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Kualapu’u Elementary School receives Verizon grant to build science curriculum

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kualapu’u Elementary School receives Verizon grant to build science curriculum

The hope and excitement of a new school year could be felt last night at Kualapu’u Elementary School. Before the first day of school today, parents and students had the opportunity to meet teachers, pick up new uniforms and receive a free spaghetti dinner from the school’s Parent-Student Organization. Also in attendance was Bill Hozey […]

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Makani Kai Air keeps Kalaupapa air service contract

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Makani Kai Air keeps Kalaupapa air service contract

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded Makani Kai Air a four-year, essential air service contract for Kalaupapa. The DOT first selected Makani Kai for the service in November of 2011 and the new contract will mean service will continue uninterrupted. The DOT’s EAS program subsidizes commuter airlines for routes servicing rural communities across the […]

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World’s top paddleboarders gather for 18th annual Molokai-2-Oahu World Championships

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
World’s top paddleboarders gather for 18th annual Molokai-2-Oahu World Championships

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Molokai-4-Molokai attracts international field for downwind race

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Molokai-4-Molokai attracts international field for downwind race

By Clare Mawae Molokai was the center of stand-up paddling activity last weekend with the most epic wind and amazing downwind paddling conditions. Molokai came through with a dream weekend of paddling with two incredible races touching the Molokai shores. On Saturday was the Maui-2-Molokai race where 80-plus competitors crossed the Pailolo Channel from Maui […]

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Na Wahine O Ke Kai receives OHA grant

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Na Wahine O Ke Kai receives OHA grant

OHA News Release The Na Wahine O Ke Kai Race Committee, producers of the 2014 Hawaiian Airlines Na Wahine O Ke Kai Molokai to Oahu Canoe Race, announced today that it will receive $4,000 from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), Ahahui Community grant. This race is considered the world championship of outrigger canoe racing […]

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Maui County settles two cases with Department of Health involving landfill violations

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Maui County settles two cases with Department of Health involving landfill violations

After being elected mayor of Maui County in November of 2010, Mayor Alan Arakawa spoke publicly about Molokai for the first time in his State of the County address, highlighting the need for improvements at the Molokai Solid Waste Facility at Naiva. In that speech, given in February of 2011, Arakawa said: “On Molokai, the […]

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Boys Vex IQ robotics team takes first place at International Summer Games

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Boys Vex IQ robotics team takes first place at International Summer Games

The unlikely success story of Molokai Middle School’s Vex IQ robotics team has continued through the summer, culminating in a first place finish in the Robot Skills Champion Award at the International Summer Games held July 10-12 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Both the school’s boys and girls team unexpectedly qualified in March for the […]

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Baxter repeats as Maui-2-Molokai SUP paddling champion

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Baxter repeats as Maui-2-Molokai SUP  paddling champion

Connor Baxter, a native of Maui, rules the Pailolo Channel, especially if it involves crossing on a stand-up paddle board. On Saturday, Baxter, 19, won the Maui-2-Molokai World Cup Championships SUP race for the sixth straight year. Baxter completed the 27-mile crossing in 3 hours, 4 minutes, 31 seconds, less than two minutes ahead of […]

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Molokai High School sets sports schedule and parent meetings

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Molokai High School sets sports schedule and parent meetings

The Molokai High School Athletic Department has released its sports schedules and the dates for its mandatory meeting for the parents and/or guardians of all student athletes. According the MHS Athletic Director Hoku Haliniak, a new Hawaii Department of Education policy for the 2014-15 school year now requires three parent meetings, one for each sport […]

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Hawaiian Airlines named title sponsor to Molokai Hoe and Na Wahine O Ke Kai races

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hawaiian Airlines named title sponsor to Molokai Hoe and Na Wahine O Ke Kai races

Hawaiian Airlines continues to expand its presence on Molokai with its recent decision to sponsor Hawaii’s two premier outrigger canoe paddling races. The two world championships of outrigger paddling will now be called the Hawaiian Airlines Na Wahine O Ke Kai and the Hawaiian Airlines Molokai Hoe. This year the women’s race takes place Sept. […]

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