Community

Renovation Work to Require Partial Closure of Hui Aloha Playground

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announced that the Hui Aloha Playground at Keopuolani Park will be partially closed for renovation work April 27-29, 2016. The public is asked to avoid the work areas and equipment to ensure public safety while remedial action is taken on rusted components of the playground structure. For more information, contact the …

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Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run

The annual Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run is scheduled for Saturday, April 30th, starting at about 9:00 am. This run begins at the First Hawaiian Bank on Kaahumanu Avenue and ends at the War Memorial Football Stadium. If you are interested in participating or purchasing an event shirt, please contact Terry Jones at [email protected] Thank you!

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Hana Landfill Partial Closures Friday and Saturday

The County of Maui Dept. of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Division, today announced that due to insufficient staffing, the Hana Landfill will close at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, 2016. The closures are necessary for the department to ensure safe operations and to meet the minimum State Department of Health operating requirements of the County’s …

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MFD vs MPD Flag Football Match scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2016

Looking for something to do on Saturday, April 30th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm? If so, come to the War Memorial Football Stadium to support your local Police and Fire as they battle it out on the football field in a friendly game of flag football. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Maui. …

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Public Safety Telecommunications Week Maui

The week of April 10 though 16, 2016 is Public Safety Telecommunications Week (Emergency Services Dispatchers). This week is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. The Maui Police Department thanks all the men and women across the Nation, State, and the County of Maui for their dedication, professionalism, hard work and service.

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Kaunakakai student leader attracts NextEra Energy support to ‘Cool Schools’ using Photovoltaic Technology

Last fall, Kaunakakai Elementary sixth-grader and Student Council President Leonahemaikekaimalie Crivello wanted to help in the effort to cool more classrooms at her school. A chance meeting with NextEra Energy Hawai‘i President Eric Gleason turned into an opportunity to accomplish her goal. “Leonahe shared with me that she was elected student council president on the promise that she would put …

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Ceremony Observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week to be Held Tuesday Evening

Mayor Alan Arakawa announced that a ceremony observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will be held on the front lawn of the County building on Tuesday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. Speakers will include Stacy Evensen, State Director of Marsy’s Law for Hawaii, Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu and Stacey Moniz, Women Helping Women Executive Director. During the event a moment …

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Hawaii educators earn top awards for excellence in teaching World Languages

The Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT) has recognized two Hawaii teachers for their efforts in World Language study and teaching. Junko Agena from Aina Haina Elementary School was awarded the Excellence in Classroom Teaching Award for the Elementary category, and Jeenna Canche from Maui High School was given the inaugural Lynn Sandstedt Memorial Spanish Scholarship, which sponsors a study …

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Windy Conditions Close Molokai Landfill

Strong winds have forced the closure of the Molokai Landfill today. Workers said the windy conditions have caused safety concerns for the public and employees at the landfill. Weather permitting, the Molokai Landfill should reopen tomorrow (Thursday, April 7) at 8 a.m. The Department apologizes for this inconvenience and appreciates the community’s understanding and cooperation.

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), the four county police departments, and our private partner Toyota Hawaii, are working together on educating all of Hawaii’s roadway users about the dangers of distracted driving throughout National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April. Increased enforcement of distracted driving laws combined with public education have proven to be an effective method to reduce …

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