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5th Friday Returns to Lanai for January Town Party

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (OED) announced today a special incentive to urge Maui residents and visitors to support Lanai businesses by attending the upcoming 5th Friday Town Party in Lanai City on January 29th. To accommodate the special Friday event, OED has teamed up with Expeditions Ferry and the Lanai Chamber of Commerce to provide round-trip ferry and …

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5th Friday Returns to Lanai for January Town Party

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (OED) announced today a special incentive to urge Maui residents and visitors to support Lanai businesses by attending the upcoming 5th Friday Town Party in Lanai City on January 29th. To accommodate the special Friday event, OED has teamed up with Expeditions Ferry and the Lanai Chamber of Commerce to provide round-trip ferry and …

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Public meetings set to discuss upcoming concession contracts for road-based tours at Haleakalā National Park.

Park staff will host community meetings to discuss upcoming concession contracts for road-based tours at Haleakalā National Park. Please note the following correction–the Wednesday, January 20 meeting is at the Pukalani Community Center, in the *small room next to the DMV.* Haleakalā National Park will hold two public meetings with staff from the National Park Service Commercial Services Program to …

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UPDATE: Victim of fatal Dairy Road crash identified

On Friday, January 15, 2016 at approximately 9:24 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Dairy Road (fronting Maui Market Place) and 115 feet south of Ohekani Street in Kahului. The collision occurred as a pickup truck, traveling north on Dairy Road, collided into a pedestrian crossing westbound on Dairy Road. The pedestrian, a (41) year old male with no …

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UPDATE: Coast Guard locates 3 missing divers near Penguin Bank, Molokai

UPDATE: The Coast Guard has since located the missing divers. The Coast Guard says two men, ages 30 and 40, and a 17-year-old boy were found six miles from their original location. Click here to download our mobile app for Android and iOS The Coast Guard is searching for three missing divers near Penguin Bank, Molokai, Monday. The missing divers …

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MFD crews tackle fires and ocean rescues over the weekend

Swimmer Assisted To Shore In Kapalua On Sunday, 01/17/16, at 5:46 p.m., firefighters responded to Kapalua Bay, for a swimmer waving their arms in distress, roughly 300 yards offshore. Napili firefighters arrived at 5:53 p.m. and saw a female swimmer about 150 yards from shore trying to swim in. A firefighter swam out and assisted the 60-year-old Portland, Oregon woman …

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Hawaii Cannabis Industry Reaches New Heights With Two-Day Expo

The Hawaii Cannabis Industry will ring in 2016 at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall with a two-day event featuring local and national medical Cannabis experts, alongside an industry trade show of cannabis advocates, patient services, home-growing instruments, accessories and lifestyle products. “Medical Cannabis in Hawaii will experience exceptional growth and attention this year with the establishment of state approved dispensaries,” said …

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High Surf Prompts Multiple Rescues on Friday

On Friday, 01/15/16, fire and ocean safety crews were kept busy responding to multiple ocean related incidents across the island. At 10:46 a.m., firefighters in Napili and ocean safety personnel responded to a female body boarder 300 yards offshore and having trouble making it back to shore at Napili Bay. A standup paddle boarder assisted the 37-year-old female visitor from …

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Collision on Dairy Road First Fatality of 2016

On Friday, January 15, 2016 at approximately 9:24 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred at Dairy Road (fronting Maui Market Place) and 115 feet south of Ohekani Street in Kahului. The collision occurred as a pickup truck, traveling north on Dairy Road, collided into a pedestrian crossing westbound on Dairy Road. The pedestrian, a (41) year old male with no …

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Stabbing Reported on Front Street in Lahaina

At around 6:45 this evening, MAUIWatch received reports of a knife attack in Lahaina. This was located on Front Street near the Alano Club of Lahaina. A male party was stabbed in the chest by an unknown party. At this time, we’ve learned that multiple police units along with fire and emergency medical services are on scene. It is unknown …

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