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Iowa man dies after being struck by a wave at Ka’anapali Beach

On 01/23/20 at about 5:01 p.m., Lahaina Patrol officers were assigned to respond to the beach area fronting the Whalers Village in Kaanapali (2345 Kaanapali Parkway), in regards to an unresponsive male that was just pulled from the water. CPR was currently being administered to the victim in this matter at the time this call for service was received. Witness …

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Bacterial levels high in waters off Hanakao’o

The public is advised of a water quality exceedance of enterococci at Hanakaoo, Maui. Levels of 137 per 100 mL have been detected during routine beach monitoring. The Department of Health Clean Water Branch provides beach monitoring and notification through its beach program. The advisory for this beach is posted because testing for enterococci indicate that potentially harmful microorganisms such …

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Maui burglar sentenced to 46-months of prison after pleading guilty to possession of stolen firearms

Barret J. Paman, 32, of Maui County, was sentenced today in federal court by United States District Judge Jill A. Otake to 46 months of imprisonment, and three years of supervised release for possession of stolen firearms. US Attorney for the District of Hawaii Kenji M. Price announced that, according to court documents and information presented in court, on March …

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DOH provides guidance to healthcare providers for Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is advising physicians statewide to be alert for patients who have traveled from Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The department sent out a detailed medical advisory to healthcare providers today on reporting, testing, specimen collection, and interim healthcare infection control recommendations for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Providers are advised to notify the DOH …

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Report: Hawaii WORST State to Drive in

With U.S. traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers $87 billion in 2018 and the U.S. ranked 17th in the world in road quality, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst States to Drive in as well as accompanying videos. To determine the most driver-friendly states in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states across 31 …

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Police: Motorcyclist killed in Kihei collision not wearing helmet

On Friday, January 10, 2020 at approximately 10:44 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on South Kihei Road at Uwapo Road in Kihei, Maui.  The collision occurred as a blue 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle, traveling north on South Kihei Road, collided head-on into a silver 2001 Toyota 4-Runner, traveling south on South Kihei Road, negotiating a left turn onto Uwapo …

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2019 Median Home Price closes at $740k in December

In 2019 home prices were up again in most markets. Buyer demand continues to be strong but with tepid seller activity still in many locations, total sales are lower than they would normally be in a more balanced market. While up from their recent lows a few months ago, mortgage rates end the year close to three-quarters of a percent …

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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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High Bacteria Count at Teen Challenge in Olowalu

The public is advised of a water quality exceedance of enterococci at Teen Challange (Mile 14), Maui. Levels of 306 per 100 mL have been detected during routine beach monitoring. The Department of Health Clean Water Branch provides beach monitoring and notification through its beach program. The advisory for this beach is posted because testing for enterococci indicate that potentially …

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