MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

UPDATE: Central Maui wildfire estimated to have burned 3,000 acres

10:00 PM Update: The Kihei-bound lane on North Kihei Road is open. All evacuees may also return home. 9:30 PM Update: Maui Police Department is escorting cars intermittently through North Kihei Road as conditions allow. Maui Veterans Highway reopened in both lanes of traffic. Residents on Ohukai and to Uwapo Road are clear to return to their homes. Currently, Maui …

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UPDATE: Central Maui Wildfire Uncontained

Updated at 7 p.m. The County of Maui reports the following road updates: Maui Veterans Highway has reopened for traffic leaving Kihei only. North Kihei Road remains closed. Kuihelani Highway has reopened. Waiko Road has reopened. Open shelters are: The Kihei Community Center, manned by the Department of Parks and Recreation; with 156 people and six dogs there.Kamalii Elementary School, …

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Driver Dies After Vehicle Goes Over Cliff in Kahikinui

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at about 7:45 a.m. a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Piilani Highway, just west of Manawainui Bridge (.5 miles west of mile-marker 28) in Kahikinui. The collision occurred when a 2017 Ram pickup truck traveling west towards Kula on Piilani Highway failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and drove off the cliff. The …

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DWS: Water Tank Empty in Honokohau Valley

Customers in Honokohau Valley are without water service while Department of Water Supply crews respond to a probable break in a 4-inch waterline that fills a water tank that serves the area. The tank was empty as of Wednesday afternoon. Until the line is repaired and the area’s water storage tank is full, customers may fill their own containers at …

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Authorities Search for Missing Man

The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Kevin Reyes of Kihei who has been reported missing. Reyes was last seen on Monday, July 8 at about 8 a.m. He is known to frequent 24 Hour Fitness and Planet Fitness in Kahului as well as the Azeka Shopping Center and Waipuilani and Makena Beach Parks. Authorities say Reyes …

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Water Shutdown Scheduled for Kula

The Department of Water Supply will be repairing valves between Tanaka Tank and Piliwale Tank in Kula on Thursday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Customers on Piliwale Road will have no water while the repair work is in progress. Polipoli Road customers will not be affected. Call the DWS 24-hour hotline at 270-7633 if a water-related problem occurs, …

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Report: Hawai`i is 2019’s 4th Worst State to Start a Business

With the stock market booming, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States to Start a Business. To determine the most fertile grounds for planting and growing new ventures, WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states across 26 key indicators of startup success. The data set ranges from financing accessibility to the availability of human …

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Maui Police Seek Help IDing Man in Burglary

The Maui Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying a male involved in a burglary. At about 4 a.m. on April 29, an unidentified male broke into the Surf Break Shave Ice Shop at the Kihei Market Place located at 1975 South Kihei Road. The male then stole a cash drawer containing approximately $50. The male is also suspected …

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MAYORWatch: When Will the Horrific Road Surface Conditions in Haiku Improve?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: When will the horrific road surface conditions on Kauhikoa and Kaluanui roads in Haiku be addressed? Answer: Mahalo for your question and my staff reported to me that the Department of Public Works has scheduled resurfacing of Kaluanui Road, from Kokomo Road to the Maliko Gulch Bridge, toward …

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