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Mokulele Airlines Announces New Service to Lana’i

Mokulele Airlines has announced its first new route in Hawaii since Southern Airways acquired it earlier this year. Twice daily service between Kahului and Lana’i City will begin on June 17, bringing the number of Hawaiian cities served by Mokulele to nine, which is more than any other air carrier.   Mokulele Airlines was founded in 1994 by Hawaii native …

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St. Anthony hit by vandals for second time in a month

For the second time in three weeks, Saint Anthony’s Church in Wailuku on Maui was vandalized. It happened overnight and Sunday was Easter Sunday, one of the most important holidays in the Catholic culture. Some of the damage included writing on the walls and scattered debris. “It baffles me that people would come and trash our chapel because our chapel is …

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Ex-Maui inmate gets $10K in sex assault lawsuit settlement

A former inmate who alleges Hawaii officials didn’t protect her against a guard convicted of sexual assault is settling a lawsuit for $10,000. The woman’s attorney, Myles Breiner, says she reluctantly accepted the nominal amount because the state attorney general’s office successfully argued to a judge that the state is immune from a federal lawsuit that doesn’t adequately raise constitutional …

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State Dept. of Public Safety needs $13 million to repair damage done at MCCC

To repair the damage done by the disturbance at Maui Community Correctional Center in March.  According to the State Department of Public Safety it needs $13 million over the next two years. A Senate committee approved the request Friday despite some lawmakers questioning why the department has yet to build a new jail on the Valley Isle after receiving $13 million …

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Willie K. shares his healing process, citing the ‘power of prayer’

Hawaii musician, Willie Kahaiali’i, known as “Willie K,” shared his healing process with the world via Facebook Tuesday. The Grammy Award nominee, and 19-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winner was diagnosed with lung cancer, and is currently undergoing immunotherapy. But that didn’t stop the legendary singer from showing the positive progress his health has made. More-> CLICK HERE

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State Attorney General’s office drops domestic violence charge against Patrick Wong

The State Attorney General’s office has dropped a domestic violence charge against Maui County Corporation Counsel Patrick Wong. The Attorney General’s office says the decision came after careful review of the evidence, which included body camera footage, photographs, and audio recorded statements.  It said that the complainant supports the decision. Police arrested Wong back on March 9th and Maui County …

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A&B could lose $62 million for selling rights to water it did not own

One of the largest landowners in Hawaii could lose $62 million for selling rights to water it did not own. Hawaii residents fighting for water rights uncovered what some are calling the real reason behind a bill at the State Capitol giving Alexander and Baldwin an extension of its revocable permit. In 2018 A&B sold its sugar cane land in …

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X-ray equipment issues slow down Kahului Airport security checkpoints

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is warning those traveling through Kahului Airport (OGG) of major delays due to x-ray equipment issues. With delays expected at security checkpoints, travelers are urged to arrive at OGG at least two hours before their flight’s departure.  “Currently, TSA is experiencing reduced screening capacity due to inoperable x-ray equipment,” a spokesperson for the TSA commented. …

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