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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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Search Underway for Missing Florida Man

The Maui Police Department has initiated a missing person investigation for Craig M. Pitt of Florida. According to authorities, Pitt was last seen at the Banana Bungalows on Wednesday, July 31 at about 12 p.m. It is believed he intended hike on one of the trails along the Hana Highway. On August 2 his vehicle, a silver Toyota Corolla, was …

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Saturday UPDATE: Pukalani Brush Fire 100% Contained

As of 3 pm Saturday, the fire is 100% contained, but not completely extinguished. The fire size continues to hold at approximately 5300 acres. Two Maui Fire Department Engine companies, along with several tankers continue to work on stubborn hot spots in gulches and along Pulehu Road. Fire crews are expected to continue to extinguish hot spots around the perimeter …

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UPDATE: MFD Fighting 2,500-Acre Pukalani Fire

The Maui County Fire Department is fighting a fire that started Thursday afternoon near Haleakala Highway and has moved south across Pulehu Road. The fire is about 2,500 acres in size and is not contained. The fire was reported at 1:53 p.m. and crossed Pulehu Road at about 3:45 p.m. The Maui Police Department has closed Pulehu Road at Hansen …

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Firefighters Battle Brush Fire Below Pukalani

The Maui Fire Department is responding to a brush fire adjacent to Haleakala Highway below Pukalani.  The fire is at least five acres and growing rapidly due to strong winds.  No homes are threatened at this time.  No road closures are currently in effect, but this could change at any time.  More information will be released as it becomes available. …

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Hana Highway to close at night between Huelo and Hana Town beginning August 12

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Maui motorists of nightly closures of Hana Highway (Route 360) between the Kailua Stream Bridge at Mile Marker 5.9 and the Mokulehua Stream Bridge at Mile Marker 28.2 beginning Monday, August 12, 2019. All lanes and all directions of Hana Highway will be closed on weeknights from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. between …

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Maui Man Arrested for Sexual Conduct with a Minor in a Foreign Place

George Alexis Theros, 76, was arrested yesterday and charged by criminal complaint with engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place, in violation of 18 United States Code § 2423(c). He made an initial appearance in federal court on July 31, 2019. Kenji M. Price, U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii, announced that the criminal complaint charges Theros …

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Lane closures, reduced speed for Piilani Highway at Kulanihakoi Street

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Maui motorists of lane closures and reduced speed limit on Piilani Highway in both directions between Kaonoulu Street and East Waipuilani Road beginning Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, and continuing daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the Kihei High School Phase 1 project. Roadwork will be scheduled on weekdays, Monday through Friday, …

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