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Mel Paoa dies after being rescued from the waters near Kamalo Wharf

| August 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Mel Paoa dies after being rescued from the waters near Kamalo Wharf

Uncle Mel — a Molokai firefighter himself who had retired only two years earlier — was a well-known and beloved member of the Molokai community. According to reports on KHON2, Paoa is known for his love of sailing off Molokai, where he was born and raised, married and raised his children. “Those who are close […]

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Alex Mawae and Youth in Motion place strong in M2O despite grueling conditions

| August 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Alex Mawae and Youth in Motion place strong in M2O despite grueling conditions

By Clare Seeger Mawae The M2O (Molokai2Oahu) Paddleboard World Championship race always brings out the top paddlers to cross the Kaiwi Channel 32 miles between the islands of Molokai and Oahu. Each year is difficult, but the conditions in this year’s 19th annual crossing on July 26 were perhaps the most grueling ever. Light winds […]

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Second Annual Molokai Math Competition encourages elementary ‘Mathletes’

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Second Annual Molokai Math Competition encourages elementary ‘Mathletes’

Top three winners represent Kilohana, Kualapuu, Kaunakakai schools By Erik Svetin Molokai High School Student and “Mathlete” One year ago I started a new annual math competition for Molokai elementary school students. I wanted to share my love and enthusiasm of mathematics with other younger students on island. My goal was to encourage other students […]

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Editorial: TMT offers knowledge for next generation of Hawaiians

| May 27, 2015 | 5 Comments
Editorial: TMT offers knowledge for next generation of Hawaiians

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EDITORIAL: Four Molokai fishermen arrested while protecting our natural resources

| December 20, 2014 | 17 Comments
EDITORIAL: Four Molokai fishermen arrested while protecting our natural resources

By Kaiawe Kalawe There was a confrontation between Molokai men and off-island divers that led to the arrest of four Molokai men. The incident occurred in May of 2014. The Molokai men were out on the boat they saw a boat they know wasn’t from Molokai. They went to tell them to leave and things […]

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Editor of The Molokai News takes position at Molokai High School

| September 2, 2014 | 10 Comments
Editor of The Molokai News takes position at Molokai High School

By David Lichtenstein Teaching and journalism have been the two loves of my professional life over the past 30 years. Now the pendulum has swung back toward teaching as I have accepted a full-time staff position at Molokai High School’s Alternative Learning Center. I did not want pass up the opportunity to have a positive […]

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More tropical storm conditions expected within 36 hours

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
More tropical storm conditions expected within 36 hours

Maui County Emergency Civil Defense Notifications Updated 11:05 a.m.: A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected in the warning area within 36 hours. EFFECTS: The center of Tropical Storm Iselle is moving toward the west near 15 mph and this motion is expected to continue through early Sunday with some slowing […]

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Ke Nani Kai cats sent to Montana to settle arbitration ruling

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ke Nani Kai cats sent to Montana to settle arbitration ruling

The cat controversy that has divided the residents of the Ke Nani Kai condominiums is resolved … for now. As of yesterday, the final four property cats were trapped at the West End condos, removed and — along with another three cats kept at the Aka’ula Cat Garden — are now being flown to a […]

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Single family Seaside home destroyed in fire yesterday

| July 29, 2014 | 1 Comment
Single family Seaside home destroyed in fire yesterday

A house in the Seaside Place neighborhood in Kaunakakai was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon, leaving a family of seven without a home. Molokai firefighters received the alarm at 5:24 p.m. Monday regarding a structure fire at 308 Seaside Place. When firefighters arrived, they found the 1,400-foot single family home fully engulfed in flames. Units […]

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Hazmat training for first responders brings local boy back home

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hazmat training for first responders brings local boy back home

For Kimo Puailihau, giving back to Molokai means helping his home island better prepare for a potential hazardous materials emergency. Puailihau — a 2001 Molokai High School graduate — has returned annually to Molokai for the past five years as a training coordinator with the 93rd Civil Support Team of the Hawaii National Guard. Each […]

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