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The Aloha State named the worst state in America for drunk driving

A new study shows the Aloha State is the worst state for drunk driving. CarInsuranceComparison.com used several metrics including fatality, drunk driving, and careless driving rates to rank the most dangerous states featuring the worst drivers in the U.S. Hawaii was ranked number one in the country for drunk driving, with 45 percent of fatal crashes due to driving under the …

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Officials asked for public commentary on Hana Highway bridge improvements

Multiple agencies, including the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), will be holding public meetings to discuss a project to improve six of the historic bridges along the Hana Highway located between Huelo and Hana town in east Maui.  The project would improve six bridges in a context-sensitive manner in order to remain safe and functional for highway users. The bridges include …

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Flash Flood Watch in effect for Maui with strong surf and wind in the forecast

Wind Advisory for Central and South Maui with East winds 20-35 mph, gusts to 45 mph. The strong winds will bring scattered trade showers, especially during the morning. Expect mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies for windward and mauka sections. High temperatures will warm up into the low 80s, with a few spots reaching the mid-80s. Flash Flood Watch in …

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Windy conditions expected with increased cloud cover

Expect a cloudy, cool and windy day. It will be a windy day, but not as gusty as yesterday, with easterly trade winds blowing in at 15-30 mph There will be plenty of clouds overhead, thanks to high clouds streaming over the state. Those clouds will block some of the sunshine today and keep afternoon high temperatures on the cool side. …

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Gusty winds bring trade showers and prompt Wind Advisory

Winds will be gusty today, with easterly trades of 15-30 mph, with high gusts. Parts of Maui County will be under a Wind Advisory and could see gusts over 50 mph. Those parts include Lanai, and Kahoolawe. Windy trades will bring in scattered trade showers, especially to windward sections. Because of the strong winds, some showers could get blown into …

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Humane Society waives adoption fees through end of the year

The Maui Humane Society is waiving adoption fees for all animals through the end of the year, thanks to a donation from the Savitt Family Foundation. Spay or neuter surgery will also be covered for all dog, cat, and rabbit adoptions, as well as a medical exam, first vaccination, microchip, and 30 days of free pet insurance.

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Maui county bill wants police to tow cars from drunken drivers

hould drunk drivers cars be towed after their arrest? A Maui county bill would do just that. It’s a bill some lawmakers hope could save lives. “If you’re caught and it’s deemed you’re driving under the influence. The police department has the ability to take your car away,” Yuki Lei Sugimura, Maui County Council member, said. Right now, when a …

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Lahainaluna defeats Kapaa 21-10 in Div. II State Football Final

The Lahainaluna varsity football team (11-1) won it’s fourth consecutive Division II state title with a 21-10 victory over Kapaa (8-2) on Friday night at Aloha Stadium. This was the third meeting in the last four years between these two schools for the Div. II title. Both teams found success running the ball in 2019 and put together a combined …

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Lingering low-pressure across the island prompt Flash Flood Watch

We will have more clouds, wind, and showers today.  Easterly winds will increase to 10-20 mph, with stronger gusts. There will also be high clouds over the state, which will filter out sunshine. Moisture moving in from the east will also increase showers, especially for windward and mauka spots. Some of the showers could be heavy and there is the …

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DOH Cautions About a Suspect Case of a Mosquito-Borne Illness on Maui

A Kahului resident is believed to be infected with a mosquito-borne illness. The State Department of Health believes it could possibly be Chikungunya or Zika. The person recently traveled outside of the country and test results to determine the exact illness are pending. Neighbors within 200 yards of the infected person’s home were notified of the suspected illness last week. …

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