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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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PUC Approves First Maui Electric Rate Increase in 6 Years

The Public Utilities Commission has approved Maui Electric Company’s first base-rate increase in six years. On April 17, Maui Electric filed tariffs and rate schedules for a final increase of 3.7 percent – about $12.1 million in annual revenue – which helps pay for operational improvements, including system upgrades to increase reliability, improve customer service and to integrate more renewable …

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Blessing Held for New Iao Water Treatment Plant

Mayor Michael Victorino took part Thursday in the blessing of the new $21.7 million Iao Water Treatment Plant. “Water is a critical part of Maui County’s infrastructure,” said Mayor Victorino. “I’m very grateful for all the hard work by the Department of Water Supply, contractors and consultants to get this new plant designed and built. It features state-of-the-art automation and …

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Trio Arrested in Wailuku Vehicle Search Warrant Execution

On Tuesday, April 16, the Maui Police Department’s Vice Division executed search warrants on a vehicle in the parking lot of 1063 Lower Main Street in Wailuku. Authorities say that in the vehicle, officers recovered 429.90 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 1.04 grams of marijuana and $7,840 in U.S. currency. Thirty-five-year-old Lorden Cooper, 35-five-year-old Janell Demello Orta and 39-year-old Jamen Sugahara …

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Hawai`i’s Unemployment 2.8 Percent in March

The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 2.8 percent, compared to 2.7 percent in February. Statewide, 654,100 were employed and 18,650 unemployed in March for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 672,750. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in March, the same …

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New ocean safety website aims to reduce drownings and injuries in Hawai‘i

Drowning continues to be one of the main causes of death in Hawai‘i. Ocean drowning is the fourth leading cause of injury related death in Hawai‘i, and by far the leading cause for visitors, with snorkeling the activity most frequently associated with visitor drowning. Visitors comprise more than half (55 percent) of the victims of ocean drownings and suffer 81 …

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Two Eldorado Transit Buses Replace Maui Long-Haul Fleet Buses

With Hawaiian music and lei, two new 40-foot-long Eldorado transit buses were blessed Wednesday morning at the War Memorial Stadium parking lot. “What makes these buses so unique is the Quantum system that secures disabled bus riders using wheelchairs,” said Mayor Michael Victorino during the blessing ceremony, explaining that bus riders in wheelchairs can board and secure themselves automatically on …

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