congregation with the ...

Expert to educate parents on social media awareness

Parents, do you know what your children are doing on their phones?This modern age of hand-held computers and social media has opened children and teenagers to bullying, online predators and other threats and issues.To help educate parents, Maui Police Department's Marvin Tevaga, the National ...

Help keep students safe

The community was shocked on Feb. 4 after learning about a "stranger danger" incident involving two young students in Lahaina.In a letter to parents, Lahaina Intermediate School Principal Stacy Bookland explained that the two students were approached by an adult male on Lahainaluna Road between ...

A tribute to Tom Hansen

A celebration of life for community icon Tom Hansen will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Church of Latter Day Saints at 1594 Malo Road in Lahaina."It will be a time of celebration for Tom Hansen's friends and family to remember and reminisce about the wonderful life ...

Glen Pascual is the Lahaina News’ Sportsperson of the Year

For decades now, Lahainaluna High School graduate and current principal with the law firm Tateishi and Pascual, Glen Pascual has photographed Luna student-athletes in action throughout the school year. Those precious moments on the gridiron, the hardcourt or the wrestling mat are then available ...

Take advantage of new tours

How much do you know about Lahaina's incredible history?There is a great wealth of information on our beloved town, from ancient Hawaiian life and philosophies through to Western contact, then the Whaling and Plantation eras.If you want to learn more, check out Lahaina Restoration Foundation's ...