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Annual Stop Flu at School Vaccination Clinics Begin Statewide

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s annual Stop Flu at Schoolprogrambegan this week and will continue in 185 public schools statewide through Nov. 27. The voluntary program administers free flu shots to students in kindergarten through eighth grade who are enrolled at participating schools. Approximately 31,500 students are expected to be vaccinated through the program this year. “We are glad schools …

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MFD Responds to Boat in Distress off Maliko Bay

The Maui Fire Department responded to a boat in distress on Thursday morning. Engine 2 initiated a visual search from the shoreline and first spotted the vessel in question in an area of Pauwela Lighthouse approximately half a mile offshore. The vessel was in tow by another small vessel. Rescue 10 launches the rescue boat from Kahului Harbor and made …

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Candlelight Vigil to Remember Those Killed by Domestic Violence

A candlelight vigil remembering victims who have lost their lives to domestic violence and in support of survivors will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16 on the lawn of Ka’ahumanu Church on High Street in Wailuku. The vigil is being held in observance of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Candles will be provided. Prior to the …

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MAYORWatch: How Would I Go About Applying for A Board or Commission?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Mayor, could you please help me with my question. I’m interested in applying for one of Maui County’s Boards and Commissions, but I’m not sure which one and I don’t know what the requirements are (if any). Also, when is the deadline and how do I apply? Answer: …

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MAYORWatch: Why Aren’t Maui Health Inspection Records Available Online?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: With so many restaurants getting Red Health Inspection ratings, why are Maui inspection records not included in the State of Hawaii searchable website. The State of Hawaii Inspection Health Portal website only lists Hawaii Island and Oahu inspections. This would be great for transparency as well as to …

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Woman Airlifted from Maliko Shoreline

A woman was airlifted from the west end of Maliko Bay in Haiku on Friday. Maui Fire Department crews arrived on scene and made their way down a steep trail to a rocky point where the 35-year-old fisherwoman fell approximately five feet. Crews assessed the woman before placing her on a backboard and in a basket for extrication. She was …

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VIDEO: MPD Seeks Info in Hawai`i Paroling Authority Arson Investigation

Maui Police Department officials issued a video on Tuesday afternoon regarding an arson investigation at the Hawai`i Paroling Authority in August. The video shows surveillance images that captured an individual suspected of being involved in the incident. Sergeant John Sang asks the public to come forward with any information that may lead to the identification of parties involved.

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Coast Guard Rescues Three Divers Off Maui Coast

The Coast Guard rescued three divers who lost contact with their vessel and became stranded approximately 30 miles northeast of Kahului, Maui, Monday. “These were seasoned divers who became lost after diving for an extended amount of time,” said Lt. Megan Bowis, command center chief at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “It can happen to anyone. By staying together and calling …

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Sheriffs Search for Pre-Trial Felon who Failed to Return from Court-Ordered Temporary Release

Sheriffs on Maui are searching for pre-trial felon Richard Kealoha-Kaauwai. Kealoha-Kaauwai was issued a court-ordered temporary, 3-day release to attend to a personal matter. As ordered, he was released from Maui Community Correctional Center on Friday, October 4 and was scheduled to report back to MCCC on Monday, October 7 at 5 p.m.  The Maui Police Department and State Sheriffs …

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Maalaea/Pali Brush Fire 100 Percent Contained

The brush fire that began last Wednesday has been officially declared 100 percent contained as of Monday morning. Maui Fire Department officials say the Department was able to use a new technology to more accurately confirm total acreage burned at 4,600 acres, following a 4,100 acre initial estimate. The public is advised to stay out of the burn area because …

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