MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

MAYORWatch: What Are the Specifications of a Bedroom Classification?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Aloha, I would like to know if a 10-foot by 12-foot room can be classified as a bedroom, even though it doesn’t have a built-in closet. It does have windows that provide egress. Thank you. Answer: My staff checked with the Development Services Administration and were …

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Haleakalā to Offer Free Admission to Kick Off National Park Week

Entrance fees to Haleakalā National Park will be waived for the public on Saturday, April 20 at the start of National Park Week, which continues through April 28. Also on April 20, National Junior Ranger Day will be celebrated with a special Volunteer-in-Parks program. Kids, along with family, and friends, can sign up as volunteers and join in a ‘ōpala …

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Wildland Fire Training to Take Place in Launiupoko, Central Maui

The Maui County Department of Fire and Public Safety will be conducting wildland firefighting refresher training in the Launiupoko and Central Maui areas from April 17 through April 19 and again from April 22 through April 24. This training will involve live fire, so residents may see or smell smoke and may see flames in the training areas. The purpose …

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High Bacteria Count at Kanaha Beach

The public is advised of a water quality exceedance of enterococci at Kanaha Beach, Maui. Levels of 271 per 100 mL have been detected during routine beach monitoring. The Department of Health Clean Water Branch provides beach monitoring and notification through its beach program. The advisory for this beach is posted because testing for enterococci indicate that potentially harmful microorganisms …

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Musical Talents Urged to Audition for UH Maui Institute of Hawaiian Music

The University of Hawai‘i Maui College Institute of Hawaiian Music will hold auditions for those interested to enroll in the 2-year Hawaiian Music certificate program for Fall 2019 semester on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Ka‘a‘ike building, Room 111 at the Kahului campus. Prospective students are expected to perform for six minutes, introduce themselves and …

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Honoapiilani Highway Emergency Slope Stabilization Completed

Emergency slope stabilization on Honoapiilani Highway past Kapalua will be considered complete as of 4:30 p.m. on Friday. The Hawai`i Department of Transportation began the slope stabilization at 10 sites along Honoapiilani Highway on February 26 following rockfalls on February 22 and February 23. These rockfalls were a result of material on the slopes being loosened by heavy rains. Slope …

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UH Maui Receives Cyber Defense Education Designation

The University of Hawai‘i Maui College has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in cyber defense education through academic year 2024 for its 4-year Applied Business and Information Technology bachelor’s degree program. The designation is given by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to promote higher education and research in cyber defense, …

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Pair Rescued from Waters Off Kealia Boardwalk in Kihei

At 1:09 p.m. on Tuesday, Maui Fire Department and Ocean Safety personnel were called to report of a kayaker who had lost his paddle and was in need of assistance in the waters off of the Kealia Boardwalk in North Kihei. A fire crew and a rescue watercraft operator from Kihei responded, while the rescue company from Kahului stood by …

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Maui Electric to Replace Utility Pole Along Hansen Road

Maui Electric will be replacing a utility pole along Hansen Road between Hāna Highway and Pulehu Road on Saturday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The work was initially scheduled for Wednesday, February 13 but has since been rescheduled. Safe completion of the work will require a road closure on Hansen Road. During this time, traffic will be …

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Three Rescued from Vehicle that Drove Off Embankment in Hali`imaile

At 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Maui Fire Department firefighters were called to report of a vehicle that drove off the road in Hali’imaile. A fire crew from Makawao and the rescue company from Kahului responded. Upon arrival the fire crew found that a small pickup truck had driven off the road, landing about thirty feet down a near-vertical embankment and …

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