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Maui County to Offer Free Destruction of Computer Hard Drives and Backup Tapes

The County of Maui will be holding a free, drive-through hard drive and backup tape destruction and disposal service in the lower parking lot behind the Kalana O Maui County Building on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in observance of Cyber Security Awareness Month. The free service will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, with access to the parking area …

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MAYORWatch: What’s Happening to Keep Local Businesses Intact?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I see a lot of out-of-state business ventures coming here and setting up shop. What are you going to do to keep local businesses intact and more local businesses to get started? It’s kind of sad to see Mainland companies come here and use “aloha” as a marketing …

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MAYORWatch: Stoplight Request for Hansen Road

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: With the recent road improvements to Pulehu Road and the opening of the new Safeway, traffic on Pulehu has increased. At present, there is a stop sign only for cars traveling on Pulehu. The through traffic on Hansen Road is fast moving and difficult to see coming on …

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MAYORWatch: What is the Status of the Habitat for Humanity Affordable Hana Housing Project?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I’m a Hana resident and awaiting much needed affordable housing in Hana. What is the status of the Habitat for Humanity Affordable Hana Housing Project? Answer: Mahalo for your question and I whole-heartedly agree that we need more affordable housing for the Hana community. That is why I …

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Hui Up for Resiliency Aims to Help Residents with Storm Prep

In efforts to help homeowners prepare for severe storms, a free community workshop, Hui Up for Resiliency, will be presented on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College campus, Laulima 225. Presented in partnership with Maui Electric Company and UHMC – Office of Extended Learning, this debut event will feature construction …

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MAYORWatch: Can Traffic Signal Equipment be Upgraded so Officers Can Reset?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: After a power failure and restoration, the traffic signals in West Maui flash either yellow or red.  They stay in this state until a State Department of Transportation technician drives to each one and resets them. This can take hours. Meanwhile, a number of Maui Police Department officers …

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MAYORWatch: Seeking Solutions for Neighborhood Park Partiers

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Thanks for all the interesting letter answering, a real help. I too have a question. My wife and I moved to a place on Kihei Road a few months ago and across the road is Mai Poina Park and its restrooms. About once or twice a week a …

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MAYORWatch: What Are the Laws Regarding Flags on Vehicles?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: There’s been quite an increase in flags flying from vehicles recently. At best they’re distracting and at worst many of them appear to be illegal – blocking taillights for example. What are Maui police doing to stop this practice?  What are the laws exactly? I have nothing against …

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