Libyan Artist Reacts to Gaddafi Death; Kioea Named Official Bird on Molokai; Merwin Healthy, Headed Home

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A Maui artist is looking forward to seeing his family in Libya for the first time since 1979. Bejo Ali Elburki fled Libya as a teenager. Ron Youngblood has that story and more from The Maui News.

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Kaunakakai is adopting the bristle-thighed curlew as its official bird. The kioea---a rare shoreline bird with a curved bill---can often be seen and heard around Kaunakakai. For The Maui News, Ron Youngblood reports.

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Former U.S. poet laureate W. S. Merwin was expected to be back home on Maui today. The 83-year-old writer and conservationist has finished a three-week mainland tour that included a visit to a hospital, prompting unwarranted concerns about his health.

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