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Pedestrian Dies in Lahaina Collision

At approximately 11:49 p.m. on Tuesday, a motor vehicle collision occurred on Honoapiilani Highway, .3 miles north of Kai Hele Ku Street in Lahaina. The collision occurred as a Ford Focus vehicle was traveling North on Honoapiilani Highway. The Ford vehicle collided into a pedestrian walking across the roadway.  The pedestrian was not within a crosswalk.  Following the collision, the …

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Mahi Pono, Hui o Nā Wai ʻEhā, and OHA reach agreement regarding SWUPA 2206

Mahi Pono, Hui o Nā Wai ʻEhā, and OHA have reached an agreement regarding Mahi Pono’s surface water use permit application (SWUPA) for Nā Wai ‘Ehā Surface Water Management Areas of Waihe`e, Waiehu, `Īao, and Waikapū Streams, Maui. Mahi Pono has committed in the settlement to take the following actions: -Mahi Pono will provide comprehensive and continual monitoring and public …

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Boy Dies in Accidental Hanging on Maui Preparatory Academy Campus

*****UPDATE 11/18/19 AT 6:00 P.M.***** On November 15, 2019, 11-year-old John Mihall, the victim in a Miscellaneous Accident, passed away at the Kapiolani Children’s Medical Center on O‘ahu as a result of an accidental hanging on the Maui Preparatory Academy campus. On November 7, 2019, at about 8:00 p.m. Mihall was found unresponsive on the school’s campus. He was transported …

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Police Search for Suspects in Central Maui Gold & Loan Burglary

At about 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, the manager of Central Maui Gold & Loan in Kahului reported being woken up by the alarm going off at the business. Upon the arrival of Maui Police Department patrol units, they found an SUV was parked unattended inside the business.  Checks of the business revealed that multiple jewelry cases were smashed and various …

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Maui County to Offer Free Destruction of Computer Hard Drives and Backup Tapes

The County of Maui will be holding a free, drive-through hard drive and backup tape destruction and disposal service in the lower parking lot behind the Kalana O Maui County Building on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in observance of Cyber Security Awareness Month. The free service will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, with access to the parking area …

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MFD Responds to Storage Building Fully Engulfed in Flames

At around 8:40 p.m. on Sunday, Maui Fire Department crews responded to the scene of a structure fire in the Kula Ag Park. f Upon arrival, the approximately 2,500 square foot storage building was fully involved in flames. Officials say the structure housed farm materials and equipment. The fire was controlled at 10:03 p.m. and deemed extinguished at around 12:44 …

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MAYORWatch: What’s Happening to Keep Local Businesses Intact?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I see a lot of out-of-state business ventures coming here and setting up shop. What are you going to do to keep local businesses intact and more local businesses to get started? It’s kind of sad to see Mainland companies come here and use “aloha” as a marketing …

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MAYORWatch: Stoplight Request for Hansen Road

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: With the recent road improvements to Pulehu Road and the opening of the new Safeway, traffic on Pulehu has increased. At present, there is a stop sign only for cars traveling on Pulehu. The through traffic on Hansen Road is fast moving and difficult to see coming on …

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DOH Confirms Additional Cases of Lung Injury Associated with Vaping

The Hawai‘i Department of Health recently confirmed two additional cases of lung injury related to the use of e-cigarette or vaping products and has received other reports for investigation. This brings the current number of confirmed cases in the state to four, with one individual confirmed in each county. Two of the individuals are adolescents and two are adults. All …

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