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MAYORWatch: What Can be Done if a Stolen Item is Spotted at a Pawn Shop?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: If a police report is filed on a stolen item and it is then seen at a pawn shop, what should the victim do? How should he go about recovering the stolen item? Answer: I’m sorry to hear about this situation and I hope the victim was able …

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MAYORWatch: How Can We Get Added Speed Bumps in Makawao?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: How can we get speed bumps/tables on Makani Road in Makawao? Answer: Mahalo for your question, and I would be more than happy to help you make a formal request for a speed hump/speed table. To make a speed hump information request, click here. Make sure to fill …

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High-Surf Advisory Posted for Maui County’s South Shores

The National Weather Service has continued the High Surf Advisory for south-facing shores of Maui County in effect until 6 p.m. on Friday. Surf is anticipated to be 5 to 9 feet along south facing shores of all islands. Forecast surf heights are estimates of the height of the face or front of waves. The public should expect strong breaking …

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UPDATE: Cove Beach Closed After Shark Bite

The Department of Land and Natural Resourcces has closed the beaches from Cove beach to Maui VFW due to a shark bite. People are advised to avoid the area. At 9:17 a.m., a female on a surfboard approximately 150 yards from shore was seen calling for help in the ocean fronting 1554 Halama St. in Kihei. Upon arrival, Engine 6 …

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Report: Hawai`i Named 2019’s 3rd Worst State for Teachers

With World Teachers’ Day around the corner and teaching among the lowest-paid professions that require a bachelor’s degree, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Teachers. In order to help educators find the best opportunities and teaching environments in the U.S., WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across …

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County Mourns the Loss of Former Clerk and Council Chairman Danny Mateo

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on the passing of former County Council Chairman Danny Mateo: “I was saddened to learn of the passing of former County Council Chairman Danny Mateo.” “Mr. Mateo was a consummate professional and a lifelong public servant. Joycelyn and I pray the Mateo family will find comfort even as we grieve his loss during …

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Police Ask for Help Locating Maui Family

The Maui Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the family of 72-year-old Myrlene Taylor of Kahului.   Taylor is approximately 5-feet-5-inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. She has blue eyes and blond hair. Maui police are asking that the family contact Detective Bryan Manalapao at 244-6495.

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Attorney General Supports Closing Ammunition Sale Loophole

Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors and a coalition of 20 other Attorneys General sent a letter today to Congressional leaders urging their support of legislation that extends existing background check requirements on firearm sales to also include ammunition sales. The Attorneys General argue these background checks would decrease gun violence by stopping individuals who are prohibited from purchasing a …

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Hawaii Attorney General Opposes Rule that Risks Deportation of Lawful Residents

Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors today joined a coalition of attorneys general, led by California, in opposing the Trump Administration’s new rule that vastly expands the use of expedited removal. Under the new rule, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is authorized to deport certain individuals living anywhere in the United States without the due process protections afforded in …

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DWS: Water Outage schedule for East Maui

The Department of Water Supply (DWS) announced that water will be off in the lower Nahiku area of Hana on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, to replace valves at the Nahiku Tank site. The replacement work will begin at 8 a.m. and is estimated to continue until 2 p.m. Flyers announcing the outage will be distributed to affected residences by hand. …

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