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Mandatory water shortage restrictions end today for Upcountry, West Maui customers

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply announced that it is ending Stage 1 water restrictions for Upcountry and West Maui customers, effective Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. The water restrictions mandated cutbacks of non-essential water use beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.  Fortunately, recent weather conditions have increased available supply. “The Department of Water Supply thanks its Upcountry and West …

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Governor Ige issues 16th COVID-19 emergency proclamation, tightening restrictions for trans-pacific travelers heading to Hawai‘i

 Gov. David Ige signed a 16th COVID-19 emergency proclamation requiring all transpacific travelers to have a negative test result from a trusted travel partner before their departure for the State of Hawai‘i, in order to bypass the 14-day quarantine. The new policy takes effect today, Tuesday, Nov. 24. “We are implementing this added layer of safety in response to the …

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DLNR Conservation Officers sweep Little Beach at Makena State Park

A team of eight officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) conducted a law enforcement operation this evening at Little Beach in Makena State Park on Maui. For many years, the beach has been the site of large Sunday night parties and drum circles, where alcohol and drug use, public nudity, and littering have been chronic …

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Hawaiian Electric aerial line inspections for Upcountry and West Maui

Hawaiian Electric will be using a helicopter for routine aerial power line inspections on Monday, Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Upcountry and West Maui area, weather permitting. Routine aerial inspections of Hawaiian Electric’s equipment, including electrical lines, poles and substations, are necessary to maintain stable and reliable electrical service for the Maui County community. For …

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Maui police investigating after video shows Chief Faaumu hitting parked motorcycle

On November 16, 2020 at about 11:06 a.m., an anonymous letter was received by the Maui Police Department demanding the retirement of Chief Tivoli Faaumu, or a letter would be sent to the County Council, Police Commission, Mayor, SHOPO and Media Outlets citing alleged mistreatment of his employees, and a vehicle accident where he left the scene, and no case …

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Gov. David Ige signs emergency proclamation extending statewide mask mandate

Gov. David Ige issued a 15th COVID-19 emergency proclamation that extends and clarifies the statewide mask mandate as agreed to by all four counties and the state. The proclamation states: All persons in the State shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in public. The requirements of this statewide mask mandate are set forth in Exhibit …

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Male Visitor Suffers Injuries in Bamboo Forest

Maui Fire Department rescue crews responded to the Bamboo Forest along Hana Highway on Monday afternoon. Officials say a 41-year-old male fell approximately 20-feet from a waterfall onto rocks. He suffered multiple injuries to his body. The man, a visitor from California, was flown to Maui Memorial Medical Center in serious condition.

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California visitor arrested for allegedly violating 14-day travel quarantine

On November 14, 2020 at about 11:50 a.m., Colleen Proppe (52) from California, was arrested for two counts of Rules and Orders and Unsworn Falsification to Authorities.  Investigation reveals that On November 7, 2020, Proppe arrived at the Honolulu International Airport from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. She stayed in Honolulu for one night, then arrived at the Kahului Airport on …

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DOH Issues Red Placard to Kihei Restaurant Due to Roach Infestation

The Hawai‘i Department of Health Food Safety Branch issued a red “Closed” placard to Kihei Bale Sandwich & Vietnamese Food in Kihei, Maui after a health inspector discovered a roach infestation in the kitchen on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. The restaurant, located at 225 Piikea Avenue, Suite 95, is currently closed. A follow-up inspection is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 10. …

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