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Lei of healing for Las Vegas | News, Sports, Jobs

Lehua Kekahuna chants a Hawaiian blessing while spreading sea salt around eight multistrand ti leaf lei bound for Las Vegas on Tuesday evening in Kihei. Assisting is Joe Tolbe. Volunteers working in shifts created the mile-long collection of lei over a three-day span. It was part of a statewide effort with “lei of healing” also being sewn on Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island. A six-person Maui contingent is scheduled to meet with Las Vegas halau members later this week before placing the lei Saturday to express the support and aloha Hawaii feels for the city that is often called the “Ninth Island” in the wake of last week’s mass shooting that left 58 people dead and more than 500 injured. Kekahuna, who will be serving as one of Maui’s…

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