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MAYORWatch: Are There Plans for the Corner of Kaahumanu and Wahine Pio Avenues?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: What are the county’s plans for the property at the corner of Kaahumanu and Wahine Pio avenues? My understanding is that the University of Hawaii Maui College leased the land from the county and built dormitory buildings on it, then abandoned those buildings. The site would …

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MAYORWatch: Concern Over Leaning Telephone Pole

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I have noticed there is a leaning telephone pole on Mokulele Highway (Maui Veterans Highway) around Mile Marker 4. The pole is leaning dangerously close to the ground and has what I assume to be electrical wires on it. My wife said she saw it like …

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MAYORWatch: Reef Friendly Sunscreen

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I may be mistaken (I live in the UK) but I thought it was now the law that all sunscreen sold had to be reef friendly? Answer: Last year, Gov. David Ige signed the first bill in the country to ban sunscreens containing two chemicals harmful …

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Maui Electric to Discuss Plans Near Waiehu Substation on April 4

Maui Electric will host a community informational meeting on Thursday, April 4 at the Waihe‘e Elementary School cafeteria to address the illegal dumping activity near its Waiehu substation adjacent to the Ka Home Ma Hamau Cemetery. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. with the meeting to follow from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Maui Electric is the property …

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MAYORWatch: Are Flow Improvements Planned for the Waiale/Waiinu Intersection?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Are any improvements going to be made for traffic flow at the intersection of Waiale and Waiinu roads? The two-way traffic on Waiale Road has a right-of-way with no signal or stop sign, while traffic on Waiinu Road is backed up and at the mercy of …

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MAYORWatch: What is Being Done About Cyber Bullying in Hawai`i?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: What is being done about (Cyber) Bullying in Hawaii? Answer: Mahalo for this question because I take bullying very seriously, but I know it is a community issue that we must all work together to solve. First off, families can talk with their children about respecting …

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MAYORWatch: Why is Resort Take Over of Beaches Tolerated?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Several years ago, I read that hotels were prohibited from placing lounges and umbrellas on the public beaches for their guests to use until the guests were actually present and requesting that service. All of the Wailea hotels seem to be following this policy except for …

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MAYORWatch: How do I Dispose of Bad Diesel Fuel?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: How do I dispose of 13 gallons of bad diesel fuel? I don’t want to pour it down the drain or into my yard, but I don’t know what to do with it. Also, where do you get rid of old paint and lawnmowers? Answer: I …

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AARP warns Senior Citizens of Impostor Scam Calls

AARP has found that older Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are often targets of certain fraud (www.aarp.org/AAPIfraudsurvey). Scammers often use caller ID spoofing to mask their true location, making it appear that they’re calling from a legitimate or local number to raise the odds that you’ll pick up. If you do, the robotic voice on the other end might claim …

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MAYORWatch: What is the ‘Beautification’ Fee on Car Registration Payments?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I just paid my car registration fee online and noticed in the breakdown of fees that I have a “Beautification Fee” for $10. I was just wondering where the $10 goes? Answer: Mahalo for the question and I can say that nothing frustrates me more than …

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