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UPDATE: Lahaina Halloween TRO dismissed

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa

MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui County can move ahead with its plan to bring Halloween back to Front Street in Lahaina.

A judge ruled Thursday against a request for a temporary restraining order by a Native Hawaiian group and Kula resident Richard Dancil.

Opponents of the Halloween in Lahaina say it's disrespectful to hold a raucous Halloween party at a culturally sacred site.

Once called the "Mardis Gras of the Pacific" Halloween on Front Street has not been held since 2007.

"We are pleased with the court's decision to allow the County to have a safe Halloween in Lahaina," said Mayor Alan Arakawa. "We would like to thank all of the businesses and community members who worked with us to make this a safe and fun, family-friendly event for everyone. Please join us in having a Happy Halloween."

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