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Stranger Danger: Man tries to lure child near Kihei Elementary School

School officials issued a letter on Thursday to inform parents of an incident that occurred near Kihei Elementary School. On Wednesday at about 1:30 p.m., a female student was waiting on Kihei Elementary School grounds when an unknown male walked up to the fence and told her that he was there to pick the student up because the mom was …

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Blue Zones targets Central Maui Schools to help make a healthier and happier campus

Six schools in Central Maui have registered to become Blue Zones approved worksites. Find out what that means and how two of the schools are working with local representatives from Blue Zones Project to make their community a healthier and happier place. This feature is brought to you by a partnership between the State Department of Education and the MAUIWatch …

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Spotlight: Haiku Elementary Students Enjoy “Wellness Day”

For the past three years, Haiku Elementary School students have been participating in “Wellness Day” at their school. The parents and community really come together by volunteering to support these young students. This year they gained real-life knowledge about gardening, making healthy foods, dance, exercise, yoga, and more. The School Spotlight feature is brought to you by a partnership between …

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Gunshot Draws Police to Kahului Neighborhood

The sound of a gunshot filled the streets of a Kahului neighborhood Sunday night. Maui Police Department confirms the incident, noting that at about 10:30 p.m. officers responded to a residence on Niihau Street after receiving a report for an armed robbery. Police say two men in masks armed with a rifle and a handgun appeared at a gathering. The …

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Sailboat Runs Aground off Molokai’s South Shore

At 10:19 p.m. Sunday, emergency dispatchers on Molokai received a call from a mariner that his 30 foot sailboat had run aground off of Kalaeloa Point in Keawanui, on Molokai’s south shore. The location is about 12 miles east of Kaunakakai town. Pukoo firefighters investigated Sunday night and spotted the vessel stranded on the reef about a half-mile from shore, …

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MPD Crime Reduction Unit Snags Thief

On August 8, members of the Maui Police Department’s Crime Reduction Unit were assigned to the Twin Falls area in Haiku in response to numerous reports of recent car break-ins.   While MPD was there, a male was observed reaching into a rental vehicle after breaking a window.  As officers approached, the male tried to run away but was quickly apprehended.  A vehicle …

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First Rat Lungworm Case of 2017 Confirmed on Oahu

The Hawai`i State Department of Health has confirmed one new case of rat lungworm disease in an Oahu resident. This is the first case of rat lungworm disease contracted on Oahu in 2017, bringing the statewide total of confirmed cases to 16 for this year. The adult case is currently hospitalized and the department confirmed their illness late on Tuesday afternoon. The …

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DOH Gives Go-Ahead to Second Medical Cannabis Dispensary

The Hawai‘i Department of Health has issued a formal notice to proceed to Aloha Green LLC today after the dispensary completed laboratory testing requirements and passed its final onsite inspection. Aloha Green is the second licensed medical cannabis dispensary in the state, and the first on O‘ahu, to receive approval to begin sales of medical cannabis to registered patients and …

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Bus Shortage: West Maui Representative Calls for Governor to Intervene

West Maui lawmaker Representative Angus McKelvey Wednesday called on Governor David Ige to intervene in the student transportation crisis that has adversely affected West Maui as well as other school districts on Maui and Kauai. “The situation is completely unacceptable, especially when you consider all the Lahainaluna High School students that need access to a campus that is not readily …

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