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Sen. Schatz speaking up for keeping leg space on planes

Passengers might get to keep their leg room during flights. Wednesday the U.S. Senate passed legislation preventing airlines from cutting down seats and legroom space on its planes. The Federal Aviation Administration will also work to mandate a minimum seat size for all airlines in the country. Hawaii U.S. Senator Brian Schatz advocated for the measure — sending out a …

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Anti-bullying lawsuit gains momentum

An anti-bullying video from a first grader on Maui’s gone viral. Lawaia Uwekoolani’s video received overwhelming support. “We’ve been getting tons of messages and so much positive feedback,” said Lawaia’s mom, Kortney Uwekoolani. And it’s more than mahalos – it’s inspired a lot of people to open up. “People sharing their stories of being bullied or their children being bullied …

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Maui says they’ve been lucky but will not take any chances

Conditions in Wailuku relatively calm Thursday morning with rain throughout the night. Humidity is high but things are expected to change today so residents are preparing for worst. Maui County not taking any chances as Hurricane Lane makes its approach. Residents on the valley isle stocking up on the necessities. Lines forming outside of the island’s only Costco Warehouse. Customers …

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Ludacris shows love for Maui Cookie Company

A Maui cookie company is getting a lot of love from world-famous rapper, Ludacris. That woman is Mitzi Toro, the owner of the Maui Cookie Lady. The Atlanta rapper performed at the Lost in Paradise Concert in Kapolei on Saturday and on Sunday, he booked a flight to Maui for Toro’s fresh-baked cookies. Ludcaris posted the whole thing on Instagram …

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Maui Police Captain Resigns Following Sexual Assault Allegations

A Maui Police captain resigns following sexual assault accusations that he groped a fellow officer. Stephen Orikasa, who served for 27 years turned in his gun and badge last Friday, but the allegations against him date back to June of 2017. According to MPD officials, his alleged victim is a fellow officer in the police department. Court documents say Orikasa …

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Bump stocks banned, plus additional gun safety measures signed into law

The Governor signed a bill (Act 157) into law prohibiting the manufacture, importation, sale transfer and possession of bump fire stocks, multi-burst trigger activators, and trigger cranks- the same weapon used by the gunman in the Las Vegas shooting that killed almost 60 people. “I’m proud that Hawaii has one of the lowest rates of gun violence in the nation …

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Maui Ex Hawaiian Airlines worker faces court

One of three Hawaiian Airlines baggage handlers accused of stealing guns from passenger bags could learn his fate in court today. Kahai Lindsey from Wailuku changed his plea to guilty back in March and Hawaiian Airlines officials say the lawfully declared firearms were reported stolen from checked baggage back 2016. Maui police arrested Lindsey that October. Lindsey had been with …

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Opioid bills would tackle Hawaii’s opioid crisis

A handful of bills to tackle the opioid problem in Hawaii are awaiting the governor’s signature to become law. One would give pharmacists the ability to prescribe medication that could save lives in case of a drug overdose. But one regional health care group says it’s not waiting for a legal mandate. Kaiser Permanente says it’s staying ahead of the …

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