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Iowa man dies after being struck by a wave at Ka’anapali Beach

On 01/23/20 at about 5:01 p.m., Lahaina Patrol officers were assigned to respond to the beach area fronting the Whalers Village in Kaanapali (2345 Kaanapali Parkway), in regards to an unresponsive male that was just pulled from the water. CPR was currently being administered to the victim in this matter at the time this call for service was received. Witness …

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Bacterial levels high in waters off Hanakao’o

The public is advised of a water quality exceedance of enterococci at Hanakaoo, Maui. Levels of 137 per 100 mL have been detected during routine beach monitoring. The Department of Health Clean Water Branch provides beach monitoring and notification through its beach program. The advisory for this beach is posted because testing for enterococci indicate that potentially harmful microorganisms such …

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Maui burglar sentenced to 46-months of prison after pleading guilty to possession of stolen firearms

Barret J. Paman, 32, of Maui County, was sentenced today in federal court by United States District Judge Jill A. Otake to 46 months of imprisonment, and three years of supervised release for possession of stolen firearms. US Attorney for the District of Hawaii Kenji M. Price announced that, according to court documents and information presented in court, on March …

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DOH provides guidance to healthcare providers for Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is advising physicians statewide to be alert for patients who have traveled from Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The department sent out a detailed medical advisory to healthcare providers today on reporting, testing, specimen collection, and interim healthcare infection control recommendations for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Providers are advised to notify the DOH …

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Report: Hawaii WORST State to Drive in

With U.S. traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers $87 billion in 2018 and the U.S. ranked 17th in the world in road quality, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst States to Drive in as well as accompanying videos. To determine the most driver-friendly states in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states across 31 …

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MAYORWatch: How Do We Dispose of Derelict Vehicles on a Property Purchased?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: We purchased a property four years ago and upon cleaning it up, we have found two derelict vehicles.  Purchasing our own home has been a dream and we want to care for our property by properly disposing of the vehicles.  We are willing to pay, but I’m concerned …

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MAYORWatch: When Will the County Sell the Lots it Owns in Wailuku?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: When is the County going to put up for sale the three lots it owns on Keoneloa Street in Wailuku as a result of the lawsuit about the 30-foot height restriction in the building code? Answer: Mahalo for your question on this matter. In the first few months …

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Jollibee, Home of the Famous Chickenjoy, Continues U.S. Expansion with New Maui Store

With a New Year comes new opportunities to satisfy your fried chicken cravings. Popular fast-food restaurant Jollibee is adding to its U.S. store count with the addition of two new Jollibees in one week. The brand will open its first store in Florida’s Tampa Bay area in the city of Pinellas Park on Friday, January 17, 2020 and its first store on the island of Maui on Friday, January 24, 2020.    …

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MAYORWatch: Who Do I Contact to Get an Address Sign on Our Road?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Who do I contact to get an address sign on our road at Malulani Street in Kihei? Answer: Mahalo for your question. To report traffic sign and pavement marking problems on County of Maui roadways, please call the Department of Public Works’ Traffic Signs and Markings Office on …

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MAYORWatch: How Do I Report a Streetlight That’s Out?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: How do I report a streetlight that’s out near my home? I’m worried it might be difficult for elderly people driving at night. Answer: Mahalo for asking this question because I believe it’s a good reminder for the public. Please report streetlight outages to Maui Electric Company by …

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