MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

Kapu Aloha Unity March To Take Place Saturday

In a demonstration of the strength of unity through Kapu Aloha, a public march in support of the protection of Mauna Kea and in solidarity with kia`i, or protectors, will take place on Saturday, August 10 in Kahului. Marchers will gather at the War Memorial Stadium at 8:30 a.m. and following pule and oli, will walk from the stadium to …

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The Donut Boy Visits Maui Police

The Maui Police Department was visited today by Tyler Carach an 11-year-old boy from Florida who is out on a mission.  Over the past 3 years, Tyler has gone to police departments throughout the nation to pass out donuts to thank every officer in America.  Tyler’s mother, Sheena Carach, said “Tyler began a mission to thank every Police Officer in …

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Search Continues for Missing San Diego Woman

The Maui Police Department continues its investigation into the disappearance of Khiara Henry of San Diego, California.   Henry was reported missing on July 26 by family. The last confirmed sighting of Henry was on July 21 when she rented a car in Kahului. Her car was later found in the Waianapanapa Park area. Police and community search efforts in the …

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Three Rescued at Red Sand Beach

The Maui Fire Department responded to an ocean rescue on Sunday at Red Sand Beach in Hana. Initial reports noted that five victims were in distress, however, upon arrival two individuals had already exited the water. Two adult males and a 10-year-old boy remained in the water about 150-200 yards offshore. One of the adults was rescued by a firefighter …

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Flash Flood Watch Issued as Flossie Expected to Bring Heavy Rainfall

Moisture associated with Tropical Cyclone Flossie moving into the islands from the east, along with an upper-level trough just northwest of the state, will provide the ingredients for heavy rainfall and possible flooding issues for Maui. As the moisture moves westward, the Flash Flood Watch may need to be expanded to other islands as well. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Maui Island, …

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UPDATE: Police recover Missing Man’s Body

On August 2, an investigation was initiated by the Maui Police Department to locate Craig Michael Pitt who was reported missing. On August 3, search efforts in the Bamboo Forest area of Hana Highway were initiated by Police and Fire Personnel. The Police Department’s search dog, Jack, and the Fire Department’s Air 1 Helicopter were both utilized in the search. …

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MAYORWatch: Are There Any Laws or Ordinances Regarding Excessive Engine Noise?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Can you please tell me if we have any laws or ordinances here on Maui concerning excessive engine noise from motor vehicles? Seems like many people have been allowed to alter their mufflers (especially, but not exclusively, two-wheeled vehicles). Answer: Mahalo for your question and I will try …

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MAYORWatch: Can Pedestrian and Bicycle Access on Lower Honoapiilani Road in Napili be Improved?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Could something be done to improve pedestrian and bicycle access on Lower Honoapiilani Road in Napili? Answer: Mahalo for your question and my staff has informed me that improvements to Lower Honoapiilani Road using federal funds are anticipated beyond 2023. We also have a future improvement project for …

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MAYORWatch: Why Aren’t There ‘No Parking’ Signs Along Hana Highway in Front of Twin Falls?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Why aren’t there any “No Parking” signs along Hana Highway in front of Twin Falls in Haiku? Answer: My staff reached out to the state Department of Transportation with your question and were told that the department did add additional signage and striped out part of the shoulder …

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